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RATINGS: 1903   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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3.4
chrisv10 (18572) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2010
Tap @ Cockneypub. Clear golden with small white head. A Belgian style IPA. Flavour is malt, citrus and hops.

3.7
TBone (18313) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2010
Bottled (BZ, BB 07/2010)

Clear amber color, good creamy off-white head. Strong hayish, fresh cut grass hoppy nose. Mouthfeel starts mellow leading to medium pale malty body. Flavor is par to nose: fresh cut grass, very bitter, light sweetness and white pepper spiceyness. Aftertaste has warming alcohol. Very nicely balanced hoppyness in this IPA.

3.9
jtclockwork (17343) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Nectarine rind tones on the palate. Pours golden brown. Nice hoppy finish. Refreshing IPA. Rated 4/10/10

3.7
yngwie (17261) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2011
Bottle. It pours an almost clear, almost golden body and a small, off-white head. Peachy nose with citrus peel and malty sweetness. Sweet and malty flavor, quite bitter, but overall not in the same league as the aroma. Lasting bitterness in the end, with peaches and pinecones. Full-bodied, slightly warming and pleasantly carbonated. A nice beer indeed, pity the flavor, which after all is the most important part of the beer drinking, isn’t equally as good as the aroma. 110204

3.6
FatPhil (17147) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 1, 2013
355ml bottle (Amsterdam, Helsinki)

Bold orange, large tight sticky head. Full saisoney aroma, earthy, undergrowthy, classic belgian yeast, maybe a little cookie cutter, you can tell what yeast it was made with, but it has been well made, and they’ve got the yeast to do what it was designed to do. Some black tea. More of a belgian ale with unusual level of hops than an IPA with unusual yeast. Full bodied, nice carbonation. good grains, a bit wholegrain bread toasty. Very herbal hops, a bit strawy. Finish long - lots of farmhousy grains, husks, and herbal hops.

3.8
Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2011
A nice beer from Flying Dog. Light hints of grapefruit in the smell and taste, and lovely bitterness. Full body, good carbonation. Sure I will drink this again.

3.8
brokensail (16660) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber color with a tall white head. Surprisingly citrusy and fruit forward on the nose. A bit of sweet tropical fruit, banana, and bubblegum, too. Some sweet malt and a touch of spice and yeast. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side, lots of malt and banana, notes of peach, and moderate bubblegum. Really nice grapefruit and tangerine hoppiness, though. Light pine bitterness on the finish.

3.9
Dedollewaitor (16418) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head and lacings. Nose is deep with a varied fresh hop combination and yeast. Peach, grapefruit and pine. Dry and bitter hop flavor. Smooth palate. Alcohol well hidden. Dry lasting end. Dammn nice!

3.5
MiP (15980) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010
Bottle at KØ10. Mild hoppy aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small white head. Good grassy hop aroma. The flavour also has some grassy hops.

3.3
Scopey (15853) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
On tap at the Euston Tap. It pours a golden amber colour with moderate carbonation and a quickly dissipating head. The nose is pine, wood varnish, resin, peach and grapefruit. The taste is astringent, wood, yeast, brown sugar, lemon and lime zest, grapefruit, wheat, a little vanilla and some alcohol warmth towards the finish. I didn’t enjoy the combination and balance of flavours in this one.


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