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RATINGS: 1589   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


Lightrider's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (312) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle into a ale glass. Pour is an amber with thick head. Aroma Is a sweet hop. Taste is a warm smooth bitter. Finish is clean. A great IPA


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mp_lane (45) - Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours hazy amber, good light tan head. Aroma is malty, with citrus and fruit notes. Very good malt forward IPA taste, with engaging Belgian yeast flavors. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mstrcrwly (287) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..golden orange pour with a fluffy white head..aroma of hops,citrus,pine,banana,bread..good hop character with the Belgian yeast mixed in..solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (175) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
This works for me. Looks like an IPA should - very dark amber with a firm white head and lots of lacing. Media bodied. The crossover comes across in the nose, with banana and bread sitting just behind the citrus. Flavours include boozy orange, grapefruit and marmalade. Long bitter finish. Big, brash, and a bit Belgian.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (404) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle. Nose is yeast slight strawberry, banana caramel touch of honey. Taste is banana, malt, sugar, slight booze, resin, slightly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is good. This just doesn’t really work for me.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkoNm (544) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with decent white head. Very pleasant fruity aroma, sweet, and lots of citrusy notes. The taste is somewhat fruity at first, followed by a very decent hoppy bitterness that sticks in the aftertaste for a decent time. Delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (716) - Collinsville, USA - SEP 23, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste Belgian yeast, citrus, pine. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (748) - SCOTLAND - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. An interesting mix of belgian and US styles - there’s lots of pine and grapefruit arounf but also some funky spice and sour lemon. There is some synergy between the flavours but as a whole it doesn’t really pull together for me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
xXbaptisteXx (51) - - SEP 21, 2014
Un arôme assez fleuri et doux (vraiment surprenant pour une IPA) Elle a une couleur ambrée assez clair . Elle est assez gazeuse étant donné la mousse qui il y a quand on la sere en bouche elle va être assez amère (normal pour uneIPA) on sent un peu les fruits secs le marron la noisette et c'est aussi assez fleurie

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear golden with a mostly fading off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus, some tropic and cat pee. Taste is light sweet and moderate too full bitter, mostly bitter lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft

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.


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