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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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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Ratings: 4,060 |  Reviews: 1,177
Photo of mntlover
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with a thumb sized egg shell colored head. Some light patches of lace.

Aroma is sweet honey, light bread with fruity notes grapes and pears. Good yeast notes spice and light hops.

Taste is not as sweet as the aroma, but fruity sweet malts to start. Then tart fruits kick in pear mainly with a good dose of grassy hops and citrus notes. Finish is also yeasty notes and spice.

Mouthfeel is good medium with good melow carbonation.

Overall is good overall seems little harsh at times but keep going back for more sips.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of eammmbeer89
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Orange hazy color.
Wonderful citrusy peppery hops aroma.
Great bitter taste but with a sour citrus flavor that really upped the enjoyability.

Buying this overseas I was worried that it would have suffered from the journey, but I found it crisp and hoppy as ever, with some really interesting highlights.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mitchster
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

$2.19 for a 12oz bottle @ BevCo. 60IBUs, 8.3% ABV, year round availability, OG=18p, hopped with warrior, columbus, and amarillo. Fermented with "El Diablo" yeast...I'm guessing Diablo=Devil=Duvel?

Pours out to a sparkingly clear amber, forming a light tan head with resilient lacing and awesome retention. Firm carbonation forms nice streamers. The aroma is very nice...boatloads of sweetly citric hops..mango, pineapple, then oranges and grapefruit with a touch of banana and pear esters to let you know that it's fermented with a belgian yeast strain. Mouthfeel is very crisp and very clean and bright. The taste is exceptional...the fresh fruits come through in flavor and is balanced by a pleasantly firm bitterness. Slightly sweet aftertaste holds its own against the bitterness.

Better than the other Belgian IPA's I've had (Stone, North Peak, Lagunitas, Great Divide) , I would buy it again.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sam Smith pint glass.

A: This thing looks incredible, it must be said. Pours a beautifully hazy copper color with a one-finger eggshell colored head that has fantastic retention and lacing. The cascading effect from the pour is what puts this over the edge, in my opinion.

S: The grapefruit smell is strong, and there's also a hit of coriander, orange peel, and phenols. It doesn't smell at all like it's 8.2% ABV.

T: The Belgian influences are subtle, at best. But as a whole, it works pretty well. The most surprising thing here, is how upfront the bitterness is here - it's a not a pine bomb that builds and lingers (though that is a prevalent feature on the back end), but rather, a very spicy, black peppery taste. The middle is where the citrus-y notes come in, paired with a subtle, withering maltiness. Excellent, but a little lacking in balance. The ABV is hidden amazingly well, too, so be careful drinking this one.

M: Has a good bit of creaminess to it, but is also a little rough on the tongue (if that makes sense), along with medium carbonation. The finish is piny and palate wrecking, in a good way.

O: Kind of reminds me of Stone Ruination IPA in a way, but it's cheaper, more satisfying to drink, and just as ruinous. And more phenolic, can't forget that. A definite winner in my book, though be warned this could pass for a DIPA in terms of bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear amber with a two-finger head that stayed for quite some time after an aggressive (woops haha) pour. Awesome, heavy lacing going down all sides of the glass and some carbonation steadily rising from the bottom of the glass. Nice to look at, though I was expecting it to be cloudy rather than clear. 4.0

S - Strong floral, hop, and spice notes. Very Belgian scent to it. 4.0

T - Hrmmm. This one is hard to describe. Starts off with an initial bitter-sweetness tasting of apples and orange zest. Then turns into a very bitter, hoppy, and almost rubbing alcohol-ey after taste. It's pleasant at first and then takes some getting used to at the end. 3.5

M - Very smooth mouthfeel with medium-body and good amount of carbonation. I like the way they've lightened it by adding just the right amount of carbonation. 4.0

O - This is a solid beer. It's a little too bitter for me and I think the aftertaste is a bit wonky, but it's a solid Belgian IPA that I could sit down and drink a few of. 4.0

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
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