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RATINGS: 1751   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


vipinvelp's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2881) - Velp, - JAN 26, 2013
Clear golden yellow with small white foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is dominated by bitter hop, some sweet falvor present. Taste is bitter indeed, but also some sweet dry fruits. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201301)


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alomtnez (202) - SPAIN - AUG 26, 2015
Huge and foamy off-white head with very good retention. Foggy amber colour. Aroma is citrus, ripe tropical fruit, some malty and caramel. Taste has slight sourness, toasted caramel, toasted malt, fruit (peach hints) and bitter finish. It is not very hoppy, to be an IPA. Dry bitter aftertaste. A very good beer with a neat Belgian style due to the yeast.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ERB92 (523) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2015
Aroma of fruits, grass, malts, citrus and some floral notes. Deep golden with off-white head. Medium + sweet and medium + bitter. Medium to full body with a average carbonation. Overall perfectly OK, but i would like a bit more hops and fruitiness on the palate.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vizendrix (4) - - AUG 21, 2015 does not count
Goed geheel, lekker smakenpallet, bitter met een licht zoete afdronk, iets mindere afdronk helaas, alom zeer geslaagd!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PMgep (156) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2015
From bottle. Nice mix of American and Belgian IPA. Have the hoppines of an American with the yeast hints from the Belgian yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (397) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle (12 Oz): clear copper color with white head. Nice Belgian ale, but not sure why is called an IPA since it does not have the typical bitterness of hoppy flavors. Good though there are others I like more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (725) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2015
Amber color, creamy tan head. Malty nose, caramel, ripe fruit, hints of citrus and grass. Caramel taste, grapefruit, rich malty, bitter finish. Medium body, soft to average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (2029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
Pours clear amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of esters peach, rye bread, apricot and resin. Taste is peach, apricot, esters, citrus, marinated fruit. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with medium carbonation and slightly oily.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (95) - Lyon, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2015
Le nez ne nous annonce pas du tout une IPA ! On a une très franche odeur de miel sur fond d’agrumes. En bouche, le miel n’est pas du tout là, le corps est très présent, attaque ronde. Puis vient un arôme très (très !) franc de pin qui fait la transition vers l’amertume (pas trop agressive). Les agrumes existent encore légèrement autour. Magnifique produit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rjen (24) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
Aroma is citrus, peach, banana, pine and caramel. Appearance is orange with an off-white head. Taste mild sweet and heavy bitter with a long dry finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
earwaxcowboy (7) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Glad this great American IPA is now widely available at the AH supermarket stores in NL. Pours golden reddish orrange . Head disappearing after a while. Nice lacing. Lovely hoppy, hints of pine, spruce, grapefruit. My favorite IPA


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