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RATINGS: 1487   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


thudave56's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thudave56 (4) - hockessin, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Smooth taste and a strong character that gives it a memorable flavor. Overall good feel and taste


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
belgis (96) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1803) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joejames (39) - 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.

3.7
   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JeyAre (70) - - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (34) - - APR 11, 2014
Bronskleurig bier met oranje gloed. Aangenaam, fruitig aroma van appelsien, hop, citrus. Smaken van caramel, abrikoos en perzik, met een lekkere droge bittere en hoppige afdronk. Smaakt naar meer !!

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (232) - SPAIN - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar claro. Sabor a lupulo, malta, amargo.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (177) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Amber color with off-white head. Nose is caramel malt and citrus. Taste is malty with nice hop bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (615) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - APR 9, 2014
Clear golden with a large creamy head. Aroma is malty with resinous hops. Taste is pine and floral hops. Malty with a dry and bitter finish. Thick and creamy on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1044) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
Bottle@home. Amber clear small lumps of yeast. Resinous herbal. Fruity rosehip. Understated hoppy bitterness. Fine brew from the supermarked.


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