Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,948 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:
3,948
Reviews:
1,156
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
1,055
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,948 |  Reviews: 1,156
Photo of Everydayoff
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Mildly hazed amber orange color, the pour builds up thick frothy off-white head that stands with good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving only some patchy lace on the glass-side.

In a nose, hop with its citrus, grapefruit, tropical, floral, and herbal while malt with its big and bold breadiness and dough. Belgian yeast character also reveals with notes of spice, pepper, sugar, some funkiness, and exotic fruit.

There is rich mal bill in the palate sensation with notes of bread, dough, and lightly sweet caramel. Hop comes into play bringing its citrus, grapefruit, tropical, and strong herbal bitterness while there are also lots of Belgian’s elements unfolding with notes of spice, pepper, sugar, honey, funkiness, and exotic fruit. The aftertaste is lasting with hop bitterness and some residual spice and fruit from yeast.

Medium body with some bold touch through the palate, smooth mouthfeel with some good crisp and lively carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well, finish is very dry.

Not really so Belgian but it is a proper mix between American IPA and some Belgian’s element. The result is that quite unique and tasty IPA to amuse the taste buds.

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Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrJuengling
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrFabulous
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice orange with creamy white head and nice whiff of Belgian yeast. Taste is well balanced as you get the malty Belgian beer flavors of banana balanced with piney juicy IPA taste. Well carbonated and you can taste the alcohol at 8.5 ABV. Outstanding beer

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Photo of NovaKane
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear scents of oranges with rind and soft bread malts, soft amber body with off-white head thick ringend in the drink tropical fruit, a little pepper and the average of all in the finish

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium amber producing 3 fingers of frothy, off-white, lasting head that recedes to a thin cap & thick ring of foam leaving a sticky wash & webs of lace. Aroma is Belgian musty yeast notes of pineapple, peach & a hint of apple, hoppy, orange, lemon & pine with a little pale malt & a hint of white bread. Taste is a medley of tropical fruit, peach, citrus, resinous pine hop bitterness of moderate intensity & a fine peppery spice in the finish & aftertaste. Wet hay, bready malt & alcohol all dance in the background. Alcohol while not apparent in the nose is readily so in the mouth adding to the spice & bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, clean, crisp & dry.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flying Dog Raging Bitch was quite a suprise. A nice dark orange color off the pour. Nice hints of malt and some hops with enough Beligian yeast aroma as well. This beer has a very unique taste profile to say the least. Nice carbonation and lacing.
Flavors are some what citrusy , resin , and bready with a dry finsh. Not a bad beer , for the price. I am a fan of Flying Dog, especilly their Snake Dog. This one does not disappoint.

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Photo of Benl7217
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of koerns311
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheRougeBastard
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Adam1993
3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Timtac
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

An alright interpretation of a belgian IPA, not really that great but not terrible. Deffinitely has more of an IPA than a belgian character, that can be a good or a bad thing depending on what youre looking for.

Malt bill is heavy and competes for control with the hops. Has a sweet caramel / honey / candied orange flavor predominantly. Yeasty belgian flavor only appears on the aftertaste, its nice but not as bold as I would have expected. Finishes bitter and dry with hoppy notes of pine. Mid weight body. Alcohol profile is quite apparent, you can tell its an eight percenter.

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Photo of token_23223
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of f0rty0ztafreed0m
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Quesophresco
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mjgsilva
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dukies222001
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Color was amber almost looked like a good amber/red. Nice crisp citrus smell and taste. Haven't had too many Belgian style IPAs but I like it. Plus it has a great name that I can annoy my wife with. (:

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Photo of Jtall78
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was pretty good. Pours a medium brown color with off white head that laces nicely. Starts off with a malty taste, then a balanced wave of hops follow. I would buy this again, but wouldn't necessarily seek it out either.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,948 ratings.
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