Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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89
very good
3,964 Ratings
THE BROS
73
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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:
3,964
Reviews:
1,160
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
1,072
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,964 |  Reviews: 1,160
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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Photo of petersonnic
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Probably my favorite beer to purchase, but only occasionally. Packs a puch but isn't overly hoppy like some IPA's. Love Raging Bitch!

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baldy00
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terrijanee
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyBernerMama
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GulDukat88
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejb63
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sufisoma
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atniup
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

It feels great. Other than being a bit too bitter, it's fine. It's not super drinkable, but it's a nice beer to try.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
3.31/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of neshdog
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nasharm
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daliandragon
2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

This is one I thought I had reviewed years ago. Kind of popular around here, but I never really got it. Pours a huge wet head that fades quickly. Nose is yeasty with herbs and medicinal hops.

The yeast covers everything in the taste, and when the hops break out later in the sip, they are smothered in the same yeastiness, evoking a combination of metal and soap. The aftertaste is particularly astringent. Not really my cup of tea.

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Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,964 ratings.
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