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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


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Dense, cream-colored white head. Deep coppery, amber color. They definitely used a Belgian yeast on this beer. Nice caramel malty flavor for the palate, wish the hops were a little more balance with the malt profile. Still a tasty beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mircoas (137) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Indian pale ale americana con un aroma fruttato buonissimo ma purtroppo un retrogusto troppo amarognolo. Forse bevuta nella stagione sbagliata, da riprovare col caldo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HampshirePhil (165) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
330 ml bottle - Deep Amber colours. Slim white head and rich flavours. Smooth palate with a slight bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollerton (104) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at restaurant in Gothenburg. Very nice aroma and taste, belgian IPA when it is as best. Recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmrobotix (36) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Very pleasant aroma, fruity and yeasty! Palare is ok taste is good aroma makes it shine!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1901) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is floral, bitter citrus and banana. Taste is more of the same with more obvious yeast notes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (392) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: amber color, white head. Aroma: floral, herbs, citrus. Palate: Medium to thin body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (331) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Clear amber with a consistent and soapy head. Bitter but relatively floral. Smooth texture. Nice.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ctplt777 (222) - - JAN 8, 2015
This is damn near perfect. Banana, like massive amount of banana on the aroma with that beautiful Belgian yeast aroma. So sweet and delicious smelling. Taste is a Belgian ale with a hoppy and aggressive IPA finish. It works perfectly. Theres like this transition that happens it’s really delicious. Definitely glad I finally tried this.

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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