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RATINGS: 1690   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchMark (230) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2015
Nice! Clear deep amber with a small but persistent creamy head. Medium carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden. Flavor is dominated by the hops and has some licorice frapefuit and resin. Dry bitter finish that’s on the verge of being harsh. A true ipa. Well brewed.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
djoeye (2150) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
Near clear clean amber body, off white apricot tart cream, lacing with many integrated bubbles. Aroma of caramel malts, dough, apricot, mandarine, fresh fruity inviting. Tastes long hops, malts, whiskey, resin, liquor, roasted resin and bitter caramel. Spirited body. Sticky finish with malt liquor notes. So and so. [33cl btl 8.3%abv 11€, @BlåRock]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaKeAFC (663) - ITALY - APR 6, 2015
14oz on tap at Beer Authority, NY. 8.3%, 60 IBU , 8$. Dark amber color fine white head fruity nose. Aroma of syrupy malts hints of caramel and orange peel, strong hops presence with lots of resins. Complex taste intense bitter finish with fruity overtones and rum, reminded me of Kwak. Excellent and lovely slow-sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (48) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - APR 5, 2015
Aroma: Overwhelmingly citrus, fruity. Appearance: Gold/amber with a fluffy white head. Taste/Palate: Banana, citrus, ends grapefruit, sweet, bitter, overall very fruity, somewhat dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (577) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
smells of citrus goodness, dark gold in colour with a thin white head, quite bitter grapefruit flavour with quite a dry finish. pretty good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (2041) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a fluffy white head, malty aroma with plenty of hops and some fruit, the taste is light with some bitterness but some sweetness also comes through, with a dry short finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopbag (133) - - APR 1, 2015
The Belgian funk works surprisingly well with the fruity hops. Assertive yeast - banana, spice - with a trace of booze. Cloudy orange with good white head. Drinkable and different.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motyl (13) - POLAND - MAR 31, 2015
Excellent IPA with big but short bitter taste at the end. Belgian tastes were hidden but some sweet, fruity notes were sensible. Very, very good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3292) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2015
A solid imperial IPA. The belgian qualities are outstanding. Lots of banana, some spice and bubblegum. The hops are spicy and the finish is surprisingly dry. Orange and transparent.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (750) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2015
From local supermarket (AH) in Mestreech. Clear amber color with average-sized white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and hoppy. Flavour is very rich in hops, and spieces. Alcohol is well hidden. Nicely composed brew.


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