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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

3,237 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,237
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 108
Gots: 375 | 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 beerman1
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange color with a decent sized white head that dissipates and leaves a nice lacing throughout the glass. Aroma of peaches, plums, pear and belgian yeast. Tastes of same fruits, belgian yeast and a slight bittnerness that follows in the aftertaste but doesn't stick around. Medium bodied.

beerman1, May 02, 2012
Photo of blackfoot86
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

blackfoot86, May 02, 2012
Photo of revo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

revo, May 01, 2012
Photo of BCash
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

BCash, May 01, 2012
Photo of MasterEzra
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

MasterEzra, May 01, 2012
Photo of TheBrewo
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour an orange autumn color brew. It holds a one finger head of white bubbles, but this shows mediocre retention. Spotted lacing and thick aggregates of bubbles are left around the glass as it goes. There is an even haze throughout, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears medium. The nose has big notes of Belgian yeast that borders on Brett. The funk is significant, giving a moldy vibe, along with a barnyard grassiness. Hops add an additional grass and earth, with mineral and musk. Chalk and dried cherries clean up the back, drying the nose along with some boozy notes. Our first impression is that the malts and yeast are very Belgian. As we sip, soft metallics, bready malts, biting phenolic clove, and bittering grassy hop hit the palate hard. These blend together on a bed of funk and sweeter malts. The peak of the swallow delivers more bitterness, of toasty grain, more clove, and earthy hops. Yeast and Belgian flour works their way in too, adding a souring crunch to the very middle. The finish shows a sweeter toast to the paler malts, with a deepness of caramel and toffee sweetness. The hops continue, drying and bittering in all their grassy glory. The final drops of flavor are of clove and warm spice, peppery booze, and straight Bretty bitterness. The aftertaste breathes of earthy hops, metallics, bitter barley, and stony minerals. The body is medium, and the carbonation is higher. There is great slurp and smack, with an even creamy coating. The mouth is ultimately left dried, with puckering astringency. With warmth the feel becomes a bit watery, but this is noted infrequently. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the robustness of the hops and the funk through both the nose and the flavoring. The aroma sets up the tasting beautifully, with all the bittering Belgian activity that one might hope for, while leaving plenty of room for balance from equally as bittering hops, and a sweeter malt base. One criticism is that the booze, particularly at the end of the flavoring, could be a bit overwhelming at times, taking away some of the balance previously lauded.

TheBrewo, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of Shoegazer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Shoegazer, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of rjpetrizzo
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rjpetrizzo, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of Guiness357
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Guiness357, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of MortarPestle
1/5  rDev -74.2%

MortarPestle, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Kenny
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Kenny, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

datalager, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

meanmutt, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of AleGal79
3.25/5  rDev -16%

AleGal79, Apr 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

pentasyllabic, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of rjl910953
3/5  rDev -22.5%

rjl910953, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of TobinMitnick
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

TobinMitnick, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of HoppyBeerSista
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

HoppyBeerSista, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of greyghost86
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

greyghost86, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of meltroha
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

meltroha, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of jburchett
4/5  rDev +3.4%

jburchett, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of fmrl
4/5  rDev +3.4%

fmrl, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of server222
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

server222, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of uwmgdman
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter this beer pours brilliantly clear copper color with a moderate white head that diminished to a skim but leaves some bits of lacing. The aroma is a tango of spicy yeast character, fruity esters and citrus--lemony hops, nice. The initial flavor is largely spicy phenols, immediately replaced by moderate citrus hop flavor. The beer finishes with a dry hop bitterness that lingers and welcomes the reemergence of the yeast character. The body is moderate and carbonation medium-high. Overall a good looking, good smelling and tasty brew. Definitely worth trying, though some tweaking with hop flavor/bitterness and carbonation would be interesting to see if this beer could be elevated further.

uwmgdman, Apr 21, 2012
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,237 ratings.