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RATINGS: 1735   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (743) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours clear orange/caramellic with small yellowish head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, caramel, mango, peaches. Taste is sweet and bitter, belgian yeast, caramel, malty, citrus, spruce resin. Medium body. Interesting beer. A bit to sweet for me.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
speedyxvn (3) - USA - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
Totally a wild beer, dunnno, 4th beer of this night, to good, a lot of foam.. Enough

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2292) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2015
On tap at Kulový blesk. Pours deep golden color, white head. Aroma is citrusy, caramel, honey. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, honey, citrusy, alcohol present, some hops.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (324) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUN 8, 2015
Ambar translúcida, espuma alaranjada, de pouca duração e quantidade. Aroma lupulado, adocicado, um pouco de caramelo. Paladar de amargor médio, dulçor acima do esperado. Uma IPA "diferente" com toque belga, não é ruim, mas diria que serve pela curiosidade.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (823) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Good brew. Pours golden ruby red with a tan head. Aroma is sweet yeast and malt. Full bodied, with a sweet finish / hop bite.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drmet (268) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 7, 2015
Sehr gutes IPA -im antrunk mittel-schwere hopfenbitterkeit -IPA-typisch fruchtige Zitrus,Grapefruit,Ananas,Mango,Orange,Passionfruit karamellmalznote -süße kaugumminote von der belgischen Hefe -hopfig,wässrig,bitter und leicht süß im abgang. Bier startet super wird aber zum abgang hin etwas wässrig.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craighill (60) - GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
Three-finger stable white head on crystal clear mahogany body. Aroma is more restrained than expected. There is a slightly crystal malt component and hop piney and herbal notes, almost minty. A minor role for some mango fruitiness. Taste is powerful and complex. Spicy, ester fruits battle strong malt sweetness and tropical fruit hops. Oily in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicocanta (69) - - MAY 31, 2015
Très belle amertume. C’est fort en alcool, en saveurs. Une bière qui attaque mais révèle des choses intéressantes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1187) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle 35.5cl. Clear medium to deep amber, lot of bubbles, good frothy off-white head, good retention and lacing; mild fruity aroma, grapefruit, star fruit, peach, yeast, floral; smooth taste, medium bitter and sweet, fruit (peach, orange), spicy notes; medium body, oily texture, average carbonation, aftertaste mild fruity bitterness, malty undertones, lingering dry bitter finish; a very well-balanced and mellow IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Melnis (309) - LATVIA - MAY 28, 2015
Aroma is very caramelizet, hops are in the bavk but give a nice balance to aroma. Perfect carbonization lvl, taste is intense enough. Fresh aroma and taste. After basketball game, mby bit overrate but must try once again


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