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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 73   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Another Big Sister of the Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale…. Loads of Malted Wheat for a Curious Malt Foundation and a Light Color, But Our Belgian Yeast Leaves a Huge Flavor and Complexishness.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2529) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Medium sized puffy white head, fair retention and lace. Lightly hazy gold in color. Nose is a bit juicey, lightly fruity, faint citrus, Spicey, lightly herbally and a tad bready. Body is medium, decent carbonation, a little acidic and lightly oily. Fruity spicey flavors with some doughy malts, wild? Nah. More spicey than funky, faint earthyness, grass. Dry finish, spicey and a hint juicey fruit. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3269) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
tap at stable. pours a clear golden with a big frothy white head. aroma of citrusy, sweet juicy oranges and perfume. nice smell. citrusy fresh cut flowers. taste is bready, fruity tangerines and grainy earth. nice beer. better than expected, even if a bit big for its briches.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Bottleworks. Fluffy head sits on top of a diaphanous copper colored beer. This looks pretty good, but for a Belgian Strong it seems a bit light. Heavy aroma of grapefruit is coming through more than I anticipated...which is good. You can definitely smell that Belgian yeast. There is a nice pear aroma mixing with a nice grapefruit aroma. Is it anything groundbreaking? No, but it still blends well together. This beer has an amazing hop flavor, for it being classified as a Belgian Strong Ale. Nice sweet, fruity yeast flavor balances well with the grapefruit hop flavor. This beer provides a damn near perfect balance between Belgian Ale and IPA. Nothing here is compromised, and all of the flavors meld quite well. The texture is wonderfully slick, and not to effervescent.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
strap (459) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - NOV 17, 2010
really good. can taste a bit of grapefruit, slightly piny. hops really come out on this one, but plenty of malty sweetness in here as well. i think this is what Flying Dog was shooting for with the Raging Bitch Belgian IPA. big flavors, nice hoppy kick. well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle. Amber pour with a compact, frothy white head. Aroma is very spicy with strong fruit notes and strong Belgian yeast. Floral hops as well. Taste is big spicy notes, floral hops, pine, Belgian yeast, dried fruit and sweet malt. Some candyish notes coming through as well. Body is medium with a strong, dense carbonation. Finishes with more big yeast notes, strong floral hops, resinous pine, sweet malt, ripe fruits, and light candy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11065) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear straw color with a large rocky white head that was mostly lasting and produced good lacing. Good complex citrus and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet and bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raphael (914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2010
On tap at Tiger Two, running a bit flat. I think this is the best malt liquor I’ve ever taste. Aroma is subtl;e with wheat, honey, resin. good light amber color but no head or fizz; not totally flat, marginal buoyancy. well-balanced flavor, just a little sweet and not the white sugar or corn sugar sweet of malt liquors, more malt syrup with honey overtones, that definint belgian yeast tang, , distant marijuana flavor

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2010
From the tap poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Nice strong sweet malty hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chickenflea (346) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
The beer is tangerine orange color with a deep cream-colored head. Excelllent lacing and retention. The bear is slightly cloudy. The aroma is nicely hoppy; with a orange peel dominating. The yeast and malt aromas are muted with the yeast slightly more noticeable than the malt. A hint of clove adds some complexity to the hop character. The beer is lightly sweet with an ample citrusy hop fruitiness up front. But the complexity of this beer is a wonder. As the palate settles, I find juicy fruit bubble gum and bread. The finish has just a hint of clove and other spices. Body is bordering on heavy. Texture is sticky and oily. This beer is immensely drinkable. The complexity of the finish brings me back to the glass again and again. Although the texture is substantial, it is in no way overbearing. The beer reminds me of the Stone Begi-Calique with a reduced yeast profile. I liked that beer quite a bit as well, if I remember correctly. This beer is excellent. It combines two of my favorite styles: American IPA and Strong Belgian ales. Good job Lagunitas.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2010
The pour is a clear, orangey, gold color and an average, white, creamy head which settles fairly quickly to a thin layer of froth and leaves only a bit of frothy lace. The nose is dusty yeast, some estery notes of mango and peach, fresh floral, some fresh lupulin, some grapefruit, and faint resinous notes. The flavor is similar with nice honeyed wheat bread base, some hints of clove, still the grapefruit, mango and peach, dusty yeast, and some fresh resinous hops notes. The palate is nice with a medium body, lively carbonation, and a creamy/velvety mouthfeel. The finish is long with the fruity aspects lingering (mostly mango) and the resinous notes becoming almost spicy and bringing a moderately high bitterness. The Belgium yeast does add some nice complexity to overshadow the intense fresh lupulin notes, which I enjoy. The fruity notes were pleasant and the bitterness was appropriate for the beer. Just not crazy about the hop notes which smell and taste just like fresh hop flowers...


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