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RATINGS: 1842   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ArtyPraha (21) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2016
One of the style icons. Absolutely delicious and perfect. Highly recommend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HolaWot (13) - - FEB 26, 2016
Orange-gold colour medium body. Malty taste with notes af bread. Orange grapefruit and a nice blend of other fruit taste. Lemon and orange aroma. Medium white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (963) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from Number 21. Cloudy, deep amber with little head. Citrus hops off-set by some Belgian yeast. Good bitterness and not too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dacrza (788) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
DATE TASTED: February 20, 2016... GLASSWARE: Duvel oversized tulip... OCCASION: another Blue and Gold dinner well done--congrats to our boy scouts... APPEARANCE: a cyclone of effervescence is unleashed after pouring; a translucent amber orange body... two-finger-thick, uneven, white cloud head settles to a resilient single finger.... sporadic fingers of lacing... AROMA: lemon, grapefruit and orange zest, care of the Amarillo... light, bready air suggests a slight balance... PALATE: surprisingly smooth and creamy--the Belgian influence?--and barely approaching medium-bodied... a tremendously bitter finish... frighteningly drinkable at 8.3%... TASTE: lemon, orange and grapefruit--a trifecta of fruits, with a slight pine undertone... the malts are soft and only negligible... OVERALL: an amped-up Snake Dog, yes--Gonzo? That might need to be reserved for the Imperial Porter... a solid IPA that approaches outstanding, if not for its rather singular profile...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shanshirohop (86) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 16, 2016
Una gran cerveza, mezcla entre IPA y belga en la que se aprecian los aromas y sabores de los lúpulos americanos sobre un cuerpo maltoso como una buena belga.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (692) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - FEB 11, 2016
Kolor: Bursztynowy z mocnymi czerwonymi refleksami. Dawno nie widziałem tak pięknej opalizacji.
Piana: Żółta, zwarta, drobnooczkowa. Dobre krążkowanie. Do szkła przyklejają się grube warstwy puchu. Piana utrzymuje się dość długo.
Zapach: Nie jest to świeża warka i aromat także nie jest zbyt intensywny. Wyraźna słodowość: karmel, toffi, miód. Owoce i chmiele dopiero na trzecim planie. W zamian trochę przypraw i herbaty. Ziołowa woń unosi się nad całością.
Smak: Na języku wyczuwalne herbaciane nuty i duża porcja przypraw. Herbata (chwilami typu Earl Grey) nabiera coraz to większej mocy i powoduje uczucie ściągania na języku (efekt zbliżony jak po wypiciu mocnej, fusiastej herbaty). W dalszej kolejności wyczuwalny miód i karmel. Stawkę zamyka guma balonowa i belgijskie drożdże. Po raz kolejny chmiele schodzą na drugi, lub trzeci plan. Goryczka mocna, długa, bardzo przyprawowa. Słodki posmak pozostaje na języku przez kilka chwil. Alkohol i to nie byle jaki (8,3%!) świetnie zamaskowany. Pijalność umiarkowana. Piwo pełne i bardzo sycące.
Wysycenie: Średnie.
Raging Bitch, czyli Wściekła Suka - nazwa idealnie pasuje do piwa. Jedno z flagowych piw amerykańskiego Flying Doga. Dla fanów gumy balonowej i belgijskich drożdży w piwie - nie lada rarytas. Dla mnie za mało cytrusów, stanowyczno za mało IPA, a za dużo Belgii. Nie zmienia to jednak faktu, że jest to dobre piwo z konkretą przyprawowością, ziołowością i herbatą. Kolejna genialna etykieta Flying Doga - uwielbiam tę grafikę! Wasze zdrowie!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2016 12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is bright citrus, waxy and herbal, with an undertone of tropical fruit and a light pine that turns to bright, sugary orange as the head recedes, then banana and clove by the end. It pours a brilliant, oily, effervescent gold with creamy, sudsy, off-white head that displays great retention and good lace. The taste is medium high sweet front, and a supporting, balanced medium / medium high bitter end. The smooth and waxy texture has a fuzzy cream carbonation. The medium body?s flavor is lots of citrus with herbs and subtle wax with a finish that starts as a slightly medicinal fruit that turns to clove and tropical fruit with and a hint of lactose and maybe bread crust. It?s mildly astringent and leaves an aftertaste of clove, mild herbal / medicine, and just a hint of tropical fruit, all of which lightly linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle: Semi-clear light brown color with no head. Citrusy belgian yeast aroma. Musty flavors with a slight bitter trailer. The bitter hop finish is mellowed out by the yeast. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1633) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle at Urban Diner in Richmond, although branded ’Raging Gal’ - assume it’s the same thing. Alcohol is noticeable but also nice hints of grapefruit, piney hops, caramel and brown sugar. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1178) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Really good and flavorful. The belgian qualities really come through. Good jusy not great.

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