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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

2,736 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2736
Reviews: 1030
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.59%


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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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Moderate head that is slow to die; leaves a cratered surface as it recedes. Good lace. Clear, golden-amber color

Earthy, moldy, and very bitter are the first words that come to mind when I smell this beer. It's not particularly attractive and it's hard to describe. On the surface, it smells like a particularly strong yeast with a hot spiced hop. It's like nothing I've brought to my nose before.

Very harsh taste that cannot be complete attributed to the ample hop. It's almost as if there were some sort of hot sauce (tabasco-like) added to the beer, even though there is no "heat" per se on the tongue. Very astringent. Short aftertaste. I cannot detect the alcohol nor can I sense the yeast flavor. Moderate body and slightly spritzy carbonation.

This is completely unusual to me, but not necessary in a good way. Worth seeking out if only to try something new.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 20:49:10 | More by smcolw
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Halcyondays

California

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a golden amber with a firm white head with nice retention, great lace.

S: American hops all the way, lots of grapefruit, cantaloupe rind and pine.

T: Really if I tasted this blind I wouldn't think this is a Belgian IPA. The American hops take over the beer immediately, similar flavours as in the nose. The only Belgian characteristics are a light yeasty, almost Bretty funk note at the finish. Nice flavours overall, as an IPA-type beer this is excellent. Reminded me a bit of a couple beers in The Bruery's Humulus series, Humulus Gold in particular.

M: Smooth and creamy, medium-full body. Nice aftertaste of resin.

D: The thing I really like about the Belgian IPA category is when a beer incorporates the greatness of American hops while maintaining a Belgian yeast identity. Beers like Hopsinjoor and Houblon Chouffe can do that. This beer is not is their league currently. Suffice to say though, this is quality stuff and clearly one of the better Flying Dog's I've had in a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2010 22:08:41 | More by Halcyondays
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mactrail

California

3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Sharp and startling bitter ale. The color is a classic amber color in the chalice. Nice foam and richly carbonated on the tongue. Quite bitter and hopped up. Hot with alcohol. A thin, almost harsh mouthfeel. So woody and astringent. Nose of honey, for some reason. Clear, clean, and like a bullet. Really sharp, it's beyond tangy. 60 IBU on a light body.

I'd call it an IPA with some Belgian flavors. But it's a wilder IPA than a lot of the pack. Apparently they jiggled a bottle enough for Ralph Steadman to notice and pontificate about it. 12 oz bottle from Best Damn beer store in San Diego.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 07:14:57 | More by mactrail
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sort of the flagship beer for these guys, this one is everywhere, but somehow I missed it until now. thick like all the flying dog beers are, this one is well hoppy, but more bitter hops meets mildly red malt, and its not a totally perfect fusion, but the Belgian yeast helps them be more cohesive. I like the creamy feel and the bitterness, but I don't care for the sharp acidic almost sweetness, or the way this stays filling in my stomach long after just a single beer. the 8.3% is also a little excessive, although I don't think its too forward or interfering with the intended flavors. its in balance, but its just not fantastic. probably overhyped to some extent, and like I always say, still waiting for a flying dog beer that really wows me.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 01:59:57 | More by StonedTrippin
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mdfb79

New York

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - Appearance is an amber/gold, a lot of carbonation, almost no head.

s - Has a very fruity, citrus smell.

t - Taste a lot of spices and citrus, very hoppy.

m - Feels very carbonated, medium body.

d - Overall it was good IPA. Thought it hid the 8.3% ABV well, would definitely drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 01:25:50 | More by mdfb79
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pint glass at Al's of Hampden.

A: The Belgian IPA is is bright, a brilliant golden color, rather translucent. A finger of head, not nearly the amount of lace as the bottle provided, lingered for half of the glass.

S: The nose is IPA, if not double IPA, first and foremost with a citrus hoppiness that refuses to back down. Floral elements follow the citrus, a sweet finish to the hops. Lingering around are tripel aromas too, coriander and candi sugars, but not nearly in the same ballpark as the hops.

T: The hops reign supreme, taking a floral citrus flavor to the nth degree. The hops are wet and thick, scalding but awesome. The IPA side doesn't, can't, hid anywhere in the ale. That, unfortunately, also pushes the alcoholic heat up too. Lingering behind the hops are tripel flavors, not on par with the hops, that manage to influence and soften the hops. The whole package is quite good; shame on me for waiting this long to try it.

M: The mouthfeel is indulgent, wickedly hoppy from first sip to last. Citrus and flowers are in ample supply, coating the tastebuds with oily goodness. Tripel flavors keep the hops in check.

