Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) This was on-sale and I’ve read good things about it, so I decided to give it a go. Pours light orangish-amber with a voluminous off-white head that retains quite well and possesses a meringue-like consistency when agitated. Smells lightly piney, braunschweiger spread over club crackers, tangelo, possibly banana, and could be some mint thrown in as well. Odd, but pretty good. Taste begins with some sweet orange juice and candi sugar, which quickly transitions to drier grapefruit pith that is accompanied by a hefty dose of dry pine on the finish. Decent enough, but the super dry finish gets to be a bit much. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is restrained. Not bad at all, and definitely worth the price.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is blood orange with big soapy head and nice sticky lacing. Aroma is bitter citrus and sweet hay. Taste is bitter pine, citrus and wheat malt. Palate is crisp, bitter and dry. A very nice style, well done!
BnMBrewCrew (36) - Randolph, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma - Hops, Grapefruit, earthy notes, malt, citrus, caramel
Appearance - Amber, light head, clear body
Taste - This has enough hops to live up to the raging bitch name, yet its surprisingly smooth. There’s a sharp bitter bite, transitioning into a surprisingly subtle bitter finish. Caramel and grapefruit notes.
Palate - oily, low carbonation, medium body.
Overall - We don’t know why they named this "raging bitch". It is surprisingly refined for a hop head IPA. A few other names would more adequately describe this beverage:
1) Raging Lady of the Manor
2) Buddhist Bitch
3) Raging Bitch on Valium
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a six after what seems like forever since I have seen it out on shelves.
Pours a nice honey/orange tinted color with a nice fluffy 2 finger head. Excellent lacing already forming.
The smell is very subtle to me. Hints of both the belgian yeast aroma and hops.
The taste is extremely interesting. Your mouth gets a little bit of everything up front, hops, malt, and belgian flavor. Subtle sweetness transforms into the hops flavor and finally an aftertaste of the belgian. Slightly alcohol bite at the end but well hidden at 8.3%
Mouthfeel is medium.
I was hoping this would have a little more belgian style to it but otherwise it is very tasty.
Lubiere (9752) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An orange amber ale with a thin lacing light moka head. A pleasant aroma of biscuitty malt, belgian yeasts and floral hops, nice and smooth. In mouth, a smooth funky IPA with biscuitty malt, spiced coriander, light earthy notes, sustained hop, quite nice. On tap at J. Ryans, May 2, 2010.
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2010 Pours dark coppery peach with a 1-2 finger creamy, white head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is huge on orange marmalade, caramel, tree fruit, wet rocks, dusty grain, prarie flowers, bubblegum and banana peels on the back end. Flavor is again, orange marmalade, citrus rinds, wet basement, peach pits, light bubblegum and banana notes, then spice and bitter citrus to finish, with a lightly funky, citrus and caramel fade. Palate is medium bodied with a light dusty feel and moderate, bright and not too sharp carbonation. Definitely a nice brew, a little brash toward the middle and finish, but still quite tasty.
capali1234 (272) - HUNGARY - JUN 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Very, very dry and almost astringent, scrubbing feel in the mouth and dry, dry bitter finish.
ladnewton (1375) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap, at Beer Temple, Amsterdam on 19th March 2010. Copper/amber with lasting white head. Rich and intense hoppiness with distinct grapefruit citricity. Excellent. Very similar to Crouch Vale Amarillo.
DialSquare (2506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Toledo. Clear gold-brown pour with a sturdy medium off-white head. Yeasty aroma with floral hops. Grassy bitter hops, citrus rine, banana and light spice in the taste. Crisp lively medium texture. Good stuff.
rozsoma (462) - HUNGARY - MAY 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice copper color with white no-lácing head. Aroma of some fruits, i think it is mango, but i’m not sure about it. The flavour also contain this fruit-taste, and the 8.3% alcohol is percetible also. Thick oily body and light fruity aftertaste with no alchol feeling. It seems a little bit unbalanced.