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RATINGS: 1871   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
A cloudy golden hue with a nice white head, some nice retention and mild lace. Aroma had a nice hop profile and a banana note from the yeast. Flavor was initially sweet caramel malt notes and a fruity yeasty quality. Hops then took over which were bitter enough to balance out the sweetness and give the beer a nice dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Orangish pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with lots of citrus and honey. Flavor is a wonderful meld of sweet malt and rich citrus hops. Smooth and really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JRock72 (605) - - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle. This beer was fantastic. Best of both worlds. I need to try some more of this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2011
Interesting vanilla, woody, yeasty and slight hoppie. The man overpowering taste is the belgian yeast flavour. Overall its good beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2011
this is a very interesting brew, i only bought because its claim to be a belgium IPA, and im glad i did. the belgium style yeast and the medium hopness was a nice mix.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
A=Light golden-copper with medium head, leaving great lacing which sticks to the glass a good while. S&T=More on the malty side. I notice a lot of sweet malt/barley, and less hops. Hops are there, just more restrained for me. Tasty, though not an ideal IPA. M=Medium, with average carbonation. Very good, an interesting new style for me. Though I prefer hoppier, this is a nice change. Will have again sometime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours golden with white head. Nose has spicy phenolic yeast with florals bananas and pear. Flavors are spicy, floral, honeydew, and grass. Long soft bitterness. Good clean fermentation. Hops, yeast, and well attenuation all working nicely here. Why am I just know finding out about this beer?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Empalmado24 (5) - USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
This is the first IPA I have enjoyed. That makes me happy. You can really smell the hops on this one but it doesn’t taste like your chewing on pine cones. Very nice balance Flying Dog. I appreaciate your work. Woot! Woot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - JAN 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Poured a clear amber/golden with a smallish white head. It has that IPA hoppiness right away and then some grassy, fruit notes. Great Beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Aroma of yeast and resins, and underlying grassy hops. Cloudy clay orange color, almost white creamy head, and lots of soapy lacing. Taste is nicely balanced, and definitely has the belgian beer character it claims. Spicy hops and dark malt with a spicy finish.

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