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RATINGS: 1913   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

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3.3
Watou (23) - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Interesting beer. A combination Belgian strong Ale and IPA. The aroma is pleasant and leans toward the IPA. The taste starts off as a Belgian Dubbel or Strong Ale and the the hops arrive, nicely. This beer poured a copper color With very little head. This is a medium bodied beer. It seems light for the high, 8.3% alcohol content. Limited carbonation. Overall, it’s been fun and interesting. A nice change of pace.

4
Ocanatoledo (23) - SPAIN - MAY 10, 2012
Tasted at L’Europe Madrid. Pours a clear golden brown, head reduces to a lacing. Aroma is not as fruity as some IPA and on first taste you see why. Big belgian malts with added spice are the first thing you get with the citrus flavours you expect in an IPA there but not quite as prevalent. Complex and really well balanced. Not too bitter. Good mouthfeel and carbonation. Very tasty and for 8.3%, very easy to knock back. Excellent beer.

3.8
tongaking (23) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2012
Beautiful amber color aramel malt notes, citrus, apricot, slight tropical notes long finish. OK

4.2
SirRaf (23) - - AUG 21, 2013
IPA really close to my likes. Alcohol volume present, but letting Amarillo explode in your nose. Fresh, tasty...and usually not expensive.

4.5
sololuis (22) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2014
Olor muy pronciado y complejo. En bocaboca amargo persistente pero no demasiado intenso

4
User415813 (22) - - OCT 3, 2016
You’ve heard it before.. " the bitterness, caramel, sweet, grapefruit" yeah yeah... But look at it this way.. You see it on the shelf.. You haven’t seen it before.. But you like the farmyard taste of a Belgian yeast.. Buy it.. You won’t be disappointed . And if you are, you’ve expanded your palate.

3.5
grapefruitmoon (22) - SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2011
Classic Belgian aroma, dark golden colour and tight white head. Immediate taste is the clove-ish yeast. Nice strong bodied beer, good bitterness with (I think) American hops. Banana on the finish.

4.8
szmt (22) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 10, 2011
My favourite. Not too bitter, but have a very good special taste with a lot of pine and juiper. The bottle is very impressing, maybe a little bit provocative. As it’s belgian style it is more combined as "standard" IPAs.


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