Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
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3.86/5
Very Good
4,036 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:
This bitch has a lot going on. Its sweet malt body is contrasted by pine and grapefruit hop flavors and exotic fruit notes from the Belgian yeast.

Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,650
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
4,036
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
1,116
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,036 |  Reviews: 1,173
Photo of Jason
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of oline73
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice clear amber with a half finger of off white head trade fades. Smell is full of hops and a bit fruity. More hops in the taste, has an east coast like hop bitterness. There is also a nice fruity note. Good amount of sweetness to balance the hops. There is also some Belgian spice hanging around, but you have to pay attention to not miss it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ChrisKayler
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of willbur25
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of PaulsBrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of alexworsnip
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of KiMiRaiK
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of TequilaTom
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of beeragate
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of DrIPA
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Acuity
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of phishbone23
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of 440kk
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ninaturner
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Brew33
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of jesus808
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of BeerMeBrah
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Chokobo
2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of CHickman
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear amber color with bubbles racing up the middle to a massive 2-3 finger foamy white head that had tons of bubbles in it and faded extremely slowly, leaving decent spotty lacing. The head barely budged for a minute and dissipated quite gradually.

Smells of sweet fruit like pear, apple and banana, followed by funky yeast, rusted metal, cardboard, biscuit, herbs, tea leaf, spices like coriander, pepper and light allspice, wet leaves, flowers and light alcohol. The weird metallic odor almost ruined it for me, but the yeast and spices fought back to save the day. The hops were covered up leaving the “IPA” part a non-factor.

Tastes of sweet fruit like pear, apple and banana, some clove, funky yeast, rusted metal, cardboard, biscuit, roasted grains, herbs, tea leaf, spices like coriander, pepper, allspice and maybe some cinnamon, flowers/floral hops and light alcohol. The initial fruit flavors give way to the metal and yeast and it almost tastes skunky and not like a Belgian or BIPA. The hops were very weak and while there is some bitterness, it can’t make up for the tart metallic taste that does not add anything positive to my enjoyment of this brew. The ABV is hidden quite well, but it doesn’t matter because the flavor is not that good.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with very light carbonation, a medium body and a funky metallic aftertaste that is on the dry side. I hope this was just a bad beer, as I don’t think this was meant to be as bad as this brew was tonight. I’ll have to try another one since I like Flying Dog overall.

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Photo of Bacon_Ninja
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,036 ratings
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