Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
BA SCORE
3.86/5
3,995 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#8,780
Reviews:
1,164
Ratings:
3,995
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
1,090
Trade:
3
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a goblet
not sure on the date of this one, its at least a couple months old, maybe more. only distinguishing numbers are : 061A13

A: Pours a hazy, apricot orange with less than 1/2 a fingers width of sea foam white colored head. Leaves subtle hints of patchy lacing.

S: Fruity, malty, spicy. Lots of belgian yeast banana, sweet fruits like apricot and mango. Candied sugar, hints of vanilla. Not many hop characters noted, but again I think this one may be a bit old. I like the sweetness though.

T: Duller flavors than the somewhat vibrant nose would suggest. Hops make themselves known as well, with a bitterness on the backend. Some of the sweetness from the nose is present in the taste (apricot, candied sugar), but again its dulled, and somewhat masked by hop bitterness. A touch of alcohol as it warms.

M/D: Medium body, moderately heavy carbonation, decent drinkability, well masked ABV.

O: Real nice aroma, otherwise a relatively average Belgium IPA. Not something Id probably purchase again, but worth a try.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark copper with a frothy half inch cream head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of thin lacing.

Resin, pine, and belgian yeast esters form the initial aroma. Fresh cut grass, pineapple, tangerine, and candi sugar add complexity. One strange combo of yeast esters and hop fruitiness! There's a bit of belgian yeast funkiness present, accompanying floral hop notes at the finish.

Pine, pineapple, tangerine, and mango form the initial flavor, slightly sweet, but becoming bitter at the resiny, dry finish. There's a bit of toasted, bready malt that hits mid palate. It's like fruit cocktail meets resin. Hard to tell which esters are from yeast. Grapefruit and peach emerge late.

Body is moderate, with carbonation a touch high, and significant alcohol warmth. Slight astringency is present.

Interesting brew. I think the recipe must've changed over the years. Don't recall so much tropical fruit character. Bitterness is a bit too much for my palate, but love the flavor overall. I'll tolerate the bitterness for the flavor complexity.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 3,995 ratings
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