Flying Dog-Raging Bitch-Belgian IPA
As a Belgian-IPA, it’s not the best, but also definitely not the worst. Pours Clean Red Amber with a full head. Tastes a bit like a Belgian Blonde for a millisecond, but then the hops take over. If you don’t like hops, you won’t like this. There’s an assault of complex hops, acidic, piney, and pungent, with only a waft of Belgian style. That’s the reason why this beer gets a B+. It doesn’t quite live up to its Belgian title. Flying Dog makes a fairly good Tripel (Kerberos), and you think they could have brought a little more of that styling to this beer. That being said, as far as price goes (it’s something like twelve or thirteen dollars a six pack), this is definitely the best of the canis majors, and perhaps the best tasting. For price, this beer deserves an A.
In Conclusion: For price, one of the best beers you can hope to buy. It’s not really Belgian, but as a refreshing IPA, it’s almost perfect.
Food Pairing: Hearty and spicy foods. Steak, pork chops, lamb, savory breads, and bleu cheese.
“He was a wise man who invented beer.”