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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
4,021 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:
#9,358
Reviews:
1,170
Ratings:
4,021
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
1,104
Trade:
3
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3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drgonzo767
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a six pack of bottles at The Keg, New Albany IN.

Not going to go in depth, already had a couple of big IPA drafts at the bar which has muted by taste buds.

Pours a reddish gold. Decent head. Smell is more on the malt side, and thus follows the taste. Malt forward, some spice, mild citrus. Hides the booze level, clean on the pallet, finishes with a touch of oil. This is a pretty unique IPA, and I think it is a good winter choice.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbrauneis
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a relatively clear medium to dark orangish amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a few small to medium sized patched of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, pine, and earthy hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of toasted + pale malts and a light aroma of spicy Belgian yeast.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of toasted + pale malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of spicy Belgian yeast. Finally there is a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of citrus/grapefruit, pine, and earthy hops which impart a light to moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink , enjoyable, and a very nice example of the style. Alcohol is well hidden and I could easily have a couple of these though it has been years since I had it.

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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 anthony-s
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPadilla
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougsBrother
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of douglaspeperosa
3.02/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Coho11
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of HoppyHatz
4.26/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic, one of my favorites. Nice hoppy beer with a slice of Belgian sweetness, big fan. Plus a few of these guys will make you have a great night!

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Photo of EricHaroldson
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian1357
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Profundobaso
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look - amber in color, less than half finger head with some lacing
Smell - lots of hops, and some of the Belgian yeast. Overall very pleasant
Taste - crisp, slight bitterness, and refreshing finish.
Feel - light-bodied, but still full of flavor. The alcohol definitely packs quite a punch and is very well masked
Overall - for a hoppy beer, a very approachable one and easily enjoyable by all. A great go-to beer for any occasion

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDavis92
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Eammon1920
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From a bottle into a proper glass, fresh dated as I live in Virginia. Not a lot of head, and no lacing to speak of. Smells great. Tastes excellently. This is the Flying Dog to take flyer on.

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

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

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,021 ratings
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