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RATINGS: 1730   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2954) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Aroma is a mix of yeast and hops with citrus and caramel. Pours amber with foamy head. flavor is sweet for an ipa, but floral and fruity hops are there. Medium body, dry with long bittersweet finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seritomi (336) - HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Húhhh! Annyi mindent tudnék írni erről a csodáról. Egyszerűen zseniális, imádom. Elfogult vagyok és kész na ez van. Etalon IPA, etalon sör. Ezt meg kell kóstolni. Gyanítom, hogy aki nem szerette vagy csak alig az árpafőzeteket az innentől erősen elmereng... Csak néhány dolog: citrus, méz, komló, keserű, zeller, élesztő, áhhhhh.... NE TÚL HIDEGEN!!!!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1999) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2010
light copper pour with a tight lasting medium white head. aroma is strong caramel, some pine and citrus hop. Delicious belgian spicy peppery tones as well. a lot of belgian in the flavour. banana and lemon fruitiness, not as sweet as the aroma suggested. some spicey yeast tones. herbal and citrusy hop.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (7642) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle. Unclear orange colour with a nice big off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, spice and caramel with a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a crystal clear copper color with a billowy cream colored head that slowly recedes, eventually falling to a thin froth leaving lots of lacing. Smells grapefruity citrus and woody pine, with hints of maltiness. Taste is light caramel up front, grapefruity citrus and slight spice throughout, with a roasted malt finish. Medium bodied and well carbonated.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mackus2 (156) - Edison, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours an orangey copper. Nose is floral hops, ctirus, fruity, coriander. Full body, somewhat creamy, smooth. Full, well-balanced taste- citrus and piny hops, sweet, caramel malts, grapefruit, spice. Finish is bitter and sticky. Great brew- two thumbs up!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured orangish with a short dense off white head. Atoms is belgain spicey yeast with nice citrus. Flavor is very sweet up front like a belgain triple, but the finish is bitter. Not as crisp and hoppy as I’d like, but I think the bottle was old. Finish was slightly sticky

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeer (1309) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2010
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- porued a transparent aged copper color, medium and effervescent carbonation. 3mm white head formed and laced nicely, aroma of yeast, coriander, and malt. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is there and has just a touch of caramel laced within it, middle has the usual hop wave but is transverse with an almost belgian ale feel to it, finish is acidic, longing, and leaves you wanting more. Oh yeah!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuchampions (1241) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2010
12oz bottle from Bevmo in West Hollywood. Pours clear golden copper with large off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops, yeast, light malt, mangos and other tropical fruits. Flavours of sweet malt, yeast, mild Belgian spices, tropical fruit, pine, citrus, and bitter hops. Finishes bitter. Nice hop bitterness. Especially for a Belgian style IPA. Pretty good beer and definitely the top one or two I’ve had from this brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3984) - Georgia, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Aroma is - WOO WEE STRONG, seriously hoppy with a strong citrus tone that is a mixture of good grapefruit and sweet orange. It pours a nice clear orange amber with an average pale tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Flavor is quite hoppy, with a good evergreen tone, minimal bitterness, and an undertone of grapefruit with just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is rough and edgy, leaving behind a fair tingle.


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