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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

2,933 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,933
Reviews: 1,044
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 90
Gots: 223 | 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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claytong

Vermont

2.42/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bros are right here. I had this right after a rochefort and thats an A. This, not so much. It is nice compared to the rest of flying dogs stuff that ive had. ive yet to try to their barleywine which I am somewhat eager to try.
quite hoppy for a belgian style ipa. in fact it doesnt remind me too much of a Belgian ipa.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2011 21:10:39 | More by claytong
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ihoffman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours amber-orange in color. A small white head forms and quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing.

S: Citrusy. Pungent grapefruit fills the nostrils.

T: Citrus hops dominate this brew. Like the smell, grapefruit is strongly apparent. Perhaps some mango and pineapple were thrown into the mix as well. Hoppy for sure. A bitey beginning and a a bitter, sour finish.

M: Medium bodied and a tad smooth. For a Belgian though, I had expected the mouthful to be thicker. Carbonation is on par. Crisp.

O: Not a bad brew. A tad bitter for my taste, but drinkable considering the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 00:22:23 | More by ihoffman
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Just over a finger's worth of whispy white head recedes almost as fast as it builds up over its honey orange body. Steady streams of carbonation can be seen despite its slightly hazed body. Stringy patches of lace are left behind after a few swirls.

Juicy tropical notes of ripe pineapple and mango stream out of the glass. Its not what I was expecting from a Belgian IPA but I love it. Healthy doses of banana, phenols and Belgian yeast pair with fresh bready malts, forming a nice balance between the malt and the hops. I'm also getting a faint but detectable onion-like quality. It's hard for me to pin down but it makes the nose a bit more interesting.

The taste is much more straightfoward than I would have guessed and that's not necessarily a good thing. A bitter and floral hop character rushes to the middle of the tongue with tips of pineapple and mango. A get some alcohol spiciness midway through before thin layers of bready malts help to make the finish. Whatever yeast strain they have used in this beer has been reduced to a short lived watered down flavour.

The mouthfeel really surprised me on this. The fluffy, creamy feel I've come to love in many of the Belgian styles I've had is barely there. And despite the higher ABV, this is medium bodied at best. Crisp, watered down, and goes down quick. For me, this is the beer's biggest downfall.

The appearance was nice. The nose was fantastic. And everything that followed went down hill. I would have really liked to see the juicy tropical flavour carried over into the taste as well as a stronger yeast presence. Without either and the mediocre mouthfeel, all that's left is a fairly average beer. It's sad because the brewery this comes from is good and the style is great. This didn't meet my expectations but I'd say it's still worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 23:01:36 | More by ludachris
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mpyle

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased for $8 at a Nats game(!)

Monster white head with good retention. Has a rich amber color, great clarity. A pretty beer as is typical for the brewery.

Grapefruit citrus hops, a hint of biscuity malt smell - smells nice

Slightly biscuity malt flavor up front, gently sweet. Citrusy hop flavor blends in seamlessly, and finishes with a biscuit tinged slight bitterness. Belgian influence, particularly from the yeast, is quite muted, but the biscuity malt flavors add an extra dimension.

Medium body and carbonation, no astringency, minimal (if any) alcoholic warming. Didn't scream 8.3% ABV to me.

Seemed very similar to Dubbel Cannon at first sip, which I liked, so I liked this one as well. IPA with a twist.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 23:01:28 | More by mpyle
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Dan3279

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured the 12oz bottle into a snifter glass to find a nice clear, dark orange body with a nice one inch head that left a little lacing on the glass. The aroma was dominated by the yeast & hops. The taste was interesting you get the belgian yeast first then the bitter hops. The drinkability is good, its a crisp, clean beer that is easy to drink. The alcohol is masked very welland you would never guess that the ABV is that high. I enjoyed drinking the beer. It was something different but it was enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2011 22:16:01 | More by Dan3279
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zep9865

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into New Belgium snifter. Pours a pretty copper with a hint of red and 2 fingers foam head

Has the fermented alcohol smell of a belgian with orange and grapefruit notes

Beer is an immediate hop kick in the mouth with booming citrus and bitterness. Carbonation is high which I've come to expect from most belgians.

