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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,163 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,163
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 338 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009)
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Photo of hmbrewer336
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A golden amber. 1/2 in head leaving heavy lacing down the glass.

S: Hoppy and hoarsy. cloves and bananas.

T: sour in the front of the drink, green apples and spicy alcohol

M: medium in the mouth and leaves a coat after it leaves.

O: Great beer, love the belgian yeast and the sour notes. European hops are great here.

hmbrewer336, May 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TedSneakman, May 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

standardcherry, May 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

truuby536, May 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jculler82, May 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

PatGreer, May 13, 2012
Photo of Maximusmaximus
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this bitchin' IPA is aggressive. Buy the ticket. Take the ride. You look at the bottle and think, "what kind of post-apocalyptic nightmare have I found myself in today?" As you pour, you inleash the fury of the raging hounds of hell. They first assault your senses with a subtle and spicey smell, luring you into thinking this clear, perfectly carbonated drink might not be the violent ride thought it was. When you take your first sip, all doubt is put to rest. You are being attacked by an animal of a beverage. It's already got you in it's jaws. It's going for the kill. Violent hops, stinging spices, strong yet masked alcohol...this beer is a killer. When it's over, the only thing you are left wondering is "what the hell just happened?" and "what's a Belgian-style IPA doing being so American"? Then you do what Hunter would do and have another.

Maximusmaximus, May 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

tedho21, May 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Piason, May 11, 2012
Photo of illegal-seed
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Giving this a solid 4 in everything. I have not had another "Belgian style" IPA to compare it with yet. But this is a good beer. Aftertaste to me is rather spicy. Not in a bad way though. Tons of flavors each sip with this beer that you tend to notice till the last bit. At $48 a case and $14 a six pack i dont get much of it. One of them beers you want to drink at home with some friends. It will get you nice and toasty lol.

illegal-seed, May 10, 2012
Photo of InsuranceGuy
4/5  rDev +3.1%

InsuranceGuy, May 09, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap @ Kloby’s Smokehouse (Laurel, MD) on5/5/12. Served in a goblet.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger of sudsy bright-white head. This maintains some frothy edging, leaving back foamy lacing that quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The Belgian qualities of the aroma jump right out, with spice and fruity esters that mix in with a fresh floral feel, bitter smelling grapefruit, and a light sticky mix of tropical fruit and malt across the back. There is also a soft underpinning of heat to this but it isn’t too bad.

The taste is fresh hop character throughout, with bitter grapefruit that is softened a bit on the edges by herbal and light tropical fruit flavors while a gentle biscuit feeling malt presence sits along the back of the profile. The Belgian influence is really felt more in the finish here though, with spice and an estery feel that lingers with some sharp bitter pith on the tongue. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and a bit sharp on the tongue, with a firm creaminess along the back of the throat. There is a little warmth here to the body but it mostly just emboldens the hops and spice, as a slick oily undercurrent to the feel helps keep this smooth.

I had been hearing good things about this Flying Dog effort and found them to be mostly true! This has a nice balance to it between those bold American hop flavors and Belgian yeast notes that kept them quite complimentary to each other. This drank nicely for the bigger size here as well. I’ll be returning to this.

Kegatron, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

kylethebrilliant, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

MeneerBeerSnob, May 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bluetrevian, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

KostyaK, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bvlaminck, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

gjohn3707, May 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Beerfoot20, May 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

justiceavocado, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Njstoutlover23, May 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

FuzzHead99, May 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

2dogbrew, May 03, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

vonnegut21, May 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

olympicgatorade, May 03, 2012
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,163 ratings.