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RATINGS: 1590   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a clear glowing brilliant amber orange with a great foamy frothy sticky white head. Aroma is very hoppy, strongly juicy, bitter, chalky/yeasty, light but still bright resinous pine/caramel, actually quite grapey, very hoppy. Flavor follows, very juicy, super bitter, chalky, banana, phenols, loads of bubblegum, juicy white grapes with some bright undertones of resinous pine and rich caramel which come out more towards the finish. Hides the 8% beautifully. Medium bodied, a bit glassy with softer sizzling carbonation. A wonderful drinker that really encompasses all the Belgian/American IPA hybrid style elements in a very accessible fashion, really executed well and correctly.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firkinpoe (25) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours an orange color with pretty thick off white head that hangs around awhile and leaves some nice lacing around the glass. Aroma is very nice. Big piney, citrus hops along with some banana hit my nose. Taste is hops and earthiness, maybe some leaves. Finish is pretty dry and bitter. Pretty good beer overall.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KYbrewgal (45) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottle @ Flanigan’s Ale House. Strong citrus hop aroma with a bit of caramel. Medium bodied with malty citrus flavor, more like an American IPA. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2010
Tap @ In De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Golden colored brew. Hoppy aroma, mild. Hoppy flavor, citrus, pine, balanced taste. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1729) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours golden/amber with a yellow head with solid lacing. Citrus and spice smell with lots of perfume. Taste is candy sugar, citus, hops, and alcohol. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8464) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 355 mL fresh. Pours a clear light amber with a yellowish, fairly rocky head that has good retention and leaves some spotty lacing. Aroma is powerful ruby red grapefruit, cinnamon bun, frosting, some light potpourri. Taste is similar: there is intense grapefruit bitterness and acidity followed by buttery biscuit and cinnamon bun with lots of icing. What!? Dry, perfumy, but at the same time rich and buttery on the palate. I had a sample of this before it was released and it sucked- way too dry, watery, and spicy. I’m glad for the bottling all the kinks have been worked out. Flying Dog kicks ass for selling this for $9 a 6-pack for 8.3% abv beer!!!! Everyone else these days would do four packs or bombers. Keep it up!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2010
12oz bottle, no date from The Best Damn Beer Shop, because I don’t know its real name. Clear medium orange with a one finger light yellowish beige head, pretty good retention. One of the darker BelgianShop IPAs that I’ve had. Yeasty banana nose with some herbal citrus hops, some candidates sugar as well. I’m also getting a weird minty thing going on, but has tamed since the initial pour. Flavor pulls back on the hops and the yeasty notes are still there, but I’m getting an annoying plastic note. There is also some scorched caramel. Semi-dry, bitterness at a 4. Alcohol masked well. Medium full body with light to moderate smooth carbonation. Good.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium creamy offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is very hoppy with notes of citrus, peach, mango and an herbal, peppery bite. Taste is very bitter hops with a very dry peppery herbal thing along with lemon and a bit of other citrus. Very dry and bitter throughout. Not my thing. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle shared by one of the guys at Half Time. Pours clear orange with a thin white head. Citrus, honey, a hint of sesame oil. Medium bodied, earthy and spicy, with a distinct caramel note. Big long grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Blew away the last pile of Flying Dog beers I’ve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2009
On tap at the Rackhouse poured a clear dark reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cookie, tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange zest and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, orange zest, belgian yeast character and light pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.


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