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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11470) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 This brew is a clear dark golden color with a medium thin white head that recedes steadily. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops, apricot and malt. Medium body with a hoppy character that has a definite citrus quality. Flavors of malt, pine and yeast as well. The finish is dry and hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Above average all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheOldKid (46) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours to a cloudy golden amber color with a minimal off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is bright citrus with a hint of hops hidden behind that. Taste is pretty sweet with hardly any bitterness. Palate is light to medium body with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and an easy finish. Overall I like it Lots of citrus and spice flavors and not a lot of hops bitterness. Definitely is a Belgian, but I just don’t feel its much of an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - AUG 17, 2010
aroma is obviously a mix of belgian yeast with ipa hoppiness: fruity, citrus with caramel and yeast. pours amber with foamy head. flavor is sweet for an ipa, but floral and fruity hops are apparent. medium body, dry with long bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 17, 2010
from Amstein - cloudy reddish-orange colour with a little foam left; correct lacework; a citrusy and grapefruity hoppiness with pines notes; full-bodied and juicy palate, subtle carbonation; fairly bitter and with a long bitter fruity hoppy finish - balanced and straightforward

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2010
On tap @ Specific Gravity, Salisbury Md-Clear golden pour w/o much head. Strong citrus hop aroma. Kind of a one dementional hop bomb, citrus hop & grapefruit is about all that’s there. Not much else to balance it out, I found it to be kind of boring, but I’m not a crazed hop head; they will probably love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9205) - 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 (8174) - La Mesa, 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 (599) - 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 (4874) - 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.

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