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RATINGS: 1855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours a clear copper body with a thin, lasting white head. Lots of bubblegum initially, followed by a long, dry, grapefruit and citrus finish. Really good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Pours hazy amber with a solid head. Grassy and fruity hoppiness. Quite bitter, some sugary sweetness blending with harsh herbal and grassy hops. A bitter bitch for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle pours amber with an eggshell head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, grapefruit, passion fruit, and bubblegum. Flavor shows the same additional notes of toffee, pineapple, and light herbal qualities (sage?). Overall body is moderate with light to moderate bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7873) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2011
had originally in AMsterdam on Tap on my second solo visit to Beer Temple .. . pours a medium proud gold, awesome lacing .. . actually drank this while talking to the owner of Beer Temple, nice dude .. . light bitterness, with touches of yeast .. . an amazing quaffer .. . this is way to easy to drink!! .. . when i ordered this beer, i had to shout- "i’ll have a small raging bitch!" .. hmmm

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2011
Fracking awesome Belgian / IPA hybrid... Lots of bubblegummy Belgian estery notes cut against by extreme hopping. And possibly has the filthiest bottle lable in beer history!!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 7, 2011
Csak a jó sör, Budapest Vörösréz színű ital, amin egy igen kemény állagú, majdnem fehér, igen termetes hab terpeszkedik. Illata fantasztikusan gyümölcsös, muskotályos szőlős, fenyőhajtásos, fűszeres és igen intenzív. Ahogy belekortyolunk, egyből érezni a rengeteg amcsi komló borókás, szőlős, gyantás ízét, kis karamellával, némi malátával, mandarinnal, grapefruittal és pörkölt mandulával. Elég testes és kissé olajos, kellemesen élő, buborékos. Utóíze igen száraz és gyümölcsös, feltapad tőle az ember nyelve a szájpadlására. Igen finom IPA ez, minden a fajta legjobbjaira jellemző tulajdonságokkal rendelkezik. Bárhol, bármikor! Igen nagyot harap ez a dühöngő szuka!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mad_Ferret (977) - SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber with a slight haze and a nice head that leaves traces. Extremely fruity and hoppy on the nose. Caramell, flowery, fruit candy. Taste is flowry hoppy and sweet with a nice bitter ending.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frenchiew (17) - , NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2011
This one pours a golden bronze colour with a good looking head. It has that wheat beer coriander smell with marmalade in there too. Doesn’t smell like a hoppy IPA but more a Belgian with a hop-loaded minimi. Nice and velvety in the mouth, and more marmalade or orange peel coming behind it. A bit too thick and cloying to feel like an IPA, the aftertaste sticks with you for a long time, which is a great thing, you get more value. I went into this thinking I was buying into an IPA, but I got swindled into a delicious Belgian with hops. Bugger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
12 oz bottle. 20th anniversary brew. It is a stunning looking brew. It is crystal clear honey colored with a huge creamy but foamy off-white head that rises high ad leaves nice lacing. Finally an american made Belgian IPA that smells like it was made in Belgium. The hops are grassy and slightly citrusy. There is a little bit of almost sourdough pretzel scent for the malt profile. In the taste the malt and hops are both a little flat but this one has a lot of great flavor. The flavor is a bit more citrusy, with a nice grassy spicy grass from both the hops and yeast. The bitterness is decent but not over the top but a bit one-dimensional. The mouthfeel is nice, drinkability high. This beer is really impressive, and a great way to commemorate their 20th anniversary. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 04-16-2010 23:12:47

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2011
bottle - Pours slightly cloudy orange with a small, lingering off white head. It smells of citrus hops and a little spice from the yeast plus some alcohol. The flavor is pleasantly bitter with citrus and banana notes, good sweet malt presence in the background, a touch of alcohol, and a long bitter finish. Very tasty.


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