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RATINGS: 1855   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


Listigovers' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (854) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 26, 2012
This is one of the best IPA’s Ive ever tried. It is a heavier bodied IPA than most American style IPA’s, so don’t expect it to be a thirst quencher. But it has both a heavy hop presence and a nice wild Belgian yeast flavour that somehow pairs perfectly. An intense brew, high alcohol, strong flavour, medium-full bodied. The yeasty flavour adds a depth of flavour not found in many IPA’s, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try such a wonderful brew.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UjoKlobasa (518) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2016
On tap. Amber color, hazy liquid, tan head. Aroma of alcohol, hops, caramel. Taste is medium bitter, medium heavy sweet. Too brutal and harsh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scrumpy369 (397) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 21, 2016
Bottle in Glasgow. Clear orange colour small white head. Nose is fruity, like grapefruit and passionfruit. Taste is also. Nice ligering bitterness. But not sonmuch as even my father likes it. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tjeerd (117) - GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
Amber beer with atiny head and fruity-fresh aroma. When it comes to taste it is more sweet than bitter, but is the abv that hits you/me (bit too much for me). The mouthfeel is good and the light-bitter aftertaste tingles your tongue. Longtime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brownaler (508) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
Clean hop profile with a bubbly fresh finish. Need to rate this again where I can find a place when they clean the lines.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
Belgian yeast, sweet grain malts, light caramel and biscuit, pine, bittersweet orange. Clear, dark gold, medium, off-white,. creamy head. Light to medium bitter. Bittersweet caramel malts, grain, candied bittersweet orange, peaches, grapefruit, spices, dry and very bitter finish. Beautiful IPA, excellent mixture of Belgian yeast and bittersweet citrus fruits. Bottle from Wine Rack, Henley-on-Thames.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 4, 2016
Bottle. Pale amber color. Aroma: sweetness of exotic fruit, candy, malt, pine and gum. Taste: juicy and sweet tropical fruit, spicy, pine. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1631) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2016
12fl oz bottle at home from local supermarket, Maarssen. Nose is tropical fruits. Body is clear amber, head is big, cream white, creamy, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruits, leaves. Medium sweet, medium bitter, light umami. Finish is long lasting hoppy medium bitter. Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation. Easy, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrW (532) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle with friends. Amber coloured beer, clear, off-white mediumsized head. Aroma is malty, herbs, citrus and even a bit caramel. Taste has something wrong, medium bitter sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (168) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle at Bootleggers Belfast. Pours hazelnut brown. Foamy orange head. Honey and mango on the nose. Big mouthfeel. More floral on the taste, but honey again, and certainly tastes Belgian hop wise. Nice full bitter finish. Good stuff. Decent kick from the booze.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerheart65 (1369) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 18, 2016
Clear deep amber, off-white frothy head, bit lacing. Mild sweet aroma has bit pine, mango, citrus, belgian yeast. Medium body, soft, sweet, fruity, long finish, medium bitter. Easy to drink, tasty and nuanced.


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