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
4,035 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:
#9,641
Reviews:
1,173
Ratings:
4,035
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
1,115
Trade:
3
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Photo of uwmgdman
4.07/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter this beer pours brilliantly clear copper color with a moderate white head that diminished to a skim but leaves some bits of lacing. The aroma is a tango of spicy yeast character, fruity esters and citrus--lemony hops, nice. The initial flavor is largely spicy phenols, immediately replaced by moderate citrus hop flavor. The beer finishes with a dry hop bitterness that lingers and welcomes the reemergence of the yeast character. The body is moderate and carbonation medium-high. Overall a good looking, good smelling and tasty brew. Definitely worth trying, though some tweaking with hop flavor/bitterness and carbonation would be interesting to see if this beer could be elevated further.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours lovely hazy orange with a rather large white head that leaves pretty darn nice lacings.

S: Dried hops, just like they do it in Belgium. Yeast and spices. Semi-sour. Citric freshness.

T: Citrus galore, but also an almost hard-candy-like sweetness. Bitter and malty. But in the back the Belgian yeast and spices lingers. Some sourness. Red berries, NICE!

M: Sour and bitter aftertaste, lingers for a longer time than most in this style. Body is smooth and creamy, on the fuller side. Carbonation is surprisingly rich, but still smooth.

O: This one kicks ass. The fellows at Flying Dog sure know what they are doing. I've had so many Belgian IPAs from Belgium - this one is better than most of the ones I've tried.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6pk at Wegmans in Warrington, PA

Purchase price: $11.99

Poured and enjoyed in a DFH Pint Glass

A - Pours a semi-transparent, golden/honey color. A two finger head on the initial pour. Lazy bubbles rising from the bottom. Lots of blotchy lacing left on the glass.

S - A nice combination of hops, a slight fruitiness and the banana aroma associated with Belgians.

T - A different type of taste. You get the hoppiness and pine-like taste of an IPA but it finishes with the familar yeasty, banana-flavor that I taste in most Belgians. A bitter ending to the sip. The alcohol is there but it doesn't overpower the beer or ruin its taste.

M - A medium consistency, light to moderate carbonation. A lingering bitterness is left after drinking. Slightly dry.

O - I like the comination of flavors that the Raging Bitch offers. It's a different combination for sure but the overall taste is enjoyable. Give it a try if your a fan of IPA's and you're looking for a twist on the style.

Cheers!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Samuel Adams pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a three-finger off-white head. Nice lacing is left on the glass.

Smell: It's definitely a hoppy smell but there is more of a floral smell to it, and perhaps a hint of citrus or fruit. I also smell coriander.

Taste: The hops are definitely noticeable, but not overbearingly so. Also, there is a flowery backend with a slight coriander taste to it and a slight yeast-like flavor. Mild bitterness throughout. This is good.

Mouthfeel: Moderate bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: A really good IPA that's different than your average one. It's more flowery and has a bit more sweet/fruity notes to it. Very nice.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,035 ratings
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