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:
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Photo of KidsDoc
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%

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

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 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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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of 4000qtrap
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Source/Serving: 12oz bottle

S: Bright and spicy with mint, musty clove, ginger, caramel, preserved passion fruit, a touch of sour apple white wine and bubblegum, Perfect blend of spicy yeast and spicy hop flavor. Very nice. One of the few beers where there aren't either too much or too little hops to balance with the yeast character.

T: Bold, dry, dark spiciness. Dark spices (lots of clove) hit the palette over a bed of dryness that starts moderate and gets dryer throughout the sip. A touch of caramel malt up front the gives way to hoppy, preserved citrus flavors buried beneath dry, spiced minty honey flavors with an oily mouthfeel. Slightly vinous quality from the 8+% ABV actually. Finish is very hoppy with lingering caramel apple skin character and unyielding dry spiciness.

Notes: Excellent beer with intense flavors that for me epitomize the ideal convergence of Belgian and IPA characters through the use of spicy, herbal hops. A little too bitter though.

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Photo of LiquidBread219
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Nice copper color it had a good head that hung around for awhile and provided nice lacing.

S= Nice sweet and hoppy. I really pick up the the Belgian yeast in this one. I smell floral hops smells really good.

T= Taste is really good and pretty complex the Belgian yeast I think kind of hides some of the hops but it is a good beer it has kind of floral/pine taste to it.

M= Medium body good job.

D= I really liked this beer would try it again I don't think I could drink more than a few but it is a nice beer.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Thecasehead
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of thetimhortonsman
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of blmar311
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of TopherBreski
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Only bad part of this beer is the alcohol is too strong and it somewhat ruins the taste. Great beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,959 ratings.
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