Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery
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4.45/5 rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from their 12oz bottle...
Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of off-white eggshell bumpy cumulus head, color of the beer is really a gorgeous hazy yellow to lite orange amber, really looks great in a glass.
Smell - Bananas, pineapple, a vanilla carmelly butterscotch scent, spiciness like nutmeg, touch of pine - what a complex nose!
Taste - Oh my goodness what a nice transition! Starts sweet sourdough and yeast with spices - nutmeg, coriander and white pepper, then a blossom of banana and tropical fruit in the center of the mouth, then the carb has wonderfully crisp and tingly edges that run over the tongue, then theres a ruch of floral and grassy hops that dries to some grapefruit peel and pine long into the finish, with pockets of carb tingle and the spices mentioned previously in the corners of the mouth. There's a semi-sweet malt backbone for the entire ride, but no carmelly flavors that I got in the nose. This is all about the yeast, spices, banana/tropic fruits and hops - in that order.
Mouthfeel - This starts out very smooth and nearly creamy, but then the medium carb steals the show and leaves brite, crisp edges which clears the way for classic bittering and drying hops to conclude long into the finish.
Overall - There is so much going on here! A wonderful complexity of flavors here, not exactly balanced here as there is a definite order and progression, but I LOVE the progression in this Belgian IPA. None of the acts in this play stands out, they work perfectly together. I love this beer!
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 04:17:50 | More by blackcompg
2.9/5 rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Very nice light yellow amber, clear with good lace and head. Pleasant hoppy scent with flowers in the background. Flavors are a battle between hoppy ale and yeasty floral ale that never reconciles itself with balance. Part of the reason is the differing types of water that go with these two experiences. Overall an o.k. brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2011 03:33:12 | More by Wegomlegging
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,930 ratings.