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RATINGS: 1735   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
walrussell (167) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2010
mells like - medicine, clove, citric hops Taste - banana, herbal hops, nice level of balancing sweetness, a bit sour and mouth-drying, long bitter aftertaste. Big head, good initial carbonation. Slightly more ipa than belgian, but the belgian is definitely there, and so easy to drink for 8.3 abv. Excellent, refreshing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmku (295) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Yes, good, very good, excellent, in fact. Seriously, I mean it. Excellent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2010
pours out clear gold with a good hue producing a finger thick beige head that was pretty bubbly and fell at a medium rate. the body is a very clear sunset orange with a good amount of bubbles rising up. the aromas are piney and malty with good citrus notes and a nice malty backbone. it is medium bodied and really smooth. it is nicely sweet with an awsome balanced hop profile. it tastes like noted aromas and finishes really clean and very crisp. the aftertaste is bitter sweet and lasts for a little while. refreshing and very enjoyable.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
When I saw the bottle I thought. Belgium IPA that will be weird. It was. We have all known a raging bitch in our lives. This was named appropriately. The smell is not good but given the style it is expected. The initial taste is Belgium up front and then finishes like a good IPA. Strange combo. Stinky feet, soapy, not sweet, citrus peel. bitter. Interesting but not enjoyable. Imagine a beer buddies on an ocean fishing trip and they are drinking Belgium’s and IPA’s but they forgot to bring water. Then they got lost. They drank all the beer. Then they got thirsty. Then they drank there urine to survive and this beer is what their urine tasted like.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Clear orange-gold pour with a loose, 1-finger, white head. The aroma has a really nice blend of the citrusy hops and Blegian esters. They work nicely together to create a great fresh, juicy grapefruit and honey character with a touch of clove and banana. The flavor again gets a nice dose of fresh citrus and bubble gum, a touch of catiness from the amarillo, and sweet honey from the malt. The finish is where it starts to go a little wrong though. Too much bitterness. The sharp pinyness doesn’t work well the the esters. The body is creamy and medium-full with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
This was as advertised- super good- sticky mouthfeel preceded by an awesome tangerine/ citrus/ pnw hop aroma- beer starts out hoppy as hell, and finishes with as pleasant a belgian banana ester taste you’re going to find- wow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 (bottle, 35.5cl) Slightly hazy, amber colour with a medium-sized, slightly off-white foamy head. Piney and moderately fruity (citrus, grapes, pineapples) hoppy aroma with zesty notes and a delicate cara-malty background. Moderately bitter flavour, medium to full bodied with a moderate crispiness. Fruity (pineapples) and spicy hoppy taste with a soft (cara-)malty base; pretty dry and moderately bitter finish with fruity and piney notes; the alcohol is well-hidden. Not an extremely Belgian but somewhat different, but most of all quaffable IPA. 20.II.10

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
misterbeer (313) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle. A orangeish copper pour off white head a big fruit apricot flavor up front and a nice bitter hop finish

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HippieRN (23) - thornton, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2010
comming soon..............................................

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2010
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 Bottle from Sam’s, and yes, I’m going back for a sixer. This is some tasty shit. Nose of fresh hops and funky yeast. Hop nose and taste is more like real, fresh, raw hops than most. Taste hits an odd and lovely scuppernong note as well. I dunno what’s going on here, but this is lovely.


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