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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Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

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Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler pour, clear medium dull amber, has an olive oil sheen to it, sits under a luxurious and creamy light khaki head, that stays and stays forever. Leaves thick frothy sheeting on the glass and rings of thick lace. Heavy/pungent tropical fruit/hop nose. Hopped up ale, fresh pineapple notes predominate. Not really getting whats all that Belgian about this one, perhaps some phenolic yeasty notes in the back ground, but mostly what I'm experiencing is a tasty, fruity, hoppy ale. Tasty and enjoyable, hop lovers will love this one, actually a real nice looking and smelling brew, but I'm not sure if they hit the note they were going for.

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Photo of steelrazor
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

When Flying Dog came to visit Leeds I was lucky enough to try a rare cask of Raging Bitch IPA.
This beer was a real treat!
About as drinkable as drinkable gets really.
What overwhelmed me was the refreshing blast you get of citrus flavours at the beginning (i'd say a peach schnapps'y type flavour to it but my friend disagrees on that one).
Then after that parts way you get a good hoppy kick in the teeth as the bitterness comes through.
It represents what I love about American craft beer. A real sense of adventure and being a little on the experimental side to create something new and exciting!

Loved it!

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Photo of nickd717
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Flying Dog in Denver during Flying dog Brats and Gonzo (FBAG) before the GABF. I was one of the first people in the world to try this beer. That feels incredible, and yes, I plan on lording that fact over anyone who I see drinking this beer in the future. I was there first, and you are stuck with "sloppy seconds." The same holds true for Indian Wells Spicy Pumpkin Ale. Bow down.

A - Pours a hazy amber color with a nice-sized creamy white head.

S - Aroma is Belgian yeast, fresh citrusy hops, spices, and caramel malt. The nose on this one is really great: raw and yeasty with no frills or beating around the bush.

T - Rough, fresh citrusy hops, orange peel, caramel malt, spices, Belgian yeast, and a touch of alcohol.

M - Palate is medium-full, just a tiny bit more syrupy than I'd like for a beer like this. Doesn't detract too much though.

D - Very solid. This went great with the free brats!

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

I love this beer. Found it on tap at Victoria Pub in Maryland.

Pours strawish yellow with medium head and slight carbonation. The smell is fruity and slightly phenolic. The flavor is just an ester bomb - grapefruit, apricot, nutmeg. It's flowery, with jasmine, hibiscus, lilly. There is little bitterness, just fruit. Lovely. The mouthfeel is thin and refreshing

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Photo of BeerisfoodLLC
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the brewery's 20th aniversey offering, its a Begian IPA. I had it served on tap:

A - Dark in color with carmel & lighter undertones. Decent head that hangs around.

S - Strong smells of ammarillo hops, and fruity accents from the Begian yeast used to bre it.

T - Interesting combination of hoppiness and Belgian yeast yet balanced with malt. There is a lot going on here.

M - This beer is down right chewy. Well carbonated and medium to heavy bodied.

D - I thououghly enjoyed this. not for the faint of heart.

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