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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4,074 Ratings
Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

tulip glass.

a - pours a deep amber color and gave me a pinky's worth of rocky, light tan colored foam. retention is excellent, slowly falling back to a thin cap. leaves some nice, leggy lacing in the glass.

s - bubblegum, grass, clove or cinnamon spice.

t - toffee malt character with a faint spiciness. faint grapefruit bitterness leads into big herbal bitterness before finishing dry with a pine resin snap. yeast flavors take a back seat to the hops in this one. faint alcohol taste on the back of the tongue.

m - medium in body lightened up with the right amount of carbonation. finer co2 profile. faint alcohol warming. very smooth.

o - a nice take on the style, more so than i was expecting. the mouthfeel is really what makes this so enjoyable for me as the belgian yeast is toned down and carbonation levels are just right. easily the best flying dog brew i have had yet.

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A: Clear deep copper with a semi-creamy foam head.

S: Cloves, lemon, banana, caramel, and a faint balsamic quality as it warms. Very pleasing and dynamic aroma.

T: Toasted grains (cereal-like) and a sweet caramel-like malt is predominant with lesser of the fruit and spice qualities detected in aroma. Lemon zest and a slight balsamic quality are there with a bit of digging.

M: Medium bodied with a mild carbonation. Solid oily character.

D: Quite good with an interesting taste profile that leans towards a malty base with belgian qualities more subdued.

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A-decent depth, hazy, some head

S-good IPA stuff here, citrus

T-good, alcohol on the backside

M-fair, not enough thickness for me

O-good, a slight departure from normal IPA's which is good sometimes

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Appearance - Pours a clear golden amber with a white finger width head. Average retention, leaving behind a lace that's spotty but semi-sticky.

Smell - Citrus hops, backed behind a faint Belgian yeast aroma.

Taste - Starts off slightly citric, bitter orange peel, then some toasted biscuit malt kicks in. Finish is slightly sour; almost lemon-like in character.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Decently carbonated.

Overall - Their Wildeman Farmhouse Belgian IPA is far superior. The belgian yeast qualities in this are just too scaled back, giving it an average IPA feel with just a touch of sour, as if someone added a small squirt of lemon to the beer. Of the 4-5 Belgian IPA's I've had, this one is easily the least interesting.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,074 ratings