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RATINGS: 1566   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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle Summit Scandia Chalice. Appearance: Dark golden-amber with creamy off-white head that subsides, leaving some lacing behind. Aroma: Loads of grapefruit, with notes of pine and an overall tanginess. Quite pungent, but definitely smells more IPA than Belgian. Taste: Very hoppy and bitter, with a strong grapefruit profile. Some pine, orange and light malt. Maybe a touch of clove (just a touch). Ends quite bitter and slightly tart. Just a very funky IPA overall. Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, very dry almost tart finish. Overall: Not much of a Belgian IPA, as there is just a minimal amount of clove and tartness - basically not nearly as yeasty as expected. However, this is a fantastic brew if simply regarded as a tangy grapefruit-heavy IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
JerseyGolfer (5) - - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
This is the beer that got me hooked on IPA's. Strong? Yes. But with a name like that I wouldn't expect any this less. Really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1031) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 amber colour, huge off-white head; aroma of citrus,pine resin,some dried fruits, taste of citrussy-piney hoppy bitterness with some tricky alcoholic sweetness. great ipa

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rulymel (123) - SPAIN - JUN 3, 2013
Great IPA beer, belgian style. Ambar orange colour with a thinny head but dense. Nice to see how it slides on the glass. Aroma is tropical fruit, citric and hop. A pleasure for the noise. The beginning is little bit sweet, then appears a fruity tasted plenty of citric notes and ends with a long bitter fruity hop. Very nice body, carbonation and balance. One of my prefered!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (402) - SPAIN - JUL 23, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Hazy amber-apricot colour, with an off white head that has a correct retention and a ggod lace. Smell of tropical fruits (mango), spices: coriander, clove, citrus and some skunky feel. Medium body, thick and rough palate. Taste of mango, spices, marzipan?, caramel, pine needle. Dry finish. A beast.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingvit (133) - - MAR 13, 2014
Aroma: citrus, dough, basement aromas, butterscotch, lemongrass Apperance: dark gold color, appropriate white head, hazy Taste: medium bitterness, lightly sour Palate: full body, bitter finish, slightly astringent Overall: lovely blend of yeast, the body reminds of me Brackie Imperial IPA - Grand Prix 2013 yet with a sharper bitterness. The Bitch is less intensive ly hopped but wreaks havoc in the mouth with more Amarillo content and bubblegummish Belgian tripel aftertaste that is not killed by the hops. 355 ml bottle Drinks of The World Zurich

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pricey290483 (241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
oh my goodness really really love this beer its a very strong one but if you find it have it because you’ll not regret it in the uk i have only found it in the cage or at the rake in borough market london

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gregus (177) - Kraków, POLAND - APR 2, 2014
Beczka. Bardzo ciekawe połączenie aromatów, belgijko-amerykańskie, banan, brzoskwinie, cytrusy. W smaku też mix, cytrusowa chmielowość goryczka i belgijskie owoce. Super.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1028) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, 0.355l. Clear amber color with medium creamy off-white head, good lacing and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of citrus, pine, yeast, banana and cheese. Taste starts with sparkling grainy and caramel malt, follows by spicy yeast, sour fruitiness and heavy bitterness from start to finish. Full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Initial raging bitterness mellows a bit, but it’s still real IP-A-like with alcohol completely hidden in taste and aroma...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mr_Pink_152 (606) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from the West End Tap, Lincoln. Orange with a thick white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops with orange citrus. Flavour is also citrus orange and grapefruit, with caramel. Surprisingly easy to drink.


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