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RATINGS: 1556   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (281) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 17, 2014
355 mml bottle tasted on 17/06/2014. Dark golden colour with a nice lingering white head. Aroma is very "I.P.A." with a lot of hops and yeast. Taste is bitter and ginger. Aftertaste is a bitter too. Medium sweet on the tongue. Medium bodya and medium carbonation. It´s a nice I.P.A.. Next one please!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kwachoo (2) - - JUN 17, 2014 does not count
Wyrazny amerykanski chmiel i estry od belgijskich drozdzy. Alkohol dobrze przykryty, dobra pijalnosc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (189) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JUN 14, 2014
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Dark copper to slightly red color, with a nice frothy and thick head, off-white. Aromas of bubblegum and some fruits. Taste was sweeter, with caramel and bubblegum, paired with some citrus. Sticky mouthfell, aftertaste long and semi-sweet. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maakun (518) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Clear dark golden with medium sized creamy off-white head. Light fruity smell. Soapy, caramel, slight toasty touch in the malt base and light spicy yeast. Then big stone fruits with some pine. Light sweet and bold bitterness. Medium bodied and creamy feel. Slight alcohol in the finish which is not too pleasant, but otherwise very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (135) - POLAND - JUN 13, 2014
On tap at Ministerstwo Browaru Pub, Poznań. Pours clean orange, head is white and preety decent, nice lacing. Aroma of peach, hops and some Belgian notes. Taste similar, medium seet, bitter aftertaste. Good beer, quite different from a normal IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
EyeAmBaldman (197) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours dark golden from a bottle with a thin white head. Aroma is full of earthy hops. Bitter on the nose. Has that Belgian bubble gum taste at first and then full on bitterness. Holy lord. This thing has a bite! Lives up to its name.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmoniform (477) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Honey orange hue with white. Aroma is citrus, pine, straw, estery, peppercorn. Mouthfeel is ok with medium body and zesty carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness throughout with a nice hop bitter following and an estery finish. Overall this is a dent play on the Belgian/IPA styles.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jojojam (61) - Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a one finger head, orange tan color. Nice Belgium yeast and hops on the nose. Decent mouthfeel, some pricklyness. One of the better USA made Belgium IPAs made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kubala508 (20) - POLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bursztynowa, klarowna i przejrzysta barwa. Piana ladna, drobnopecherzyka. Przecietny lacing. W aromacie glownie chmiel, zywica, cytrusy. W smaku chmielowe, delikatnie wyczuwalne owoce. Bardzo pijalne, swietnie ukryty alkohol. Ciekawe i udane piwo.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ST247 (363) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @Bierhuyske. Pours amber with white adhesive head. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy, little fruity. Dry finish.


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