Flying Dog Raging Bitch

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Type: Belgian IPA
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  • 59 
  • 4.2/5 
  • 08.30% 
  • 1263/3686 
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Flying Dog Raging Bitch is an American IPA augmented with Belgian yeast, our 20th anniversary beer jumps out of the glass and nips at your taste buds with its delicate hop bitterness. At 8.3% ABV, this bitch is dangerously drinkable.

ABV: 8.3%
IBU's: 60
Plato: 18
Specialty Malts: 60L Crystal
Hops: Warrior, Columbus, Amarillo
Process: El Diablo yeast used to give Raging Bitch a trademark Belgian-style taste, dry hopped with Amarillos
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    kaj-ii (782)Rank: Beer ConnoisseurGroup: Brown Ale Lovers
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    [Best served in a Tulip glass]

    The pour was a murky medium brown with nice orange highlights and an average sized (1-2 finger) off white frothy head that had awesome retention, lasting throughout and producing some really excellent sticky lacing.

    The aroma was of a light grain malt, a moderate dose of floral hops and a mild soapy yeast with notes of caramel, banana, citrus (grapefruit) and a touch of dark berries.

    The taste was lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness and had notes of caramel and a bit of banana at first, then progressed into a very nice hoppy citrus taste with a hint of berries at the end. The flavor lasted a truly long time after the swallow, with a really tasty fruity hoppy flavor left to settle on the taste buds.

    Mouthfeel was somewhere between light and medium in body and had a dry texture with a good strong lively carbonation.

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    mcnealc31 (205)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: Ohio Beer Lovers
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    the color is a bit more light orange and the head is both big and sticking around.

    The smell is both hoppy and yeasty. Lots of orange and coriander before the hops come in. Not a ton of malt here. But a very bitter finish. Outstanding lacing. I'm getting more Belgian than IPA, but I like this. I believe I'm a fan of these kind of hybrids in general.

    Overall, a pretty tasty brew, and it's nice to see some innovation in the style.
  • Dec 2, 2010
    lucklys (49)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: IPA Lovers
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    A Belgian-Style IPA, it's just as rowdy and provocative in execution as it is by title. I really dig how this brewery names all of their beers in a doggy spirit without holding back on the bite...clever and attention grabbing. Appearing a clear burnt orange with copper highlights, the Raging Bitch held a respectable sandy head that gradually faded to sticky sheets of lace. The nose came across as a bright orange peel citrus combined with a light lemon zest making the aroma quite crisp and bitter. There is also quite a bit of Belgian yeast, as there should be, and in the end, the nose is really pleasing. Leading straight into the flavor, there are a lot of hops (Warrior, Columbus, and Amarillo - holy goodness) that make up a large, fantastic bitter bite. The orange is still quite present as a quick zest in the spicy carbonation and medium mouthfeel, though I found myself searching for the yeast after a while. Regardless, this is one Bitch that is definitely raging.
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    This is a nicely kicked up IPA. Very hoppy aroma and flavor, but not too overwhelming. Slightly bitter, but it mixes nicely with the malt. I hope to see this beer stay in the regular Flying Dog lineup
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    DosBeerigos (102)Rank: Beer DrinkerGroup: IPA Lovers
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    Wow, this beer is properly named…..she really is a bitch. Great banana notes from the yeast, strong hops and a little kick of sweetness not sure if its from the yeast or malt. This is a fun beer, but be careful and watch your tone, or.....

    Finish the review over @ Dos Beer-igos.

    http://dosbeerigos.blogspot.com/2010/01/raging-bitch-belgian-style-india-pale.html

    Always a fun time! and two reviews in one posting on the same beer!