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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

3,159 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 3,159
Reviews: 1,059
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 101
Gots: 336 | 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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Photo of Telix
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams sensory glass.

A: Perfection. Pours completely clear with a thick pillowy head that sticks around for awhile. Great carbonation level along with a perfect deep copper color. Exactly what an IPA should look like.

S: Wow, it just leaps out of the glass. There is a decent amount of Belgian funk there, with a flowery herbal note (chamomile?), and slightly citric and flower hop aromas as well.

T: Orange citrus elements are matched equally with the flavors imparted by the Belgian yeast. There is a nice undercurrent of herbal, resinous hop flavors as well, and maybe some subtle tropical fruit elements. I detected a little alkalinity and there was a bit of dry tongue bite on the finish at times. It's not quite as perfect integration of flavors as I would have liked, but I feel that way about most Belgian IPAs as the flavors don't necessarily meld well.

M: Zippy up front with some carbonation bite. Good body -- thick, a bit chewy, supports the flavors nicely.

D: It hides the 8% well with a big juicy flavor profile and a dry, sharp finish. The alkalinity tired my tongue out after most of a bottle, however. I've never been a huge Flying Dog fan, but this is a solid beer for the style - it's just not a very good style, in my opinion.

Telix, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of Doomcifer
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%

Pours a clear amber color with a great, frothy white head that retains very well. Terrific lacing. Smells very fruity. Aromas of cantaloupe, papaya, pineapples, and that classic "belgian yeast smell" as well as a hint of piny resin. Lots going on on the nose. Taste is more ipa pronounced up front with a lingering aftertaste of the belgian yeast, spicy, coriander & banana flavors interlocked with a drying bitterness. Citrusy and candy sugars flavors, very resiny...not as nuanced as a lot of the actual belgian interpretations. More "in your face." Mediumed bodied, good carbonation, slightly oily, astringent finish. I could relish in a couple of these but no further. I'm usually not a big fan of Flying Dog brews but, all in all, a good american interpretation of a belgian interpretation. ;)

Doomcifer, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of Proteus93
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

A: Very golden, topped with a short white head... some of that can be contributed to the bottle being rather cold.

S + T: Citrus-zest, fruitiness, and floral notes on the nose with a flavour very similar, with notable fruity esters as a result of the yeast strain. Grapefruit and pineapple together, really. Rather pungent, with plenty of hop bitterness left behind on the palate well after finish.

M + D: A bit of an oiliness almost becoming a bit of a sticky feel. While it is a decent brew, I find it to be perhaps a little too intense on the palate, and not showcasing some of the more subtle nuances that could make it fabulous. That said, it's still a worthy selection for an odd evening - I simply wouldn't place it among my top choices.

Proteus93, Jan 24, 2010
Photo of buschbeer
4.15/5  rDev +7%

I poured this bitch into a pint glass to an ample off white head. It is amber in color almost leaning toward copper. Spicy hops are all over the nose. There is also a modest malt presence. The taste is mostly hops. The hop taste is spicy and floral. There is some masked malt flavor, but the taste is dominated by the hops. I get grapefruit on the finish. It is a very good beer. I would drink again.

Cheers!

buschbeer, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%

A: Pours a cloudy yellow amber, with a slight red tinge. A great white head with even better retention.

S: Picking up hops, but with a big sweet backing.

T: Just great, a big Belgian citrus malt sweetness up front, but combined with a citrus hops flavor. The next sip it can almost be reversed, awesome taste.

M: Smooth and appropriately carbonated. ABV masked incredibly well.

D: The only negative aspect is that I did not have more of these. Buy a six pack, now.

mostpoetsdo, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of firkinhophead
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

pours a nice amber gold with a tight head of off-white foam.

big aroma of fresh cut fir boughs (like xmas!), tropical fruit of pineapple and melon rind from the yeast. powder sugar, and coriander as well. very cookie-like.

taste is dry and grainy, like flour-dusted biscuit. solid hop flavor of pine, pollen, and flowers. but what keeps coming back is the powdery grain and necco wafer dry sugar. quite unique. parmesan cheese in the finish, i swear.

nice to see a dry crisp entry in the dipa sweepstakes. gonna have to try some cheese pairings with this.

firkinhophead, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of Augustiner719
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SA perfect pint

Appearance: Clear orange, brown color with a slight reddness to it. Medium head with great retention and mild lacing down the glass.

