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RATINGS: 1855   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


3.6
   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 (6622) - 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 (9986) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dragonlady1010 (30) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Orange gold with a light haze. Low off-white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is dominated by resiny and citrusy hops but also has notes of banana, clove, nutmeg and a hint of bread. Well-balanced flavor with that definite Belgian character...hoppy, fruity, caramelly, yeasty, sweet with a drier finish. Nice carbonation. The hoppiness lingers on long after the bitch is gone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6659) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Soapy, herbal, spicy belgian yeast aromas. medium bodied. Nice pale malt, spicy yeast, dry hay flavors- very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dirty orange with a nice white head. Nose is really nice mix of fruity citrus hops, belgian yeasts and spice. Really nice. Taste is similar mix of yeast, spice, and a nice big dose of citrus and resinous hops. Finish is bitter. Mouth is well carbonated. Overall, a solid ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1694) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. A very strong aroma of hops, fruity, light sweet. The head is medium large and creamy-milky with a normal duration. The body is red-orange. The taste is bitter, strong taste of hops. The finish is long, bitter and medical. The body is medium strong, creamy with a normal carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 10, 2010
Nagyon sötét árnyalatú barnás vöröses szín-hasonlít a whiskyre- közepes méretű piszkosfehér habkoronával. Az illata nagyon összetett és furcsa. Virágos-citrusos illatfelhő, ami sokkszerűen csap meg, de aztán bejön valami erős pörkölt, füstös illat, nagyon különös, újabb párhuzam a whiskyvel? Az íze fantasztikus, van benne minden: citrusfélék grapfruit-tal és naranccsal az élen, bodza, és őszi gyümölcsök, meg csöpp karamellás édeskés íz. Ez már egy keserűbb történet, rendesen kiszárít mindent, amit ér. Ennek ellenére nagyon lehet inni, kötelező házi feladat mindenkinek!


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