Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

BA SCORE
89
very good
3,948 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,948
Reviews:
1,156
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
160
Gots:
1,055
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,948 |  Reviews: 1,156
Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Exeggutor
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.18/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of mpolewan
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MFMB
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a amber to brown color with a light thin head. Smells of C hops and sweet bread. Taste of malt and citrus with very light or minimal belgian character coming through. If this one did not say "Belgian IPA" I wouldnt have known. Maybe I am comparing it to closely with one of my favorite Belgian IPAs from Epic but ya this is not a Belgian IPA to me. With all that said its not bad. Medium body with a wetter finish than anticipated.

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Photo of Antc2382
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light brown pour with a thinner, lighter brown head. Think 1/5" type of depth. Aroma has sweetness, brown malt, even a C hop grapefruit edge to it.

Taste, hops are there, alcohol is there. Belgian yeast comes out, leans fruity. I've never been a big Flying Dog fan, but this is actually one of their best beers. Its heavy, its aggressive, its warming.

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Photo of donspublic
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip aggressive pour yields 1 finger cream colored head that hangs around a while, nice lacing. Dark amber in the glass, pretty clear, nothing floating around. Smells faintly of malt, very little belgian esters hanging around, some citrus and pine on the nose. As it warms, more bubble gum smell is evident. Taste initially malt sweetness on the front with the citrus/grapefruit and pine in the middle, odd thing is this finishes more with the fruity belgian esters. Not complaining, daughter picked this up for me in Tulsa and halfway thru the six pack. Nice beer, good mouthfeel, not too ipa'sh and not to belgian'sh, just middle of the road. If this ever finds it's way to Texas, could see keeping this in the fridge.

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Photo of mpt2222
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChuckTom
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeB
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeymourDunn
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nice Belgien style IPA, very hoppy, perfect!
The artwork on the bottle is just simply amazing!

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Photo of PatrickG
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinAbs
3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Speedihd
2.84/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nater919
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours an amber/orange with a nice head, looks damn good. looks malty.

smell is meh. no belgian yeast aroma. mild malt sweetness.

taste is very plain and inoffensive. the flavor hits me mid-late sip. the flavor creeps in late, very strange in that regard. not bad but nothing even to really notice. malty and clovey flavor.

i've had plenty of Belgian beers and plenty of Belgian style IPAs and this is unlike all of them. it also oddly doesn't strike me as an American or English IPA. it has a unique rounded flavor similar to Belgians but without the bubblegum yeast it's hard to recognize.

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Photo of steverx8
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tohibii
3.13/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Main point of skill being offered by the brewers is delivering a drinkable, high ABV beer for a low price point that doesn't feel like a sipper when in hand - it's surprisingly easy to put these back. That said, I'm tired of this one and won't be revitising.

I felt alcohol whispers lingered in the mouth for some time after consumed, which was a strike against. Complexity is decent, but the flavor is disappointing. Likewise, it works no wonders on my digestive track.

Even at about $9 a 6-pack I'm seeing better offerings locally.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThreeBeersWalkedIn
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,948 ratings.
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