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RATINGS: 1652   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


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (463) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: amber color, white head. Aroma: floral, herbs, citrus. Palate: Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (342) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Clear amber with a consistent and soapy head. Bitter but relatively floral. Smooth texture. Nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (225) - - JAN 8, 2015
This is damn near perfect. Banana, like massive amount of banana on the aroma with that beautiful Belgian yeast aroma. So sweet and delicious smelling. Taste is a Belgian ale with a hoppy and aggressive IPA finish. It works perfectly. Theres like this transition that happens it’s really delicious. Definitely glad I finally tried this.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1022) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Dark Amber brown foamy thin beige la y head; aroma is hoppy oily woody; Flava is rich hops Greek grass/hay and crude oil; feels medium and foamy; finishes dry bitter mildy green grassy notes

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear Amber with a slighty off white head that's almost nitro looking. Aroma is very much dominated by the belgian yeast. Spicey and yeasty notes with some floral and grass notes as well. Taste is very well balanced with moderate sweetness and bitterness. Funky belgian spice flavors with some floral and earthy bitter flavors. Definitely a top tier IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (73) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden body with fluffy white head. Citrusy nose with subtle spices. A musty wheat aroma with some sharp tropical funk. Orange, apricot, vanilla, and chewy yeast make up a tasty beer. Decent carbonation and somewhat of filmy mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1416) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Smell of citrus. Deep amber colour, white head. Aroma of hrapefruit, spruce. Bitter, oily texture. Mid-flat carbon.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickel (440) - - DEC 31, 2014
Look: Copper Nose: Citrus, hops Taste: Good bitter hoppy background is well balanced by sweet malty taste Impression: Good IPA. Though, more plentiful background is preferable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (276) - - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle received as a gift. Excellent beer which is surprisingly easy drinking for the strength. Bananas, cloves, lemons, all very well balanced. Lovely

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jshirvan (3) - - DEC 22, 2014 does not count
Nice and surprising sharp. Citra hops are apparent, and nice and clear. Nice golden Amber appearance. Slightly more bitter them I prefer but well rounded. A well made and quality beer.


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