D: Fantastically good. But only if you like hops and Belgian yeast. And I do.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 18:13:45 | More by akorsak
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Billolick

New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler pour, clear medium dull amber, has an olive oil sheen to it, sits under a luxurious and creamy light khaki head, that stays and stays forever. Leaves thick frothy sheeting on the glass and rings of thick lace. Heavy/pungent tropical fruit/hop nose. Hopped up ale, fresh pineapple notes predominate. Not really getting whats all that Belgian about this one, perhaps some phenolic yeasty notes in the back ground, but mostly what I'm experiencing is a tasty, fruity, hoppy ale. Tasty and enjoyable, hop lovers will love this one, actually a real nice looking and smelling brew, but I'm not sure if they hit the note they were going for.

Serving type: growler

10-22-2009 01:09:18 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- The clear full orange body has a sea of microbubbles with a creamy butter-cream head that last a good bit.
S- The juicy slightly spicy hops come through even during the pour. There is a more subtle yeasty aroma with hints of bubble gum followed by a floral hop aroma and a saison yeast quality. T- The juicy pine hops have a green cinnamon note to them and a yeasty sweetness underneath. There is a bitter spicy green hop finish that has a soft sugary sweetness as the beer opens up.
M- There is a light mouthfeel with a fizzy full finish that boost the hop flavor and aroma. There is no alcohol heat noticed.
D- This beer has a nice full spicy hops flavor with a great depth and it blends well with the saison style yeast. The fizz is a bit overpowering in the finish but it does enhance the hops character.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2010 12:53:43 | More by rhoadsrage
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pleasant coppery colour, slightly hazed, although there's not sediment in the bottle. Head is fine, for the most part, but is filmy, and forms in large bubbles otherwise. Some patchy and very inconsistent lacing. Not that great, to be honest.

Nose is, indeed, that great. Big citrussy American hop character, with the blunting that comes from a pleasant round Belgian yeast character. Very crisp and very lovely. It brings together the best of both world in such a lovely fashion. Almost the classic BIPA nose.

Taste is also very nice, and really exemplified the wonderful blend of the two styles. Rather sweet cleansing Belgian body, with a lightness that improves the drinkability and a pleasing citric hop bite that gives crispness to the end and a lengthened bitterness. Feel is smoother than the average IPA, but very pleasantly leavened.

This is a lovely beer. It's pretty much a light American IPA that is spliced with the interest and roundness of Belgian yeast to give it something surprising. A very clear exemplar of the style, and one of the best of the style I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 07:43:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a three finger white head that fades slowly to a thin layer, leaving some lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit nose. Flavor is grapefruit, some sweet orange. Dry finish. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 22:57:08 | More by jdhilt
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Zorro

California

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliantly clear copper colored ale with a small tan colored head. This is the color of an old penny but not quite what I would call red.

Strong aroma of north western style hops. Very hoppy to the nose, in the Double IPA range and something like Dreadnaught. Strong pine, citrus and cedar scents. Coriander is in there but just about obliterated by the hop aromas. Finally there is a strong spruce aroma here that is distinct from the other evergreen aromas.

Starts out hoppy and earthy not unlike biting down on a cedar plank. Right off the bat you get some hop funk. There is a savory flavor here not unlike meat so I assume something here made glutamate possibly they threw some seaweed in the pot. There is a smoky flavor here I can't quite ID, something like a little scorched sugar. Not a very sweet beer there is sugar there after your tongue adapts to the hop attack. Lots of pine flavor here and eucalyptus the complexity of the smell doesn't translate to the taste. This isn't a bitter beer though, it is just funky.

Mouthfeel is good.

Quite a nice beer here. On the high side of the hop scale for the style but I love it.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2010 02:13:59 | More by Zorro
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Wasatch

Utah

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks goes out to ybnorml for this one.

Pours a pretty nice dark golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice one-finger creamy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing left behind. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, slight yeast, pepper, caramel. The taste is a pretty nice hop bomb, malty, a nice pepper note, slight corinander, and caramel. Medium body, the finish is bitter and dry. Very Drinkable, this brew surprised me, very nice, recommended. Thanks Wayne.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 02:21:01 | More by Wasatch
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Prohibition.

Pours a dark golden color with burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Sporadic chunks of lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with resinous oily hops, sweet citrus peel, Belgian yeast and estery fruit notes. Hints of apple, pear and strawberry with a subtle caramel malt backbone.

Medium bodied and creamy with a bit too strong of a malt backbone for my liking, killing off a lot of the hop flavor. Earthy hops up front with subtle pine and grapefruit flavor. Again, the malt backbone is too strong for it's own good with a prominent caramel and rye flavor.

I'm not sure if it was because of it being cask conditioned but this beer wasn't nearly hoppy enough. I would like to try this in bottle form to compare.

