Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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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:
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Ratings: 3,980 |  Reviews: 1,163
Photo of hyoung41
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of lhwjanssen
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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 everlong353
3/5  rDev -24.1%

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

Photo of Joestradamus91
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JamesGrove
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McNealc31
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

the color is a bit more light orange and the head is both big and sticking around.

The smell is both hoppy and yeasty. Lots of orange and coriander before the hops come in. Not a ton of malt here. But a very bitter finish. Outstanding lacing. I'm getting more Belgian than IPA, but I like this. I believe I'm a fan of these kind of hybrids in general.

Overall, a pretty tasty brew, and it's nice to see some innovation in the style.

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Photo of dbell23
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hardcor33
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Tpsauer
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Catalin90
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightmare1972
3.42/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of albertjr21
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a white wine glass, this settled to a dark golden amber color under a one inch head that quickly disappeared but left the lightest lace ring surrounding the top of the clear filtered brew throughout.

S: A dominantly pleasant scent of sweet peach nectar.

T: Smooth and sweet taste with a sharp contrasting bitter hop aftertaste.

M: An overall nice balance on the tongue between sweet and bitter.

D: For a "Raging Bitch" ABV of 8.3 %, this has a smoothness you can appreciate throughout though I'm sure the well hidden alcohol can eventually bite you in the arse...

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Photo of ABokononist
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of RandyPuckett
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Rlhinson2104
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of KidsDoc
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of hu5om
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bottle into new belgium goblet
a-a bit hazy. orange/red amber. 2 fingers of soapy foam. cream in color. decent lacing
s-grapefruit. orange, floral. a bit spicy as well. yeasty?
t-rye spiciness and a hit of grapefruit hoppiness. pine is light. a bit less robust with age, but balance is solid.
m-very tingly and a bit resiny on the palate. med to high carbonation
d-one of fd's best. right up there with gonzo. for a brewery with a lot of meciocrity, i do like this one for sure.

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Photo of ErrandWolfe
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Evoforen
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Spiral517
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ryho
2.12/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer really didn't do it for me. I've drank plenty of Belgian beers and plenty of IPAs, many high alcohol beers, but this beer was not enjoyable. Not sure where to put my finger on it, and I won't stoop as low as gross, but I'd almost rather have bud light.

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Photo of nickthetick
4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a clear amber color into a six sided pint glass with a thin skim of slightly off white head.

S: citrus, sweet citrus, and sweet tart fruits. Oh yeah and soft malts. Some caramel and tart apples.

T: some of the softer citrus fruits are up front, oranges and lemons. Light sweet malts mingle well, caramel and apples both sweet and tart baking apples. Some of the more intense citrus and tart fruits are in next, grapefruits, blood oranges and tart grapes. There is a pine like undertone to the beer and a pine flavor defiantly hanging on the tongue.

MF: its on the heavy side with a great effervescence.

O: an amazing BIPA and a great beer! I have no qualms with this whatsoever except maybe the head and head retention.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,980 ratings.
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