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RATINGS: 1580   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


albinotron's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2011
I love this beer not only for its taste, but for its price. This is my go-to IPA, though its not an IPA in the truest sense as the Belgian yeast seems to impart some of the sweeter notes that I find so enjoyable in Belgian ales. Aroma is floral and citrus with a coppery, but clear color. Taste is very well balanced with an initial sweetness, but with a definite hop finish. Lots of carbonation.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
The name says it all. This beer attacks your taste buds then gives you a hug and a back massage. My first couple of six packs I took it as an experimental gimmick, a blended style with an inflammatory name and graphic, but it grew on me. Normal IPAs no longer do it, I NEED that IPA/belgian spice combo now.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tselloufc88 (132) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. I love this beer, it’s a wonderful mix of sourness, fruity funk and mangoes, kiwi and tangerine. This is so refreshing and not too bitter. Smooth as a whistle. Lovely stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (493) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Citrus , pine aroma with banana/clove from yeast. Light sweet taste with some hop bitterness. Medium body, finish is a little dry but also a little sweet. Overall this was pretty good, and a unique take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (50) - - SEP 10, 2014
Nice bitter blossoming taste. Smells like a typical and grassy IPA. Average coloring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (137) - - SEP 9, 2014
355ml flesje bij De Boterhal, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8,3% Uitgeschonken in origineel Flying Dog glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: erg bitter, fruitig zoals grapefruit, caramel Conclusie: goede balans tussen bitter en fruitig zoals het een IPA betaamt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnymusky (245) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Shit was terrible 98 my ass...bitter ass hell....terrible beer....yuck ..................

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuelMTL (70) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
From 355 ml bottle in a tulip glass. Pours a clear amber with a pale solid head. Fruity aromas of tropical fruits. Grapefruit, ripe mango, passion fruit. Lots of floral hops. Candy sweetness. Belgian yeast notes. Same flavours in the mouth with a crisp pine bitterness in the aftertaste and a touch of belgian yeast. Perfectly balanced between fruity sweetness and bitterness. Great beer and highly enjoyable! Would always buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (590) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Light amber pour. Pine, resin, herbal notes, grapefruit, caramel and some wood. Decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1261) - - AUG 29, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-2-13- Poured from glass into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a medium amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively fast to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is big of herbal and citrus grapefruit hops. Mixed with these are lighter notes of a bready smells as well as some faint tropical fruit aromas of pineapple and mango as well as some flavors of a bubblegum like smell. Taste- The taste begins with a bready quite malty flavor. Mixed with these flavors there are some flavors of a mango and tangerine sweetness. There is also a hop flavor of a more herbal nature in the initial tastes that bring a moderate hop flavor to the tongue. As the taste advances the fruit flavors remain relatively constant while the hop flavor grow more intense with a grapefruit flavor soon overwhelming the herbal and becoming the dominant hop flavor. At around this time a light yeasty flavor also comes to the tongue. In the end this grapefruit hop is rather potent, but in many ways, fits the tropical fruit flavors rather well to leaves a nice bitter and fruity flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. Both are very nice for the style and match the hop and fruit/malt profile nicely. Overall – This is a fairly nice yet easily drinkable imperial IPA with a good blend of hop and fruit flavors.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
azzie (232) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Hazyish orange/red color, blood orange like, liquid. Average white head. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Light aroma of grapefruit, orange, some herbs. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, bitter aftertaste. Very good one.


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