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
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4,034 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:
#9,645
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
4,034
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
1,113
Trade:
3
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Photo of JasonLWest
4.44/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of clskinsfan
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

An incredibly balanced Belgian IPA. Extremely drinkable as a session beer. But be careful the name is accurate. It will wear you out. Pours a golden amber with a 1 and half finger head. The initial flavor is bitter but not overpowering. Follow up flavors of spice and hops can be overwhelming in the first couple of sips. An aftertaste of hops and fruit is left in the mouth. Mouthfeel is good. Not too heavy. Overall the Bitch is a good value and excellent example of the style.

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Photo of TheHexIsReal
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pubscout
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Long one of The PubScout’s favorite beers, Raging Bitch classifies itself as a “Belgian IPA,” which is a bit of a misnomer. It’s really Snake Dog IPA made with a Belgian yeast called “El Diablo.” But the result is a Beer which delivers malty caramel on the front end, then citrusy hops come in nicely to produce flavors of orange first, then grapefruit, and a nice piney note. Clear orange in color with an initially fluffy head, it finishes with a pleasant dryness that begs for another go. But beware if that 8.3% ABV if you’re planning to “session” it. Damned good beer.

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Photo of deansellers
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sb17
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Efoley46
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Psualum94
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
3.17/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle impression:

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of martinpfal
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good value for an 8.3 abv Belgian ipa. Not as “sweet” as a golden monkey and the higher abv is hidden well in the balance.

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Photo of Tbone2131
3.64/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
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 hacefresco
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

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,034 ratings
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