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Raging b!tch
« on: March 29, 2011, 01:03:14 AM »
Belgian-style India Pale Ale that is. ;)

Crystal-clear deep copper. Juicy hop flavor countered by that signature Belgian phenolic character. I'm only just slowly warming to this beer. Not sure I'm a big fan of the hoppy Belgian IPA from Flying Dog.

Paired with spicy texmex it's a winner though.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 03:51:44 AM »
The jury is still out for me on this beer as well. I had it for the first time at a beer fest and liked it.  Had another one awhile later and wasn't sure.  It's interesting and pairing it with some spicy food might be a good idea.  More tasting is necessary.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 10:03:54 AM »
Interesting you bring that beer up now.  Looks like it's been banned in Michigan because some of the congresscritters don't like the name/artwork.  Flying Dog is suing them on 1st amendment grounds...

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 10:05:12 AM »
They could age it in oak and call it Raging Woody.  Bet the politicians would like that even better.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 10:06:50 AM »
They could age it in oak and call it Raging Woody.  Bet the politicians would like that even better.

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2011, 10:18:21 AM »
I've tried it and was rather disappointed.  IIRC, it was a moderately bodied beer that was too sweet and phenolic, and did not have enough hop flavor/aroma.  I couldn't drink more than one at a time--it did not seem like a Belgian IPA--which in my mind is an IPA with Belgian yeast notes.   Catchy title though.

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2011, 11:21:27 AM »
I tried this once alongside some DFH 90.  Neither were really to my tastes but if you want a higher alcohol, heavily hopped beer, I'd take the 90 over this one.  Not sure I can put my finger on the faults, and it was a while ago I had it, but I think it's an example of the name being more important to the marketing plan than the beer.  Not that it was bad, just wasn't great.

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011, 12:09:20 PM »
I tried this once alongside some DFH 90.  Neither were really to my tastes but if you want a higher alcohol, heavily hopped beer, I'd take the 90 over this one.  Not sure I can put my finger on the faults, and it was a while ago I had it, but I think it's an example of the name being more important to the marketing plan than the beer.  Not that it was bad, just wasn't great.

I gave some to my friend with the uber-sensitive palate and he didn't like it except with some habenero salsa I force-fed him. Actually he went like a pig at the trough but I digress.

He also commented that if they payed Ralph Steadman to do the artwork then marketing was more important than the actual beer itself. I've never had any of their other beers but they are always available. The busy illustration has always turned me off for some reason, though I like the artist. Must try a more traditional style from them...
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2011, 12:36:44 AM »
They could age it in oak and call it Raging Woody.  Bet the politicians would like that even better.

If you aged it long enough it might even become a Poppa Raging Woody...  ;)
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2011, 04:31:38 AM »
Great beer, must have drank a couple of cases of it last year when it came out. I think it is now gonna be a year-round...
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2011, 05:11:24 AM »
I don't really care for it. Not a huge fan of any of the Flying Dog beers.

 Not sure I can put my finger on the faults, and it was a while ago I had it, but I think it's an example of the name being more important to the marketing plan than the beer.  Not that it was bad, just wasn't great.

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 07:05:09 AM »
Its better than Stone's Cali-belgique, but I don't know if that's a compliment or not  ::)
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 10:13:29 AM »
Drank the last one during the night. Well in the AM, probably when some of you were getting up. ;) Got somewhat used to it. I really love the malt and hop profile this beer has. The phenolicky character still seems a bit over the top, so while I won't refuse one, another purchase seems unlikely.

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2011, 10:20:27 AM »
I had this beer for the first time a few weeks back and thought it was good. I would give it a 29 out of 50 without going into detail. There's no BJCP style guidelines for this beer yet.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2011, 10:25:16 AM »
I gave some to my friend with the uber-sensitive palate and he didn't like it except with some habenero salsa I force-fed him. Actually he went like a pig at the trough but I digress.

Ha... it also feels really good when you stop smashing your fingers with a hammer.  I can't taste anything after habanero salsa so if that's what it takes to make this stuff palateable... think I'll pass.  Love the name though.  Maybe it just needs to be paired with Arrogant Bastard.  
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