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RATINGS: 1841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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

firemarshal's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
firemarshal (203) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at Hickory Tavern. Clear. Copper. Aroma is metallic and skunky. Taste is very bland hops and some malt. Little honey flavor. Overall a disappointment. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjmoen (269) - - MAY 23, 2016
B. Pours a clear golden color with white head. A little too bitter, lingering bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Calisky (2383) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 21, 2016
Couleur ambrée, forte mousse. Nez herbeux, fruité coing, amande douce. Gout houblonné résineux, malté, raisin, fruité agrumes, amande avec bonne amertume en fin de bouche avec des notes levures legeres. Vraiment bien!! intense

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (47) - - MAY 19, 2016
355 ml bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Moderate malty aroma of caramel, pretty alcoholic and moderate floral and citric notes. Quiet sweet with caramel and honey aroma and moderate bitterness with a full oily body and light carbonation. Long lasting nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 19, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalMurphy (319) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
bottle @ supermarket (denmark) golden colour, medium body, semi carbonated, spicy, fruity taste, special ipa for my mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HPDalen (135) - - MAY 15, 2016
Malty aroma, bread and some caramel. Hints of pine. Pours golden with an ok head. Quite bitter flavour, citrus and orange. Feels a little bit oily and lively. Quite long. Fine beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2050) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Nice beer. Quite malty, with good hop support. Bread and caramel flavours to start, and lingering bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (696) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 10, 2016
Bottle. Pours is light amber with thick white head. Aroma of malts, yeast, spices, floral, dried fruits, peach. Taste is moderate to medium sweet, moderate bitter, fruity mouthfeel. Heavy body, sticky texture, alcohol warmth, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a golden amber color with big fluffy head. Aromas of citrus, fruit, grass, and the best tropics. Flavors of tropical fruits and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartholos (184) - GERMANY - MAY 8, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2016 Bottle. Color of copper, red orange and shiny with a medium fine rocky head. Aroma is a complex mixture of fruity and malty notes. Berries and plum along with spices and pepper. Sweet core embodied in a medium bitterness with a quite spicy finish. Thick body with medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Flavor is fruity, berries, sherry and plum with light caramel notes, clove and quite a bit if pepper. Leaves a bitter, light fruity aftertaste.

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