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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,162 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,162
Reviews: 1,060
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 338 | 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%

Daniel9913, Jan 05, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

$2.19 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. 60IBUs, 8.3% ABV, year round availability, OG=18p, hopped with warrior, columbus, and amarillo. Fermented with "El Diablo" yeast...I'm guessing Diablo=Devil=Duvel?

Pours out to a sparkingly clear amber, forming a light tan head with resilient lacing and awesome retention. Firm carbonation forms nice streamers. The aroma is very nice...boatloads of sweetly citric hops..mango, pineapple, then oranges and grapefruit with a touch of banana and pear esters to let you know that it's fermented with a belgian yeast strain. Mouthfeel is very crisp and very clean and bright. The taste is exceptional...the fresh fruits come through in flavor and is balanced by a pleasantly firm bitterness. Slightly sweet aftertaste holds its own against the bitterness.

Better than the other Belgian IPA's I've had (Stone, North Peak, Lagunitas, Great Divide) , I would buy it again.

Mitchster, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

hogrider, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Mjmoon15, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

cowineaux, Jan 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

shockrocker65, Jan 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Gregwa, Jan 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: This thing looks incredible, it must be said. Pours a beautifully hazy copper color with a one-finger eggshell colored head that has fantastic retention and lacing. The cascading effect from the pour is what puts this over the edge, in my opinion.

S: The grapefruit smell is strong, and there's also a hit of coriander, orange peel, and phenols. It doesn't smell at all like it's 8.2% ABV.

T: The Belgian influences are subtle, at best. But as a whole, it works pretty well. The most surprising thing here, is how upfront the bitterness is here - it's a not a pine bomb that builds and lingers (though that is a prevalent feature on the back end), but rather, a very spicy, black peppery taste. The middle is where the citrus-y notes come in, paired with a subtle, withering maltiness. Excellent, but a little lacking in balance. The ABV is hidden amazingly well, too, so be careful drinking this one.

M: Has a good bit of creaminess to it, but is also a little rough on the tongue (if that makes sense), along with medium carbonation. The finish is piny and palate wrecking, in a good way.

O: Kind of reminds me of Stone Ruination IPA in a way, but it's cheaper, more satisfying to drink, and just as ruinous. And more phenolic, can't forget that. A definite winner in my book, though be warned this could pass for a DIPA in terms of bitterness.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Odysseyalien, Jan 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

VaterRoss, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

christopheraknox, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Amp, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Fliptunes, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

benbou17, Dec 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber with a two-finger head that stayed for quite some time after an aggressive (woops haha) pour. Awesome, heavy lacing going down all sides of the glass and some carbonation steadily rising from the bottom of the glass. Nice to look at, though I was expecting it to be cloudy rather than clear. 4.0

S - Strong floral, hop, and spice notes. Very Belgian scent to it. 4.0

T - Hrmmm. This one is hard to describe. Starts off with an initial bitter-sweetness tasting of apples and orange zest. Then turns into a very bitter, hoppy, and almost rubbing alcohol-ey after taste. It's pleasant at first and then takes some getting used to at the end. 3.5

M - Very smooth mouthfeel with medium-body and good amount of carbonation. I like the way they've lightened it by adding just the right amount of carbonation. 4.0

O - This is a solid beer. It's a little too bitter for me and I think the aftertaste is a bit wonky, but it's a solid Belgian IPA that I could sit down and drink a few of. 4.0

rudolphjacksonm, Dec 29, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

TinaC, Dec 29, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -61.3%

Grooveman53, Dec 29, 2011
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4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear amber color into a six sided pint glass with a thin skim of slightly off white head.

S: citrus, sweet citrus, and sweet tart fruits. Oh yeah and soft malts. Some caramel and tart apples.

T: some of the softer citrus fruits are up front, oranges and lemons. Light sweet malts mingle well, caramel and apples both sweet and tart baking apples. Some of the more intense citrus and tart fruits are in next, grapefruits, blood oranges and tart grapes. There is a pine like undertone to the beer and a pine flavor defiantly hanging on the tongue.

MF: its on the heavy side with a great effervescence.

O: an amazing BIPA and a great beer! I have no qualms with this whatsoever except maybe the head and head retention.

nickthetick, Dec 28, 2011
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,162 ratings.