Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

very good
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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:
No notes at this time.

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Photo of TenHornsProud
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"What do you mean you lost your shipment of apples and spice Mr. Shippyson?!"

"Sold 'em to a brewery."


Well that's what comes forth if ye let this one open up some, and let this one open up some, son. Full body. And before you know it, you'll be drunk dancing on Mr. Shippyson's ship (then tied down in the hull until he decides to let you up to work, messed up, I know). Well hidden alcohol. But it won't happen too quickly, you'll feel yourself getting slowly screwed over. It's a sipper.

In the Flying Dog line of exceptionally middle-of-the-road brews, this is king.

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Photo of Jonny41
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Dbot
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of OldSmaug
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a dark golden color, with a good lasting head, and nice lacing.
Smells of hops obviously, and has the citrus notes that come with it. I could not pull out the Belgian yeast aroma that most Belgian styles have.
Taste is great however, with just enough maltiness to make it a unique experience and not make me feel like going into a diabetic coma. The hops are prevalent and give it the classic American IPA taste, but with just the subtle hint of "Belgium".

A great beer, and sure does go down easy for 8.3 % alcohol.

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Photo of hogrider
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of bobbyhands
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jborg
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Pat316
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of AntLeatherface
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of UA8
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a crystal clear coppery color with a two finger tall cream colored head.

S- Grapefruit, pears, peaches, smells like a hoppy tropical fruit cocktail.

T- Leads with grapefruit and mango skin notes also some spiciness I would attribute to the yeast. Finishes with grapefruit rind and pine hops.

M- A bit heavy handed on the carbonation. The body is medium light.

D- Still not sure what exactly I think of this beer the flavors are bold and spicy. If the carbonation were a bit lighter it would be a bit more pleasant to drink.

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Photo of TheTinDoor
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Vogey77
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Pours as a slightly hazy warm yellowy copper colour with a medium sized creamy off-white head that shows great retention, and loads of carbonation. Strong, slightly citric, hoppiness with lots of oranges, and a hint of zesty lemon. The taste is bitter with a mouth coating perfuminess. The Belgian yeast is very apparent, offering, adding a harder edge to the familiar Flying Dog pale ale flavours. An interesting beer, was expecting a bit more though I think, given the hype it received from beer bloggers over here in the UK. To me it taste a bit like their Classic Pale Ale on steroids, however, the power seems to have unbalanced the subtle bitterness that makes the pale ale so great.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of BobMessina
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extremely bitter to the point of it being spoiled.
Different batch proved this to be a much better beer then previously experienced.

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Photo of Liverpool08
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

WoW!! What a great find. Had heard a lot about this one and finally tracked some down. Pours a pale copper with a nice fluffy white head that fades but leaves good lacing. Nice inviting aroma of pine and a little bit of clovy spice. First sip is a nice bitter crisp IPA. Then it turns to a spicy sweet belgian thing. Its really a GREAT combo of flavors. A nice clean feeling in the mouth and very easy to drink. Maybe too easy given the 8.3% ABV. But one of the best I have had of the style, and actually one of my new favorites overall.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of biernack
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of MAJ85
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jmaskell33
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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,948 ratings.
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