demitriustown (1070) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Aroma is grapefruit hoppy with the subtle mixture of Belgian aromas. They get more prominent after the first pour nice yeast, clove, and fruity aroma intermingled. Appearance is a clear amber/brown with a medium sized off white head that lingers. I can taste the alcohol in this one, biting hops, then mixes into the more subtle Belgian textures later on in the taste. Palate is somewhat sticky on the tongue with an aftertaste of lingering bitterness and hop. Overall, More of an IPA than Belgian ale, so I guess it fit their marketing speak. Pretty good stuff. IMHO. Cheers!
dEnk (3811) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ In de Wildeman, Hazelbrown with golden glow, nice creamy foamhead, slightly hazy. Hop and lemony aroma. Slight grapefruit taste with lots of hops, quite bitter. Long grapefruit aftertaste again with hops.
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Capital Ale House. Aroma of the floral hops. get a sense of pine in the taste with the hops. good carbonation. interesting brew
guzzler67 (1507) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright amber/orange appearance wih a large, off white head and very good lacing. Spicy, piney hop aroma with a modest amount of yeast poking through. Yeast is a little more prominent in the taste, about mid palate, where it picks up some sweetness. It’s still an IPA first, though, with resinous hops dominating. Full bodied, well carboanted mouthfeel with a dry, bitter, long lasting finish. Readily available in this marketplace and a good value. Most enjoyable.
Vaiz (3372) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drought at In de Wildeman, Amsterdam. Pours an almost clear golden color with a thick white, creamy head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus, spicy fruits and sweet. Flavor is hoppy bitterness. Slightly less sweet than most IPAs, nice bitter lingering finish. Good drinkable beer, but not very outspoken.
BvilleBronc (85) - Biglerville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Golden orangish almost pink color. Different. Gorgeous tan head that really clung the glass. Taste is more balanced than I expected. Still well on the hop side but expected a hop slap in the face with a name like raging bitch. Kind of citrus/piney. Long bitter finish with some alcohol burn in the end. Very enjoyable.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Burnt orange with thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit hoppy with backdrop orange and other citrus. Also yeasty and spicy are big part of nose. Flavor is also citrus orange and grapefruit, lighter caramel, and yeast adds spice. Creamy mouthful but not to heavy with a medium body ( definitely closer to full than lighter), and crisp and dry finish.
HonkeyBra (3390) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange pour with an off white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, fruity banana and citrus esters, and strong hops. Flavor is strong hops and belgian yeasty esters. Conjures up memories of chouffe doublin ipa, but not quite as good. However, a pretty strong showing from flying dog here.
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is stunning mix of orange/tangerine hop esters and rocky candy like yeast. a nearly offensive mix i have experienced elsewhere before and continue to be astounded that the two elements cause me to salivate as they do. appearance is translucent copper with good carb and some lacing. flavor is a nearly spicy hop bite that attacks with an instant burn in the back of the throat, more lime/lemon then the sweeter orange-like tones found in the nose. continues on with internse lingering bitterness on the sides of the tounge and and fleeting malt element that presents as nicely biscuity when it chooses to poke its head out. yeast is mellower in the flavor then aroma, or possibly just melds more on that playing field. still presents an interesting mystery sweetness with some bizarre nearly tropical fruits that come and go. aroma evolves to a distinct plastic/rubber note.
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark copper pour with lots of carbonation and a slowly building bubbly head. Aroma is really nice; hop character is marked with pine and spruce, earth, resin, freshly grated orange rind, lemon zest, caramel malt, and a bit of Belgian yeast. Flavor is also quite solid- earth, resin, and evergreen take over more of the hop content from the citrus, and the yeast notes mix nicely with the caramel and a touch of molasses. Palate is full and bold with a marked bitter finish, but not aggressively unbalanced like the name would suggest. Seems like it Flying Dog was trying to come somewhere close to Stone’s Arrogant and Double Bastard, and while they produced a damn good IPA, it’s not quite kick ass enough to merit its name.