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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
4,009 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:
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Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,225
Reviews:
1,167
Ratings:
4,009
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
1,100
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 4,009 |  Reviews: 1,167
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

This is a gonzo beer with too high an alcohol content for no reason. This is why feelings are mixed about its taste. If you need the alcohol like some of the Chimay beers sure do it but not just to be macho.

I am sure they know how to brew a beer, I just think they got carried away with this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a clear, orange/amber color with 1.5 finger head, decent strips of lacing.

Smell is nice- hoppy, sweet, very floral. Incidentally a little peppery.

Taste is fine as well. Lots of floral hops, sweet Belgian taste, mild bitterness. A little bit of a tea taste (perhaps Sorachi Ace was used).

Mouthfeel is all right- medium body, moderate carbonation, a little syrupy. This is an interesting beer, and I think every time I've had it, it's tasted different. Sometimes more of the tea taste, sometimes more resinous and hoppy. I guess it's worth trying.

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4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark amber with a small white head.

The smell is citrus fruits,oranges and lemons in particular.

The taste is orange, bitter hops and candi sugar.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation.

I was more impressed with this beer than I thought I'd be. By far my favorite of the flying dog beers. Very easy to get, they even have it in 7-11.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: beautiful color on this beer - crystal clear pale-medium amber - golden orange; I got a two-finger head with a center pour into a tulip (no threat of overflow); head dropped some lace as it faded into a rough collar and flimsy film

S: fairly warm pour reveals some tropical fruitiness and that distinct Belgian yeastiness

T: on-point hop profile with bright Belgian yeast atop a hearty malt base. Chewy caramel muddles the bitter creaminess of the rich malt; citrus and pine notes linger after the initial sweetness fades

M: nothing that really leaps out here: medium-to-light body, moderate carbonation, slight slick stickiness; thick bitter aftertaste on the tongue

O: Based on this site's categorization and my limited experience with Belgian IPA's (BIPA's?), I'd say it is less Duvel-like than Hop God, and completely different-tasting from Piraat - closer to an "American"/"regular" IPA. It reminds me most of Green Flash's LeFreak, and I get the feeling that these two beers are probably closest to the true character profile of the style. I found it to be similar in feel and spirit to the Anchorage brews, Bitter Monk and Galaxy White IPA, but without the "wet blanket" flavors from the brettanomyces.
I thought this a good, if unremarkable Belgian-style IPA.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,009 ratings
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