This beer was a nice treat. Don't think I could down more than two or three in a sitting and that's a good thing. Will definitely purchase this again

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 04:22:59 | More by zep9865
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SkeeterHawk

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours mostly clear yellow color with a small 1/4" head of mixed off white to light yellow bubbles of mixed size. The head was pretty active at first and then faded back into the beer within about 30 seconds to end up as a small ring of foam where the beer meets the glass. There is already a bit of lacing left on the glass just from swirling.

Aroma: The aroma is much more earthy than anything I suspected. It has a grassy quality to it along with a minty note that oddly enough, reminds me of some herbal products that are illegal in some countries. I don't get a ton of yeasty esters, which is very welcome for me, but the beer is getting spicier as it warms up.

Taste: The flavor is interesting. There is more bitter bite than I thought would be there from the aroma. The hops, while a pretty big player in the flavor, are an unusual blend to say the least. They impart a grassy note in the flavor, but less mint than the aroma. There is a dry chalky bitterness that hits you a little early in the flavor profile, that fades a bit for the finish, which is also odd. The finish is rather mixed and it is hard to nail down anything that stands out about it. The bitterness seems to win out in the end, but there is alcohol, yeasty notes, malt, and all the by-products of the same all contributing something to the finish. As the beer warms up some, there is a honey character coming out along with some citrusy hops that were completely masked in the beginning.

Opinion: Well, this is one of the more intriguing beers I have had from Flying Dog. It is an unusual mix of a lot of things. That said, it doesn't really do it all very well as the flavors and aromas seem to not really get along all that well. Perhaps if there was a sour component to it as well, that would make it world class, to bring it more on the Saison side of things, which is more like what this beer really is...but stronger than most. This is one of the better beers I have had from Flying Dog, so I wouldn't mind trying it again on draft or something, but this wouldn't be a beer that I would buy regularly...but I bet it would be absolutely excellent mixed with Girardin 1800 Gueuze with about 20-25% gueuze. That dry lemony tart thing would probably really compliment this beer nicely. Either way, this is a pretty good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 04:14:51 | More by SkeeterHawk
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

3.43/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

- from the notes
12 ounce bottle
A - hazy gold with short lived small head.
S - lots of hoppy citrus and a little belgian yeast. Maybe a spice as well.
T - bitter hops nearly overpower the small yeast tastes. Alcohol is present at detectable levels as well as some undefined spice.
M - creamy but with a little harshness.
D - It would probably exhaust the palate but by that time the alcohol would do away with the need for taste!

It's an IPA variant that doesn't really acheive any significant Belgian content. I'm not sure why people rave over this one. Maybe it's the hop appeal? If you want a derivative IPA then try it.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 23:17:55 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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MaxSpang

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an over sized wine glass...

APPEARANCE

Dark orange-red color. Had a small (1 pinky) slightly off-white head which dissipated fast.

AROMA

There was a good amount of citrus hops as well as sweetness. There was a slight wheat aroma, as well as a little bit of spice (cloves maybe). It had that "Belgian" smell with a good amount of hoppiness.

TASTE

Like the nose, this beer had a good amount of citrus hops, and that Belgian taste - wheat and slightly yeasty. I am not normally a fan of the yeast tastes in my beer, but this one complimented the other flavors pretty well. There was just a little bit of the alcohol taste towards the end.

MOUTHFEEL

It had a fairly light, dry body. There was a good amount of warming from the alcohol. The drinkability was average, especially considering how light/dry it was.

OVERALL

I wouldn't call this Bitch "Raging", but overall not a bad beer. Not my favorite beer in the world, but certainly worth drinking. Plus, it's a good conversation starter to be drinking anything called "Raging Bitch"!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 22:37:43 | More by MaxSpang
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rarbring

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is hazy dark amber, an off-white firm head with lacing. Curtains.

Smelling of caramel, tropical fruits, banana, grape-fruit and yeast.

The taste is upfront sweet, toffee, grape-fruit, mango, a bit spicy, and a liqueur aroma..

Medium carbonation, a soft texture and heavy body, complex,..

A really nice IPA, well balanced, well hopped.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 16:40:16 | More by rarbring
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BigDRS

Ohio

2.08/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A - Pours a copper color with about a finger worth of head. Slowly disappears and leaves a slight coating of head on top. Decent lace.

