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RATINGS: 1694   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Rich amber color with a two-finger frothy head and excellent lacing. Giant floral and spicy hops aromas over a strong malt backbone. Plenty of Belgian-like yeasts as well. Flavors feature a nice balance of bitter hops and rich dark fruits. Medium body, lively carbonation, and a nice crisp hops finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Orange, copper, beige cover. Aroma is spicy esters, sweet caramel, light grassy hop. Taste is spicy, grassy hop, nice fruity estery finish, light malt sweet, candy, and bubblegum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Bottle.
Pours a rich, lively cheddar orange with an aroma of banana peel, sweet cheddar yeast, peach essence, yeasty pine, and sweet grapefruit. Flav or is yeasty Pine Sol and cheddar grapefruit, with hints of bread and cheddar coriander in the finish. Average mouthfeel. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2010
It reminds me of the belgian’s Tripel Karmeliet ... with american hops in it. Spicy, dry, a bit weird but I like the bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zenwolf (268) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
Tap. Random and lucky pick. Great brew. Firm hops in the mouth, but it open with a delicious sweetness. Very well crafted with subtle citrus, caramel and honey. Pours a light amber-hay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8072) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Draught at Sadonkorjuu 2010, Porvoo, Finland.
Clear golden colour with small off-white head. Refreshing floral bitter hops and some yeast in aroma. Yeast, sugar and floral and fruity bitter hops in flavour. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11994) - 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 (75) - 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


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