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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

3,160 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,160
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 337 | 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%

rippedflesh89, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

mcphish22, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

pirmannt1, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

beerborn, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

danskyad, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

SATBMan, Jan 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

BigTrubble, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kpattonunc, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of phiberoptik
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours a very clear amber with copper tones and a rocky off-white head.

Smells slightly spicy, citrusy, with hints of sweet fruit in the nose as well. Malty backbone with hints of bready yeast.

Tastes bitter, grapefruit, brown bread, metallic hints, with a bitter finish. Warm alcohol as well.

Medium to full bodied with slightly elevated carbonation.

Overall, I am trying to get into BIPAs but something keeps me from really enjoying them as much as I should.

phiberoptik, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jskennedy, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

everlong353, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

savagepm, Jan 26, 2012
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Peeves, Jan 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Ecolello87, Jan 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DMc8ride, Jan 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JOEnobody001, Jan 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Zuidman, Jan 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Mohlman, Jan 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

timhortonsman, Jan 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Beerme09, Jan 23, 2012
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3.43/5  rDev -11.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a tulip glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger cream-colored head that quickly fades after a minute or so to a thin, clumpy dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a perfectly clear amber copper with a good amount of large, quick-rising carbonation bubbles. Very little lacing can be seen throughout consumption.

The nose is dominated by citrus and pine aromas, including notes of orange, grapefruit, and honey. Also notable is a bready malt aroma in the background and an overlying spicy quality.

The flavors start off sweet, with notes of honey, grapefruit, and tangerine, and just a bit of spiciness. As the beer is swallowed, the hops really come out more with stronger citrus notes as well as a grassy quality. A slight yeast flavor then appears but is nearly masked by the hops. An odd metallic flavor ends each sip at the back of the tongue. A little bitterness and slight alcohol warmth are noticeable between sips but don't seem to interfere with the flavors during the tasting.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, this beer isn't the most gulpable but is still more than sippable. The body is a pretty standard density for the style, but is a bit on the sticky side. The carbonation is certainly doing a lot in the background but is not really noticeable. As such, more carbonation could definitely help to increase this beer's drinkability and cut the stickiness of the body.

output01x, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

sweisel80, Jan 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

HellesGood, Jan 23, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%

Bought this at Total Wine and More in Raleigh, 12 ounce bottle service in a pint glass.

Appearance- Deep Orange with 1/2 inch tan head that's still there after five minutes. Nice lacing.

Aroma- very pleasant citrus aroma.

Taste- Lots of hops, grapefruit overtones. Very tasty.

Mouthfeel, Nice, not over carbonated.

Overall a very nice, hoppy, IPA.

auburngrad82, Jan 21, 2012
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,160 ratings.