Serving type: cask

02-07-2011 07:46:52 | More by corby112
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hey, if the Bitch is Raging, then she simply needs to be set free. I began with one of the most aggressive pours of my life, nearly inverting the bottle as it growled at me. Down, girl! That pour resulted in a finger-and-a-half of eggshell white foam that was as dense as some of Kotter's Sweathogs. Even the remaining foam poured like soft-serve ice cream! The color was a deep, coppery-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was definitely Belgian yeast with esters of banana and must. Speaking of bananas, the taste was initially that of banana bread, then suddenly, the pine hops kicked in for a riot of flavor. It was like a King Cake, except that instead of a baby, somebody baked a pine cone into the middle of a loaf of banana bread. Zoinks! Mouthfeel was kind of abrasive, lots of CO2 scrubbing the nooks and crannies of my tongue. The finish was all hops, leaving me gasping for breath. Almost forgot the beautiful lacing throughout. Phew, "pure GONZO!" is putting it mildly. I have no words.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2010 21:03:52 | More by woodychandler
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

20th anniversary bottle picked up and reviewed during my trip to Jacksonville, Fl on 2/14/10.

Pours a clear golden orange color with 2 fingers of head and sticky lace that clings to the glass. Aroma is a strong burst of hops presenting themselves as scents of lemon-like citrus, orange and pine. Taste is very hop forward with citrus bitterness and a bit of the classic belgian style of spices. Light feel with moderate carbonation. Fairly warming beer as the alcohol is not hidden at all. For a belgian style IPA, it is very americanized with the major characteristics being the strong hop presence without much malt backbone. It seems quite unbalanced but a quick fix if you are looking for some hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2010 00:29:12 | More by stakem
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DoubleJ

California

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Much has been made about the controversal name, but I care more about the contents inside. Time to drink with a burrito bought at Chipotle. On to the beer:

Deep orange color, it shines beautifully in the tulip glass. The head forms over a finger's thick, and is showing some great head retention. Very nicely hopped is the aroma. Fresh, juicy, floral, hops. With the twist of horse blanket. I like a lot.

Of all the Begian IPA's I've had, this is definately the one with the most "American tasting hops". Fresh hops again. They provide a squirt of juice and fresh floral notes. A little bready plus honey, some crackery malt, then add that funky blanket which dries out your palate. Lemon peel is noted. Alcohol...that's nowhere. Wait, it's 8.3%? Crisp and refreshing, and very drinkable.

When I think of Flying Dog beers, I think of ugly labels with middle-of-the-road craft beer. Raging Bitch has the ugly label, but is easily the best of the Flying Dog brand I've had to date. Highly recommended.

Oh, and it's a decent pair with my burrito from Chipotle.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2010 05:19:04 | More by DoubleJ
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap @ Kloby’s Smokehouse (Laurel, MD) on5/5/12. Served in a goblet.

Pours a clear copper, with a ½ finger of sudsy bright-white head. This maintains some frothy edging, leaving back foamy lacing that quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The Belgian qualities of the aroma jump right out, with spice and fruity esters that mix in with a fresh floral feel, bitter smelling grapefruit, and a light sticky mix of tropical fruit and malt across the back. There is also a soft underpinning of heat to this but it isn’t too bad.

The taste is fresh hop character throughout, with bitter grapefruit that is softened a bit on the edges by herbal and light tropical fruit flavors while a gentle biscuit feeling malt presence sits along the back of the profile. The Belgian influence is really felt more in the finish here though, with spice and an estery feel that lingers with some sharp bitter pith on the tongue. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied and a bit sharp on the tongue, with a firm creaminess along the back of the throat. There is a little warmth here to the body but it mostly just emboldens the hops and spice, as a slick oily undercurrent to the feel helps keep this smooth.

I had been hearing good things about this Flying Dog effort and found them to be mostly true! This has a nice balance to it between those bold American hop flavors and Belgian yeast notes that kept them quite complimentary to each other. This drank nicely for the bigger size here as well. I’ll be returning to this.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2012 19:31:54 | More by Kegatron
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Raging Bitch has a scalded orange colour, inflamed glow and frenzied complexion - I feel as though it's staring daggers at me. Do I have to defend myself before taking a drink? Will it hit me? I'll tell you what does hit me: the fiery, well stoked highlights that bleed through its frost bitten clarity. Its head isn't so raging but is erratically sticky.

The aroma is a sure distraction: the combination of American hops and Belgian yeast is damn near mystical. A profuse, hemorrhaging fruity bitterness occults all sorts of esters, vapors and phenols and the distant sweetness of a generous maltiness. Like a dog trying to catch a fly buzzing around its head, I'm chomping at the air around the glass...

Until I remembered I could actually take a sip. Impressive. The hops are so fruity and piny and bitter that they seemed to have blown a gasket; charred grapefruit, dried orange peel, herbal grasses and tree bark are on the warpath. But they meet a formidable foe in the less aggressive, but more tactile, esters and peppery phenols of the yeast.