S - I get a really strong ginger taste. I hate ginger tasting beer, so we're not off to a good start. Other random spice notes come across, but I can't pick out anything else individually as the ginger over powers everything.

T - Loads of ginger comes across. As it goes down other spice notes and some sweetness emerges, but then gives way to more ginger as the beer goes down my throat. Not really that hoppy. Others have remarked on floral notes ... I get none.

M - Mild carbonation, relatively creamy.

O - A huge disappointment for me. The ginger is a real turn off. If ginger and tons of spice is your thing though, give it a shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2011 03:40:33 | More by BigDRS
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

poured into chalice. from bottle.

a: dark amber/copper color with a minimal amount of head, but amazingly creamy and sticky lacing that makes this beer look really great.

s: has that fruity bready malt and yeast scent that i'm used to belgians having. slight whiffs of alcohol and citrusy hops, but the hops are definitely subdued in the smell.

t: spicy and hoppy. kind of an unexpected twist that with all the maltiness coming through in the smell, less than half of it makes it to the palette. still pretty good but doesn't seem to have the belgian taste i wanted it to have. it tastes to me, more like a hopped up hefeweizen.

m/o: very drinkable, a little dry in the finish, but i expect that from an 8.3% beer. all in all not a bad beer, plenty i would prefer over this though.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 01:43:13 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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rpardon7

Kentucky

4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a bright golden amber with a sticky one finger bright white head. Smell upfront was fruity citrus hops with some bready or buscuity notes from the malt with a touch of that fruity belgian yeast smell. Taste was more than I expected crisp and fruity upfront with hops but softens in a nice buscuity malt with yeast and fruity twangs from the yeast with a crisp finish with a slight hint of the abv coming through as the beer warms. Mouthfeel is light and balanced with a good body. Overall I was happy with this purchase haven't been a huge flying dog fan but this beer was crafted very nicely!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 13:24:22 | More by rpardon7
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Brass Rail Deli on 4/18/11.

A - Clear gold-toned copper orange liquid with a finger's worth of sturdy white foam on top and plenty of active carbonation bubbles racing throughout the body. Head retained quite well and deposited lots of sticky lace around the glass.

S - Bright citric hops and spicy Belgian yeast combine nicely here, giving the aroma a bold hop character but with a spicy flair suggesting notes of pepper and clove. Malt character is grainy, although the hops and yeast are really at the forefront here.

T - I was anticipating this to be more on the Belgian side of the spectrum, but you know what? Raging Bitch boasts a decisively hoppy flavor that is bursting with citrus fruit and, to a lesser degree, floral notes. The yeast adds a pleasant spicy bite to counter the assertive hop bill in the backend, then trails off a bit to finish with a grainy malt character.

M - Medium bodied with brisk carbonation and a light syrupy texture with some residul oiliness from the hops. Finishes with moderate bitterness some spiciness on the palate.

D - I enjoyed this way more than I'd hoped. Raging Bitch is easily one of the better Belgian IPAs I've had thus far. Great stuff!

Serving type: on-tap

04-19-2011 16:29:19 | More by ffejherb
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homersimpson67

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Interesting Belgian style IPA, kind of the best of both worlds. My 2 favorite types of beers rolled into one. At first I wasn't sure about this one but I find myself going back to it time and time again.
The appearance is a lovely golden copper with a good 2 fingers of foam. Nice even lacing along the sides of my Duvel tulip.
The smell is outstanding, very inviting somewhat pungeant floral and fermentation that you get with those awesome belgians, it has that.
The taste is very unique and enjoyable, sort of that belgian malt/yeast thing at the front end, then an instant bitter hoppiness as it washer down the back side. very nice!
Feels somewhat heavy, sweet but tasty.
One of my favorites, probably not a good summer beer but in this crappy Minnesota weather just a couple of these at over 8%abv and you become warm very quickly!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 02:54:16 | More by homersimpson67
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jthomp000

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Copper color with a thin layer of head.

Smell - The hop smell is fantastic from the time I opened the bottle.

Taste - The hops went away under the taste of a variety of spices.

Mouthfeel - Ligth carbonation tickled the tongue

Overall - Very good and highly enjoyable. I have yet to be disappointed from a Flying Dog brew as of yet!