Smell: Smells like an ipa with some funk to it. beautiful orange, flower and herbal clovy aroma comes through with some nice lemony hops. Yeasty for sure.

Taste: Taste has a little belgian funk to it. Nice hoppy character with a mellow funk and grapefruity aftertaste. Nice and dry but leaves the mouth with a nice aftertaste. 8.3% abv is not noticed until the aftertaste slightly but its a nice warming feeling.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation and on the heavier side of weight. Overall its an enjoyable session.

Drinkability: Nice abv level is masked well by the intense flavors. This is a solid belgian IPA for sure. Would try this again and its a high reccomendation.

Augustiner719, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of thespaceman
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a beautiful light amber in color, a nice, rocky head starts to build and soon thins, leaving behind nice wisps of lacing. Good head retention as well here.

Smell: Up front I get a nice dose of resinous hop aromas, think Double Dog with a hint of Belgian sugars. The candy/bubblegum aromas peek their head at you here as well. I also get a little bit of banana and some burnt sugar aromas, definetley alot going on here, this ones going to be intense!

Taste: Hops divulge with those Belgian properties almost perfectly, I get alot of grapefruit up front, with bits of yeast elements, a small touch of alcohol, and a slight "smoke" taste mixing in. I don't see this as being "over-hopped" as alot of previous reviews have stated. Keep in mind this is a Belgian IPA being brewed in the United States, and Flying Dog is very good at using hops in any of their beers period. Finish consists of a hint of citrus notes, some candy like sweetness and a slight pepper backdrop.

Mouthfeel: I was worried this would be too carbonated but it is just right! Medium carbonation and nice bitterness from the hops here. Medium bodied makes this perfect to have more then one. Sits on the tongue nicely without getting too wet.

Drinkability: Overall, the best example of an American brewed Belgian IPA to date. It shows off a tremendous American hop profile with that Belgian funk that is expected. Flying Dog did a fantastic job with replicating a real Belgian made IPA that we can all find in the states. Definetley worth grabbing a six pack and trying. I see alot of other American craft brewers following suit with trying to jump on the Belgian bandwagon. Excellent all around!

thespaceman, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of kshankar
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pours amber with a thick foam that has good retention with decent lacing all the way down.

Hoppy, some pine and citrus going for it.

Taste is similar, hoppy upfront with the citrus then going into a malt backing to balance it out

Mouthfeel is medium and creamy. Drinkability is pretty good, the 8.3% ABV isn't noticeable and I could have another with ease.

kshankar, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of RayMcCusker
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%

Just got this beer in at work. I've been waiting for it for a while now. Here goes...
Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Nice, fluffy two inch head. The beer itself is a deep golden color and slightly cleaner than one would expect from a belgian pale.

Smell: Resiny and citrusy hops blend with the sweetness of the malt and candi sugar and the bubblegum and slight funk from the yeast. All pretty much in equal measure. Friggin awesome.

Taste: Hops dominate initiallly with citrus then quickly fade to sweet, yeasty, belgian-y goodness. The after taste is huge grapefruit citrus and pine bitterness balanced with a residual sweetness.
Alcohol is present but not overpowering or distracting.

Mouthfeel: Slick and coating but the lively carbonation keeps the heavy-sided belgian body from becoming too much.

Drinkability: Considering i'm on my second glass just in the time it took me to write this review I'd say it's pretty good. The complexity of taste and smell are enough to make me keep wanting to go back for another sip and the alcohol is hidden well enough not to make me weary.

Flying Dog makes great beers and this is one of their best. Grab it if you can find it.

