RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Pours amber, moderate foamy head that lingers nicely. Aroma really bursts with the citrus notes from the Amarillo hops, with a bit of the Belgian yeast quality beneath that. Nice sweetness at the front of the palate fades to a very strong but pleasant bittering. The Belgian yeast shows again on the finish with some estery spice notes. Good amount of malt to stand up to the hopping level, not unbalanced, but not at all on the ’too malty’ side. Really nice beer for a change every now and then. milewide (2304) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Both aroma and taste were Belgian spice and bitter hops. Clear light amber color, medium body and good hop bitterness. A bit too much alcohol in aftertaste. BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
[Bottle] Lightly hazed orangey amber hue, decent head formation. Yeasty banana aroma, mild lemony hops. Belgian yeast shows through on the palate, banana and bubblegum, some hoppy spice upfront before a dry citrussy bitter finish. Just like Stone Cali-Belgique this has some really good components, just not a big fan of the combination. mcnealc31 (255) - Elida, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2011
the color is a bit more light orange and the head is both big and sticking around.
The smell is both hoppy and yeasty. Lots of orange and coriander before the hops come in. Not a ton of malt here. But a very bitter finish. Outstanding lacing. I’m getting more Belgian than IPA, but I like this. I believe I’m a fan of these kind of hybrids in general.
Overall, a pretty tasty brew, and it’s nice to see some innovation in the style.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 4, 2011
Draft. Advertised as a belgian ipa. Super bitter, no finess. Shocked at the score on this one.
cylebanks (1) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
Fantastic IPA. Not really comparable to much others in its class. Very high alcohol content for the price and taste, and the IBU is just right for the flavor. The aroma is a bit citrusy and warm. It pours great, but I prefer drinking from the bottle. The packaging is a bit unreliable sometimes though. I will occasionally get tilted labels, and soggy underside of the 6 pack container. Other than that Raging Bitch is one of the finest IPAs i’ve found thus far. RoscoeJackson (372) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Pours clear golden orange with white head. Sweet, hoppy dipa characteristics with only a touch of belgian yeast. iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 Pours amber color with thick head from my aggressive pour. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Taste is malty, mild sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium, average carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall, the malts balance nicely with the hops. Alcohol well hidden and a nice flavor, but nothing overwhelming. Really good IPA . Sask89 (529) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours a nice amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is of floral hops, slight pine, and some herb and spice character. Taste is not too sweet up front and fairly bitter through the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, and a smooth mouth feel. Overall a very unique beer, quite unlike any IPA I’ve tried before. grapefruitmoon (22) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Classic Belgian aroma, dark golden colour and tight white head. Immediate taste is the clove-ish yeast. Nice strong bodied beer, good bitterness with (I think) American hops. Banana on the finish.