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RATINGS: 1806   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (3169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
Pours clear deep, almost copper like, amber with a finger of white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, citrus, light resin, somewhat medicinal / boozy. Taste is sweet, fruity and yeasty with a resinous and slightly medicinal finish. Somewhat boozy here as well. Body is light to medium, smooth with soft carbonation.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (507) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma: bubblegum, banana, floral, Appearance: clear golden, white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Bitter bakkie cobi ;-) de tering! En daaronder passievruchten zoetheid. Aardig wat alcohol en alles bijelkaar een gevaarlijk biertje! Backlog from 2015/01/22.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2710) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2015
Alone at home. Clear goldblond colored beer with small white head and only few carbonation. Hopped floral aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is bitter hopped herby.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Martin__ (24) - POLAND - DEC 2, 2015
Amber-brown colour, hazy. Aroma: spices, peach, apricot, plum, alcohol. Taste: prominent bitterness from the hops, long lasting. Very low on sweetness. Medium to full body, medium texture, quite fizzy. Bitter finish, not so long lasting though. A decent beer. I’ve realised that belgian IPA is not the style I would like.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (225) - Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours pale copper, nice tan head. Aroma is perfumey, flowery, tropical fruit, fading quickly to something more tart. I taste a mix of fruits, flows, maybe tart candy. Bitterness is not overwhelming. Hints of warm alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OrthoDoc (82) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Not bad smell, caramel and banana from the Belgian yeast. Pretty easy drinking but not about the hops here. Interesting to try but don't want to again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (216) - GERMANY - NOV 23, 2015
From the bottle poured into spiegelau IPA glass. Stable white head, clear orange color. Nose is flowers and a bit sour. Orange citric fruit, pomelo or sour orange. Taste is extensive bitterness and warming alcoholic taste. Kind of yeasty warming feel down the throat. Long lasting grassy bitternes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
gonzolope (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015 does not count
a little bitter bite at first sip...but overall a good beer,after the first initial bite the flavors sit comfortably on the toungue I woul recommend this beer to anybody!!!!sit back and get a little weird...lol

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (217) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2015
Flaska på Bishops, Örebro. Halvdisig guldfärgad vätska med högt, fylligt vitt skum som lämnar härligt med rester på kanterna. Söta och lätt kryddiga toner i doften, belgojäst, även lite citrus. Friskt! Smaken är ungefär samma, men med en tydligare beska. Sötma, belgojäst och malt. Bra efterbeska. Även goda frukttoner; mango, passion. Något lite udda metalliskt i eftersmaken, även om det håller sig i bakgrunden. En bra belgo-IPA!


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