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RATINGS: 1648   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leebotton (257) - 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 (186) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kingvit (304) - - 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 (511) - 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
Kita (1230) - 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 (1214) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BagerPL (117) - - 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 (5) - 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 (1021) - 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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