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RATINGS: 1827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (1928) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle 0.33l from Albert Heijn supermarket Amsterdam Netherlands. 17.03.2016.Pour it clear dark amber color with small white head.Aroma fresh fruity, pine.Taste starts with harsh bitterish fruit, orange zest, mango, pineapple, sweet caramel on the back, nit typical belgian carachter, but nice and really fresh bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hitko (8) - SLOVENIA - MAR 13, 2016 does not count
Pours clear, dark amber with white medium head. Noticable citrus and banana aroma. Sweet and bitter taste, not the best combination for an IPA but still pretty good. Nice creamy texture with an average carbonation, and lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bijl (62) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
Donkergeel/Amber gekleurd heldere Amerikaanse IPA met een redelijk volle witte schuimkraag. Voldoende koolzuur. Geur van de Belgische gist is aanwezig. De hops zijn niet heel duidelijk in de aroma. De smaak is iets verwarrend.. De moutige gistige banaan achtige smaak en ook de grapefruit/citrus. In de nasmaak een flinke bitterkick van de hopjes. Redelijk wat body en de ruim 8% ABV blijft mooi op de achtergrond. Drinkt gevaarlijk makkelijk weg. Voor herhaling vatbaar.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1195) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2016
0.355 l bottle from local AH, best before January 2017 (I assume bottled in January 2016). Clear, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, stable, tan to white head. Fruity-resiny, slightly floral aroma of mango, orange, some grapefruit and pine. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of mango, orange jam, honey and some clove, followed by medium long, rather bitter, slightly yeasty finish. Medium body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Good!

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (260) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Little bitterness and sweetness. Bitter comes out a little stronger at the end. Not a bad or great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ArtyPraha (20) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2016
One of the style icons. Absolutely delicious and perfect. Highly recommend

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HolaWot (13) - - FEB 26, 2016
Orange-gold colour medium body. Malty taste with notes af bread. Orange grapefruit and a nice blend of other fruit taste. Lemon and orange aroma. Medium white head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from Number 21. Cloudy, deep amber with little head. Citrus hops off-set by some Belgian yeast. Good bitterness and not too boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (773) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
DATE TASTED: February 20, 2016... GLASSWARE: Duvel oversized tulip... OCCASION: another Blue and Gold dinner well done--congrats to our boy scouts... APPEARANCE: a cyclone of effervescence is unleashed after pouring; a translucent amber orange body... two-finger-thick, uneven, white cloud head settles to a resilient single finger.... sporadic fingers of lacing... AROMA: lemon, grapefruit and orange zest, care of the Amarillo... light, bready air suggests a slight balance... PALATE: surprisingly smooth and creamy--the Belgian influence?--and barely approaching medium-bodied... a tremendously bitter finish... frighteningly drinkable at 8.3%... TASTE: lemon, orange and grapefruit--a trifecta of fruits, with a slight pine undertone... the malts are soft and only negligible... OVERALL: an amped-up Snake Dog, yes--Gonzo? That might need to be reserved for the Imperial Porter... a solid IPA that approaches outstanding, if not for its rather singular profile...

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Una gran cerveza, mezcla entre IPA y belga en la que se aprecian los aromas y sabores de los lúpulos americanos sobre un cuerpo maltoso como una buena belga.


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