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RATINGS: 1739   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


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
ktubalcain (1) - - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
Very nice aroma. Great orange coloring. Full body filled with fruit and spices. Not a big fan of the after taste and the sensation in the back of the throat. Goes down a little tangy. But overall great drink. Puts a bit of hair on your chin, for sure.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
crbolesta (10) - Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Beautiful amber color. Aroma has subtle aromas of apricot and spices like cinnamon & nutmeg. Initial bite is dull and slow. Lasting bittersweet palate, with more of an emphasis on the sweeter side. Fruity & floral notes. Ends with a hoppy semi-sweet finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 7, 2012
One of the best beers ever. Had it several times in bottle and few from the tap. Great amber color...hoppy aromas, with a belgian touch. Bitter sweet taste, with the belgian yeast as a main character. Very nice long after taste. AMAZING BEER.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (312) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Super sweet malty, rich hoppy aroma. Red gold appearance, casts an orange red glassy glow on the skin behind as teh light shines through. No head, minimal layer of bubbles, white. Really malty, I remember this beer as a particularly hoppy one but this time the sweet caramel, biscuity malt is most noticeable but with a distinctive bittering form the hops. Tiny bubbles like millions of darts pepper the tongue and although thin, the texture is fitting.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tselloufc88 (236) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle from the Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. I love this beer, it’s a wonderful mix of sourness, fruity funk and mangoes, kiwi and tangerine. This is so refreshing and not too bitter. Smooth as a whistle. Lovely stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
NoDirection (24) - - OCT 20, 2014
My go to IPA. Great taste, strong finish and makes you feel like you can conquer the world. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MikaLukanainen (164) - POLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Amber colour beer of an impeccable clarity and a nice, long-lasting head. Aroma is a moderately distinct mixture of belgian yeast notes (here close to pepper or other spices) and tropical fruits - somewhat it resembles dog-rose marmalade or floral bouguet. Taste reflects the same notes as the aroma but its intensity is simply overwhelming. The concoction is sweet, finished with rather short and herbal bitterness that stays in the mouth for a moment right before the fruity-sweet aftertaste comes into play intending to overstay its welcome. Alcohol well hidden. Let’s call a spade a spade - great beer, one of the best of its kind.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BagerPL (124) - - OCT 30, 2014
Bardzo dobre piwo. Wpisuje się dobrze w styl jakim zostało nazwane. Belgijskie nuty estrowe i dzikie, a poza tym goyczka na przyjemnym poziomie z przyjemnych odmian chmieli.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sololuis (6) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
Olor muy pronciado y complejo. En bocaboca amargo persistente pero no demasiado intenso

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (1209) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Dark Amber brown foamy thin beige la y head; aroma is hoppy oily woody; Flava is rich hops Greek grass/hay and crude oil; feels medium and foamy; finishes dry bitter mildy green grassy notes


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