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RATINGS: 1672   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shockyo (1) - gaithersburg, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
Wonderfully complex while retaining a vicious bite. Fairly long and complex finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seritomi (327) - HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Húhhh! Annyi mindent tudnék írni erről a csodáról. Egyszerűen zseniális, imádom. Elfogult vagyok és kész na ez van. Etalon IPA, etalon sör. Ezt meg kell kóstolni. Gyanítom, hogy aki nem szerette vagy csak alig az árpafőzeteket az innentől erősen elmereng... Csak néhány dolog: citrus, méz, komló, keserű, zeller, élesztő, áhhhhh.... NE TÚL HIDEGEN!!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Festus69 (18) - - DEC 24, 2012
To everyone who worked for or had the privilege to know that mad genius who lived on the Owl Farm. To Ralph and anyone who has seen the flying bats, the flying dogs, oh the insanity of the 1968 Dem Convention, oh oh oh bubba this is the best of the best just like Gonzo himself a twisted masterminded brew from start to finish. Long live Hunter, long live this ale.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (139) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Wow, this one was just about perfect. The earthy/fruity/banana Belgian yeast overlaps right on tops of the hops so that the aftertaste is a more subtle bitterness than a classic IPA. Nothing in it is so weird or overpowering that you would get tired of it after a while. I would drink this one all the time, I’ve forgotten how good some of the Flying Dog beers are and this makes me want to grab some more.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (779) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
Superbe bière réalisée dans un contexte unique de 20ème anniversaire. Belgian IPA de 8,3 % abv et niveau EBU de 60. Couleur ambre foncé. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes en colonnes rectilignes, pas très nombreuses, au même titre d’ailleurs que la carbonation qui est modérée. Mousse beige très claire, très épaisse, avec des cratères en haut . Superbe. Arômes de pamplemousse rose, houblon, malt grillé et clair, zeste d’orange. 1ère bouche douce et pleine, à la superbe amertume, agrumes, fleurs blanches. Arrière-bouche précise, fraîche, longue. 2ème à l’amertume riche, complexe. Fruits, bois, fleurs, herbes. Houblon amarillo. Arrière-bouche très longue. 3ème sur agrumes, fruits blancs, grand riesling d’Alsace. Arrière-bouche fine, pure, splendide. La longueur donne des évolutions superbes, grandes nuances de houblon, amertume de première classe, et une texture qui s’arrondit et se densifie. Les jambes sont très marquées, longues. La levure est dense, forte. Très grande veine d’origine belge, la bien nommée Diablo. L’alcool offre un très bon soutien aux saveurs, et une progression très belle. La finale est tout simplement grandiose. CONCLUSION : une très grande veine de levure sur une amertume de tout premier niveau. Des nuances splendides et profondes. Une longueur sans faute et un final extraordinaire. Quel plaisir de donner mon premier 5 à une bière américaine … Bravo Ralph.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nimrod979 (206) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Pours a beautiful orange amber with a decent white head that stays around for awhile. Aroma is floral hops and citrus and fruit. The belgian yeast is also very prominent with bubblegum aromas floating around. Taste = Excellent. Its starts with a huge fruity hop flavor coming first, then the belgian spiciness and FUNK take over through the finish. Huge mouthfeel, this beer is just all around the most amazing thing ever. So glad to have this brew made so close to home.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheJDA (5) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2012 does not count
There is nothing - I mean NOTHING - like a nice cold Raging Bitch. In fact, it is the only beer I will drink regularly. Stings your tongue until you’re used to it, hits you hard and keeps you craving more. Every batch is reliably sneaky and deliciously satisfying. This bitch bites and that’s what I love about her, she never lets me down. Easily Flying Dog’s BEST.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MattyKakes (101) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2013
This is a beauty and not a bitch. Wonderful citrus nose. A taste of grapefruit and sweet currants. Also a nice combination of traditional American hops with Belgian added ingredients. Superb!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
szmt (22) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2011
My favourite. Not too bitter, but have a very good special taste with a lot of pine and juiper. The bottle is very impressing, maybe a little bit provocative. As it’s belgian style it is more combined as "standard" IPAs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cool_Bond (1774) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
This is currently the best beer I ever drank. Very fruity taste and odor compounds. Mostly a mood enhancer without equal. Drink this on a hot day, just to enjoy life.

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