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RATINGS: 1752   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


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bella68 (42) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. orange/red color. Had this at Mellow Mushroom. Quite a nice surprise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1341) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Gold color, draft. Minimal head. Arom of citrus, honey. Interesting taste on this IPA. The hops are there, but it takes on more of a belgium beer taste. Def would get again. Rerate- bottle this time. Med head, lacing around glass. Still getting mostly citrus hops in the aroma (wanting more of the belgium yeast flavors. Flavors of citrus, pine and some honey. Medium-lite body, slightly creamy texture, alcohol is well hidden. This is still a great beer. May want to get a case of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2010
bottle. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. nose is of Belgian yeast, spices and it’s a bit perfumy. Taste is of bread and spices with bubblegum and fruity hops. Pretty tasty stuff. Mouthfeel is medium and mildly bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
big_boss (17) - helotes, USA - NOV 18, 2010
great bite, very happy with flying dog and there obsession with hops. great beer any time of year

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosco (236) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Deep amber, sharp, bitter, has bite, nice...big fan of Flying Dog brews. $9/sixer at Boca Total Wine & More. Re-rated 11/07/14: Now enjoying the draft version at The Kings Tavern, Leesburg, VA, Peppery, spicy like a Rye IPS. More bitter on the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drupgyu (9) - USA - NOV 15, 2010 does not count
Not a big fan of Belgian IPAs I must admit, but with the Ralph Steadman art I had to give it a shot. If you are a fan of the maltiness of beer, it is certainly worth your dollar. A sweet taste which is occasionally masked by a false IPA-ness, it is a good brew that would be better as a pint rather than a six pack.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2010
A big hop bite with just the right amount of belgian sweetness swirling in the mix. Surprisingly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (789) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2010
Fruit and bubblegum Belgian yeast aroma. Interesting blend of Belgian yeast character with a definite American IPA backbone. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3542) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2010
12oz bottle 11/14/10 (Binny’s-Downers Grove)-52° in Snifter-Pours an orangish red with a small loose off white head. Aroma of hops, Belgian yeast, and citrus. Taste of Belgian yeast and then some hops and then more yeast. This medium bodied brew is quite tasty and this style is becoming one of my favorites. Nice job.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tranquillity (1454) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2010
Draught at the Beer Temple in Amsterdam. Clear orange body, medium white head. Aroma of hops, very bitter. Nettles? The taste is pure hops! WTF... not balanced, not deep. It’s like a triple produced in a laboratory according to a recipe! Interesting though, it this was a vodka it’d be grain-flavoured...


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