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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

3,171 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,171
Reviews: 1,061
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 102
Gots: 344 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

cbgbslev, Feb 15, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours an amber color with hints of red. 1" white head with a few large bubbles hanging out at the top. Dissipates to a thin film with lacing down the glass.

S: Initial floral hop aroma with a yeasty belgian backbone and finishing of citrus hops. Smells like a wheat beer and IPA mixed with an orange on top.

T: Mostly belgian up front, which is delicious.. finishes with a hop taste. The yeast / malt provide a strong belgian taste upon first sip. Nice hop aftertaste provides a clean finish and lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium body. Appropriate carbonation for the style. Finishes crisp and leaves you wanting more.

O: Good beer, great name. Want to see more of this style across the board. Have been impressed with this brewery. Will never forget how this helped break the ice with the girlfriends mom by recommending it to her while out to dinner.

CloudStrife, Feb 15, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper colour with 1.5 fingers of white head, quite a bit of lacing left behind as well. Smell is spicy and yeasty, some citrus fruit, fairly big malt presence as well, the mix of hops and belgian yeast give off a ginger spiciness as well, lightly floral. Taste starts of dry and yeasty, spicy, bitter and fairly hoppy, some alcohol heat, some sweetness at times, earthy and citrusy aftertaste. High carbonation, quite dry, nice weight and fairly full bodied. Though at first I really couldn't decide if I liked this or not but this is pretty good, definitely something I would revisit.

peensteen, Feb 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

hopheadipaman, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

spark3148857, Feb 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

roncruz1973, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ChadT89, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

felixljr, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

dugly2ugly, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Edgewater, Feb 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dunix, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Tyrawlings, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy orange color with a 2 finger white head

S-Has a nice floral aroma up front. I am also catching some yeast and hops as well

T- HAs a nice yeasty flavor up front followed by a nice hop kick and then finish's with a belgium sweetness. I also catch a little of the alcohol on the end as well

M-Light bodied with decent carbonation

D-Overall this was a nice ipa.. i think id like to try more from this style. This was not my favorite beer by any means but i thought the yeasty and hoppy flavors had a nice balance . Give this beer a try.

zrab11, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

HopHeadMerlin, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

squidrobot, Feb 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

jharkins07, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

lizfig, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

msarver16, Feb 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer on tap.

A: beer was dark amber in color with a small head. Mild Lacing

S: The beer is floral. There was a slight citrus smell

T: rich, mouthful of hops feeling. Smooth with a good balance between hops and malt.

O: this is a great beer. Now one of my favorites. Well balanced and moderately priced.

DapperGrowler, Feb 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jwat, Feb 06, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear copper with a steady and slow stream of medium sized bubbles. Nice billowy head that settles down and sticks around the rim of the glass. Pretty good retention, somewhat spotty.

Smells wonderful: banana esters, grapefruit, pine trees. You get the piney hops in the taste and more of the grains and the citrus, with just a trace of that Belgian yeastiness. Finishes bitter with some lingering toffee-like sweetness.

Overall this is some really delicious nectar. I wish I had gotten more. I bought it because I’m curious about BIPAs. This one is definitely more on the IPA side than the Belgian side –mostly an IPA but with some Belgian-banana-smelling softness. Within the style, this is sort of opposite the White Birch Hooksett Ale from NH - that one is more Belgian-ey, less hoppy.

NardiByNature, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Kahlerbock, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Monk0383, Feb 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jakea, Feb 05, 2012
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,171 ratings.