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 22:19:52 | More by jthomp000
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Flying Dog Raging Bitch is more of a slightly hoppy Belgian than a Belgian IPA. The spiciness is kinda overpowering.

A: Amber orange colour and 4 mm head that fades to decent lacing. 4

S: Hoppiness with Belgian yeast. 4

T: There is a slight hoppiness but mostly spice flavours. The clove flavour becomes even stronger as it swishes around your mouth. 4

M: Thick and foamy.

O: This is a nice beer, but I find the spices a little overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 01:10:14 | More by vandemonian
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rawfish

California

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a NB globe, clear copper. Smooth pour nets a two finger white head that settles slowly into a nice layer and leaves spotty lacing on the glass.

Tangerine, other citrus and pine backing from the hops. Yeast adds notes of clove, white pepper and orange peel. A little funky and sweet, taffy come to mind.

Malt profile is a little thin and grainy but allows the spices and yeast to shine through before the hops arrive. Cloves, tangerine peel, and some banana all surface before a cleansing bitter finish supplied by piney and lightly citrus hops. The after taste is lingering bitterness and slightly tart.

Bright and stinging carbonation, perhaps a little overdone. Malt bill makes this seem slightly thin on the body through out the drink and alcohol rears it's head in a few spots. I wish this could finish a bit more bitter and dry and less fruity and tart.

Well this was quite a nice introduction to the style in my opinion witbeer Belgian spices with IPA bitterness and hops make for a very refreshing combination. I think I would prefer this over a saison or witbeer in the summer, just so I could get my hop kick. Filtration helped this beer achieve great bold flavor but lacks in the mouthfeel a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 03:59:03 | More by rawfish
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a golden orange w/ a off white two finger head that lingers a few minutes. Decent, but not great carbonation. Good lacing on the glass

S- I get a lot of orange, pineapple, and some grapefruit, w/ a touch of malt and hops thrown in. The sweet smell is definitely in the forefront here. It's a nice smelling beer... almost too nice.

T- Hmm.. Interesting. This is unlike any IPA I've had. Very unique, in a good way. I don't get much bitterness except in the aftertaste. The fruit and malt take most of the taste here. Very smooth, and very drinkable. All the smells make their presence known here except the pineapple. Very sweet beer, but not overly so. Nice.

M- Very smooth and sweet. A little on the light side feel-wise. Goes down very easily. I'd never guess this is a 8.3% beer. I'd guess 6-7%. The feel definitely has a beginning, middle and end, and all the flavors are very well balanced.

O- This isn't my favorite IPA/DIPA, but it's a good one. It's a local brewery for me too, so I'm glad I tried this one. Very economical for a six pack of this beer. I'll definitely pick it up and enjoy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 18:58:22 | More by jayhawk73
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bpw28

New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice Two Finger creamy white head, Orange (About an 11 on SRM Chart), Awesome lacing

Nose: Massive Tangerine, Earthy (like mary jane to be honest, only not the skunky part. Oddly a really nice thing. No doubt the belgian yeast playing it's role here.), Spice, Honey, Pine, Sage, Light Roast, Yeasty, Woody

Taste: Citrus, Light Roast, Earthy, Creamy, Biscuity, Yeasty, Wood, Honey, Nutmeg, Nice Hop Bite, Full mouth feel, Nice balance

Final Thoughts: Wow. This is an amazing beer. It hits everything just right. I can't really say much more then Flying Dog did an amazing belgian style IPA. It's like a DFH 60 Min IPA meets Belgian Yeast and they did it perfectly. I saw the brothers weren't impressed, and Im suprised but everyone has different tastes/conditions. One of my favorites now.

Food Pairing: Spicy Foods, Pork, Chicken, Beef, Fish, Green Vegetables, Medium Cheeses (goat cheese, aged chedder), Tofu, Soy Products, Potatoes, Pasta.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 03:54:26 | More by bpw28
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CASK1

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium-dark amber, with some haze. A solid off-white head has good retention and left lacing to the bottom of the glass.

Complex aroma of dominant citrusy hops, with some earthy and floral thrown in. A low piney, woody hop aroma is also evident. A low peppery yeast character was noticeable, but subtle.

