Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,979 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,979
Reviews:
1,163
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
163
Gots:
1,079
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,979 |  Reviews: 1,163
Photo of JustinAbs
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Speedihd
2.84/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nater919
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours an amber/orange with a nice head, looks damn good. looks malty.

smell is meh. no belgian yeast aroma. mild malt sweetness.

taste is very plain and inoffensive. the flavor hits me mid-late sip. the flavor creeps in late, very strange in that regard. not bad but nothing even to really notice. malty and clovey flavor.

i've had plenty of Belgian beers and plenty of Belgian style IPAs and this is unlike all of them. it also oddly doesn't strike me as an American or English IPA. it has a unique rounded flavor similar to Belgians but without the bubblegum yeast it's hard to recognize.

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Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tohibii
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Main point of skill being offered by the brewers is delivering a drinkable, high ABV beer for a low price point that doesn't feel like a sipper when in hand - it's surprisingly easy to put these back. That said, I'm tired of this one and won't be revitising.

I felt alcohol whispers lingered in the mouth for some time after consumed, which was a strike against. Complexity is decent, but the flavor is disappointing. Likewise, it works no wonders on my digestive track.

Even at about $9 a 6-pack I'm seeing better offerings locally.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bill235
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dodge408
3.05/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stephan16
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Psg5062
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a very unique taste profile. Pours a nice amber color with an inch worth of foam, which leaves a wonderful lacing behind. The nose is danky, floral and herbal. The flavor is full of spice, dank, and a touch of Belgian yeast. Overall a very interesting beer that, in my mind, definitely stands out.

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Photo of Wer34truh
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaltofOH
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Raging Bitch Belgian IPA
Bottle Best Before 10/20/16. DFH Tulip.
A ( 4.5 ): Pours a dark orange/copper with 2.5 fingers of khaki head. Lots of carbonation visibly flowing up. Lacing was truly other-worldly, ring upon ring of thick, white, webby foam stuck to the sides of the glass after I drank it down. Retention was very, very, good. It retained a thick archipelago of foamy islands stretching from one side of the glass to the other.

S( 3.5 ): A lot of sweet floral, earthy, and dark fruity hop with lots of malt backing it up. Smells a lot like a DIPA. Smells a lot like what I remember GL Chillwave smelling like. Ripe nectarines, plums. A little alcohol on the nose. Perhaps there is a little Belgian fruitiness there, but if there is, the floral and earthy character of the hops have almost completely masked it.

T ( 3.5 ): Full malty arrival, transitions to a very complex mid-palate. Noticeable alcohol, very floral hop presence along with some Belgian esters there; not overwhelmingly bitter. Very spicy and green. I actually do get a leafy kind of taste from this – not pine, but maybe geranium? Lingering ginger, medicinal, phenolic character. A little like band-aids, a little like a lightly peated Islay scotch.

M( 4 ): On the lighter side of heavy. The fairly active carbonation keeps this from feeling too heavy. The ending is really clean, which is quite a surprise. Many DIPAs feel slick in an unpleasant kind of way. Granted, this isn’t technically a DIPA, but it is clean on the finish.

O( 3.5): Assuming this was brewed with a Belgian yeast strain, apart from that, I can’t really tell what makes this a Belgian IPA. What it is, though, is a very strong, malty, floral IPA. I like it, but I have better options locally that I can get fresher, so I am not likely to make this a repeat purchase.

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

Photo of emeyer
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ultimate
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,979 ratings.
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