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RATINGS: 1573   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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rugbydude05 (478) - Bridgewater, NJ, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2010 12 oz bottle, pours a deep amber color, moderate head, sudsy appearance with lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma is floral and sweet, nothing out of the ordinary for an IPA. Some maltiness noted. Taste was bitter but not too overwhelming and was mixed with sweetness. Palate was rough, but sits well in the mouth and has a bittersweet aftertaste. Nothing too out of the ordinary, but nonetheless a solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Pours an orange gold color with a corbonated white head. Fruity hops aroma and taste with some citrus. Really and outstanding beer although the name is a little over the top. Would drink this again. 12 oz. bottle

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
very good and different. Pine and citrus notes smack you in face to start and finishes crisp with pepper and some spice. So good. Underrated brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours golden, white head. Sweetness in aroma. Cookies, fruity yeast and sweet tropical hops. Taste is fruity, but not overly fruity, quite hoppy and with a small touch of typical belgian yeast qualities. Quite boring taste actually. Well balanced and smooth though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
finol (2148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours amber with a shortlasting white head. Spicy aroma with some citrusy hops. Bitter taste of orange cest and some not to fresh US hops, nice malty background and body. Nice experiment, but not as good as it gets when the belgians them selves makes IPAs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep coppery orange color with a thick cottony off-white head on the top.
Aroma: Intense tropical and lighter fruits with a complex, resinous, oily hoppy perfume. A few attributes that i can pick are fresh mango, tangerine, peach, a touch of lavender and muscat grapes.
Flavor: Complex hop oils flowing through the mouth and fills the palate with tangerine, mango, honeyish banana sweetness. I can only get a very faint traces of banana-estery yeast notes that they mentioning. The hop resins has a very intense herbal accents towards the finish.
Mouthfeel/Palate: Medium to full bodied impression with a thick, yeasty surface and a soft carbonation.
Overall: Perfect resinous, boldly hopped IPA, but i cant get the belgian touch at all. Typical, american way of hype-festish-brewing. Thick and flavorful of course, but a stupidly trend-oriented attitude.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjs (4555) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2010
(Draught at BA SoFo) Poured amber and hazy. Head was medium sized and white. Aroma contained citricness, fruitiness and malts. Palate was medium bodied and bit warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, malts, citricness, grain, mildly sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Getbetter (832) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 19, 2010
From a 12oz bottle,this beer has a great color to it Golden-amber color.minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, this a great IPA lively, a carbonation,hoppy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2010
On tap at Chappy’s in Dayton, OH. Poured a very dark amber color. Huge aroma of hops, and yes, bitter hops. Holy bitter hops boys. Very bitter yet smooth. 20th anniversary beer from Flying Dog. Good beer, a little too bitter for me but others would probably kill for this beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Pours a dark amber with a moderate head. Aromas of citrus, pine and Belgian yeast. Flavors of bitter and piny hops dominate the flavor along with slight fruitiness from the Belgian yeast. Exttremely good and hoppy, but seems a bit over-carbonated and thin.


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