Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA
BA SCORE
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:
#9,898
Reviews:
1,174
Ratings:
4,045
pDev:
13.47%
Bros Score:
3.16
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
1,120
Trade:
3
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,045 |  Reviews: 1,174
Photo of Giangio
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tcorbs88
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LarryLove81
2.05/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

Surprised by the high ratings on this one. IPA is a very competitive beer category and I gotta say this one just doesn't measure up to the big boys. The only good thing about this beer is the alcohol. I will say it packs a punch and you don't need to drink too many to catch a buzz. But in terms of flavor this beer left a lot to be desired. Not very complex at all. Weak head, weak smell, weak flavor profile.

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Photo of rpjterp
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drhall36
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.48/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kettle1
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thampel09
3.23/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Johnct
2.91/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bkruse
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Redman414
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bixby1971
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber can pour with 3 cm of foam. Orange and a whiff of alcohol in the nose. The flavor is bready malt and candi sugar, dosed with pine-hops. The mouthfeel is full. Alcohol is noted in the finish. I like this, but it lacks the dryness and complexity of others of this style.

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Photo of JackVegas83
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DougT
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of porters4life
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a teku glass.

A: The body is coppery, having hints of brown, red and bright orange. The head is white having a third part of a finger thickness. There's some visible carbonation. Great lacing.
S: The aroma is funky, not funky as sour funky but funky as you get a big giant belgian yeast profile, followed right after with a hoppy aroma. Belgian IPAs are something I'm not used to, mostly because I think they do a bad job at what they propose themselves to, and this Raging Bitch, even with a singularly good aroma, doesn't make it for me, you really have to chose between one and another.
T: Cheers. The taste begins with a big belgian candi profile, followed right after with a very biscuit-y profile. Never had a beer that such an accented biscuit profile. I'd say it's a bit too much. For the end of the sip, there's some very light tartness but the beer ends with a partially dry taste of hops and belgian yeast. It's like all these flavours separated could do greater things. But all together, it's makes really no sense at all.
M: Body is medium. Carbonation is good. Alcohol content goes unnoticed. Bitterness is mild but ends with a bad touch - the biscuity profile blends with the resinous hops and the belgian yeast and creates a unpleasant aftertaste. You can't have sweet, sour and bitter in the aftertaste. Chose one, go for it.
O: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts? Not in this case.

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

Photo of brethein66
4.7/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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