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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3.86/5
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4,119 Ratings
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
flyingdogbrewery.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This bitch has a lot going on. Its sweet malt body is contrasted by pine and grapefruit hop flavors and exotic fruit notes from the Belgian yeast.

Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,776
Reviews:
1,194
Ratings:
4,119
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
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167
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1,167
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,119 |  Reviews: 1,194
Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tehdan93
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Spice, bananas, grapefruit, lemon and possibly some coriander. Nice mouth feel and looks gorgeous. Great lacing with a thick lasting head. Tart with a not so heavy hop with a dry malt. Leaves a lingering bitter malt covered by lemon, spices and possibly some banana bread on the finish. Hard to say but you are left with a nice long after taste.

Great job with this one!

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Photo of drh88
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very slightly cloudy amber with a one inch white head that left decent lacing. Smells more like a wit beer than an IPA with notes of banana, Belgian yeast, floral notes and sweet malts. Tastes of bready malts, bananas, Belgian yeast, grapefruit, lemon, floral notes and a bit of spice. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, very mild bitterness, smooth mouth feel.

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Photo of quiltmearainbow
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

**
12/02/2018

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: deep clear orange. Big frothy off-white head.
AROMA: belgian yeast, apricot, banana, allspice, lemon.
TASTE: citrus, banana, with some lemon and pine mixed in. Baking soda finish. Flavors are a bit disjointed.
FEEL: light to medium body. good carbonation and a touch smoothy/creamy feel.

Pretty good. Interesting blend of Belgian/Hoppy. I'd call it 75% Belgian.


**

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Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iguanodon
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at the Flying Dog pub at BWI. Pours clear copper with a small off white head that disappears leaving nice lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, sweet malt, a little floral. Taste is similar with hints of spice and black pepper. A winner for me because I like this style when it's done right and Flying Dog knows what they are doing here.

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Photo of JohnDon
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of surfotog
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csnyder83
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cdriver0414
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCPremo
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rickklein9
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akme223
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served in pint glass. Pours a rich amber color, very clear. White foamy head dissipates quickly into a ring around edge of glass.

Smells grassy, hints of floral/herbal and picking up the yeast. I’d say it smells more like a wit than an IPA.

Taste is clean and sweet. Yeast is still present. A bit more citrusy taste than I expected from the smell. Picking up the herbal hops but very mild bitterness.

It’s very well balanced, incredibly smooth. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation. For a 8.3, the alcohol is very well hidden!

Overall this is a pretty good beer. I’d definitely buy it again.

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Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clean pint glass. Very rich and clear amber color (although with somewhat hazy), thick creamy tan head with fair retention and lacing.

Smells of hay and orange peel, along with yeast and banana notes. Other citrus present.

Taste follows the smell almost consistently. Bready malt upfront and tastes mainly of orange, grapefruit, and banana. Notes of coriander, mango, and caramel. Moderate bitter aftertaste, really smooth.

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Photo of tylerjin
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pizzabutt
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

appearance: a nice amber body, ever so slightly hazy, with a frothy 2-finger white head. head dissipated fairly fast, down to about .5cm, but left very nice lacing.

smell: not amazing, but not bad. smells slightly like hay, with a little bit of a banana. in addition are a dash of spice and a little bread. reminds me of a witbier but with a little more oomph.

taste: taste follows the nose fairly well, but the banana comes out more. has a hint of a sort of coriander. smooth bitterness is noticeable. the bitterness isn't quite like an american ipa that hits the back of your throat, rather it's more like a coffee-type bitter.

feel: very smooth, creamy, and thick. lots of excellent body. carbonated, but only enough to remind you that this is a beer.

overall: a good beer. not my absolute favorite, but it's definitely a nice change of pace from all the american IPAs.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,119 ratings