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RATINGS: 1766   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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

solesaver's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solesaver (15) - chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2010
This IPA was decent. Had a strong hoppy nose which fell a little short on taste. Slight citus start and a mild finish. Nice on a hot summer day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DenverLogan (938) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Tasted June 1, 2014 at an industry function in Denver. Pours caramel copper with head and lace. Aroma of rich malts, rye. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, toffee, burnt malts, straw and grassy hops, rosemary, thyme. Overall rich and bold with a bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2411) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle take out hdm huddersfield. Cheers to jackafholmes for this cheers you old sort!! Amber decent head. Aroma yeast banana esters. Taste fruity banana nice sweet malt good pubey hoppy bitters. Nice body. Good stuff. More belgian than ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (3160) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared with s_hartshorne, thanks to jackofholmes, cheers jack. Copper beer with medium head and patchy lacing. Aroma is caramel and spicy toffee. Taste is sweetish malts, caramel, a little spice and fruity. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (2131) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter sitrusskall, grapefrukt, ananas og noe karamell. Litt tung. Søtlig fruktig start. Bitterheten overtar og sitter til en medium lang ettersmak. Noe karamellsødme i bakgrunnen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
anfractuosity (252) - - OCT 1, 2015
Sweet caramel malt. Lovely hop aroma.............................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (706) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A golden orange with light brown hues, clear ; small white head ; medium retention. Resin, fruits (citrus, tropical fruits), sugar, alcohol. Light to medium sweet, medium dry bitter, warming background. Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, bitter>sweet warming finish. Overall, a pleasant fruity resinous beer ; nevertheless, there was a conflict between "refreshing" Vs "warming" like a fan in a room during a summer day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlyinFisch (6) - - SEP 27, 2015 does not count
The upfront fruit is very nice and it quickly joins in a song with the Belgium yeast flavor. Very fun! Delicious balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (668) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 27.01.16 Pours cloudy golden orange amber liquid, medium forthy white head, Aroma: mango, litchi, pineapple, hopy, Taste: medium sweet, heavy bitter, light sour, exotic fruits, mango, peach, citrus, pine, litchi, grapefruit, orange, Palate: medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, Overall: very nice, very drinkable, wide palate of exotic aromas, quite well hidden alcohol even though it is evident in the taste, rather light (medium) bodied, very bitter, enjoyed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (396) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2015
An orange colored beer, cloudy, and it has a orange-yellow colored firm layer of foam. A sweet/sour aroma of citrus and mango. It has a full bitter taste which fills the mouth, and the sweetness remains on the side of the tongue. (Like a grapefruit). A bitter aftertaste remains for a while. Een orange gekleurd, troebel bier met een geel/oranje, stevige kraag. Een zoetzuur aroma van citrus en mango. Een volle, bittere smaak vult de mond, en het zoetige blijft aan de zijkant van de tong. (Zoals een grapefruit). Een bittere nasmaak blijft lang achter.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1011) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - SEP 13, 2015
Aroma: Medium hoppy. Medium-light peppery, apricots. Light fruity, banana, bready. Appearance: Brilliant amber body. Medium, off-white head, frothy. Good retention. Flavour: Medium malty, bready, light caramel. medium fruity, banana. Medium spicy, peppery. Medium bitterness. Dry finish, lingering fruity. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Complex and well balanced. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 16E. Belgian Specialty Ale

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