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RATINGS: 1806   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (588) - Kraków, POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber colour, clear, rocky head. Aroma is rather heavy, with intensive fig, some apricot, honey and caramel, quite much alcohol. For me it’s more like Belgian strong beer than like IPA. Medium bitterness, no sweetness. Interesting, but it won’t become one of my favourites.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (595) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2015
Super good. Tap at tipsy cow. Malty, caramel, citrus and hops and fruity esters galore.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (5563) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket i Skibotn 7 Aug 15. Aprikosfarget. Middels høyt skum som daler sakte. Bra aprikosaroma. Smaken er tørket aprikos. Velbalansert. Ekstra tørr bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ahuth (134) - - NOV 2, 2015
Bottled. Copper brown. Has a nice wheaty hoppy taste. Has a nice piney sweet malty (nutty cereal) taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hednom (122) - Messelbroek, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle 35,5 cl, pours a clear Cooper colour with a white head, aroma of hops and yeast, bitter hoppy taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steven_B (50) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark and hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is of citrus, grass and pine notes. The taste brings through the hops and slight malts into a bitter and slight sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (222) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2015
355ml bottle. Pours a nice amber colour, decent long lasting creamy white head leaving good lacing on the glass. Aroma is very citric, orange peel. Flavour is fruity, piney hops. Very citric bitter finish, bit too much for my tastes really, otherwise a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danjo312 (86) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2015
Lecker, die geschmackliche Mischung aus Trappistenbier und IPA ist interessant. In der Nase und auf der Zunge herb und süß, schön fruchtig. Im Mund dann eine alkoholische Granate, sehr süß und extrem herb. Kein Bier für leichte Stunden. Gut gekühlt dennoch erfrischend. Ist kein bisschen wässrig, ziemlich ölig im Mund. Im Glas eine herrlich trübe, goldgelbe Farbe. In meinem Fall konnte ich nur eine winzige Krone erzeugen. Langanhaltend im Abgang und geschmacklich dabei wechselhaft! Insgesamt sehr cooles Bier mit Wiedertrinkwert! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1543) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Pours amber orange with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, belgian yeast, spicy hops, sweet malts, ripe fruits, some dank hops, and some light booze. Taste is similar to the aroma minus the booze. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi dry, semi bitter, medium long finish. Overall, a tasty, pretty interesting Belgian IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermaris (210) - LATVIA - OCT 12, 2015
Amber colour, thick cap. Particulary hitter taste, also aroma. Some hidden citrus notes and more of whiskey

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