Raging Bitch

Maryland
United States
Flying Dog Raging Bitch Belgian IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
33 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

The American IPA hoppiness or Belgian funk of Raging Bitch can be brought out with food. Flavor notes: Sweet malt body contrasted with pine and grapefruit hop flavors and exotic fruit yeast notes. Pairs with: Wasabi, ginger, jerk, Cajun, or cayenne; tangy cheese with fruit; dark chocolate.

Profile

ABV: 
8.3%
IBUs: 
60
Hops: 
Warrior, Columbus, Amarillo
Malts: 
60L Caramel
Judges Review 
Pete Garofalo's picture
Judges Rating:
83
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
33 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The initial whiff is of ham-like smokiness, quickly followed by bubblegum esters. Toasty/grainy malt with a trace of caramel is supported by a light presence of peppery phenols. The taste starts with toasted malt, along with some caramel and toffee that is swept away by a pungent bitterness that is dominant and has a lingering coarse edge. The fruity esters are not as distinct in the flavor, which is an interesting mélange of characteristics that are all secondary to intensely bitter hoppiness that finishes with some solvent sharpness. This is a beer of many flavors that clash as often as they mesh.

Popular Reviews

Jim Dykstra's picture

My Score: 
90
Aroma: 
22 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
36/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
8/ 10
Overall Impression: 
18/ 20
It's powerful, but the Belgian character lends a delicate touch, with almost peachy aroma and well balanced texture. The rose gold appearance makes it even more appetizing.