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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4,058 Ratings
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:
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

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Ratings: 4,058 |  Reviews: 1,177
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wesbrownyeah
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raging Bitch from Flying Dog Brewery Belgian IPA 8.3% alcohol. Bottle is decorated in skin colored hues with crazy dog on the front looking mad as hell.

A- Pours an extremely hued glowing golden orange fluid with nice off white head that falls to a fair amount of froth and ring around glass. Decent sticking lacing on the walls of the glass.

S- Wow nice floral hop scents remind you of a bouquet of fresh cut roses and sweet babys breathe. Bready yeasty fumes follow along with alcohol light to none malts.

T-M- Well a pretty bland taste of what it smells like but still puts up some bite. Upfront is a piney, earthy hop bitterness with mild sweet grain-like sweetness. Second is a fusel alcohol warmth that heats up the buds leaving a tarty yeasty film on the tongue. Mouthfeel is mild to medium but light carbonation and danky hop presence does pose a threat to drinkability.

D- Its different and quite unique with various Belgian like charactors but possibly exagerated.
At a decent price may buy again.

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3.33/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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

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

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of JMD
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light copper color with huge bone white head that dissipates very slowly. Leavy heavy lacing down the glass.

S: Pungent aroma of belgian yeast and citrusy hops. Some nice malty sweetness as well.

T: Big hop flavor with bursts of citrus and earthy hop resin. Ruby red grapefruit and lemon zest. Prominent yeast flavor as well. Balanced out with a a nice sweetness from the malt. Hints of carmel and brown sugar. Alcohol is well masked.

M: Full bodied and creamy.

D: This is a fantastic beer. I was hesitant to buy this because I have never been impressed with Flying Dog in the past, but a guy at the beer store talked me into it. And I'm glad he did, I could drink these all night.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Nace4
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of boatshoes
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked this and a few others up at the Grape and Gourmet in VA Beach while doing an art show with my folks. Great shop too by the way!

Appearance- Pours a bronzed gold out of the bottle with a very massive and creamy looking two fingers of just slightly off white head. Very good head retention with a solid amount of lacing left behind. Head gradually dies back to a sheet across the top.

Smell- Lots of pungent grapefruit oriented hops right off the bat. Fruitier than I was expecting but in a good way. I also pick up some grassy notes, a little bit of mustier smelling hops, and maybe even the slightest bit of yeastiness as well.

Taste- Again, starts off hop forward with lots of grapefruit and orange cream. I get the grassiness again as well with almost a touch of grain mid palate as well. Still something eluding me a little bit, which I think almost come across as some fruity ester like qualities.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is nice and creamy and despite being 8.3%, this beer went down really easy.

Overall, I was surprised by how much I liked this beer. I'm not a huge fan of the standard Flying Dog lineup (I do like Gonzo and BA Gonzo), but this one impressed me with its flavorful palate and drinkability.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MetalHopHead6
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Flying Dog Raging Bitch poured amber, with a thick pillowy head that left sticky lace on the glass. The color was a tad light, but this was otherwise a very good-looking ale.

Surprisingly citric aroma popped during the pour and was sustained throughout. The smell was awesome. The flavor was also very good, with a great balance of sweet caramel and citric hops. The feel was bitter and aggressive--it shredded the mouth. The high alcohol content snuck up and provided a warm finish to the remarkably easy bitter drink.

I don't get Belgian from Raging Bitch. it's wonderfully citric, aggressive, and bitter. It stacks up well against most American Double IPAs. To me, that's a very good thing and was a pleasant joyful surprise.

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Photo of rjs246
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

I did not love this. No subtlety to the flavor and you can really taste the high ABV. I do, however, love Flying Dog's labeling and general attitude towards the world, so I'll continue buying their beer, just not the Raging Bitch.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of dbell23
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,058 ratings