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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4,058 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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Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Poured 2 fingers of off-white eggshell bumpy cumulus head, color of the beer is really a gorgeous hazy yellow to lite orange amber, really looks great in a glass.

Smell - Bananas, pineapple, a vanilla carmelly butterscotch scent, spiciness like nutmeg, touch of pine - what a complex nose!

Taste - Oh my goodness what a nice transition! Starts sweet sourdough and yeast with spices - nutmeg, coriander and white pepper, then a blossom of banana and tropical fruit in the center of the mouth, then the carb has wonderfully crisp and tingly edges that run over the tongue, then theres a ruch of floral and grassy hops that dries to some grapefruit peel and pine long into the finish, with pockets of carb tingle and the spices mentioned previously in the corners of the mouth. There's a semi-sweet malt backbone for the entire ride, but no carmelly flavors that I got in the nose. This is all about the yeast, spices, banana/tropic fruits and hops - in that order.

Mouthfeel - This starts out very smooth and nearly creamy, but then the medium carb steals the show and leaves brite, crisp edges which clears the way for classic bittering and drying hops to conclude long into the finish.

Overall - There is so much going on here! A wonderful complexity of flavors here, not exactly balanced here as there is a definite order and progression, but I LOVE the progression in this Belgian IPA. None of the acts in this play stands out, they work perfectly together. I love this beer!

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 4,058 ratings