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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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3,482 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,482
Reviews: 1,104
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 120
Gots: 571 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

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Photo of bobhits
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Two finger head, very interesting bubbles coming up. Larger than most bubbles and a bit more action going on that most IPAs I can think of. A wonderful orange straw color. For filtered beer it's pretty darn good looking. If they'd get some yeast floating around I think they'd have a near perfect looking beer!

A wonderful mix of extremely bitter hops with a caramel malt which is enhanced by a very sweet Belgium yeast. It is truly amazing how this style of beers is growing. We've taken Belgium yeast which is pretty much awful when used by the belgiums and found a way to create a whole new and really tasty version of our IPAs. Hopefully the trappest and others over there are taking notes. This is how you balance the absurd sweetness of a Belgium beer!

Extremely drinkable and while a touch heavier than I'd expect it feels pretty decent in the mouth. That said what IPA isn't?

Don't go into this beer expecting to be blown away. The aroma is a great mix of the fruity Belgium yeast, American hops, slightly sweetened from the malt and perhaps at of spice. Apart from that you're looking at an above average beer, priced EXTREMELY well.

Photo of Dave1999
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a small white head.

The smell is citrus fruits,oranges and lemons in particular.

The taste is orange, bitter hops and candi sugar.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

I was more impressed with this beer than I thought I'd be. By far my favorite of the flying dog beers. Very easy to get, they even have it in 7-11.

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dgeebs07
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of RMelyon
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Getalegup
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of magine
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**Re-review of this brew. Original brew was drank in an over sized wine glass and was done about a month ago**

Poured into a Sam Adams tulip style pint glass.

Pours a clear amber with a with pillowy head. The head fades to a lace island. Nice lace left behind.

The brew smells of yeast, malts and hops. Sweet; caramel, fruits, yeasts and hops. Smells nice.

Brew is creamy; malty and has a caramel sweetness. Hops are citrusy, fruity hops. Drinks very well. Goes down very smooth, dry finish, slight bitterness. Has a slight fruit tasting bitterness taste as you drink. Good tasting brew. Dry aftertaste.

This is a very drinkable big beer. This is my second go around with it, and I genuinely know that glassware makes a big difference. The brew looks way better then my previous review. The brew at this point has a different taste as well, not sure if it is because of the glassware as well. Good stuff.

Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of slim2043
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of minterro
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tom’s liquor store in East Lansing.

A & S: bananas and citrus aromas, but its kinda weak smelling. Semi-transparent orange beer with tints of red. Eggshell white head, that leaves good lacing.

T & M: yum! Very interesting. Yeasty at first like a Belgium triple but mid taste is hoppy like an IPA. Finishes a bit fruity for my taste. Very smooth with medium body and carbonation. 8% really this beer masks it so well. Very drinkable.

O: cool bottle, interesting name, great beer. Very interesting beer, haven’t tried anything like this, and it sooo good I could drink this beer all day. Very hard to give this a rating, if I could I would give it a 4.25 for taste and total.

Photo of Sonofalime
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mjw1200
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Really like belguims and Ipas, thought it would be a match made in heaven. Too much asprin in the flavor. The belguim aspects did not come across great. Good beer just not as good as I was hoping from ratings and description. I think the smell was good but it didn't impress after that.

Photo of kbnooshay
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a. Pours a super clear orange golden color with some carbonation rising to the top.The frothy off white head is about 2 fingers width high.

s. Aroma is Belgian to the max with all the typical Belgian spice character. Theres some nice hop presence and sweetness.

t. In the taste department the Belgian yeast really stands in the front. Some nice caramel malt flavor balances out the hop bite.

mf/d. Feel is moderate but slightly creamy with just enough carbonation. Very drinkable considering the abv.

I am usually not a big fan of the Belgian IPAs. The Belgian spice and strong hops don't always work. But this does.

Photo of kjrod20
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jmich24
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Duvel Tulip

S: Sweet, slightly funky. Some citrus and spiciness, herbal and cloves.
A: Dark golden orange. Big two finger head. Nice lacing and head retention.
T: Tastes as smell suggests. Spicy, peppery clove. Not nearly as bitter as expected. Finishes slightly bitter.
M: Medium to light mouthfeel. Finishes very wet.
O: This just didn't seem to be an IPA to me, Belgian or not. Not very bitter. Very spicy, rye like qualities(not sure if it brewed with rye) Very nice easy drinking Belgian beer.

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Backer2004
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I believe this is just coming to NC and was fortunate to have it on tap at the Liberty Gastropub in Charlotte. this was part of a beer pairing and we enjoyed it with Beer Braised Spicy Boudin Blanc with GrilledArtichokes, Gaelic, Cheese Fondue, & Grilled Peasant Bread. a nice combination to say the least. This is a great style and Flying Dog hits the spot with it. Easy to consume, even for those who are not hophead. Nice color, head, and balance

Photo of cavedave
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice clear amber pour, topped by a half finger of beige head that relaxes to a lively skim.

Smell is dominated by tart yeast, even some belgiany/spicy esters in there, lighter citrus candy, and an even lighter tasty floral at the edge.

Taste starts with the same blast of tart yeast, then transitions into citrus, followed by some drying pine, citrus pith bitter. It keeps a sweetness to it, and the tart of it stays long into the finish. At times it seems too astringent in finish, but as I approach 10 oz. in it has become tasty. The tart and bitter benevolently battle for the finish. The winner has changed sip to sip, and this morphing profile is excellent complexity. After warming a bit of candy lemon is the last taste on tongue.

Mouthfeel is okay. Fairly high carb., drinks a touch syrupy, but highly viscous with a dry finish perfect for style. The lingering tart could be a bit cleaner is my complaint.

Drinkability is quite good. The complex finish and interesting taste make this cravable.

Impression: Not a huge fan of FD but this one is quite tasty.

Photo of rvdoorn
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer in my favorite Dutch pub, the Vlaamse Reus.

Look: Clear amber-orange color with a white head, that disappeared quickly.

Smell: Very nice, sweet, fresh and hoppy with orange, grapefruit and passionfruits.

Taste: As some other reviewers also mention, it falls a bit short compared to the taste. The taste is the one of a typical IPA, very strong grapefruit hop profile, with some nice spicy-bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied, sharp, and carbonation is high
Overall: A nice beer, would not mind to drink it again

Photo of jnardone235
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of aubuc1
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle "320FX10" poured in to a goblet.

Pours a clear orangey brown with a thinning off white.

Smart smell of hoppy belgian yeast and some light ripe fruit.

Taste is a very smooth, nicely hopped, yeasty with a nice dry finish.

Very good mouthfeel, and very drinkable for the high abv.

A real delight from Flying dog.

Photo of mixed_master7
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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