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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

3,233 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,233
Reviews: 1,069
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 108
Gots: 373 | 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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Ratings: 3,233 | Reviews: 1,069 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of omokoro
4.33/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coming from a brew so named, I didn't expect such a balanced beer. Pours a light amber with a white one inch head, dissipating into nice lacing. Lots of visible carbonation. On the nose, I notice the aroma of Belgian style yeast, and some pine. Also some sweet malt. I am also getting some citrus, orange peel. This beer begins bitter, then you get the familiar Belgian beer flavor, then you get the hops again. I am picking up notes of pine and citrus, some grapefruit. Although this beer has a relatively high alcohol content, though it does not taste hot. i would say that is of medium body, though the alcohol does catch up to you. I am quite pleased with this beer. It is everything that I would expect from the style.

omokoro, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

raythealeman, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

aztraz, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of ThePortlander
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at Bierkraft earlier today on a whim, and was impressed. This is the first Flying Dog I've had, because I tend to find their schtick annoying, but coming out of the cask, this one was a winner. It has a nice, cloudy gold and amber hue with lots of fruity hop aromas. The body and taste work well together, as the malt is present, but soft, which works well with the lower carbonation of the cask, and the mild diacetyl.

ThePortlander, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of Anything
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Anything, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Falcone, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of TheBlueWaffle
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark orange, off white head, significant lacing

S - My favorite part of this beer. Spicy citrus, unlike anything I've smelled before

T - The taste seems to clash between the citrus hops and Belgian yeast. Some malt is present. Bitter after taste.

M - Smooth, high carbonation

O - I love this beer because it opened me up to a whole new world of styles. Flying Dog is a decent brewery, if you were going to try any of their brews this should be the one.

TheBlueWaffle, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle from 6-pack

A- Pours a golden orange brown with about a quarter finger of slightly golden off-white head. Has above average carbonation and is a little bit cloudy. Layered lacing.

S- Hops, yeast, some spices, slightly sweet and a little bit of a bitter smell.

T- Hops, a little bit of bready yeast, some bitter spices. A little bit sweet but more bitter then anything. A slightly sweet aftertaste.

M- Alcohol decently well hidden at 8.3%. Above average carbonation. Medium bodied.

O- This beer was pretty decent, however there are many other IPAs that I would rather drink. The taste wasn't bad, however the yeast, spice, and hops didn't really balance the best in my opinion. The yeast was a little bit too overpowering for an IPA and didn't match the best with the bitterness. I also prefer a little bit more sweetness and flavor. Other then that it was a very drinkable beer, especially at 8.3%.

jaasen64, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of SuperSpy
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear copper. A great eggshell colored head, good lively bubbles and plenty of lace. An absolutely beautiful beer.

Very floral hops. Sweet and flowery. Some light biscuit malt. It smells light, sweet and enticing.

Sweet floral hops, citrus, pine and wood. The hop flavor is bitter toward the middle and the bitterness never lets up from there. There is also something medicinal mixed with warming alcohol, and a hint of biscuit. A good medium body with just enough carbonation.

There is something in the flavor that I just can't put my finger on, but the beer is good. Absolutely beautiful and enjoyable all around.

SuperSpy, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of HarmonMW
4/5  rDev +3.4%

HarmonMW, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of Mudawg
2/5  rDev -48.3%

Mudawg, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of justinlaz
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

justinlaz, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of hardcor33
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

hardcor33, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

vfgccp, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Jeffreywhite22
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Jeffreywhite22, Apr 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of pl869
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Not usually a fan of Bel. IPA's but I would have to rank this as one of the best I've had!

A - Pours a transparent amber with a two finger bright white head. The head dies quckly leaving a nice halo with decent lacing.

S - Citrus and bitter hops.

T - The taste is a bit sweet on the front with some...well something else...piney/earthy coming in. The warrior and amarillo hops are present throughout giving this beer a bitter, slightly peppery character. The Belgian flavors are not strong, but they balance well with the hoppy, citrus, IPA flavors to make a nice flavor that you can find spicy and a bit dry at the same time.

M - Medium carbonation that contributes to a prickly finish. Medium bodied.

O - This is a Belgian IPA that favors the IPA side of things slightly. The flavors are well balanced but I like the bitter hoppy kick this one gives. The high alcohol is well hidden, and the flavors are great.

pl869, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +3.4%

sabitu, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of Stobin
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Stobin, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of danielp215
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

danielp215, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

brownwc2, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of nrombes
4/5  rDev +3.4%

nrombes, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of AlCzerik
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

AlCzerik, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

TheRuss9585, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Screper
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Screper, Mar 28, 2012
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,233 ratings.