Raging Bitch
Flying Dog Brewery

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Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States
Belgian IPA
Ranked #44
Ranked #18,167
3.86 | pDev: 13.47%
Sep 15, 2023
Sep 23, 2009
Two inflammatory words...one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. An anything-but-delicate blend of sharp hoppiness and fruity aroma, this beer is a life-changing backyard knife-fight for your palate. Once you’ve had a Raging Bitch, everything else pales in comparison. Fermented with a volcano-like Belgian yeast strain called “El Diablo,” Raging Bitch earned its polarizing name from the aggressively active nature of the yeast—unleashed, untamed, unbridled...and in heat. Enjoy its golden glow and white foaming head alongside bold flavors like spicy BBQ wings, blue cheese salads, or that bag of family-sized Cool Ranch Doritos you’re going to destroy later while binge-watching Netflix.

Malts: Caramel
Hops: Warrior, Columbus, Amarillo
Yeast: Belgian (El Diablo)
IBU: 60
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Reviewed by freystout17 from Ohio

2.67/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Would not buy it again. Stringent lingering aftertaste that takes all of the fun out. Belgian ? Yes. IPA ? If so, I don't know where...?? This beer has no resemblance to a typical IPA. Think Belgian with a ferocious bitter and affronting aftertaste.
GLTA. I won't go back to this one.
Sep 15, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by Chilmer from Iowa

Aug 31, 2023
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Rated by gogglesnteeth from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good pre-season football beer
Aug 20, 2023
Rated: 3.62 by DanO1066 from Maryland

Jul 16, 2023
Rated: 3.89 by Nunya from Ohio

Jun 17, 2023
Rated: 3.29 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2023
Rated: 3.96 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

May 20, 2023
Rated: 4.13 by Spade from Pennsylvania

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 3.51 by selekt0r

Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 4 by KT3418 from Colorado

Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours amber with a bit of cloudiness. It has an off white head with excellent head retention.

Smell: It has a strong aroma of apricots with caramel with some honey and citrus.

Taste: It has apricot flavor with caramel and honey. There are some light cherry elements with other citrus notes in the background. There are very light barnyard elements.

Feel: It has a medium full body with moderate bitterness.

Overall, it drinks more link a thick west coast IPA than a Belgian to me, but there are nice worthwhile flavors.
Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 3.6 by Pacioli1445 from South Dakota

Feb 19, 2023
Rated: 4 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Jan 30, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by DoctorRobert1969 from California

Dec 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by David19457 from New Jersey

Sep 19, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Aug 19, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

Jul 19, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
"For optimal freshness enjoy by 9/14/22"; drank 7/2/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through golden appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big khaki head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Fresh soap, mild corn & faint dry wheat notes in the nose.

Sticky medium mouthfeel.

Fresh soap & mild orange peel flavors up front; dry clove notes and some booze heat on the finish.

A bit off-putting; not so much a melding of styles, as a clashing of styles. Abrasive.
Jul 03, 2022
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Reviewed by BucBasil from Rwanda

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured on tap at DCA airport in DC. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a frothy off-white head. Strong Belgian yeast aroma with brown sugar and balancing malt. Taste is balanced with a slight bitter kick at the end. Like a Belgian funnel throughout, lots of brown sugar, caramel, banana bread, spice. Finishes with a surprising pine not which brings it back to the IPA aspect of things. A really fun take on a Belgian brew with a lot of similarities but also some surprises. Recommended.
Jun 24, 2022
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