Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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89
very good
3,979 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:
3,979
Reviews:
1,163
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
1,079
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Bluecrow
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber can pour with 3 cm of foam. Orange and a whiff of alcohol in the nose. The flavor is bready malt and candi sugar, dosed with pine-hops. The mouthfeel is full. Alcohol is noted in the finish. I like this, but it lacks the dryness and complexity of others of this style.

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Photo of JackVegas83
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of porters4life
3.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is coppery, having hints of brown, red and bright orange. The head is white having a third part of a finger thickness. There's some visible carbonation. Great lacing.
S: The aroma is funky, not funky as sour funky but funky as you get a big giant belgian yeast profile, followed right after with a hoppy aroma. Belgian IPAs are something I'm not used to, mostly because I think they do a bad job at what they propose themselves to, and this Raging Bitch, even with a singularly good aroma, doesn't make it for me, you really have to chose between one and another.
T: Cheers. The taste begins with a big belgian candi profile, followed right after with a very biscuit-y profile. Never had a beer that such an accented biscuit profile. I'd say it's a bit too much. For the end of the sip, there's some very light tartness but the beer ends with a partially dry taste of hops and belgian yeast. It's like all these flavours separated could do greater things. But all together, it's makes really no sense at all.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is good. Alcohol content goes unnoticed. Bitterness is mild but ends with a bad touch - the biscuity profile blends with the resinous hops and the belgian yeast and creates a unpleasant aftertaste. You can't have sweet, sour and bitter in the aftertaste. Chose one, go for it.
O: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts? Not in this case.

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

Photo of brethein66
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Karenremom
4.66/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JebBelford
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trentt2
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of willcull78
4.34/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It was a medium to dark amber colored when opened and poured. The aroma was that of a spicy orange to pumpkin scent. It had developed a full foamy head when poured. The taste was flavorful, spicy. And the feeling it gave was very good, not overpowering. It is one that is worth considering again.

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Photo of PapaCapUSN
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nace4
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of urbanchemist
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Weissbier vase; no production information.
A: Pours an inviting very clear, amber color with a one inch, eggshell white head.  Very good retention and significant Belgian lacing.
S: Bread and orange citrus aromas.
T: Biscuit and pine flavors.  Mild bitterness that persists through the end of swallow.
M: Medium bodied, persistent effervescence.
O: A credible version of the IPA style.  Not terribly complex, but I enjoyed it and would have it again.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alot of the traditional IPA flavors are washed out by the Belgian yeast, but that addition itself is well done and balanced, classic pepper and spice notes, and the base is fine if bland.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I get how this is consider as a belgian IPA. Even if it's hop driven, the yeasty esters have a big part in this beer. Caramel is present in the smell and taste. Some grain too like caramelized wheat. Pine, grapefruit, grass, pineapple, apple.
All right beer but nothing over the top and a bit unbalanced

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blakeshoe
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Zonian1
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NYC_dave
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is the first beer that I had from this brewing company. Good rendition of a Belgian IPA. Amber in color and not to hoppy. Goes down fairly smooth.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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