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RATINGS: 1552   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2010
Bottle 12.fl.oz.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light heavy hoppy, orange, flowers - soap - perfume, fruity, moderate yeasty, soap. Flavor is moderate sweet to heavy and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100207]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing and slight off-white head. Aroma is dry peachy and pinewood hoppy. Peachy and dry pinewood hoppy initial flavoured. Nice caramel malt base to this. Not overly sweet. Good balance. Smooth peachy and fruity dry flavoured into the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has strong notes of citrus and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, lemon, grapefruit, and orange peal - lovely, leading to a dry and bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours golden with a sligt haze - wee impurities - and a creamy and lacing off-white head. Aroma is citrusy and peachy. Medium body, sweet fruits and again peaches with a vague yeasty edge. Quite some warming alcohol in the finish and a grapefruitish hoppy astringency. Belgian style IPAs are never gonna be a favourite of mine, but this is far from the worst. 150410

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2009
Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Clear orange coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of hops and pine needles with notes of yeast. Fruity flavour of hops and pine needles with notes of spices and yeast. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2010
Bottled@Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. Amber colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops along with some caramel and mild spices and yeast. Flavour is fruits hops, nectar, mild spicyness, yeastyness and some slight sweet malts as well. Pleasant and rather easy to drink for being 8.3%.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2010
Bottled at Park, Mariehamn, Åland. Hazy amber, rich firm head. Intense aroma of seville orange marmelade and marzipan. Fairly sweet, very fruity, medium to full bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Long piney bitterness. A bold, flavourful take on the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16253) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle. Pours an orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty yeasty fresh hoppy grapefruit aroma. Sweetish malty fresh hoppy flavor with some yeasty hints. Has a fruity hoppy yeasty bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
19th February 2012
Bottle at the Rake. Clear amber beer. Sweetish hops. Soft semi dry palate. Delicious hops - fabulous! Peach, orange, grapefruit, lime and many other fruits underneath. All in a creamy malt malt base. Finishes dry with more sweet hops. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Draught at Nya Tröls, Malmö
Hazy copper color, huge head (it takes three tries to fill the glass). The aroma is strong, very fruity (yellow fruits: mango, apricots), but also dust, and traces of old hop, paper, petrol and coriander; in the beginning the aroma is very American, later it’s very Belgian. Good body, round, quite sweet, with caramel and toffee flavor, medium to strong hopping, very aromatic, mostly fruity and mild resins; the final is more spicy (coriander), still with hop resins.
To date it’s probably the best example of marriage of styles, because the sweetness and the mellow fruity hops blend well with the spices.


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