on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Series   ABV: -
A Belgian-Style IPA. The Bitter Woman journeyed to Belgium and returned with a certain je ne sais quoi. A spicy belgian yeast and specialty caramel malts add a whole new dimension of sophistication and style to our favorite Old Lass. Enjoy the Bitter Woman Belgian Style!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2010
Light hazy amber pour with a fizzy white head and drippy lace. Aroma is all out Belgian spice. Flavor is piney, citric, candy sugar and spices. Dry finish with nice balance

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2010
12 oz. bottle from my fiance’s aunt from Madison. This is my first beer from a brewer I’ve been wanting to try for a long time now. Pours a mostly clear dark orange-amber color with a small off-white head that doesn’t last long or leave any lacing. Aroma of floral hops, caramel malts, Belgian yeast, mild spices, banana, and sweet bread. Flavor of caramel malts, Belgian yeast, leafy hops, tea, banana, apples, and some spices. Light-medium bodied, with above-average carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Neither the Belgian characteristics nor the hoppy or bitter IPA characteristics are dominating. In a way, I wouldn’t have minded seeing one emerge more to make this thing really pop, but as it stands it’s a well-balanced take on this style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle split with a friend. Poured a clear amber gold with a gray head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a nice light citrus note that melded nicely with a smooth floral note and a bit of a light grain backing. Flavor was similar with some light grain notes in the start with a combination of growing citrus and floral notes in to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
On draft from brewery, pours clear with whtie head, aroma is spicey and malty, flavor is nearly overwhelming with spices and alcohol, decent but nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle courtesy of motortoddhead. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of perfume, floral notes, hay, grassy. Tastes of pepper, perfumy, dry malt, grassy, some funky hints. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours a deep amber with redish and copper tints. Thich off white almost brown head. Aroma is belgian yeast, sweet malts, floral and pine hops. Taste is resiny hops, lots of bready malts and a touch of spicy yeast. The hops are in the background producing mostly citrus nots. Full mouthfeel. Not bad, but a bit thick and resiny for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2010
12oz bottle from Frankenbrew. Pours a deep, slightly hazy amber with lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom and feeding a small thick white head that recedes slowly and leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast with subtle fruity esters and light spiciness mixed in. There is an earthy hop aroma, grassy even. The interesting thing is the alcohol burn that I noticed - really boozy smell. The taste is spicy with belgian yeast and lots of crisp bready malts. The floral hops are present and leave a bitter, dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied - sticky with hops and spicy and dry at the same time. This is a solid Belgian IPA but not all that drinkable for the style and drinks pretty heavy. The hops take a back seat to the toasted character, spicy yeast and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2292) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Bottle. Pour is copper in color with a quick little head that dissapears. Aroma is citrus and pine with a strong yeast finish. Taste is big yeast and malt which than finishes bitter pine. Palate medium feel with a dry gritty finish. Solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Once again, this bottle was courtesy of the self proclaimed ’Zork’. Pours a golden amber color with medium off-white head. Aroma of yeast, cloves and spices. Flavour of citrus, caramel hops, yeast and spice. I don’t recall this being bitter as the name suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle from Binny’s on Marcey. Pours a clear amber with soft head. Nose is fresh hops and then the phenols of the Belgian yeast jump in. Some light toffee as well. On taste, the hops are forward. So is the crystal malt, providing a caramelly bread note with some roastiness. Odd example of the style, but drinkable.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50