RayMcCusker, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of cpetrone84
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

A-golden amber color with suspended particales and some bubbles raising through it. the head is egg shell white that lingers for almost a full minute and leaves some fair lacing on the glass.

S-the nose is quite hoppy, it brings some pine giving way to citrus and grapefruit hops that fades into some funky belgian yeast.

T-the taste follows the nose and it is quite a hoppy belgian style ipa. the pine and citrus come in first fading into the belgian funk or yeast from the nose, the finish actually brings some resignous piney hops, notes of grapefruit and a lingering bitterness

M-this has a solid medium to full body. it is quite syrupy and on the higher end of the carbonation spectrum. it finishes very crisp and brings a slight warming from the alcohol

D-this is a nice Belgian IPA bringing good hops and a thick mouthfeel. i will enjoy the six pack i picked up!

cpetrone84, Jan 22, 2010
Photo of OldSchoolGamer
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%

I am not afraid to admit that I am not a Flying Dog fan. I find their beers quite lackluster, with the exeption of a select few. Their 20th Anniversary beer better be worth the wait. Here is my review:

A: Pours a nice golden amber color. Somewhat hazy. Head is okay with some light lacing. Some carbonation is present.

S/T: The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, with a touch of Belgian yeast. Taste is excellent. Very hop forward on the palate. Lots of grapefruit, citrus and a touch of pine. A little bit of malty sweetness. The Belgian yeast comes though in the finish. Very complex, hoppy and balanced. Easily Flying Dogs best beer.

M/D: Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Pretty bitter with a semi-dry finish. Drinks very nicely. Could be sessioned.

I already said this is Flying Dog's best beer. Easily. Is it the best Belgian IPA? Possibly. There is stiff competition, but I think this one can hold its own. Buy this beer. Flying Dog has to make this their official anniversary beer: a yearly release in the Canis Major series.

OldSchoolGamer, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of kaseydad
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%

20th anniversary ale? Congrats!

Snifter pour with an amber/copper ale produced and an egg white colored foamy head with staying power. The aroma is awesome! Floral, fruity (pear, pineapple), pine, malty and many more! Bitter initial taste with some peppery hints and then a "woosh" of floral (rose?) on the swallow and a minor bitter/woody/nutty aftertaste. If you're looking for sweetness (from the aroma) look elsewhere. Drinkability is somewhat limited at 8.3% but I thoroughly enjoyed my snifter 12 oz. and look forward to my next.

Overall I feel this was an excellent take on the Belgian IPA style and be warned...Flying Dog is here. Excellent showing at the 2009 GABF is well deserved.

kaseydad, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of BB1313
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%

This was my first Belgian-style IPA. Picked up a 12oz bottle, well priced. Pours a great golden color w/ amazing white fluffy head and lacing. This beer is hoppy as hell! The hops outweight the belgian characteristics, which is ok. Medium-bodied and bitter. Flying Dog has something to be proud of w/ this one. This would be a great summer beer.

BB1313, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of DooMMonkey
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%

A- Right off the bat this sucker has a right thick head and the looks of stinging carbonation. Has a light yellow color to it when poured like a golden ale should... but this is no golden ale. Looking into it top-down it looks crimson... weird.

S- The hoppy awesomeness screams, "I am an IPA drink me," so yeah there's a lot of hoppiness going on here with a spicy sweetness that kind of sticks to the inside of your nose, citrusy kind of like lemon or lime, not entirely sure.

T- Bitter, yes, like most IPAs but this one is more like a hoppy golden ale. A hint of spicy hops maybe amarillo hops? A little more citrusy and less earthen than many IPAs and just a tad sweet, not really noticeable until it's been sipped a little. Definitely not a lot of carbonated taste for how much foam there was, perhaps hiding underneath the hops, either way it's hardly noticeable. A nice splash of grapefruit takes the cake.

M- Even though the taste of the carbonation isn't entirely there, one can feel it and its pretty blatant but certainly not overwhelming. The spicyness leaves kind of a stinging sensation on the tongue.

