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 (5533) - 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 (1451) - 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 (599) - 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 (2421) - 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.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper pour with a fluffy off white head and nice lace. Aroma is wild with notable hop presence. Nice yeast and hop balance. Belgian IPA’s usually are not my thing, but I enjoyed this one!
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orangey-gold, bright and transluscent, thin dissapearing grey-white head. Taste is initially sweet, belgian sugar and caramel, then a pleasingly strong dry herbal bitter finish. Well balanced and tasty.
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear gold with a thick, lasting creamy-foamy beige head. Smells Belgian (sweet & yeasty) with tons of pungent grassy/hempy hop bitterness - and alcohol, oh yes, alcohol here there be - friggin’ nice, though. The taste follows, only everything is muted (thankfully, so is the booziness) - but it’s both very pungent and very sweet, so it seems a little .... needy, somehow. Thick airy body, solid low-level carbonation (not sharp, just lively), and a little dry in the mingled sweet/grassy finish, owing to alcohol presence. Really enjoyable, but by the end of the bottle I was wishing they’d toned down the sugariness just a bit more.
andyhwcinc (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle. Pours a rich amber with a thin head, aroma is a mixture of yeast and subtle calming hops. Taste is very unique for an IPA but very good, the hops are present but the alcohol really kicks it in. Hope to drink again.