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RATINGS: 1779   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 15/20
Danjo312 (73) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2015
Lecker, die geschmackliche Mischung aus Trappistenbier und IPA ist interessant. In der Nase und auf der Zunge herb und süß, schön fruchtig. Im Mund dann eine alkoholische Granate, sehr süß und extrem herb. Kein Bier für leichte Stunden. Gut gekühlt dennoch erfrischend. Ist kein bisschen wässrig, ziemlich ölig im Mund. Im Glas eine herrlich trübe, goldgelbe Farbe. In meinem Fall konnte ich nur eine winzige Krone erzeugen. Langanhaltend im Abgang und geschmacklich dabei wechselhaft! Insgesamt sehr cooles Bier mit Wiedertrinkwert! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours amber orange with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, belgian yeast, spicy hops, sweet malts, ripe fruits, some dank hops, and some light booze. Taste is similar to the aroma minus the booze. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium long finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty interesting Belgian IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (197) - LATVIA - OCT 12, 2015
Amber colour, thick cap. Particulary hitter taste, also aroma. Some hidden citrus notes and more of whiskey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry function in Denver. Pours caramel copper with head and lace. Aroma of rich malts, rye. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, toffee, burnt malts, straw and grassy hops, rosemary, thyme. Overall rich and bold with a bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle take out hdm huddersfield. Cheers to jackafholmes for this cheers you old sort!! Amber decent head. Aroma yeast banana esters. Taste fruity banana nice sweet malt good pubey hoppy bitters. Nice body. Good stuff. More belgian than ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3347) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne, thanks to jackofholmes, cheers jack. Copper beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma is caramel and spicy toffee. Taste is sweetish malts, caramel, a little spice and fruity. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2239) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter sitrusskall, grapefrukt, ananas og noe karamell. Litt tung. Søtlig fruktig start. Bitterheten overtar og sitter til en medium lang ettersmak. Noe karamellsødme i bakgrunnen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (281) - - OCT 1, 2015
Sweet caramel malt. Lovely hop aroma.............................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (823) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A golden orange with light brown hues, clear ; small white head ; medium retention. Resin, fruits (citrus, tropical fruits), sugar, alcohol. Light to medium sweet, medium dry bitter, warming background. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, bitter>sweet warming finish. Overall, a pleasant fruity resinous beer ; nevertheless, there was a conflict between "refreshing" Vs "warming" like a fan in a room during a summer day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlyinFisch (7) - - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
The upfront fruit is very nice and it quickly joins in a song with the Belgium yeast flavor. Very fun! Delicious balance.

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