Raging Bitch
Flying Dog Brewery

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From:
Flying Dog Brewery
 
Maryland, United States
Style:
Belgian IPA
Ranked #52
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,323
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 13.47%
Reviews:
1,237
Ratings:
3,014
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 19, 2022
Added:
Sep 23, 2009
Wants:
  171
Gots:
  1,190
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: 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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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
 
Rated: 3.56 by Cfitty from New York

Jun 08, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by CaptainMac from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2022
 
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
A very nice amber pour, an pale yellow meringue head that lingered and some really nice lacing. Boogar factory said Belgian yeast, taste buds said Belgian yeast, brain said "nope, this won't work". Medium bodied, great lasting carbonation. I just dont like Belgian yeast.
May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by nblake5199

3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Raging Bitch IPA......This beer drinks like a lager not a IPA. Pours a beautiful amber color. Nice head. This is NOT a IPA....Its more a lager. Not very happy. BUT ITS BEER!!!!

3.5 out of 5......If you like lagers, you will love this beer!
May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours an opaque copper color with a monstrously thick off white colored head that dissipates unevenly leaving tons of lacing. Smell is floral with the complexities of the Belgian yeast present. Has a strong malt backbone with a balanced tropical fruit taste and bitter finish. Mouth is just shy of syrupy but oh so enjoyable. Can remember splitting a 6 with a work colleague @ lunch and not wanting to get much done after that thus calling it a "Raging Bitch" kind'a day. A staple that I always try to have on hand in order to turn friends onto. Love the artwork & name.
Apr 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A hazy copper pour, fat head and curtain lacing. Impressive. The nose is quiet medicinal, a bit of lemon. Taste is pungent herbal bitterness, as promised, with pretty solid malts that sit as a firm foundation for the punchy hops. Dry and taxing, this is not one I groove to, but it’s alright.
Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2022 re-review

A decent interpretation of a belgian IPA, not really anything to write home about but not terrible. Deffinitely has more of an IPA than a belgian character, that can be a good or a bad thing depending on what youre looking for.

Pours a translucent orange/brass color with a one finger off white head that laces the glass well.
Aroma is bitter and herbal, fairly nondescript besides notes of grapefruit rind and caramel.

Malt bill is strong and competes for control with the hops. Has a sweet caramel / honey / candied orange flavor predominantly. Yeasty belgian flavor only appears on the aftertaste, its nice but not as bold as I would have expected - showcasing decent flavors of banana and very mild clove. Finishes bitter and dry with hoppy notes of orange zest.

Mid weight body. Alcohol profile is moderate, you can tell its almost 9% yet at the same time this is oddly sessionable.

This is an enjoyable beer for sure; I come back to it every now and then when I want something thirst quenching but strong in ABV.
Apr 06, 2022
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Rated by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Light ipa, first sip tastes great, too sweet tho so after a bit gets old. Don't think I would buy again.
Mar 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by RPBeerdude from Colorado

Feb 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.58 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Feb 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by zotzot from Vermont

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by Bitburger from Vermont

Jan 06, 2022
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Reviewed by KTCamm from New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
3/1/21....pours medium copper amber with light head of off white foam. Cherry fruit and yeasty nose. Spicy fruity flavor. Some cherry. Black currants too. Deep and powerful body. Leaves with an earthy gritty bitter. Solid.
Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.43 by biteme398 from Virginia

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Brownish copper in color with a white head. Nose is spices and pungency. Taste follows the nose with a spicy, white pepper dryness that quickly grips the palate with a piney bitterness. Good Beer with a different spin on IPA.
Dec 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.58 by TrojanRB from Texas

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.69 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Nov 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4.47 by beerrat from Virginia

Nov 13, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Oct 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

Oct 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.62 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2021
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Reviewed by HopHunterCL from Ohio

3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
First off I have to say that I’m not a fan of the name of this beer. It’s 2021 Flying Dog. You can do better.
Pours a deep amber with two fingers of fluffy white head.
Aroma of cooked pear with toffee and some spice. Fruity
Slightly sweet fruit flavor up front balanced by a hoppy bitter finish. I get a lot of pear and citrus with a bit of banana clove spice. Pine hop finish.
I enjoyed this beer but probably won’t revisit.
Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
L: Pours a clear copper with a white head Nice lacing.
S: I’m picking up clove and fruity yeast
T: Piney hops, Belgian yeast. Interesting.
F: Medium bodied with a dry finish
O: I like the style a lot and this is a pretty good example of it.
Jul 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.94 by BrewsOverHoes from Georgia

Jun 01, 2021
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours dark amber with a thin white head that leaves much lacing. Aroma is typical Belgian with the fruity/clove notes. Taste is as advertised, sharp fruity flavors, with that Belgian banana/clove background. There is some hoppyness in there too, but the fruit flavors dominate. Feel is also as advertised, sharp and drying. Overall, you get what is advertised, but it's not my favorite, but it is interesting.
May 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
355 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgård, Denmark. ABV is 8.3%, IBU 60. Clear orange colour, big off-white head. Lovely strong aroma of fruity and piney American hops, notes of oranges and slightly caramellized orange marmalade. The flavour is a hoppy explosion from start to finish, fruity (orange marmalade) first, very bitter in the end. There is a considerable malty sweetness that stands up to the bitterness. I don’t get many "Belgian" notes out of this "Belgian IPA", it is all very American to me.
May 11, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle. Best by date is stamped on label as '05:23:21'.
Mostly clear, medium amber colored body. One thin finger of white head recedes to thin cap. Leaves some partial lacing walls away from the drinking side.
Aroma of Belgian yeast, with hint of toasted malt and piney hops.
Taste is up front with piney hops, with a good malt base and an expression of the Belgian yeast. Also has some sweeter tropical fruit hops that emerge late. Aftertaste goes to a sweet mellow place with a blend of the main components. Both the initial flavor push and the end game are tasty, although with different emphasis and balance.
Medium mouth feel, with a bit of syrup. Very good carbonation. There is some piney bitterness but not to a burn or stinging experience.
All components get to present and together they work well in a blend and balance. Flavorful IPA, and more distinct because of the yeast smell and taste. Wild side art work on the label.
May 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by paulytasker from New York

Apr 30, 2021
 
Rated: 3.96 by BasedTroy

Apr 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.08 by Insomniac from Canada (ON)

Mar 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Andrew_NYC from New York

4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Clear copper caramel color with a fluffy white head and nice lacing.

Belgian yeast on the nose with a bit of spice and malt in the background. Maybe a hint of dank hop but its light if its there at all.

Luckily the hoppiness is there in the taste. Dank, piney hops up front with the malty Belgian spice flavors coming through in the finish. At times the flavors almost seem to be competing, but really I think they mostly balance out pretty well. The booziness is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is light and easy to sip with nice, zippy carbonation.

This is pretty nice for something different. Turns out that Belgian flavors and west-coast hop flavors marry pretty well. It's just starting to feel like Spring here and I'd say that's the right time to drink one of these. You don't necessarily want all the tropical hop flavors of a NEIPA, so the roasty malt flavors in this one work nicely when there's still a hint of chill in the air.
Mar 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Mar 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.68 by cauchysequence from Maryland

Mar 06, 2021
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Rated by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Id drink it again. Largely belgian and small-ly ipa but good none the less.
Feb 27, 2021
 
Rated: 3.41 by thisita from Maryland

Jan 30, 2021
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