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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4,045 Ratings
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

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

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Ratings: 4,045 |  Reviews: 1,174
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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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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the gold standard of Belgian IPAs. As you can see by the amount of review this beer has been amazing successful and is the most popular out of all FLying Dog brews. It satisfies the needs of the hop heads out there and also caters to those on the opposite end of the spectrum that like the Belgian.

This beer smells fruity with a higher than average alcohol content of 8.3%. The beer is a dark amber color when poured into a bottle with a heavy amount of white lacing. Flying Dog forces carbonation in their beer so there is heavy head on this beer. It leads to a smooth, crisp heavily carbonated (though not in a bad way) mouthfeel. The taste is slightly sweet due to the Belgian yeast but neither that nor the taste of the hops linger. This is a very drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

*review from notes on 7/27/10*

Best before date: October 30, 2010

Raging Bitch pours a hazy, copper color with a good 2 fingers of head that leaves lots of sticky lacing on my pint glass. You can smell the Belgian yeast, but the citrus hop aromas are what stand out the most...smells really fresh. Lots of hops upfront in the taste, both citrus and earthy, which is accompanied well with that familiar Belgian yeast and sweet malts - balances out nicely. Medium bodied, good carbonation level, and easy drinking for its ABV.

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

12oz. bottle served cellar temp into a goblet.

Raging Bitch has a golden amber color with great clarity. The head is thick with a vigorous pour but settles quickly leaving very little lacing behind.

Aroma is sweet and citrusy with a hint of spicy Belgian yeast.

Flavor is intense in both bitterness and spice. It has herbal and medicinal qualities as well. Some underlying sweetness but not nearly enough to balance it out. That said, I think the point of this beer is to be extreme - maybe even a double Belgian IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Overall a solid example of the style and, actually, it could be argued, one of the only Belgian IPAs to get American-sized hoppiness.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,045 ratings