gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Very nice aroma from the glass of spice and hops. Good head and lacing on the beer. Tasted very hoppy with a good balance of malt and a belgian spice finish. Good beer.
billdrinksbeer (18) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at The Black Squirrel. Pours an opaque tan/light orange, almost the color of cream soda. White head that shows quite a bit of carbonation and moderate retention. Lots of fruit in the nose. Grapefruit and other citrus and sweetness. Lots of citrusy hop spiciness on the front. Classic Belgian spiciness on the back. It’s like a flavor mullet! Palette seems about right for this beer, keeps it crisp, not too thick or thin. Really well balanced, no hint of the considerable alcohol. Overall a very good beer and worth the wait of finding it.
pantanap (3335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at some bar on 10th avenue, nyc. rating from memory... pours a transparent orange brown with a frothy white head..... aroma of crisp citrus hops, mainly grapefruit.... flavors lended more citrus hop notes, mostly clean. bitterness was not over the top. it actually was sweeter than what i was expecting. medium bodied and went down pretty easily.
joergen (19345) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam.
Clear orange coloured with a huge white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of yeast.
Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of spices and yeast.
Dry hoppy finish.
Fin (6889) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the ’Beer Temple’, Amsterdam, 28-10-09 Nice hoppy bite to this with a little syrupy boiled sweetness going on, crystal clear amber in colour with a white head, notes taper off at this point, needless to say I liked it despite the appraent lack of many postive comments. A7 A5 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6
ogivlado (5375) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Orange/golden coloured, medium sized white head, notes of grapefruit in the nose. Hoppy, fruity and moderate alcoholic with pleasant grapefruity finish. Long lasting aftertaste. The waiter recomended this beer, and he was right-very nice IPA.
Borresteijn (4328) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Light amber colour, fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, yeast, spicy hops, pine, caramel. Flavour is malty, pine, some dung of all the hops, caramel, yeast, grapefruit and pine bitter finish. Medium to fullbodied. The best Belgian IPA I’ve had so far.
bierkoning (9753) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2009 Tap @ In de Wildeman. Orange blonde color, clear. Melon and grapefruit in the aroma. Initial melon and grapefruit in the flavor, followed by a firm oily earthy bitterness. Oily bitter finish. Good
Cask @ Beer Temple Amsterdam. Looks like malted milk, no head, low in carbon. Lovely grapefruit aroma. Earthy hops in the flavor (probably because of the yeast) with lots of grapefruit.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Flying Dog in Denver during Flying dog Brats and Gonzo (FBAG) before the GABF. Pours a hazy amber color with a nice-sized creamy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, fresh citrusy hops, spices, and caramel malt. The nose on this one is really great. Flavor is rough, fresh citrusy hops, orange peel, caramel malt, spices, Belgian yeast, and a touch of alcohol. Palate is medium-full, just a tiny bit more syrupy than I’d like for a beer like this. Overall it’s very good though. Went great with the free brats!
Leighton (9632) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had this delicious brew twice now, once at Rattle n Hum and once at Shorty’s, both in NYC. Raging Bitch has got that warm sweetness of a nice Belgian along with the hop kick of a stern IPA. Pours a lovely orange-amber with a slight to medium head. Hoppy nose with notes of pine predominating. Flavor is rich, sweet yet hoppy with a touch of bitterness. Strong but completely enjoyable. Finishes with that lip-smacking sensation of a good IPA.