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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4,111 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:
#16,146
Reviews:
1,190
Ratings:
4,111
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
167
Gots:
1,161
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,111 |  Reviews: 1,190
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
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single from Whole Foods. Pours a fairly clear deep amber - bit of chill haze - 1 finger off white tightly packed head - short lived. Aroma slightly muted - bit of yeast, caramel malt, some spiciness and touch of banana. Taste is again a bit more malt forward, a little bit sweet with hints of saison like flavour, pleasant hoppy bitterness with fruity flavours of mango, banana, apricot. Full creamy mouth feel with mild hop but sweet over rides bitter. Clean and crisp - nice.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of puck1225
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful beer. Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Creamy white head and great lacing, golden brown body. Funky fruit smell. Taste of Belgian Saison, funkiness and pleasant earthiness. I would get this again.

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

Photo of rudiecantfail
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Deep orange color. Mostly clear. Thick, off-white head that had ok retention and left very nice lacing.

S---Sweet. Citrus & yeast. Orange is noticeable. Hoppy, but not like an American IPA.

T---Full. Orange, grapefruit. Not as hoppy on the tongue as on the nose. A little bit of banana.

F---Thick & juicy. Goes down easier than it probably should at a high ABV. Very well carbonated.

O---Excellent brew. I've had it before several times and knew enough to pick it up when it was at my shop. I'll grab more if it shows up again.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark copper colored with an inch of creamy tan head on top. The aroma is that sweet candy like Belgian triple yeast. I'm tasting that sweet Belgian triple yeast which dominates the flavor and aroma. The mouth is very dry and moderately carbonated.

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Photo of 8pErCeNt_AnD_aBoVe
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 1 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks ug, tastes gud.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,111 ratings