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RATINGS: 1631   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
A Belgian-Style IPA, it’s just as rowdy and provocative in execution as it is by title. I really dig how this brewery names all of their beers in a doggy spirit without holding back on the bite...clever and attention grabbing. Appearing a clear burnt orange with copper highlights, the Raging Bitch held a respectable sandy head that gradually faded to sticky sheets of lace. The nose came across as a bright orange peel citrus combined with a light lemon zest making the aroma quite crisp and bitter. There is also quite a bit of Belgian yeast, as there should be, and in the end, the nose is really pleasing. Leading straight into the flavor, there are a lot of hops (Warrior, Columbus, and Amarillo - holy goodness) that make up a large, fantastic bitter bite. The orange is still quite present as a quick zest in the spicy carbonation and medium mouthfeel, though I found myself searching for the yeast after a while. Regardless, this is one Bitch that is definitely raging.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
serjaymz (92) - Istanbul, TURKEY - DEC 16, 2014
Şişe,istanbul.16.12.2014.. Bronz, yarı saydam renk, kırık beyaz, devasa, kalıcı bir köpük. Köpük kremamsı, bir latte köpüğü kıvamında.. Bardağı sarıyor.. Koku maya, metalik tınılar, aroma malt ve hafif karamel tatlılığı içeriyor.. Kokudaki komplekslik güzel, tatlılık ve şerbetçiotu harmanına maya tınıları ekleniyor. Ancak maya ve metalik kokular çok çekici değil. Tadım başta şerbetçiotu acılığı ardından alttan alta bir Belçika birası tatlılığı barındırıyor. İçim dolgun, kalıcı ve karakterli.. Başarılı, ancak bir houblon Chouffe değil..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ivic81 (3) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Scorrevole, ben bilanciata. Fa avvertire il suo peso alcolico solo nel finale persistente e pieno. Molto profumata e complessa al naso. Schiuma non troppo persistente e colore di un ambrato austero, un pelo scarico. Grande equilibrio con amaro predominante ma non invadente.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhopsbeertalk (158) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2014
In my often not so humble opinion, Belgians are made or broken by their yeast. The addage holds true in this case and turns me a bit against a brand I otherwise love through and through. The aroma is saturated with bubblegum as is the flavor, which really doesn’t pair well with the dry floral and lemony hops.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (700) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
Superbe bière réalisée dans un contexte unique de 20ème anniversaire. Belgian IPA de 8,3 % abv et niveau EBU de 60. Couleur ambre foncé. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes en colonnes rectilignes, pas très nombreuses, au même titre d’ailleurs que la carbonation qui est modérée. Mousse beige très claire, très épaisse, avec des cratères en haut . Superbe. Arômes de pamplemousse rose, houblon, malt grillé et clair, zeste d’orange. 1ère bouche douce et pleine, à la superbe amertume, agrumes, fleurs blanches. Arrière-bouche précise, fraîche, longue. 2ème à l’amertume riche, complexe. Fruits, bois, fleurs, herbes. Houblon amarillo. Arrière-bouche très longue. 3ème sur agrumes, fruits blancs, grand riesling d’Alsace. Arrière-bouche fine, pure, splendide. La longueur donne des évolutions superbes, grandes nuances de houblon, amertume de première classe, et une texture qui s’arrondit et se densifie. Les jambes sont très marquées, longues. La levure est dense, forte. Très grande veine d’origine belge, la bien nommée Diablo. L’alcool offre un très bon soutien aux saveurs, et une progression très belle. La finale est tout simplement grandiose. CONCLUSION : une très grande veine de levure sur une amertume de tout premier niveau. Des nuances splendides et profondes. Une longueur sans faute et un final extraordinaire. Quel plaisir de donner mon premier 5 à une bière américaine … Bravo Ralph.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (199) - GERMANY - DEC 10, 2014
Leuchtend orange. Hefig, harzig, malzig. Herb, fruchtig, harzig, Alkohol gut versteckt. Süffig.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
murran (240) - - DEC 10, 2014
Pours an amber body with a thin head. Flowery aroma of hops with some tones of yeast. Nice and balanced taste with hoppy tones.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gylo (115) - Lublin, POLAND - DEC 4, 2014
Czy mo?na wymy?le? co? lepszego ni? nieszanka stylów IPA i belgijskiego? ?wietny smak, nawet posmak dzikiej ró?y za którym nie przepadam nie przeszkadza a dodaje oryginalno?ci. Goryczka dobrze przykrywa alkohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
borre_m (346) - NORWAY - DEC 3, 2014
Pours cloudy golden. Aroma has lots of hops, grassy notes. Taste is hoppy, but there is also a spicy feel and some citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tonypreto (118) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12oz bottle poured into pint glass. Really great yeasty aroma, a soft white head that goes away swiftly. Tasted very very yeasty and amarillo hops were for sure present. Finishes nicely and masks the 8.3% abv very well. Would recommend.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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