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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

3,486 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,486
Reviews: 1,107
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 121
Gots: 574 | 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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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tylerprince
3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a six pack at the local bottle shop after hearing all the hullaballoo. Ultimately a tad disappointed.

Pours a clear copper with minimal bubbling. One finger off white head with minimal retention. Thin lacing.

Belgian yeast aromas with ample citrus and grass. Alcohol/ketones are prevalent.

Taste is overly bitter. Ultimately this beer comes across not as Belgian but as an extremely aggressive IPA with what tastes like a rye backbone. The ABV is readily apparent, and, when combined with the bitter citrus/aspirin finish this beer packs, is just too much. Belgian complexities are lost in hoppy astringency.

MF is thin and overcarbonated. Alcohol sensation burns the palate like cheap wine. No resins.

Overall, this beer strikes me as an underwhelming attempt at a style becoming increasingly popular. Flying Dog's focus seemed to be not on the beer as a cohesive whole, but rather on making a voluminously hopped IPA with some fancy yeast in it.

Photo of capuchinpilates
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, herbal hops, spices, Belgian yeast, and slight banana. Taste is of Belgian yeast and herbal hops up front with a malt finish and a slight banana aftertaste. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer in the flavor department with a great smell that makes for an easy drinking experience.

Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Mark5252
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of SirDalton
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of fdig23
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of travishardy929
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of spantherman
1/5  rDev -74.2%

Photo of joshwalt
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ChadA83
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Brewgreg
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

Photo of IPAFrankieH
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy orange with lots of bubbles and a one-finger, white, creamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Light spicy hops and tropical aromas. Pineapple and mango.

T: Light sweetness and moderate to strong bitterness. Spicy hops and a sort of burnt character. Toasted malt is in there too.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: This beer has a unique taste to it that's hard to describe. I really like it. It looks really good in the glass too.

Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ahuckk
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Snodman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Greenmachine07
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-like you would expect, light clear no real head

S-very hoppy, searching for something more and yet i just get hops which is not bad, but i like some depth.

T-hops BAM, very bitter and hop filled, notes of pine tword the end and a trace of balance, but it very much is and IPA and the taste shows.

O-if you like hopes and not to much balance it is good. i would not recommend it if you are just venturing down the IPA road, but its a good drink and i would get it again

Decent price decent beer. there are more balanced IPAs and ones with more hops, but this one gets the hops down but leaves me wanting some character/depth

Photo of nwatson
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of yamar68
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another foul-mouthed beer name from Flying Dog. Poured from bottle to standard pint:

Pours a nice looking burnt gold with a finger of dense, creamy head. Pretty good lacing and a very active body.

Definitely some spicy yeast right off the bat. Citric hops and mild malt backbone. A bit dull, but nicely balanced.

I'm digging this one. The spicy yeast character goes great with the highly bitter hop profile. Very heavy stuff, in a good way.

Feel is good but the finish is exceedingly bitter - like straight up orange peel bitter going on up in here. It doesn't detract from the beer but it also doesn't have me thirsty for another one.

Overall, a unique beer. Give it a go.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,486 ratings.