D- A little smooth a not too rough, pretty much a perfect balance. Very drinkable for an IPA lover like myself, maybe not so much for one who doesn't, but either way it goes down right.

DooMMonkey, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of tapman
4.83/5  rDev +24.5%

light amber/dark orange body (standard I/APA color, adequate carbonation trails, light tan head. The head is less aggressive than I would expect from 90% of anything with the name 'Belgian' in it. Head is sturdy, mostly small bubbles leaving a sticky cobweb lacing.

(Warning: Am a little stuffed up. I apologize.) Belgian yeast that isn't too yeasty smelling with very mellow aroma hop character. Smells like an exotic gelato. Hint of vanilla (Tahitian).

Deliciousness! Subdued, but clean hop bitterness followed by flavorful, grassy, piney hops (some dry hopping?) balanced with a candy malt sweetness that I would guess comes from unfermented non-maltose sugars (cane? honey? what's belgian candi sugar again?) and a healthy dose of a moderate, malty crystal (60L?). Bitterness extremely clean as it hits moderately hard, mellows, and then softens until gone; elapsed time, 1 min. 30 sec. As it warms the malt and yeast mellow to a banana cream pie filling with a mild vanilla cushion. Also, for the ABV this one goes down nice and smooth with nary a taste of alcohol, even at 65F.

At 8.3% I'm sipping this one so a lot of carbonation really doesn't hurt. Each sip is full bodied, yet not sticky. Is this the work of some sucrose additions as a body lightener? Whatever it is, it works. Sweet, not very dry.

I love it. Great malt backbone, alcohol balanced nicely, masterful additions of hops. I especially appreciate the strong, yet not face-melting degree of clean bitterness. Excellent aroma, taste, and mouthfeel. I could session the crap out of this beer which would probably kill me with the alcohol lever, but that's how good it is.

Edit* Some bubblegum in the nose. I was wondering what it was when I came upon TonyReaves' review. You hit the nail on the head, man.

tapman, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of ShogoKawada
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%

12oz bought @ Nikki's poured into Chouffe tulip.

A- Copper kettle ambery orange and remarkably clear beer, a slightly off-white, thick, creamy head that billows up and over the glass. Settles into a little pancake ontop of the beer.

S- Yeasty, chalky, a bit dusty/musty. Sweet malt base comes through. Hops are pretty subdued, but slightly peppery.

T- In a word, hoppy. Hoppy as all hell, and a nice counter-balance of really strong yeasty, doughy and chalky flavors. Hops are spicy, earthy, and a bit piny.

M- Hmm... perhaps a bit too aggressive? Hops kind of blast through some of the nuances I like in the style.

D- Hmm... I like this beer, but I don't think it's anywhere near my favorite belgian IPAs. This is a hell of a lot hoppier, and perhaps that's the problem. Perhaps a bit too eager to come out swinging.

Am I really calling an IPA too hoppy? Huh. I feel with a little refinement on the hops other flavors might not be so overpowered. A tasty beer, but lacking the magic 'it' that makes beers like Chouffe and Allagash BIPAs stand out.

I'm going to sit on a bottle for a while (something I never do) and see if it smooths it out a bit.

ShogoKawada, Jan 21, 2010
Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.03/5  rDev -21.9%

20th anniversary beer from Flying Dog. Poured into a Poursmouth Brewery tulip.

This beer is a crystal clear, rustic amber color. A foamy white head rested on top which reduced to froth and some nice lacing.

Awesome grapefruit and floral notes hit the nose. This definitely smells like an IPA. The hop aroma has a beautiful marriage with the belgian yeast/malt scent. It's bright, fruity and spicy. Hints of lemon, coriander and cinnamon.

The taste is a little too sweet. There's a strong grapefruit taste combined with this musty hop taste. Alcohol is very well hidden. I would think this is no where near 8.5%. I'm not sure the hops combine with the belgian characteristics as well as in the aroma. It's just a little too sweet and fruity and then this musty flavor comes off in the finish.

