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RATINGS: 1582   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlabastorJones (803) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Intricate lacing, clear gold color, strange ale to filter, nice belgian yeast nose, flavor is mostly belgian yeast, finish is alcohol and bitters, sort of like a belgian single/triple with extra hops on the bittering end, good stuff but far less hoppy than other belgian IPA’s I’ve had, and what hops are there aren’t outwardly "american", none of the the big citrus bitters (amarillo, centennial, cascade, chinook, columbus, etc.) that alot of the west coasters throw into these Belgian IPAs... Good ale though!


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
xXbaptisteXx (49) - - SEP 21, 2014
Un arôme assez fleuri et doux (vraiment surprenant pour une IPA) Elle a une couleur ambrée assez clair . Elle est assez gazeuse étant donné la mousse qui il y a quand on la sere en bouche elle va être assez amère (normal pour uneIPA) on sent un peu les fruits secs le marron la noisette et c'est aussi assez fleurie

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear golden with a mostly fading off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus, some tropic and cat pee. Taste is light sweet and moderate too full bitter, mostly bitter lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Khaggerty118 (69) - Olney, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2014
The name says it all. This beer attacks your taste buds then gives you a hug and a back massage. My first couple of six packs I took it as an experimental gimmick, a blended style with an inflammatory name and graphic, but it grew on me. Normal IPAs no longer do it, I NEED that IPA/belgian spice combo now.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tselloufc88 (134) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerme31 (493) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. Citrus , pine aroma with banana/clove from yeast. Light sweet taste with some hop bitterness. Medium body, finish is a little dry but also a little sweet. Overall this was pretty good, and a unique take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Msdrbeat (50) - - SEP 10, 2014
Nice bitter blossoming taste. Smells like a typical and grassy IPA. Average coloring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjik83 (139) - - SEP 9, 2014
355ml flesje bij De Boterhal, Breda Alcoholpercentage van 8,3% Uitgeschonken in origineel Flying Dog glas Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig met witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: erg bitter, fruitig zoals grapefruit, caramel Conclusie: goede balans tussen bitter en fruitig zoals het een IPA betaamt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnymusky (245) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Shit was terrible 98 my ass...bitter ass hell....terrible beer....yuck ..................

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuelMTL (71) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
From 355 ml bottle in a tulip glass. Pours a clear amber with a pale solid head. Fruity aromas of tropical fruits. Grapefruit, ripe mango, passion fruit. Lots of floral hops. Candy sweetness. Belgian yeast notes. Same flavours in the mouth with a crisp pine bitterness in the aftertaste and a touch of belgian yeast. Perfectly balanced between fruity sweetness and bitterness. Great beer and highly enjoyable! Would always buy it again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (598) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Sample at Voldby Ølmesse 2014. Light amber pour. Pine, resin, herbal notes, grapefruit, caramel and some wood. Decent.


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