A complex hop flavor and bitterness dominates this beer. A spicy, citrusy, floral hop flavor, with a bitterness that takes over mid-swallow and lingers into the finish. The Belgian yeast character is noticeable throughout, mostly as peppery and clove phenolics, with some pear-like ester thrown in for good measure. There is a lightly toasty malt sweetness in support of the hops, but the malt remains in the background.

Medium body, with a smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel until the dry, hoppy finish takes over. Medium-high carbonation works well in this beer.

Overall, a bold example of an emerging style. Very good, but not my favorite example of the style. If you like this, try Flying Fish Exit 4 (one of my favorites).

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 00:56:13 | More by CASK1
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vtblackdog

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is of a deeper golden color ... very nice.

As far as smell, I get the belgian yeast first and then some decent hop aroma. I'm not the greatest fan of the belgian style but then a juicy fruity nose.

Again the taste mirrors the smell but the hops come quickly after the belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel is a bit thin but respectable.

Overall the beer is just above average for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 15:28:28 | More by vtblackdog
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bamadog

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this for an attempt at it. I haven't had the best of luck with Flying Dog, but I'll give it a shot. Review is from notes taken on 4/9/2011 and poured from the bottle to a pint glass.

Appearance: Pour is a pretty solid orange/coppery color and starts with a big 2 and 1/2 finger white creamy head with decent retention; body is very clear and shows moderately strong carbonation; nice big pillow swaths of lacing form on the sides of the glass as the head slowly dwindles to a full, but very uneven cap with a really thick merengue-like ring around the surface.

Smell: Quite nice -- strong Belgian yeastiness with a bit of banana and spiciness, like clove; toasty graininess and a touch of bitter hop with a bit of a citric tinge to it. Nose is quite strong and robust.

Taste: Alright, I may become a believer after this one -- lots of the Belgian yeastiness right up front and it's got a hint of banana esters to it, and plenty of the Belgian spiciness that is definitely a bit peppery; a fair amount of hoppiness resides in this one as well, and it's definitely lemony and citric in nature. Definitely heavier on the Belgian side of things, but I'm OK with that since there are so many other great IPAs that it's pretty refreshing. Just a touch of alcohol in the back, but at over 8%, not to be unexpected.

Mouthfeel: body is between light and medium, just about dead center, I would say; carbonation is potent, but comes across as creamy in the body; a moderately thick and sticky coating is left all over the palate; belly is left a touch warm from the acidity and ABV, but pretty enjoyable overall.

Overall: This is a solid beer and well worth picking up. I'm kind of bummed now that I waited this long to try it, as it doesn't disappoint. Great nose, solid flavors, enjoyable mouthfeel, this beer's got just about everything going for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 01:39:51 | More by bamadog
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Pecafaced

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A- Poured a nice copper/amber color and produced almost two finger width of foamy white head.

S- The aroma was quite impressive. Initially sweet smelling but the citrus and floral hop aroma quickly took over. There were some mild hints of clove due to the yeast strain.

T- Great flavor in my opinion. It had a lot of citrus notes. The finish was impressive as well leaving a lingering hops flavor on the back of your tongue.

M- Great mouth feel. Very full bodied beer! Nice carbonation for the style.

O- Great beer IMO. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great IPA. This is one of the better beers produced by Flying Dog.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2011 15:45:41 | More by Pecafaced
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Ek0nomik

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured In: Snifter
Purchased At: Brennans Market

Appearance: The pour is a very clear amber and bronze orange color with a finger of head. The head retention is moderate, with that last layer sticking around for a few minutes forming a creamy, dense layer on top. A good amount of lace covers the side of the glass, and the beer is quite effervescent.

Smell: The nose on this is lovely, one of the best for a Belgian IPA in my experience. Some earthy and citrus hops are definitely to be found, along with some nice spice from the yeast. Some grainy aromas come out from the malt profile.

Taste: The tasting starts out mildy sweet with some spice notes like clove and pepper. The bitterness starts to come in, as well as the remaining hop profile which brings some tangerine and grapefruit flavor. A nice, light pale malt sits in the background throughout the tasting upholding the beer. This beer is actually carrying out the IPA aspect of the name, with the hops getting put in the front seat along with the Belgian qualities.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and the carbonation is rather aggressive. For me, letting it sit for thirty minutes made it near perfect.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2011 01:18:22 | More by Ek0nomik
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 2,933 ratings.