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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3,408 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,408
Reviews: 1,086
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 113
Gots: 486 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark orange, copper color. Nice 2 inches of head, with a 1 inch head retention. Leaves a nice lacing throughout the glass.

S - I tried the first one straight out of the bottle and the second one I poured into a glass. Out of the bottle the first note that hits the nose is the wheat, banana Belgian smell, then quickly gives way to the strong hoppy smell with a little malt background that rounds it out. When I poured the bottle into the glass I get very little yeast, banana smell and get mostly a hop smell. Without knowing you would probably think it was just a straight double IPA.

T - the beer is more of a double IPA and less of a Belgian style IPA. There are so many flavors that it seemed like the first few beers I had I got a different taste. One with strong yeast flavoring, one Hoppy, and yet another with a more malty caramel taste. The first one had more of a strong Belgian flavor and the more you drink the more the hops take over and over power the yeast banana flavoring. About 3 beers deep I thought I was just drinking a double IPA. There is a nice malt backend that balances the beer out and almost has no bitter after taste. There is almost no alcohol burn from the high abv.

M - light carbonation, medium body that allows for multiple beer sessions. Considering everything that is in this beer the mouthfeel and drinkability is pretty amazing.

O - overall I really like this beer. I am a huge IPA guy and Belgians are my second favorite style. My only knock the beer is more of a 70% IPA and 30% Belgian. The Belgian style takes a backseat the the aggressive hoppy flavor. The first beer has a better balance of yeast and banana flavor but with all the hops, alcohol and malts the Belgian style gets lost. With all that being said I would drink this a any day, and any time. If you like aggressive IPAs then I would recommend this fo sho!

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A - Dark orange/Medium copper body with a white frothy head. Pretty decent head retention and minimal lacing.

S - Flowers, citrus, yeast, and caramel.

T - Starts out with a very solid hop bite, with grapefruit, orange, and mango notes, then transferring the palate into the more flowery hop department. Some biscuit notes, some caramel, some pine, and a some nice clove spiciness.

M - Medium-to-full body; feels more like a Double IPA. Medium carbonation. The alcohol is pretty well masked, save for a little bit of heat at the back.

O - This has definitely surpassed my expectations and turned out to be a very nice Belgian-style IPA that packs a huge hop bite yet has enough room for the yeast and the malts to shine. Recommended!

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A golden amber. 1/2 in head leaving heavy lacing down the glass.

S: Hoppy and hoarsy. cloves and bananas.

T: sour in the front of the drink, green apples and spicy alcohol

M: medium in the mouth and leaves a coat after it leaves.

O: Great beer, love the belgian yeast and the sour notes. European hops are great here.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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