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
4,045 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:
#9,874
Reviews:
1,174
Ratings:
4,045
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
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161
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1,120
Trade:
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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coming from a brew so named, I didn't expect such a balanced beer. Pours a light amber with a white one inch head, dissipating into nice lacing. Lots of visible carbonation. On the nose, I notice the aroma of Belgian style yeast, and some pine. Also some sweet malt. I am also getting some citrus, orange peel. This beer begins bitter, then you get the familiar Belgian beer flavor, then you get the hops again. I am picking up notes of pine and citrus, some grapefruit. Although this beer has a relatively high alcohol content, though it does not taste hot. i would say that is of medium body, though the alcohol does catch up to you. I am quite pleased with this beer. It is everything that I would expect from the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one at Bierkraft earlier today on a whim, and was impressed. This is the first Flying Dog I've had, because I tend to find their schtick annoying, but coming out of the cask, this one was a winner. It has a nice, cloudy gold and amber hue with lots of fruity hop aromas. The body and taste work well together, as the malt is present, but soft, which works well with the lower carbonation of the cask, and the mild diacetyl.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,045 ratings