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RATINGS: 1553   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westy84 (7) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap. Pours straw gold with an off white head. Aroma of citrus...Oranges? Apricot? Yeast ever present as well. Palate is a blend of bitter hops/citrus and belgian yeast.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sudomorph (499) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a clear, orange/caramel with a white, one finger head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is odd with notes of Belgian yeast, candy sugar, bubblegum, resin, and citrus. Taste is a weird bitter sweet. Candy sugar mixed with some pine and resin. Medium aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Resiny in the mouth. Overall an interesting beer but not my thing. Belgian yeast and candy sugar mixed with big resiny hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gripweed57 (594) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a bright amber orange with a thick off-white mousse-like head. Sulphury yeasty nose with a hint of bubble gum. Dryish toasted malt and bitter citrus hops upfront. Complex spicy hop mid-taste. Notes of tropical fruit, lemon peel and cardamom. Bitter dry finish with notes of grapefruit peel and crushed black pepper. What we have here is a hybrid of a Belgian-style golden ale and an American-style IPA. Flying Dog pulls this off with flying collars!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (977) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear amber color with medium creamy off-white head, good lacing and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of citrus, pine, yeast, banana and cheese. Taste starts with sparkling grainy and caramel malt, follows by spicy yeast, sour fruitiness and heavy bitterness from start to finish. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Initial raging bitterness mellows a bit, but it’s still real IP-A-like with alcohol completely hidden in taste and aroma...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartzMimic (74) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours a crystal clear amber with a minimal white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of malt, toasty caramel, marshmallow and spice. Those all carry over to the taste, and combine with the hops and flowers to give a distinct molasses note. The bitterness begins to come through as it warms a bit. Nice medium mouth that coats the tongue without being too oily. This isn’t something I would drink frequently, but it’s a really nice change of pace IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Troupis (32) - - JUL 8, 2014
Lots of layers of flavor in this Beeritch. I love that every sip has a different layer to it with both hops and and fruits and Belgian layers emerging throughout the palate. I'm a fan. Not a raging fan. But a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
igneous1 (1492) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2014
bronze color, off-white head. nose is slight caramel and more noticeable bubblegum from the malt. plenty of spice in the aroma as well. flavor has more caramel than bubblegum from the malts, but there is good amount of bitterness, pine and citrus from the hops. finish is longer than i expected and pleasant. flying dog did well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (577) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 5, 2014
A mostly clear golden color with medium white head. Aroma a combination of yeast and herbal hops. Medium full body. Minimal alcohol. A little carbonation. Flavor is on the bitter side, with grassy and citrus hops. Pretty much IPA-like, with a little yeast and esters in the background.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryecatcher (721) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear, burnt orange color with a medium off-white head, decent retention and lacing. Nose is sort of faint , but detectable are melon, some Belgian yeasty funk, bread dough and daffodils. Mouth is medium bodied, moderately bitter up front (and throughout for that matter) , some grapefruit mingling with yeasty spice, cakey malts, biscuit, some lemon zest. I think this may be an older bottle, but from what I’m getting out of this, I’d place it as slightly above average -- and not ’Belgiany’ enough for my tastes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Beautiful aroma of Belgian yeast, spices and apricot. Small head disappearing to thin layer, but it’s quite durable with some lacing. Cloudy copper body. Very intensive bitterness in taste. Some hints of Belgian yeast and spices are completely covered by bitterness. Very long bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is completely hidden, but you can feel it later in your stomach. Maybe it’s too bitter, maybe it could be more Belgian, but for sure this beer is to be remembered for a long time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 27, 2014
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