The alcohol is just about at its boiling point but, curiously, feels only lukewarm, and is nowhere so hot so as to cause burns. The bitterness is incredibly raspy, and leaves your throat feeling that way too. The malts, meanwhile, despite that hoarse, gravelly hop presence, is not the least bent out of shape; it is firm and so thick so as to feel crunchy.

Raging Bitch is an appropriate name for a beer that is comprised of a rabid yeast, seething alcohol and merciless hops. And doubly so because I'm now enraged by the fact that the brewery doesn't sell it in bombers! The fact that I had to settle for a 12 ounce bottle has me seeing red! And also definitely seeing a full six pack in my future purchases.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2011 16:40:07 | More by biegaman
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears an orange toned amber with a small head of fluff. Scattered streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is pine, citrus, herbs, spices, orange peel, notes of rye, and obvious esters from Belgian yeast.
Taste is of the aromas with a juicy fruit gum and apricot explosion. I'm at odds as to the yeast they used here. Almost seems like a dry yeast.
Mouthfeel is medium full bodied, bitey, bitter, sweet, pungent, and sticky.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 23:58:19 | More by weeare138
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a golden honey color with good head retention and lacing. The nose on this beer is very floral, with some very perfumy hops backing the light fruity sweetness. Flavors replicate the nose, and I have to say this is one of the hoppier, bitter, domestic Belgain style IPA's I've tried. There is some underlying sweet white peach and honey, but the hops really come on strong in this beer, giving if a long, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is fairly light and drinkability is OK. The alcohol is a bit more noticeable then I would like, and I can't see myself having more then a single glass at a sitting. Still, this was a nice effort by Flying Dog; one of the more interesting beers I've had from them of late.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2009 13:08:57 | More by johnmichaelsen
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plaid75

New York

4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft at The Belgian Room, NYC.

Poured a pale copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a full peppery hop and moderate esters.

The taste was extremely spicy due to the abundantly peppery hop and estery yeast. Earthy malts rounded out the experience.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a superior example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2010 13:15:39 | More by plaid75
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, thanks to grub for sharing.

Pours a clear dark amber/orange, nice and bright, medium sized white head forms and settles down to a thin ring around the glass, a few lace spots stick, looks alright.

Smell is neat, a little sweet, some caramel and candi sugar, banana, some spice, a bit of yeast, apricot, a bit of fruit, alcohol, light vanilla, citrus, orange peel, a bit of clove, pineapple, pretty interesting.

Taste is similar, lots of banana and grapefruit, sugary sweetness, a bit of biscuit, caramel and candi, vanilla, apricot, pineapple, orange peel, wafer, a bit of alcohol, some spices in the finish, clove and more vanilla, neat citrus bite.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a bit sweet, some light heat going down. Pretty good, has some cool flavours going on. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 02:08:37 | More by Viggo
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a great surprise, pours a light brown, not much head. Good carbonation. Aroma, sweet, and hops. Thanks.

Taste, more hops, leans to the American side, thankfully. Still has the warming alcohol presence and yeast fruitiness on the Belgian tip. Mouthfeel rocks, alcohol feel fades, more nuance of the spice come on. All the right points from both sides of the pond. $11 a 6er is actually pretty good for this high quality product, the best thing Flying Dog has ever made.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 17:41:56 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Orange copper body. Thin off white head. Lacing is minimal. Aroma is juicy hops and cakey belgian yeast. Flavor is balanced nicely with resinous and grassy hops blending in with the bready malts and estery belgian yeastiness. Solid flavor and a bit unique compared to other Belgian IPAs I've had.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2010 04:48:45 | More by Bighuge
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A bright orange pour with a brilliant clarity reveals a light, micro-bubbly effervesce that was loosely spaced. A spongey modest capping, light beige in color, displays modest retention all the while leaving a minimal lacing on the way down.

S: A beautiful nose of oranges, fresh juicy pears, and sweet apricots appear upfront. A few swirls later brings out a lemony tart nature and some sour fruitiness that works well in balancing the initial fruity sweetness. Overall modest in strength and aromatic.

T: Spicy hops meets fresh wet citrus and toasty grains (perhaps munich) with a warmth of alcohol. Toasted grains compose the malting, that was complimented by some warm grapefruit and pine juice bring a spicy warmth. The hops and alcohol really come into play late in the game after the swallow providing a nice bite from the bitch.

M: A nice tingle of carbonation and medium consistency with warm and bitter pine juice and alcohol. Slick textured slides nicely around the tongue.

D: The alcohol seems a bit more then its advertised 8.3%abv as well the hops of 60ibu which were quite dominant. Spicy, hoppy Belgian take that will leave you with a good impression and wanting more.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2010 23:01:07 | More by beerthulhu
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 2,736 ratings.