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RATINGS: 1889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
murzyn (373) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Barwa bursztynowa, piana obfita i wolno opada. Aromat belgijskich drożdży, cytrusów, owoców tropikalnych, aromat różany. W smaku słodkie, różane, lekko cytrusowa goryczka na finiszu. Mega pijalne. Alko totalnie ukryte.

4.2
Sun33 (28) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2017
Una IPA equilibrada y con cuerpo, donde destaca entre los afrutados un sabor a caramelo.

3.6
dutchdarthvader (267) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2017 Foams reasonable, nice dark orange color, a sweet fragrance. It’s like an IPA must taste bitter but with a nice touch of the grapefruit through it. A good Belgian IPA style beer. Oke but why come this beer than out the USA???

3.2
katrinaez (2138) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Very average. Not great, not bad. Very drinkable. Orange color, not much haze. Tap

4
JuanCC (142) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2017
Botella de 99Cervezas. Bonito color dorado ámbar con una muy ligera turbidez. Espuma vainilla (tirando ligeramente a amarillo), abundante y de persistencia y adherencia medias. Buena carbonatación. Intensidad media en nariz, con notas claras de lúpulo y orejones. Algo de fruta blanca madura (como ciruelas) y algunas notas florales. También un punto lejano de vainilla muy en el fondo. Notas de caramelo. Complejidad media-alta. Cabe destacar que aunque el lúpulo tiene un cierto carácter viejo (suave) y está muy presente, resulta muy equilibrado en nariz, dando un conjunto de sensaciones a la vez intensas y agradables. A pesar de su graduación, no se nota alcohólica ni vínica para nada. De los cuatro sabores principales, el primero que aparece es, sorprendentemente, el dulce. Aún más sorprendentemente, el amargor se muestra muy suave al principio, aunque va creciendo conforme evoluciona en boca desplazando al dulce. En cualquier caso, es siempre un amargor muy delicado. En el retro nasal aparece claramente el lúpulo, Así como algunas notas afrutadas. Cuanto más sorbos das más presente se hace el amargo. Al igual que en nariz, en ningún momento da la impresión de tener 8,3% ABV. Enorme equilibrio. De peso medio en boca, da una sensación algo picante después de varios tragos. Aunque no es una cerveza especialmente refrescante, tampoco es cálida a pesar de su graduación. Una vez más, el alcohol parece no estar ahí (pero sí que está). Persistencia en boca media-alta. Equilibrio portentoso el de esta cerveza, tanto en nariz como en boca. Sorprende lo bien equilibrado que está el alcohol. Muy recomendable.

3.3
Geiserich (4543) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at Ürx Tasting: Copper orange color. Aroma with big candy notes, some herbs, fruits. Flavor is sweet, herbs, candies, some alcohol. Medium bitter, herbal finish.

4
Alusmamuts (2061) - LATVIA - FEB 17, 2017
Amber bit hazy with medium white head. Hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Good hoppy bitterness, somy yeasty notes, fruit notes and touch of sweet. Lasting strong bitterness.

3.7
gyhallmanti (589) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2017
33cl bottle at Heerenhuis Groningen. Pours a clear amber orange colour with a big off white head which slowly recedes to a thick layer. Aroma of citrus, dates, peach, hops, caramel, malts, pine, resin. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a fairly dry finish. Notes of malts, caramel, banana, hops, pine, peach, alcohol, resin. Texture is oily, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

4
Rex_Remes (239) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - FEB 5, 2017
(12oz bottle) AROMA: yeasty, toast, biscuit, some malty sweetness, hint of cloves. APPEARANCE: Amber orange, clear, off-white slightly orange head, oily residue. TASTE: malt, barrel, some smoke, chocolate, burnt toast, pine/resin, bitter hops. PALATE: medium body, strong dry/bitter finish, overall good balance, crisp at first, creamy in the middle, smooth. OVERALL: very nice IPA, some uniqueness, almost some wheat bear characteristics, quite bitter, solid beer from front to finish.

3.9
john44 (3197) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Draft Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2010, Parsons Green, London in July 2010 - Orangey-Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Yeasty; Belgian yeast. Fruity; citrus orange, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Very dry finish. Expected aggressive or harsh, but got smooth and well balanced. Fairly easy drinking. Liked this a lot. Lovely IPA! (2010-07)


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