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
Very Good
4,077 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:
#11,194
Reviews:
1,182
Ratings:
4,077
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
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161
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1,147
Trade:
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Ratings: 4,077 |  Reviews: 1,182
Photo of Beerdanza
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's a different kind of IPA.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a plain old beer glass.

Look: A wonderful hazy amber.
Smell: Belgian yeast and dried fruits. Kind of like an old fashioned fruitcake!
Taste: Belgian yeast sourness followed by hops bitterness. A slightly sweet backbone, but not too much.
Feel: It has a pretty substantial feel to go with it's substantial ABV
Overall, it's one of my favorites. Substantial, sour and bitter. Not for the faint hearted. And getting buzzed on 3 beers is a bonus.

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Photo of arizcards
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up at Total Wine in late October.

Beer poured a clear copper color with a nice long lasting head - very impressive.

Nose is belgian spices and hoppy happiness.

Taste is a nice blend of the belgian yeast strain that accents the white pepper and light fruit flavors. Hops hint of citrus and mango.

Mouthfeel is pretty good, the yeast strain does not quite catch the true essence of a belgian.

Drinkability is quite nice, abv is well hidden.

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Photo of ABOWMan
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a ample two fingered head of tan colored mixed size bubble head. Lacing is evident. The ale is copper in color with near perfect clarity. Quite a pretty picture in the glass.

The aroma is wonderful with notes of apricot, honey, lemon and bourbon.

The flavor is a pleasing mixture of bitter hops, sweet malt, tart grapefruit with a slight alcohol note on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a tad light on the tongue. Certainly not overbearing given the high ABV.

Drinkability is good. One could easily enjoy several glasses of this concoction.

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Photo of mschrei
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Broch12
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ilafan
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
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 Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Mildly hazed amber orange color, the pour builds up thick frothy off-white head that stands with good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving only some patchy lace on the glass-side.

In a nose, hop with its citrus, grapefruit, tropical, floral, and herbal while malt with its big and bold breadiness and dough. Belgian yeast character also reveals with notes of spice, pepper, sugar, some funkiness, and exotic fruit.

There is rich mal bill in the palate sensation with notes of bread, dough, and lightly sweet caramel. Hop comes into play bringing its citrus, grapefruit, tropical, and strong herbal bitterness while there are also lots of Belgian’s elements unfolding with notes of spice, pepper, sugar, honey, funkiness, and exotic fruit. The aftertaste is lasting with hop bitterness and some residual spice and fruit from yeast.

Medium body with some bold touch through the palate, smooth mouthfeel with some good crisp and lively carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well, finish is very dry.

Not really so Belgian but it is a proper mix between American IPA and some Belgian’s element. The result is that quite unique and tasty IPA to amuse the taste buds.

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Photo of gardner254
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachlink720
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanLane
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csurowiec
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonbozz
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JacobMutberg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of fmrl
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of csmartin6
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of funkyfritos
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Nversobr
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium orange color with a white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, citrus and oranges. The flavor has lots of citrus with lemons and oranges. Belgian yeast flavors are present as is medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium to high carbonation.

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

Clear amber pour with a white head. Smells hoppy and malty. Notes of grapefruit, orange, caramelized malts, a bit of honey and piney hops. The taste follows the same notes, with a nice sweet and malty backbone on top of a bitter hoppy profile.

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Photo of standardcherry
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,077 ratings