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RATINGS: 1753   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (157) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep golden colour with quickly falling white head. Aroma hops, orange, orange zest, floral. Caramel in aroma. Taste bitter hops, caramel and maybe some yeast. Alcohol in taste. My expectations from taste based on aroma were higher. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomerBeerOdysy (78) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2015
APPEARANCE - 1FH, foamy, amber, hazy. AROMA/SCENT - Hops. TASTE - Hops, malts, bitter, yeast, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A little carbonation, dry, astringent, crisp. VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. OK. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Not that unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (290) - Durham, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Pours golden, hazy, nice frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit, lychee, floral, earthy, bubblegum. Taste of Belgian yeast, pomelo zest, caramel, malts, peach. Palate: medium/full bodied, thick and oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (834) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 15, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and malt.with some Belgian yeast and fruit. itter finish with some sweetness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (3570) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2015
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Dark orange and clear appearance with a lingering off-white head. Big, mostly Belgian aroma of banana, bubblegum, earthy yeast, floral notes, light citrus and light peppery spice. Similar flavor, with medium to heavy bitterness balanced by light caramel malts. Medium to full body. Not very balanced, kind of hard to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jonb5 (432) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
355 litre bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Bronze, clear, one finger head, decent amount of lacing, lively looking. S: Yeast and phenols took on and beat the hops. T: Followed the nose, started out with some wheaty sweetness which gave way to hoppy bitterness, this was followed by some gummibear and finally gave way to some heavy diacetyl. M: Smooth, decent carbonation, medium to thick body and texture, slight boozy burn on the lips. O: Combined the characteristics one of the stronger pale Leffe offerings with SNPA, did a pretty good job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamaty (1346) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 13, 2015
Color ámbar anaranjado. Algo turbia. Espuma reducida. Aroma muy intenso a naranja amarga y cointreau. Bastante cuerpo con fuerte sabor a naranja. Final muy amargo y duradero, en medio de un tono alcohólico potente pero bien equilibrado. Diferente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdb84 (346) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
Amber color, modest carbonation, small head. Aroma: very refreshing, slightly yeasty aroma of exotic fruits (lychee, pineapple), pine and cucumber notes, some wood notes, hint of lemon. Inviting. Taste: slightly boozy, slightly creamy sensation that is dominated by a strong fruity bitterness. Also some caramalized malts in the beginning. Development is very bitter with cucumber notes. Full bodied. Aftertaste is also bitter, but the taste moves towards pine with a hint of exotic fruits. Too bitter for my taste. Also, my personal opinion is that the La Chouffe Houblon IPA is a better example of an IPA with Belgian ingredients.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (779) - 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.

   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

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