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RATINGS: 1753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma is citrus, peach, banana, pine and caramel. Appearance is orange with an off-white head. Taste mild sweet and heavy bitter with a long dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
earwaxcowboy (7) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Glad this great American IPA is now widely available at the AH supermarket stores in NL. Pours golden reddish orrange . Head disappearing after a while. Nice lacing. Lovely hoppy, hints of pine, spruce, grapefruit. My favorite IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
likeatrainwreck (179) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Deep clear copper with a bright white head. Sweet malty base, with crisp bitter hops, and a spicy Belgian twist. Works really well. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luklaer (187) - BELGIUM - AUG 6, 2015
2015-05-09 - A unique American but Belgian style beer. Very great taste. Recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (269) - ITALY - AUG 3, 2015
Si presenta color rame con una schiuma bianca. Aroma floreale, qualche spezia. Bene all’assaggio con una dominante amara ben contrastata dal dolce del malto, non è una ipa tipica dalle caratteristiche amare e secche. Alcol ben evidente.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3619) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015
Bouteille. Une robe presque cuivrée avec une mousse beige. Translucide. Un nez de caramel et d’herbe aux agrumes. Un bouche très amère avec des notes d’orange amère. Une finale chaude sur l’alcool.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScoWRee (404) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Pours a deep cooper color with a slight white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass. Taste is very hoppy. Crisp with a hint of citrus. I must admit, I’m not an IPA guy..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1347) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and light malty, piney, fruity, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (241) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Komm her, Du Stück, runter mit dem Korken und raus aus dem schlanken Teilchen. Was für eine Schönheit, selbst nach Minuten noch ein schöner Flaum, wo vorher Dichter Schaum war, bernsteinfarben und kleine energische Perlenstränge, die sich im IPA Glas gen Norden drängen. Im Näschen farmhousig, Pfirsich, bissig, belgian that is. Rein in den Schlund, hei, erstmal Alkohol all over, Schnapspraline, schade, dass die Frucht flöten geht. Aber irgendwie stört mich das alles nicht. Hallt noch lange nach, wärmt von innen, erst lang im Abgang sowas wie Holz, erinnert mich irgendwie an einen Sommerwhisky, wenn auch nicht ganz so intensiv. Nicht ganz einfach zu trinken. Trotzdem außergewöhnlich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Tawny brown body with a long-lasting head. Slight burn of the alcohol but superbly balanced with the ginger beer tang and bittersweet citrus. Gives the illusion I could drink this all night. Best I’ve had in a while.

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