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RATINGS: 1766   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (1482) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy golden orange color with off white head. Aroma is hoppy, yeasty and light malty, piney, fruity, caramel. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fisler (257) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 22, 2015
Komm her, Du Stück, runter mit dem Korken und raus aus dem schlanken Teilchen. Was für eine Schönheit, selbst nach Minuten noch ein schöner Flaum, wo vorher Dichter Schaum war, bernsteinfarben und kleine energische Perlenstränge, die sich im IPA Glas gen Norden drängen. Im Näschen farmhousig, Pfirsich, bissig, belgian that is. Rein in den Schlund, hei, erstmal Alkohol all over, Schnapspraline, schade, dass die Frucht flöten geht. Aber irgendwie stört mich das alles nicht. Hallt noch lange nach, wärmt von innen, erst lang im Abgang sowas wie Holz, erinnert mich irgendwie an einen Sommerwhisky, wenn auch nicht ganz so intensiv. Nicht ganz einfach zu trinken. Trotzdem außergewöhnlich.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foxo82 (813) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Tawny brown body with a long-lasting head. Slight burn of the alcohol but superbly balanced with the ginger beer tang and bittersweet citrus. Gives the illusion I could drink this all night. Best I’ve had in a while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (329) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Shared with friends. Pours dark yellow/copper color. Caramel aroma. Hoppy with long aftertaste. Well balanced. Decent IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PauloAG (247) - BELGIUM - JUL 10, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours clear orange with off white head. Orange citrusy, a bit piney, tropical fruit, peach, banana. Sweet, caramel and biscuit background. Yeasty notes, reminds me o achouffe. Finish is quite bitter without being harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (731) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Best before 23.12.15. Pours clear amber, with a big, foamy, slightly orange head. Tropical fruit and resin flavour. Some Grapefruit, pineapple and malt. Quite bitter. Some sweetness as well. Medium to thick body. A bit warming. Quite soft carbonation. Might be too old.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoptimusPrimed (106) - SPAIN - JUL 5, 2015
Very well balanced ale despite being a few months out of date!! Nice golden colour, With less lacing than expected. Highly recommend this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle at a bbq. Pours orange amber, nose is spiced, citrus, toffee, taste is similar, dry, pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (177) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma: complex citrus notes, some dusty grass, some ethers. Taste: moderate bitterness, moderate to light sweteness. Flavour: grape fruit, zest, fresh lemon, black pepper, some cloves, some yeast. Long bitter aftertaste. Overall this is an interesting mix with hoppy and spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (231) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
On tap@Tilt in Oslo in large tulip glass@approx 7 degrees C. Pours dark, almost clear orange with off white head with ok retention. Aroma of yeast, hops, citrus as in grapefruit, lemon and pomerance. This is also reflected in the taste though this becomes somewhat heavy and does not really hit neither the Belgian nor the IPA tastes for me. Bitter and not too well balanced. No doubt this is an interesting beer and I hope to re-rate a day where I do not hit it in a bar somewhat late at night. But for now, I think it is complex and interesting, but not sufficently balanced to be a great.

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