Originally Posted by beerjunky828
I have had raging bitch and felt that it is two times better than Stones Belgian IPA. Those are the only two Belgian IPA's I have tried. Stone's tasted like liquid medicine and was just unbalanced. I think that Flying Dog did well in blending the two styles to fit.
Have you tried Chouffe Houblon? It's more like a Belgian Strong Ale utilizing C-hops, than a West Coast IPA utilizing Belgian Ale yeast. Piraat falls in the same category.
Both approaches qualify as Belgian-IPA's, but are very distinct from each other. Anyway, give the Belgian incarnations a try, they're different from Raging Bitch in a good way, and you can count on them being very well-balanced.