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RATINGS: 1729   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

Darwenus' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (634) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bright copper colored in the glass with a brief head, and a pleasant, grassy, citrus aroma. The taste is more complex than I expected, and I enjoyed it a lot. The big hops are present, like in any IPA, but there’s also the fruity, nutty flavors I associate with Belgian ales. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a Belgian style IPA, but after a few sips I was thinking, oh, I get it. I got it, and I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle at a bbq. Pours orange amber, nose is spiced, citrus, toffee, taste is similar, dry, pine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (78) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 4, 2015
Aroma: complex citrus notes, some dusty grass, some ethers. Taste: moderate bitterness, moderate to light sweteness. Flavour: grape fruit, zest, fresh lemon, black pepper, some cloves, some yeast. Long bitter aftertaste. Overall this is an interesting mix with hoppy and spicy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (163) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2015
On tap@Tilt in Oslo in large tulip glass@approx 7 degrees C. Pours dark, almost clear orange with off white head with ok retention. Aroma of yeast, hops, citrus as in grapefruit, lemon and pomerance. This is also reflected in the taste though this becomes somewhat heavy and does not really hit neither the Belgian nor the IPA tastes for me. Bitter and not too well balanced. No doubt this is an interesting beer and I hope to re-rate a day where I do not hit it in a bar somewhat late at night. But for now, I think it is complex and interesting, but not sufficently balanced to be a great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChtiBreizh (125) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUN 29, 2015
Amber with average head. Sweet with fruity hops. Little pine resin. Creamy malts. Quite sweet and not overly bitter for an IPA. Interesting but maybe a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1359) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2015
Botella 33 cl en pacos Oviedo en noviembre de 2011 lote 346FX10 (R1725) estilo belga algo tosco y mas amargo de lo normal. Cuerpo medio con 8.3 y 60 ibus que se dejan notar ligeramente. Normal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (3102) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle from the Kings Tun JDW, pours a deep orange-amber with a lasting white head, aromas of pine, bitter orange, caramel and a little funky horse blanket. Rich and dry-sweet with a faintly sour and dry bitterness. Spicy funky Saison notes and toffee, more bitter orange and a dry alcohol bite. Fascinating!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rusos (64) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear deep golden colour with quickly falling white head. Aroma hops, orange, orange zest, floral. Caramel in aroma. Taste bitter hops, caramel and maybe some yeast. Alcohol in taste. My expectations from taste based on aroma were higher. Bitter aftertaste. Good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomerBeerOdysy (74) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2015
APPEARANCE - 1FH, foamy, amber, hazy. AROMA/SCENT - Hops. TASTE - Hops, malts, bitter, yeast, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - A little carbonation, dry, astringent, crisp. VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. OK. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Not that unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
terefere (273) - Durham, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Pours golden, hazy, nice frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit, lychee, floral, earthy, bubblegum. Taste of Belgian yeast, pomelo zest, caramel, malts, peach. Palate: medium/full bodied, thick and oily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuideDogSaint (778) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUN 15, 2015
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours golden amber with a thin white head. Aroma of pine and malt.with some Belgian yeast and fruit. itter finish with some sweetness. Nice.

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