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RATINGS: 1492   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

bagalagalaga's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (91) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Wow, this one was just about perfect. The earthy/fruity/banana Belgian yeast overlaps right on tops of the hops so that the aftertaste is a more subtle bitterness than a classic IPA. Nothing in it is so weird or overpowering that you would get tired of it after a while. I would drink this one all the time, I’ve forgotten how good some of the Flying Dog beers are and this makes me want to grab some more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (75) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours clear golden orange, fluffy thick off white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, grass hop, hay, dank earth. Taste is nice and bitter hop, Belgian twang, great malt character... Sweet and bready. Medium mouthfeel, finishes moist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
L_inconnu (20) - SWITZERLAND - APR 19, 2014
Une bonne IPA Belgium Style. Un poil forte niveau degré d’alcool et le goût caramélisé ne plaira pas à tout le monde, mais ça reste un super produit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ruthzapico (4) - - APR 18, 2014 does not count
La flying dog raging bitch de barril es mucho mas sabrosa que la misma cerveza embotellada. Es una india pale ale (IPA) con alta graduacion y potente sabor

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
volksygge (15) - NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Eye: copper slighly foggy, great tan head, stable, lacing Nose: fruits (citrusy, mango), pine, some bubblegum, no alcohol Mouth: medium to full bodied, quite bitter (long finish), some slighly sour and wild notes here, medium carbo --- Maybe more IPA than Belgian but still very drinkable and that’s an achievement for such gravity and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (42) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours deep amber with two finger head with good lacing. Aroma of herbs, medicinal and sour fruits. Medium body, low carbonation. Tastes semi-sweet, lightly sour with nice bitterness. Lingering sour-bitter finish. Quite different and a very good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeyAre (77) - - APR 11, 2014
Good IPA. Drunk in Glass in Paris, really a good place. To notice : good afrrtaste, initially it looks like it sinks and doesn't last long but actually it is quite bitter. Also, I don't see mug the Belgian part... Still a very good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stax (14) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Rich hoppy taste but round taste as well. Beautiful colour and small head. Taste is great and all in all a wonderful beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (97) - LATVIA - APR 15, 2014
Sweet fruity aroma no hops in aroma(!), bitterness and fruitiness are fighting so its almost possible to feel layers of taste. Bit like breeding zebra with pony-not sure this combination works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1808) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle, clear amber with slim white head. Floral hops and peachy fruit aroma. Flavours are Belgian yeast, orange peel, sweet malts.. Medium bodied, well hid alcohol, moderate carbonation, nice bitter finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Deu (668) - Nantes, FRANCE - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt and citrus. Taste is malty with nice hop bitterness. Very nice.

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