Carbonation is a little high. I find it good for the style. Mouthfeel is decent, slightly syrupy.

I was excited to try this and I'm still glad I got to. But I'm also glad I only bought a single. I don't think the aggressive hopping of this beer combines well with the belgian style aspect. Its just too many things going on at once. I can definitely see what they were trying to do though.

BearsOnAcid, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of CampusCrew
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

appearance: golden color pale ale, slight reddish dapple, nice lacing residue

smell: belgian yeasty and bread smell. sublte hops, Interesting...

taste: nice hop kick, grassy, earthy taste on the backend. decent alcohol bite on the back too.

mouthfeel: medium bodied

Fantastic beer, I want to see more high hop belgian IPAs

CampusCrew, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of TonyReaves
4.88/5  rDev +25.8%

I've been savoring this six-pack over the past 2 weeks. Poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

Pours a deep ruby red with a huge, thick white head. Took a couple of minutes for that head to die down. Fine lacing. If you showed me a photo of this glass when I was at work, you'd break my heart.

Herbal hops and a little bubblegum in the smell. Moving on.

I love the Belgian IPA style, but this is a cut above. Bubblegum, a light breadiness, heavy carbonation has it dancing across my tongue. Bitterness is moderate, but there's a huge rush of spicy/herbal hops. Bready finish with a tiny bite from the alcohol.

Good body to this one- actually a little heavy in the body considering there's almost no discernible sweetness. Victory malt? Heavy carbonation keeps it from feeling syrupy.

Alcohol content be damned, I'm going to drink a ton of this in 2010. I hear it's selling fast, so I'll probably buy it by the case. Each beer begs for another to follow.

I think this is going to be huge for Flying Dog. A lot of people are mixed on them, and this is going to do huge things for their reputation.

It'll also be good for the style. It's not a common one among U.S. brewers right now, but I think we'll see a lot more Belgian IPAs come next year.

TonyReaves, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of Clydesdale
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Pours a somewhat hazy orange-bronze color. The off-white head is quite tall, with a fairly dense, frothy texture. Retention is persistent, with reasonable lacing plastered to the sides of the glass.

S: Equal parts citric (lemon zest) and spicy/floral hop aromas are most prevalent, and vibrantly so. There's also enough of a tangy/yeasty Belgian twang to give this a unique character, with hints of candi sugar.

T: A sweet, moderate malt backbone is accompanied by a very strong hop flavor and bitterness. Hop flavors are primarily floral and spicy, with lemony citric notes as well. Perceived bitterness is high - 60 IBUs are really rearing their heads. There's a flash of alcohol into the robustly spicy finish.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is somewhat lively. A bit of a sticky, oily feel fades into a very dry finish.

D: This is definitely one of the most interesting beers I've had in a while. A unique, hoppy bombshell of a Belgian-style ale. Drinkability is difficult to assess. The wild flavor profile scores points, but the finished product is a bit rough, raw, and alcoholic. One thing is certain though; this bitch can rage.

Clydesdale, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of BlazmoIntoWowee
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%

Full disclosure: I bought a variety case of Flying Dog some years back and didn't like a single bottle. Still, I heard the positive buzz on this brew and picked it up.

Appearance: Wow. Every color of golden tan in a gradiated spectrum leading up to a finger of cream-colored head. So beautiful it's now the background of my cell phone.

Smell: Some citrus, with a hint of pine and floral notes mixed with an earthy spiciness. I also pick up some over ripe tropical fruit. Fantastic combination.

Taste: Homina, homina, homina. So delicious. The hops contribute citrus, the yeast is Belgian funk with a hint of bubblegum (thank god, not too much), there is a malt-y almost corn tortilla background with peppery spice weaving in and out. Complex, but not bash you over the head gonzo. Throughout the glass it gains some spiciness and loses some hops/malt, otherwise this Bitch would get a straight 5.0.

