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RATINGS: 1621   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


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bjakk (382) - Skagafjordur, - JAN 29, 2014
Yellowish towards red, with nice thick foam. Strong aroma of fruits, banana apricot with a hint of toffee. Malt, candy fruit, with a fruity grapefruit bitterness that grows a lot in the aftertaste. A nice balance.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
King_Alex_II (21) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 24, 2014
Very balanced bitterness that is hoppy and fruity at the same time. An intense and rather complex beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budedou (412) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Nose is yeast slight strawberry, banana caramel touch of honey. Taste is banana, malt, sugar, slight booze, resin, slightly sweet finish. Mouthfeel is good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCaptMatey (86) - Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Poured a dark amber colour with a thick head that left decent lacing. Aroma is malt with spicy yeast, pine, and citrus hops. Flavor is similar. Not too bitter as sweet citrus and pine are present in a warming alcoholic finish that lingers. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheFoamhead (37) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
The brewers don’t tell us on the label what they think a ’belgian-style’ IPA is, and honestly I don’t know it (yet). But then, when you drink your first sip, it becomes much clearer. This beer seems to be a mix of an IPA and a Tripel, or let’s say a ’symbiosis’. The combination works perfectly. The fruity bitter hop note of an IPA joins the hidden sweetness of a Tripel. The popcorn smell was right though. The bitter finish sticks to your palate long after the last sip. This - despite it’s alcohol percentage - medium bodied beer is truely a delight.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (232) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pine, earthy hops, some yeast. Mostly getting IPA / hoppy on the tongue with more mild belgian yeasts coming through. Very nice effort.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jerm719 (116) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Even though it’s called raging bitch. This brew is way better than your ex. Hops are dominate. Citrus, pine, floral. Malts are medium pale. Belgian yeast is evident. Pretty good balance with Belgian yeast, citrus, piney hops, medium sweet malt. You can get the nice spices from the Belgian yeast. yet the hops confirms you drinking an IPA style. I like it!

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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (115) - USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden colour, small white head. Hoppy aroma and flavour. Some hints of belgium yeast. It´s a good IPA with some belgium flavour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1724) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2014
12oz bottle. Beautiful golden pour with a pillowy white head. Very tasty IPA with some interesting flavors from the belgian yeast though it is definitely more IPA than Belgian ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigbish (547) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
This is a really great IPA. Loads of how flavor, very smooth finish and is well balanced. A touch of sweetness. Very good.


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