Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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89
very good
3,964 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:
3,964
Reviews:
1,160
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
1,072
For Trade:
3
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark orange, copper color. Nice 2 inches of head, with a 1 inch head retention. Leaves a nice lacing throughout the glass.

S - I tried the first one straight out of the bottle and the second one I poured into a glass. Out of the bottle the first note that hits the nose is the wheat, banana Belgian smell, then quickly gives way to the strong hoppy smell with a little malt background that rounds it out. When I poured the bottle into the glass I get very little yeast, banana smell and get mostly a hop smell. Without knowing you would probably think it was just a straight double IPA.

T - the beer is more of a double IPA and less of a Belgian style IPA. There are so many flavors that it seemed like the first few beers I had I got a different taste. One with strong yeast flavoring, one Hoppy, and yet another with a more malty caramel taste. The first one had more of a strong Belgian flavor and the more you drink the more the hops take over and over power the yeast banana flavoring. About 3 beers deep I thought I was just drinking a double IPA. There is a nice malt backend that balances the beer out and almost has no bitter after taste. There is almost no alcohol burn from the high abv.

M - light carbonation, medium body that allows for multiple beer sessions. Considering everything that is in this beer the mouthfeel and drinkability is pretty amazing.

O - overall I really like this beer. I am a huge IPA guy and Belgians are my second favorite style. My only knock the beer is more of a 70% IPA and 30% Belgian. The Belgian style takes a backseat the the aggressive hoppy flavor. The first beer has a better balance of yeast and banana flavor but with all the hops, alcohol and malts the Belgian style gets lost. With all that being said I would drink this a any day, and any time. If you like aggressive IPAs then I would recommend this fo sho!

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,964 ratings.
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