Mouthfeel: Lovely. Thick without being cloying and nicely carbonated. Perfect complement for the taste.

Drinkability: A little too high on the ABV to go any higher on the drinkability, but boy did it go down easy. I'm wishing I had another, which is always a good sign.

Overall: A hell of a brew that's going to make me have to rethink my stance on Flying Dog in general.

BlazmoIntoWowee, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of jlindros
3.15/5  rDev -18.8%

Love many of the Flying Dog beers, and love most Belgian IPAs if done right, but if they're not done right they can be pretty bad. Hopefully this is a good combination of good brewery and good style.

A: Creamy 1 finger head covering a very clear golden orange pink hue color.

N: Nose has a very fresh spicy wet hop bite! I mean like it was freshly hopped yesterday with tons of fresh musty wet hop aromas. Some light Belgian malt aromas. Some pine and citrus as well. I think this might be too hopped for a Belgian IPA.

T: Much better, a strong Belgian malt and some Belgian sugar sweetness hits first this time. Then more bitter hops hit with more fresh musty wet hop flavors as well. It starts to build with more bitter hop flavors and pine and citrus lightly. Some spicy flavors as well. Hints of malty boozy taste, but lightly. The spicy and heavy hops just way overpower any of the actual Belgian aspects after the first .5 seconds of the first sip and no more Belgian.

M: Semi thick with quite a bit of carbonation.

F: Very bitter again, too bitter for a Belgian IPA. Dries off quite a bit as it bitters, way over the top bitter. Spicy flavors and some lingering malt flavors.

This beer would be a great AMERICAN IPA, but not Belgian. For a Belgian IPA it needs to be a lot more subtle on the hop bitterness and much less aggressive. I'm not sure why they even call this a Belgian IPA. This shows how Americans can take styles too far. Flying Dog I love most of your beers, but this is just too far!

jlindros, Jan 20, 2010
Photo of ButlerBeerworks
4.93/5  rDev +27.1%

One of my new favorites. Big on hops - great aroma - overall well made beer.

Something about this hop characteristic sets it apart. The aroma is almost that of fresh / raw hops. Very strong, gives it a great bite, but not overwhelming.

I have bought more than one human should consume in the last two weeks, and I fear that once the production run is over I may be curled up on the bathroom floor calling liquor stores to see if I can get a quick fix. They need to make this a fulltime production beer.

ButlerBeerworks, Jan 19, 2010
Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

Wiseman Zach picked up a sixer of this at Cork N' Bottle in San Luis Obispo. He'll be helping me (Nick) out in this review.

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Body is clear - crystal clear - and bright copper, showing light carbonation within. A tall, foamy, off-white head sits on top and retains quite well. Thick lacing blankets the glass walls all the way down. N: 4.5; Z: 4.5

Smell: Sweet piney hops combine nicely with grapefruit, orange zest, honeysuckle, and banana. Toasted malt, which smells kinda like overcooked popcorn, also plays a pretty large role. Pretty resinous with just the right amount of sweetness. That burnt popcorn aroma is a little off-putting, but otherwise this smells pretty good. N: 4.0; Z: 3.0

Taste: Piney hops, potpourri (if it tasted like it smelled), bubblegum, orange, doughy malt, banana, tart lemon, and a touch of salt. Nice complexity throughout. Finishes bitter, peppery, and alcoholic. Zach finds this beer to be very clean and "sophisticated"; like Pliny the Elder with some extra (Belgian) nuances. N: 4.0; Z: 4.5

Mouthfeel: Prickly, dry, actively carbonated, and surprisingly warm. Medium-bodied, possibly even light-bodied for an IPA. Bold, which seems to be Flying Dog's calling card. N: 4.0; Z: 4.25

Drinkability: Certainly interesting, and pretty damn drinkable for a beer that packs a big punch. Gets easier to drink toward the end of the session, but at no point would either one of us call this beer "easy". Enjoy! N: 4.0; Z: 4.5

ThreeWiseMen, Jan 19, 2010
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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