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RATINGS: 1884   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adam42381 (386) - Fort Myers, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Duvel tulip. Appearance: Pours an opaque caramel color with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy white head. Nice lacing featuring very fine bubbles. Smell: Very hoppy aroma with hints of spices, banana and Belgian yeast. The hops are mostly bitter citrus and pine. Taste: Bitter citrus up front followed by Belgian yeast, black pepper and spices in the middle ending with grapefruit rind and mild phenols at the finish. Aftertaste is long-lasting and features bitter grapefruit with a hint of aspirin. This is a bitter, hoppy beer. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Drinkability: Good drinkability. The high ABV could be an issue with drinking multiples. Overall: Very good beer overall. It may be a bit bitter for some, but I enjoyed it. Recommended for the hopheads out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (668) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle poured into pint glass. The aroma is mild, I expected more. Appearance is clear and amber. It taste perhaps under carbonated, it’s not flat, just seems to lack good carb. For an 8.3% Belgian IPA, I’m shocked how hidden the booze is, making it very smooth and easy. Overall a good beer, yet could be improved. Maybe when I have another bottle it will have more zesty ipa-ness=ness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2010
On tap at Flying Saucer. Pours a clear amber with a small white head with decent lacing. The aroma is a bready malt and raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a light hop and caramel. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well, a very good IPA from Flying Dog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
russwbeck (117) - Tyrone, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Very clear golden amber color with little head that doesn’t stay for long. Nice lacing. More Belgian on the nose than I expected. Hoppiness underneath, but not forgotten. Again, more Belgian taste than IPA, which is good for me. Sometimes I think the IPA overtakes the Belgian taste more than it should. This drink is so light, it really surprises me it has such a good taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
SBWF 2010. Golden color, rich offwhite head. Malty, yeasty, fruity flavor, tropical fruits, metal. Fruity flavor with some alcohol. hops, grass and perfume notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abcbeers (43) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2010
Now,I have heard so much about this beer,the best in the world has been mentioned, but that is only others opinions. Right,lets start and pour this bitch out ! Amber red in colour.High hesd,creamy white,its looking good!Fruits,hops,hints of flowers,complicated,Good citrus notes, "hits you in the buds "immediate bitterness,nice tingle on the back of the tongue,bitter grapefruit,good,very good,this would pair very well with a newish cumin cheese,just try it !!Got this delight from The Beer Shop in The Hague, Holland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
$8.99/6 pack. Central Market. San Antonio, TX. A very clear golden brown with an almost red hue to and a small head. The aroma has a nice fruitiness to it and that distinct Belgian yeast character. A pleasurable and very nice aroma. The hops mix very well with the yeast. The taste is again fruity at first then the yeast contributes banana, pepper, and other spice that I can’t finger. The yeast also seems to add bitterness along with the hops. You know I was real surprised with this one and kind of changed my opinion of Flying Dog. Personally I think this is the best "Belgian IPA" I have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - NOV 3, 2010
Clear, light copper colour, with good white head. Cool gonzo artwork on the bottle. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Taste is initially sweet, then hop bitterness overtakes. Feels light (non-viscous) in the mouth with nice hop flavour. Very well balanced for 60 IBU’s. My kind of IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2010
hazy orange-tea color, thin white head with large bubbles and light lacing. Nose of honeycomb, pepper, and grass. Lightly floral Flavor of orange and tea, a bit medicinal with warmth. Thin, bubbly body. never really comes together, reminiscent of Weyerbacher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalfaro86 (309) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 28, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2014 Sweet brown sugar aroma, it makes me remember Lagunitas Brown Sugga Brew, purs golden, taste is similar to bown shugga, bittersweet, delicious, medium boddy.

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