pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle scrounged from trade, thanks Tom.
Pours a shimmering hazed honey-amber ale in the glass with a massive off-white puffy cap. Good retention and lacing from the cap.
Aroma are pungent: peach, grapefruit, tropical fruits, spices, pine caramel and some eartyness.
Big caramel malt spine up front is almost perfectly balanced by citrusy-pine hopping, middle has mild complexity - fruity-spicey-musty earthy from yeast. Finish is long, wet and goes from bready sweet fruitiness to increased bittering. Hides its alcohol completely.
A really decent big APA that is too drinkable.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
After a very standard Belgian nose, it surprises the taster by adding a lot of hops. The combination of the Belgian yeast and the hops mingle nicely in your mouth.
espenra (904) - Kurland, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy orange colour. Small to no head. Very hoppy aroma. Lots of citrus. Aroma is Also hoppy with lots of citrus. Also notes of tropical fruits.
jfb (4358) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy orange-golden colour with a frothy yellow head. aroma of tropical fruits and citrus fruits in abundance, with a light touch of yeast, wheat and cardamom, some fried onions as well. flavour is mostly citric hops and some mild spice, with notes of caramelized malt, yeast and wheat, finishes bitter. medium, full body with lively carbonation, a convincing bridge between the two styles.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy orangeish amber pour with a creamy white head that doesn’t last too long. Aroma is quite hoppy and has noticeable belgian yeasty characteristics, with notes of citrus, bubblegum, pine and caramel. Flavour is similar, resiny and fruity, with hints of lemon, passionfruit, bubblegum, clove, caramel and pine. Mouthfeel is light and creamy with moderate to high carbonation and a long bitter finish. A very nice brew, better than other Belgian-style IPA’s that I have tried, more well balanced with the individual elements standing out and complimenting each other, rather than becoming a car crash of flavours and aromas. Well done.
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange with a fizzywhite head. Grapefruit orange apricot sugar and spice aroma. Earthy bitterness upfront. Tastes of grass hay citrus and a sweet sugary finish. Decent.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thinking this is a nice bier, just bought a second sixer of this today. Bright golden, illuminating in the sun, it’s a beautiful 73 outside. Fruity, likye bubblegum with hearty malt character, but no doubt, hoppy all the way. beautiful balanced and probably my favorite bier from Flying Dog yet!
Nejhleader (1296) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Has a bitter hop/ spicy aroma. Taste is similar. A bitter/citrus hop bit mixed with a strong spicy/ yeast taste. Good body, nice beer.
Vir4030 (553) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2011 Pours up golden brown with a nice thick head. It smells nice and sweet. The flavor is nice and smooth with just a bit of a dry aftertaste. This isn’t out of the ordinary for IPA’s except for the smoothness. I would expect a beer named "Raging Bitch" to be much harsher. This is quite a good beer, and an exceptional IPA.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 21st April 2010 (33rd Birthday drinks). Amber with a lacy head. Tastes as you’d expect from an American IPA made with Belgian yeast! Kiwi and citrus on the nose. Lots of peppery, prickly dryness in the mouth and a really good weight. A very enjoyable beer.