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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

3,328 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,328
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 112
Gots: 420 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

aliving1, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
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
Photo of Odysseyalien
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Odysseyalien, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of VaterRoss
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

VaterRoss, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

christopheraknox, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Amp, Dec 31, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JAHMUR, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Fliptunes, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

benbou17, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of MyTBeerDrinker
3/5  rDev -22.5%

MyTBeerDrinker, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of rudolphjacksonm
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
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 +16.3%

TinaC, Dec 29, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -61.2%

Grooveman53, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of nickthetick
4.65/5  rDev +20.2%
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
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2011-12-26 in Columbia, PA

A - Very clear, red-caramel with a 3-finger light tan head and good lacing.

S - Bready, Belgian yeast, hop floral, banana skin/band-aid,touch of pineapple, spice and some caramel malt.

T - Interesting combination of banana skin, , yeasty bread, orange zest and hop buds. Lingering yeasty-fruit and moderate bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Oily and a little bubbly.

O - This is on the West Coast side of a Belgian-American IPA.

Tucquan, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Ruds
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Belgian Tulip Style glass

Orange/amber colour with a small white head

Great smells of hops, yeast, citrus, spices

Tastes hoppy, tarte citrus flavour of grapefruit, orange, lemon with some spices namely cloves, perhaps a trace of nutmeg?

Mouthfeel comes over as fresh, tingling with a dry and slightly bitter aftertaste

A most pleasant beer!

Ruds, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

amrozga, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of nandemo1
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a reddish orange, a bit hazy with a good white head. Leaves a little lacing and looks well carbonated.

Smell is funky, bready citrus, a bit orangy banana with some pine. Taste is grainy with a sharp bitterness and some more banana esters.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, very refreshing

nandemo1, Dec 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Vaultdweller27, Dec 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Bdel34, Dec 24, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice foam head. Signs of carbonation. Golden color. Transparent.

S: Earthy/citrusy hops. Bread/grain scents.

T: Grain flavors followed by earthy hops and then a piney/citrusy flavor. Bitterness lingers on tongue.

M: Easy to drink, and a little dry at the end.

Overall: A very well done, balanced beer. Plus it comes with a pretty sweet label.

HeavyMetalBrew, Dec 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Polasiuss, Dec 24, 2011
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 3,328 ratings.