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RATINGS: 1492   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


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewHaMeister (103) - - MAR 8, 2014
12oz bottle pours a golden orange with a nice medium off-white head. Aromas of fruit, malt, Belgian yeast, and a little hops. Flavor slightly bitter. Tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
sbron (149) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2014
35cl fles. Lichtgeel van kleur. Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : hop, brandnetel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (82) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Very hoppy with lots of flavor. Has a nice floral aroma and taste quality. Very drinkable for the higher alcohol content ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (110) - - MAR 5, 2014
Flaska på Bishops Arms, Sumpan. Kopparröd i färgen med liten krona som försvinner fort. Typisk belgisk jästdoft, lite sur. Känns som en typisk belgare, mer saison än IPA egentligen. Stort plus för Flying Dogs feta etiketter!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (198) - Gdynia, POLAND - MAR 5, 2014
Butelka 0.3L. Jasnobursztynowe, klarowne z refleksem. Piana jasnobeżowa, obfita ale sporo dużych pęcherzyków i szybko się dziurawi, lekko znaczy szkło. Aromat złożony, czuć sporą ilość chmielów: dojrzałe owoce, trochę żywicy, banan i odrobina nut dzikich, karmel oraz goździk. Fajne połączenie chmielu, belgijskich drożdży i aromatów słodowych. Wszystkie elementy współgrają i są zrównoważone. W smaku ciekawe, też miesza się sporo elementów. Czuć trochę słodyczy i lekką kwasowość chyba od drożdży, po czym pojawia się stonowana chmielowo-alkoholowa goryczka. Alkohol nie jest drażniący tylko dopełnia smak jak w mocnych piwach belgijskich. Wysycenie średnie, ciało średnie, odczucie przyjemne lekko śliskie, kremowe. Ciekawe piwo, złożone ale zbalansowane.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3559) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle, from Cost cutter, Barrow-upon-Humber. Russet gold, thin but lasting off white head and gentle condition. Big fruity malt sweet nose with low hop resin and a hint of earthy yeast, some liquorice and perhaps also a suggestion of figs. In the mouth it starts earthy and hop bitter with a brash kick of alcohol, with a low malt sweetness vainly attempting to achieve some degree of balance, some fruity berry notes briefly join the fight as it warms and some semblance of order is resumed, the bitterness melting away. In the finish the hop bitterness and malty sweetness give each other the respect they deserve and any previous unbalance is forgotten, although that may just be a result of the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JimmyBoy74 (115) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
33 cl Stallyktan. Kommer inte ihĺg denna öl men vill ändĺ förs in denna i min logg.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 25, 2014
12 oz bottle into tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: copper in color. Small white head. Aroma: bitter hops, caramel, yeast. Taste: sweet with a bitter undertone. Palate: medium body. Long finish. Smooth texture. Overall: a very nice beer. Hops add an interesting dynamic to the beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (366) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 0,355L bottle (shared by suurjuust, thanks!).. Pours red amber with nice white head. The head stays. Aroma is grass, sour, and pine. Taste is pine, honey, grapefruit, lemon, and caramel. Long bitter grapefruit finish. Overall: ok IPA, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2377) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2014
Draught sample @ 3 Smĺ Rum. Pours reddish golden with a frothy offwhite head that leaves some soapy lacing on the glass while dissipating. Smell is fruity and phenolic with biscuits, grapefruit juice, apples, lemon zest, grass, pine and hints of bandaids. Taste is bitter, fruity and phenolic with biscuits, crackers, grapefruit juice, pine, lemon zest, resinous wood, apple skins and hints of bandaids and cough medicine. Mouthfeel is slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is bitter with biscuits, grapefruit rinds, grass, pine and bandaids. Pretty rough around the edges but still drinks pretty good.


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