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RATINGS: 1739   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craighill (61) - 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
Trčs belle amertume. C’est fort en alcool, en saveurs. Une bičre qui attaque mais révčle des choses intéressantes.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1203) - 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 (316) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1630) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
Clear amber body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of caramalts and licht hops. Heavily bitter, moderately sweet flavour. Nog very well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puren (258) - POLAND - MAY 25, 2015
Prezentacja: bursztynowe, klarowne, piana obfita, ale dosyć szybko opada do kożucha, świetny lacing ;
Aromat: słodki chmielowy owocowy z lekkimi belgijskimi nutami, delikatna skóra, rum ;
Odczucie: treściwe, nisko nasycone, lekki alkohol schowany za goryczką, troszkę zakleja ;
Smak: goryczka, owoce brzoskwini, mango, przypalony karmel, spirytus ;
Ogólnie: bardzo dobre, ma to, co powinno mieć belgijskie IPA, wadą jest wyczuwalny w niezbyt szlachetny sposób alkohol .

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkHeist (7) - rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015 does not count
Dit stevige biertje kan behoorlijk binnen komen. De alcohol zit goed verborgen achter de subtiele fruitige smaak. Een afdronk die niet te bitter is maar eigenlijk precies goed. Stevig bier welke erg goed naar binnen glijdt. Een absolute aanrader.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niquillis (1802) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with a white froth. In your face hop aroma, easy drinking, very hoppy IPA. Not sure about Belgian style, very much a hoppy American IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (802) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours a copper color with a foamy, long-lasting white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, floral notes, and citrus. Flavor is sweet Belgian yeast and a bite of grapefruit. Very enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (2112) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours deep Gold with a White head. Aroma is dominated by the Belgian yeast. Banana notes mixed with fresh American hops. The yeast and hops blend together well enough with a sweet malty backbone but the overall concept is one that my brain has difficulty computing. I love Belgian ales and I love IPAs but I’m not sure about this crossover.


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