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RATINGS: 1648   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Flying Dog Brewery will celebrate its 20th Anniversary a few months early on Friday, September 25th (the brewery turns 20 next year). The brewery will be sampling the new Raging Bitch Belgian-style India Pale Ale at the Flying dog Brats And Gonzo party in Denver that day as part of the Great American Beer Fest happening that week (unscramble the FBAG acronym to get GABF). More info about the fest can be found on the official Flying Dog blog. The beer also appeared on draft at this past weekend’s Gonzofest party. Al from Hop Talk was in attendance and reported on his blog, “I understand it’s made from an augmented Snake Dog wort with an exclusive Belgian yeast strain (called Diablo) and dry-hopped with a load of Amarillo hops. They’re calling it a Belgian IPA. It was really good. It had that hop bite from a big, bad American IPA with the banana and bubblegum from the Belgian yeast.” Some may remember a beer called, Raging Bitch Birch Beer, that Flying Dog introduced on April 1st. Whereas that low-gravity series beer was a joke, this beer is anything but at 8% ABV (60 IBU). Propaganda from the label: “Two inflammatory words…one wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Uncap it. Release it…stand back! Wallow in its golden glow in a glass beneath a white foaming head. Remember, enjoying a RAGING BITCH, unleashed, untamed, unbridled – and in heat – is pure GONZO!! It has taken 20 years to get from there to here. Enjoy!” – Ralph Steadman


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
Tap @ Cockneypub. Clear golden with small white head. A Belgian style IPA. Flavour is malt, citrus and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle. Gold, white head. Huge floral aroma, nice herbal flavor and plenty of body. A little bit hot but not off putting.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Flying Dog Raging Bitch is a super clear amber ale with a soft, thin, dense white head that has outstanding retention and leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a very grassy aroma with a note of fresh earth. It smells like outdoors. It has a smooth medium body with a dry finish. It has a nice grassy bitterness and it’s very fruity, with notes of peach and stone fruit. The finish is bitter and phenolic. It’s very tasty. I could drink a lot of this!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaffaHawk23 (71) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2010
As far as I’m concerned the best Flying Dog has to offer. Great bite with super floral aroma and taste. Love the alcohol content as well

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampesinoTino (789) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Aroma is earthy yeast, white wine and herbal hops. Appearance is a reddish golden color with a thin layer of dense head. The flavor begins with a distinctly Belgian style doughy yeast and clove flavor along with grassy hops, honey, banana, pears and alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky and full-bodied with medium carbonation and a dry, clean finish. The overall flavor has many elements of a classic Belgian Strong Ale as well as the bitter hoppiness of an American style IPA. It’s an intriguing brew to say the least.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoydJustitz (58) - Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2010
The floral smell is exceptionally nice. I am not sophisticated enough to analyze all the elements of the flavor but it’s a really nice IPA with a complex taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gringo332 (549) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Rich amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, citrus, & some fruit; Flavor of yeast, caramel, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, quite different

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8795) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 This brew is a clear dark golden color with a medium thin white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops, apricot and malt. Medium body with a hoppy character that has a definite citrus quality. Flavors of malt, pine and yeast as well. The finish is dry and hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Above average all around.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours to a cloudy golden amber color with a minimal off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is bright citrus with a hint of hops hidden behind that. Taste is pretty sweet with hardly any bitterness. Palate is light to medium body with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and an easy finish. Overall I like it Lots of citrus and spice flavors and not a lot of hops bitterness. Definitely is a Belgian, but I just don’t feel its much of an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (592) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
aroma is obviously a mix of belgian yeast with ipa hoppiness: fruity, citrus with caramel and yeast. pours amber with foamy head. flavor is sweet for an ipa, but floral and fruity hops are apparent. medium body, dry with long bittersweet finish.


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