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RATINGS: 1830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   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


Bella68's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bella68 (42) - Alabama, USA - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle. orange/red color. Had this at Mellow Mushroom. Quite a nice surprise.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (555) - Berlin, - APR 29, 2016
lBottle - dark orange color with a creamy disappearing head. Nice Aromas of Grapefruit, Apricots, Orange, bound into an easy malty body. Bitter ending. It’s okay but to be honest I expected stronger aromas, a real hit-in-your-face, conidering that they relate to hst and call this beer "a raging bitch, unleashed and untamed"

2.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFF (90) - - APR 29, 2016
Aucun arôme, ce qui est très surprenant pour une ipa. Belle couleur cuivrée. En bouche, amertume et épices. Un peu bizarre.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1957) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
Bottle from the Maypole, Cambridge. Orange/brown with some clear white head. Yeast, golden plum and dried papaya scent. Hint of fairground candyfloss. Its not as strong an aroma as I thought it’d be. Tastes gorgeous with the yeasty sweetness overpowering a dry earthy hop bitterness. Medium to long finish, bubblegum and strawberry in the aftertaste. Well put together, and worth drinking, but the price and ABV might put me off having more of these!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton_w (133) - - APR 23, 2016
Nice fruity aroma with some tropical fruits notes. Amber to red color, medium but short head. Medium bitter, underneath some obvious sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mister_Li (628) - GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
Leicht trübes Bernstein mit durchschnittlicher Schaumkrone. Malzig, leicht süß, fruchtig, Zitrus, Orange, Grapefruit, im Abgang recht bitter (60 ibu).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZeroDome (92) - GERMANY - APR 19, 2016
Red-amber color, white head, didnt last long but that could be the glasses fault. Smells of citrus and little malt, fruity and a bit spicey. Hops are very balanced, more on the citrus part but tropical fruits as well. Medium body, maltcharacter. Lots of tastes, well balanced beer. Nice one!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopverdju (342) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2016
Amber/oranjekleurig bier met witte schuimkraag. Geur: pompelmoes! Smaak: bitter en zoetig, pompelmoes en basterdsuiker . Redelijk volmondig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: droog bitter. Aangenaam biertje.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steve51864 (2) - HONG KONG - APR 9, 2016 does not count
This beer got my attention in the first sip and haunted me for years to come, because I couldn’t get it in Hong Kong. Bold, rich, creamy, hoppy, caramel, spice, banana, etc., etc...it’s not for the weak mind. The sweet malty taste balances well with the bitter hops, and leaving spices, like cinnamon, lingers in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (1222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2016
12 oz bottle from who knows. Pours hazy orange copper with medium creamy eggshell head. Aroma is sweet oaky caramel malt, light Belgian yeast, faint dry hops. Taste is sweet, faintly boozy caramel malt, dry and oaky mid-palate; funky Belgian yeast, crisp dry hops on the finish. Solid beer, probably the prototype for Belgian IPAs. Boozy enough to be a double as well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenOver (234) - SLOVENIA - APR 6, 2016
Pours amber with minimum, quickly diminishing white top. Aroma is very pungent, some citrus notes and a lot of fresh hoppyness. Taste is medium carbonated, full at first with a nice quick dry twist. It finishes very bitter and still qhite frwah. Taste of malts can be felt.


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