Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,948 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,948
Reviews:
1,157
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
1,055
For Trade:
3
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Photo of atniup
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It feels great. Other than being bitter, it's fine. It feels great.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of neshdog
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nasharm
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This is one I thought I had reviewed years ago. Kind of popular around here, but I never really got it. Pours a huge wet head that fades quickly. Nose is yeasty with herbs and medicinal hops.

The yeast covers everything in the taste, and when the hops break out later in the sip, they are smothered in the same yeastiness, evoking a combination of metal and soap. The aftertaste is particularly astringent. Not really my cup of tea.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lastmango
3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joshjunk
2.24/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

My first try of the style and I was unimpressed.

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Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of greedysoul
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with medium carbonation. Aroma of hops,yeast,and slight bit of fruit,citrus,and. Pine. I usually don't drink a lot of ipas but this was a pleasant change.no particular taste stood out which worked for this as it was fairly smooth,easy to drink and not too bitter. An interesting take on an ipa that's worth giving a try

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Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber. Thick, medium, off white head lasts a long time.

Smells citrus, pine, malt, Belgian yeast.

Tastes bready malt, citrus, clove, spice. Followed by pine. Finish is dry and very bitter pine linger. Medium body and creamy lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of Lamar
4.91/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I flat out love this stuff. It was first gifted to me a couple of years ago and it was love at first sip. Nice orange color with a flimsy head but great aromas, rich mouth feel and exceptional flavors from the yeast. This beer is a real keeper for me; I plan to always have a bottle on hand.

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Photo of Beer_lover101
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of slhuggy
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikefromNYC
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a stemless wine glass. Bottled on Jan 8 '17.

A - Reddish, amber color. Barely any head upon pour. Very weak lacing.
S - Alcohol, sugar, and hops.
T1 (initial) - Citrus, cream/whipped cream
T2 (middle) - Malty sweetness, sugar, burnt pastry crust
T3 (end) - Classic, crisp bitter hops with residuals of the malty sweetness
Aftertaste - As if you'd eaten a dehydrated (the alcohol) tangerine (the sweetness) with a tiny bit of the peel and a seed or two (the bitterness)
M - Crisp, creamy, smooth, and satisfying
O - This is not a bad beer, but I have had plenty IPA's at a similar ABV% with more character. I messed up by getting a six pack, but it's not the biggest blunder. Long story short, it's OK, but that's about it.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackVeg
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msp88
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thought this was quite good and unique, though not really to any discernible style. From a single (bbd in April) into a tulip. Poured a deep rust with a good 2 fingers of foamy off-white head with good retention. Little bubble gum, medicinal hops, and lots of kind of earthy citrus. This is fairly unique and a little odd, but it's working for me...the combination of yeast notes and hops is interesting, and the bitterness is good but not overpowering.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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