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RATINGS: 1766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
bottle, golden color, white head. aroma, definitely the Belgian yeast presence with some citrus, banana and spices, touch of raisins. flavors, bittersweet palate with hints of Belgian yeast, felt more like a nice dubbel with added hops. Nice spicy hoppy-yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Draft. Pours golden amber with an off white head. Flowery/piny hop aroma with some fruity sweetness. Hoppy flavor, grassy and piny, with some lighter belgian yeasty spicy notes. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattShizzle (569) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden color - clear. Spicy, malty aroma. Taste is a combination of maltiness, spice and hops. Quite good. Definitely tastes like a Belgian version of an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4291) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2010
12 oz. Clear, copper-amber with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Nose of banana, resin, light citrus zest. Flavor is similar with the big resin and wood hops taking over at the midpoint, but an undercurrent of caramelized fruit mix keeps some balance. Strong resin and hints of melon and banana bubblegum in the long finish. Medium body is smooth, dry and lightly astringent and tingly. Very drinkable, and definitely lives up to what it sets out to be: a nicely hopped IPA with Belgian notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
Never have been a big fan of this brewery, found their snake head ipa terrible, but have been remiss in not trying their new version rated much higher here and elsewhere. This specimen is delicious and unique. Clear copper, small fizzy head laces a bit. Yeasty, spicecy bubble gum heffe type nose, with fruity hoppiness. Taste is much of same sort of a hop infused farmhouse style taste, not sour like the Stone version of this style. I prefer this over the Stone by far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty fresh hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty fresh hoppy flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a fruity hoppy yeasty bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Very tasty American Belgian style India Pale Ale. Sampled on draft at Dunderbaks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RSRIZZO (1902) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2010
12oz. bottle poured into a Shaker at 42°. Color is a deep gold with a slight haze. Carbonation is good with a small smooth head. Aroma of Belgian yeast with notes of banana and floral hops. Its medium body has a smooth almost creamy mouth feel. Flavor is a mildly sweet malt taste that turns a little rich, then some hop come in with a spicy kick and a nice Belgian yeast shows some fruit, still letting the banana dominate. After taste is a fruity bitterness with a faint back note of alcohol. Overall I really like this brew, complex flavor that lean on the Belgian side, easy to drink and the alcohol gives a nice kick.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Tap at 4th Ave. Pub. Pale amber gold pour with a thin white head. The nose is intensely spicy with lots of bright Belgian yeastiness, clove and fruit that is then overlaid with lots and lots of pine and citrus hoppiness. A little bit tropical with notes of mango and grapefruit. Unusual hoppiness (Amarillo and Citra maybe?) that lends a very bright fruitiness to the beer. Lemon peel, grapefruit and a kiss of spiciness. Despite the internse dry yeastiness, the beer has an assertive bitterness. Really damn tasty – there is excellent integration of yeast and hops in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5500) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle: Big off white head. Clear orange color. Smell citrus, lemon, cactus, hops, malts and some hints of bitter. Taste very light fruity (citrus, lemon, lime, cactus), slight bitter turns bit more bitter towards the aftertaste. less dry than regular ipa. Hoppy, hints of malts, sugars and yeast. Expected more of this one.

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