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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

2,924 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,924
Reviews: 1,043
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 90
Gots: 216 | 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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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-15-2013 01:27:59 | More by JustinWhipple
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wmobley

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-14-2013 19:53:19 | More by wmobley
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surfrogue1

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-14-2013 02:40:37 | More by surfrogue1
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JimmyCop

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-14-2013 00:48:26 | More by JimmyCop
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kbrown

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-13-2013 23:36:56 | More by kbrown
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chippo33

Vermont

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

03-13-2013 23:21:03 | More by chippo33
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Rohkey

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-12-2013 21:23:36 | More by Rohkey
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a goblet
not sure on the date of this one, its at least a couple months old, maybe more. only distinguishing numbers are : 061A13

A: Pours a hazy, apricot orange with less than 1/2 a fingers width of sea foam white colored head. Leaves subtle hints of patchy lacing.

S: Fruity, malty, spicy. Lots of belgian yeast banana, sweet fruits like apricot and mango. Candied sugar, hints of vanilla. Not many hop characters noted, but again I think this one may be a bit old. I like the sweetness though.

T: Duller flavors than the somewhat vibrant nose would suggest. Hops make themselves known as well, with a bitterness on the backend. Some of the sweetness from the nose is present in the taste (apricot, candied sugar), but again its dulled, and somewhat masked by hop bitterness. A touch of alcohol as it warms.

M/D: Medium body, moderately heavy carbonation, decent drinkability, well masked ABV.

O: Real nice aroma, otherwise a relatively average Belgium IPA. Not something Id probably purchase again, but worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 00:29:15 | More by zac16125
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TheZzyzxScarecrow

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-11-2013 06:10:44 | More by TheZzyzxScarecrow
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-11-2013 06:03:33 | More by spycow
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Ceriii

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-10-2013 22:54:32 | More by Ceriii
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-10-2013 04:58:02 | More by Texasfan549
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-10-2013 02:58:28 | More by Nutwood
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-09-2013 21:21:03 | More by wonothesane42
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microbe7

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-09-2013 16:33:19 | More by microbe7
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dcguitar

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-08-2013 21:22:26 | More by dcguitar
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Lee_Hancock

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-08-2013 17:25:44 | More by Lee_Hancock
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Duvel

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-08-2013 16:10:21 | More by Duvel
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jsball22

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-07-2013 20:32:12 | More by jsball22
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-07-2013 19:40:11 | More by orangesol
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2013 07:24:40 | More by tbeer40
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barczar

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark copper with a frothy half inch cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of thin lacing.

Resin, pine, and belgian yeast esters form the initial aroma. Fresh cut grass, pineapple, tangerine, and candi sugar add complexity. One strange combo of yeast esters and hop fruitiness! There's a bit of belgian yeast funkiness present, accompanying floral hop notes at the finish.

Pine, pineapple, tangerine, and mango form the initial flavor, slightly sweet, but becoming bitter at the resiny, dry finish. There's a bit of toasted, bready malt that hits mid palate. It's like fruit cocktail meets resin. Hard to tell which esters are from yeast. Grapefruit and peach emerge late.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch high, and significant alcohol warmth. Slight astringency is present.

Interesting brew. I think the recipe must've changed over the years. Don't recall so much tropical fruit character. Bitterness is a bit too much for my palate, but love the flavor overall. I'll tolerate the bitterness for the flavor complexity.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 02:24:40 | More by barczar
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-07-2013 00:13:13 | More by Mack
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

4.59/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite breweries for consistently good suds. 12oz single for $2.25 at The Beer Store in Nashua, NH. Code 151A13 printed on the front label. Served cold in a tulip.

A: A hard pour gives 1/2" of frothy white foam that settles after a minute or so to a stable meniscus and a single clump of large bubbles that clings to the glass. Mostly clear, coppery orange brew.

S: Light crisp candy malty sweetness and a nice mix of soft citrusy and citrus rind hops. Smells just like sour apricots, or the part of a peach right next to the pit. Very nice, salivagenesis ensues.

T: Super pungent bitter hop slams the palate with hardcore bitter apricot stuff, leaving a strong grassy hop aftertaste that lingers for quite a while. Tastebuds are slaughtered with IBUs, I can't believe this is only 60IBU (according to FD's website). The malt body plays a small supporting role, providing just enough body to support the hop, with a little of it lingering in the finish to keep that balanced as well. Also some mango, pineapple, tropical type stuff going on in there, especially when belching. Moderate peppery alcohol heat, but the hop dominates it and keeps it under control, so it's almost a positive.

M: Crisp clean body with just a bit of viscosity. A little EtOH heat present in the finish, but not offensive. Good carbo.

O: Delicious. I REALLY REALLY love the combo of Belgian yeast with citrusy American hops. Phenomenal combo, somewhat similar to what I've done with some of my homebrews (saison yeast, wheat, citrusy US hops).

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 03:45:24 | More by BeerNinja007
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Rn2Ln3Tn4

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-03-2013 20:23:58 | More by Rn2Ln3Tn4
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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