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RATINGS: 1849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2012 Fantastic delicious fruity IPA as its Belgian tones makes it complex and quite unique. As many other Flying dogs, there is spent large amounts of delicious American hops, but without the beer is too bitter. A velafballanceret beer for the hop happy people. This beer is brewed in honor of Flying dogs 20year anniversary. Cheers and congratulations...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2736) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle from Beer Ritz. Orange/amber pour with a white head. Apricot, grapefruit, tangerine and caramel aromas. A bit of wood and smoke in there too. Bitter lemon, grapefruit and pear flavours. Fruity, crisp hoppy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1903) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2011 Raivoava horo on kuparinvärinen ja omaa valkoisen vaahdon. Vaahtoa on melko niukasti. Tuoksu on erikoisen tuttifruttimainen, teemäinen ja hedelmäinen. Maussa sama jatkuu. Mukana paketissa on myös sitruksinen, mutta myös kukkainen humalointi. Lempeän katkera ja mielenkiintoinen olut. Tämä on toinen arviointikertani ja päivitys aikaisempaan. Runko on vahvempi kuin muistinkaan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Good meaty IPA. I was a little disappointed in the head retention. Flavor very malty with a somewhat sweet disposition. The hops come in at the end providing a nice bitter finish that I think is a good thirst quencher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead32 (4) - Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2011 does not count
Great name, I have to say. Pours a copper/amber color. Moderate white head, that settles to a thin cap, with decent lacing. Looks very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernesto987 (5373) - Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Good balance of hops. malts, and alcohol. Intense hops without overwhelming bitterness. Great drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
A Belgian-Style IPA, it’s just as rowdy and provocative in execution as it is by title. I really dig how this brewery names all of their beers in a doggy spirit without holding back on the bite...clever and attention grabbing. Appearing a clear burnt orange with copper highlights, the Raging Bitch held a respectable sandy head that gradually faded to sticky sheets of lace. The nose came across as a bright orange peel citrus combined with a light lemon zest making the aroma quite crisp and bitter. There is also quite a bit of Belgian yeast, as there should be, and in the end, the nose is really pleasing. Leading straight into the flavor, there are a lot of hops (Warrior, Columbus, and Amarillo - holy goodness) that make up a large, fantastic bitter bite. The orange is still quite present as a quick zest in the spicy carbonation and medium mouthfeel, though I found myself searching for the yeast after a while. Regardless, this is one Bitch that is definitely raging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5502) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Kind of an odd mix, Belgian and IPA, tastes just like adding the yeastiness of a Belgian to an IPA. Interesting and good, just at the price, don’t know how often I’ll have it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2011
Amber coloured beer, a medium to big white head, could hold a bit longer, but sticks nice to the glass. Much fruits and hops at the smell. Very hoppy, light yeasty, some sweetness moderates the biterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Atom (2098) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear amber orange with large off white head. Aroma is sweet floral, yeast, pine, spices, and citrus, very interesting. Taste is very sweet and complex, too sweet for me but lots going on here, slight bitterness on the finish.

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