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RATINGS: 1862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


Chucks66's rating

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2010
This is definitely the best, or maybe second best beer next to Gonzo, that I have had from flying dog. The aroma was the best part of it for me. I swear the belgian yeast must has enhanced the floral/citrucy aromas from the hops. Full bodied, hoppy beer. Some spice, peachy fruitiness mixed with some pine and spice. Big fan of this one. Tried it next to a Le FReak from Green Flash and it was really interesting to compare the different interpretations of belgian style ipa.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vinivini (1227) - BELARUS - AUG 25, 2016
Clear amber, white moderate head. Belgian yeast, perfumy fruit, honey, melon on nose. Medium body. Dryish flavour. Not much yeast to be detected. Nectar, melon. Smooth. Bitter grapefruit making it an American one. Very good.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Excalibur123 (354) - Soria, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2016
Vierte bronce oscuro con pequeña cabeza de espuma blanca dejando un fino cerco en copa; aromas a pino, mango, melón, hierbas y uva moscatel, en boca entrada media con amargor fuerte y seco, siguen notas a resina y caramelo, cuerpo y carbónico medios, largo retrogusto amargo con final ligeramente dulce, cerveza compleja y bien balanceada, fácil de beber, excelente cerveza.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (620) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2016
Bottle - Clear deep orange colour, medium and fast fading off-white head. Fruity and citrussy aromas of lemon zest, some peach, plum and apples. Taste is sweet with some caramel, peach, grapefruit, pine, some candy and belgian yeast. Medium body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, sharp and long bitterness. Great crossover of IPA and Belgian ale, highly recommended.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (1880) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2016
Keg @ Flying Dog, Stockholm. Hazy amber, off-white medium size head, good lacing. Hoppy citrus zesty aroma, resin, apricot and yeasty. Medium carbonated, smooth mouthfeel. Resinous taste with fruity notes, bubblegum, apricot, citrus zest and yeast. Long sharp bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wyldeturkey101 (69) - - AUG 2, 2016
the bitch pours into a sweet cherry red with an off white head. aroma is a splendid combination of rich winter fruits and caramel the flavor of the beer remains within a similar description but with a bitter bite with the after taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (1457) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
Tap @ The flying dog, Stockholm 1/8-16. Fruity and yeasty with hops. Body is medium, the finish is dry and fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fillepolo (556) - SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
Tap @ the flying dog Stockholm. Pours a amber colour beer with a medium head. Fruity and hoppy with Belgien yeast nice One. Dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
romanstep (206) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 31, 2016
W nosie dość słodko, kwiatowo, dojrzałe owoce tropikalne, ciasteczka, trochę karmelu. Barwa bursztynowa, prawie klarowne, ładna, gęsta piana w kolorze ecru. W smaku pełne, bardzo kwiatowe, trochę mango, trochę ziół. Goryczka średnia, nieco alkoholowa, gryząca. Piwo określane mianem Belgian IPA, ale ta Belgia była niestety ledwo zaznaczona. Kran w Brewdog Warsaw.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UjoKlobasa (536) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2016
On tap. Amber color, hazy liquid, tan head. Aroma of alcohol, hops, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, medium heavy sweet. Too brutal and harsh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (439) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle in Glasgow. Clear orange colour small white head. Nose is fruity, like grapefruit and passionfruit. Taste is also. Nice ligering bitterness. But not sonmuch as even my father likes it. Nice!


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