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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

3,487 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,487
Reviews: 1,107
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 123
Gots: 576 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was in a party store the other day and I was thinking about my wife and I ended up with this beer in my hand – coincidence?

Appearance: amber body with a nice one maybe two finger white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. On my second glass I poured an easy two finger head.

Aroma: nice hoppy nose, grapefruit skin, little caramel in the mix,

Flavors: oh I like this one from the first sip. Some good pine notes hit the palate with a little white grapefruit bitterness. Then, the caramel, lightly toasted grains, and fruit mix it up for one interesting IPA. The fruit reminds me of golden raisin and a touch of peach and maybe a hint of mango.

Mouthfeel: fine fizzy carbonation, smooth on the delivery and then the bitterness hits the mid and finish, firm and dry aftertaste – pine and earthy yeast,

To the Point: damn this is one nice ale. I will be keeping this Raging Bitch around too! This is worthy of a six pack purchase. If you don’t like it send me the other five.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from a locally-owned beer/spirits shop in town as part of a 'Build Your Own 6 Pack'.

A: 3/4 finger of bone-white head quickly dissipated. Strong lacing on the glass with excellent retention. The beer itself is a semi-opaque medium amber color.

S: Orange, apricot, peach and cantaloupe tones come through immediately, with a wheat-y finish (likely where the "Belgian style" comes in)! It's a fresh, uplifting hop scent. Very nice!

T: First, the resinous, piney hops strike your taste buds up front with notes of raisin and cantaloupe...then they step out of the way and you get a lovely, classic wheat-beer finish. I don't know if it's the best tasting beer I've ever had, but definitely one of the most INTERESTING!

M: A wet, slightly oily mouthfeel with medium carbonation. While I'm more a fan of a traditionally dry, crisp IPA feel, I definitely understand where they're coming from with this beer and why it feels the way it does on the tongue. Not bad at all!

O: IPAs (and DIPAs/IIPAs) are my favorite brews in the world. I can't say the same for wheat beers, whether they be Belgian style, or Weizens, or whatnot. However, Flying Dog's Ragin Bitch 'hybrid', is absolutely phenomenal. It kicks your ass and leaves you refreshed all at once. This would be the IDEAL beer to cool down with on a hot summer day! Magnifique.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite beers. It is hoppy and bitter and the belgian yeast adds an incredible tang that converts the bitterness to a mild sweetness.

The color is a light burgundy, 70% opaque with half an inch creamy head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing.

Smells like hops and caramel and spices. A bit of malt and some fruity notes--apples and a hint of blackberry maybe.

Tastes like dream. Tangy and peppery and hoppy. Delicious.

Mouthfeel is good....it's amazingly smooth given all the flavor and bitterness and alcohol.

Overall, a wonderfulIPA with belgian yeast.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle to a pint glass.

A – Clear light amber with some red. Thin head but a very inviting caramel color

S – Strong Fruity, ester smell. Mostly banana, and some citrus with an overall sweetness

T – Tastes very similar to the way it smells. Strong fruit flavors up front accompanied by citrus. A sweet caramel, somewhat biscuit after taste. Strong bitter notes, clean finish. The balance between fruits and citrus is off. Heavy on the fruit.

M – Heavy body with light carbonation. Feels typical for an IPA

O – Overall a very nice Belgian style IPA. A little heavy on the fruit flavors and lacking on hops for my taste. Recommended more for the Belgian Ale drinker than IPA

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep amber body with a bone white head. Good transparency and carbonation bubbles coming up from the bottom.

S- Very strong hop aroma with Belgian spices coming through.

T- Very similar to the aroma; spices compliment the hoppy body very nicely.

M- Somewhat of a bite on the tongue, with medium-high carbonation.

O- Very nice Belgian IPA. ABV is hidden well.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,487 ratings.