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RATINGS: 1850   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (409) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a yellow / copper hue. Slightly cloudy. Sparse head, with decent lacing. Smells of apples, or olives. Has a nice hop bite to it, floral notes and some citrus, like grapefruit. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Tap at Max’s Baltimore. Dark amber with no head. Looks plain but the nose attracts attention; caramel and spiced hops scent is awesome. Flavour is freaky Belgian. Thin but cool cinamon, caramel and hops with a hint of Belgian flavour. Tastes like candy!!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 29, 2010
Great beer! Right on point. I was very impressed and loved it all the way through. The IPA style was really working magic and I was suckered in and now Im a believer in this one. The palate is saturated but in a great way if u are an IPA hoppy lover. Spicy, hoppy, floral, spice and back of sweet candy, just a hint. Delicious, the color was awesome, a little cloudy orange-brown-gold. Smell was great, bread, hop, yum. Overall, would like to have a couple of these, really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010
Bottled. Dark golden oloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of herbs, sweetness, grass, caramel. Flavour of flowers, herbs, grass, caramel, sweetness light spice and then some. medim to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Red copper color with a fluffy white head, nice lace. A nice hop floral aroma. Tastes bitter with a sweet background that comes out then ends with a bitter hop finish. A very interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2010
(bottle - 12 oz) Amber pour with a thin white head. Nice and yeasty aroma with very tasty smelling citrus hops underneath. Very nice spicy and yeasty flavor at the start that quickly gives way to a very bitter and citrusy hop taste that washes over the palate. Slightly dry and floral at the finish with a mild fruity aftertaste and lingering bitterness. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (6530) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10 Golden. Large off-white head. Yeasty and fruity; tropical fruits. Slightly metallic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (9836) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle from ABC Beers, The Hague. A good strong bitter IPA with and alcohol content which takes you by supprise.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a shade of copper with a relatively small of white head. Smell is citrus like fruits with some spice notes. Taste is interesting, has a bit of complexity and then gets shot down by a booze kick. Almost too much going on for my liking, and then I don’t like how it finishes for an IPA. Still not terrible, however not something I’d likely get again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Whiskey copper color in the glass. Aroma of some honeydew, bananas, dried cherries and alcohol. Fruity alcohol flavors: dried fruit, some clove and toasty malt trailing notes. Overall, it’s very good. Assertive yet flavorful. Good!


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