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RATINGS: 1806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


UDBeernut's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2381) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle pours golden amber, lasting cream colored head with gins of lacing. Nose of grass. Taste has elements of malt, grass, clove, and light banana. Bitterness is ample. Booze is warming.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2016
12oz bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. The aroma is 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 to medium high bittersweet, with a sweet front, and bitter end. The smooth and waxy texture has a fuzzy cream carbonation. The medium body’s flavor is lots of citrus with a finish of dry clove spice and banana. It’s mildly astringent and leaves an aftertaste of tropical fruits and clove that lightly linger.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwik-lime (1575) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (1014) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Really good and flavorful. The belgian qualities really come through. Good jusy not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (77) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2016
Very complex nose. Can feel the carbonation from first wif and even more with will first taste. Cloudy gold poured from bottle. There’s a lot going on in this, hard to pin point the exact flavours. Keeps the palate guessing

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KW92 (861) - ❤ WARSZAWA ❤, POLAND - JAN 26, 2016

WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana wysoka, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, niezbyt ładna, krótka.
AROMAT: Średnio intensywny, słodki. W ogromniej mierze dominują nuty karmelowe oraz fenole (przyprawy, zioła). W tle owoce (dojrzałe żółte jabłko), cytrusy.
SMAK: Karmelowo-ziołowe o wyraźnym słodowym profilu. Posmak stanowią akcenty fenolowe oraz cytrusy. Goryczka średnia, nieco zalegająca. Świetnie wkomponowany, niemal nie zauważalny alkohol.
OGÓLNIE: I następne udane piwo z browaru Flying Dog. "Uczciwe" to najlepsze słowo opisujące "Raging Bitch". Zarówno w aromacie, jak i smaku odnajdziemy elementy, które składają się na dobre IPA oraz Belgian Strong Ale.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chambertin94 (7) - le perreux sur marne, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2016 does not count
citrus, cereal, raisin, orange, clear, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, soft carbonation, bitter, medium body, Sensation d’équilibre ou tout est par petite touche, douceur, amertume, persistance. une belle réussite

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Probabeer (44) - - JAN 18, 2016
Una IPA de trigo con un aroma sutil, pero bastante cuerpo. No tiene un sabor intenso a lúpulo, es una IPA suave pero con un toque muy bueno que me recuerda a una dubel.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Zapferstellen (5) - - JAN 14, 2016 does not count
My personal flagship when I'm missing home (southern MD). Flying Dog has been the honored guest at every great party and the Raging Bitch was always my copilot for many years of bad decisions and amazing memories. Regardless of its features, it'll always be one of my favorite bottles. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boxereddy (357) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2016
Koperkleurig bier met een gelige vaste en levendige schuimkraag. Aroma is hoppig, fruitig met citrus en hooitoets. De smaak start fruitig maar evolueert vrijwel direct naar bitter. Mondgevoel is gemiddeld met een gemiddeld koolzuur en een droge afdronk met bitter eind.


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