Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA | Flying Dog Brewery

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89
very good
3,959 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:
3,959
Reviews:
1,157
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
162
Gots:
1,069
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 3,959 |  Reviews: 1,157
Photo of greedysoul
4.48/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.32/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Amber color with medium carbonation. Aroma of hops,yeast,and slight bit of fruit,citrus,and. Pine. I usually don't drink a lot of ipas but this was a pleasant change.no particular taste stood out which worked for this as it was fairly smooth,easy to drink and not too bitter. An interesting take on an ipa that's worth giving a try

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Photo of Blackop555
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber. Thick, medium, off white head lasts a long time.

Smells citrus, pine, malt, Belgian yeast.

Tastes bready malt, citrus, clove, spice. Followed by pine. Finish is dry and very bitter pine linger. Medium body and creamy lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of Lamar
4.91/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I flat out love this stuff. It was first gifted to me a couple of years ago and it was love at first sip. Nice orange color with a flimsy head but great aromas, rich mouth feel and exceptional flavors from the yeast. This beer is a real keeper for me; I plan to always have a bottle on hand.

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Photo of Beer_lover101
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of slhuggy
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YalovaIA
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikefromNYC
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a stemless wine glass. Bottled on Jan 8 '17.

A - Reddish, amber color. Barely any head upon pour. Very weak lacing.
S - Alcohol, sugar, and hops.
T1 (initial) - Citrus, cream/whipped cream
T2 (middle) - Malty sweetness, sugar, burnt pastry crust
T3 (end) - Classic, crisp bitter hops with residuals of the malty sweetness
Aftertaste - As if you'd eaten a dehydrated (the alcohol) tangerine (the sweetness) with a tiny bit of the peel and a seed or two (the bitterness)
M - Crisp, creamy, smooth, and satisfying
O - This is not a bad beer, but I have had plenty IPA's at a similar ABV% with more character. I messed up by getting a six pack, but it's not the biggest blunder. Long story short, it's OK, but that's about it.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlackVeg
3.28/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msp88
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thought this was quite good and unique, though not really to any discernible style. From a single (bbd in April) into a tulip. Poured a deep rust with a good 2 fingers of foamy off-white head with good retention. Little bubble gum, medicinal hops, and lots of kind of earthy citrus. This is fairly unique and a little odd, but it's working for me...the combination of yeast notes and hops is interesting, and the bitterness is good but not overpowering.

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Photo of RichieRich1812
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

355ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Mildly hazed amber orange color, the pour builds up thick frothy off-white head that stands with good retention before gradually subsiding to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaving only some patchy lace on the glass-side.

In a nose, hop with its citrus, grapefruit, tropical, floral, and herbal while malt with its big and bold breadiness and dough. Belgian yeast character also reveals with notes of spice, pepper, sugar, some funkiness, and exotic fruit.

There is rich mal bill in the palate sensation with notes of bread, dough, and lightly sweet caramel. Hop comes into play bringing its citrus, grapefruit, tropical, and strong herbal bitterness while there are also lots of Belgian’s elements unfolding with notes of spice, pepper, sugar, honey, funkiness, and exotic fruit. The aftertaste is lasting with hop bitterness and some residual spice and fruit from yeast.

Medium body with some bold touch through the palate, smooth mouthfeel with some good crisp and lively carbonation that is proper to carry all the things well, finish is very dry.

Not really so Belgian but it is a proper mix between American IPA and some Belgian’s element. The result is that quite unique and tasty IPA to amuse the taste buds.

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Photo of Ejsheaffer
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrJuengling
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrFabulous
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice orange with creamy white head and nice whiff of Belgian yeast. Taste is well balanced as you get the malty Belgian beer flavors of banana balanced with piney juicy IPA taste. Well carbonated and you can taste the alcohol at 8.5 ABV. Outstanding beer

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Photo of NovaKane
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smithj4
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schavuytje
3.22/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear scents of oranges with rind and soft bread malts, soft amber body with off-white head thick ringend in the drink tropical fruit, a little pepper and the average of all in the finish

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium amber producing 3 fingers of frothy, off-white, lasting head that recedes to a thin cap & thick ring of foam leaving a sticky wash & webs of lace. Aroma is Belgian musty yeast notes of pineapple, peach & a hint of apple, hoppy, orange, lemon & pine with a little pale malt & a hint of white bread. Taste is a medley of tropical fruit, peach, citrus, resinous pine hop bitterness of moderate intensity & a fine peppery spice in the finish & aftertaste. Wet hay, bready malt & alcohol all dance in the background. Alcohol while not apparent in the nose is readily so in the mouth adding to the spice & bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, clean, crisp & dry.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crisis1290
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flying Dog Raging Bitch was quite a suprise. A nice dark orange color off the pour. Nice hints of malt and some hops with enough Beligian yeast aroma as well. This beer has a very unique taste profile to say the least. Nice carbonation and lacing.
Flavors are some what citrusy , resin , and bready with a dry finsh. Not a bad beer , for the price. I am a fan of Flying Dog, especilly their Snake Dog. This one does not disappoint.

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA from Flying Dog Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 3,959 ratings.
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