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RATINGS: 1938   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 weekends Gonzofest party. Al from Hop Talk was in attendance and reported on his blog, I understand its made from an augmented Snake Dog wort with an exclusive Belgian yeast strain (called Diablo) and dry-hopped with a load of Amarillo hops. Theyre 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 wordsone wild drink. Nectar imprisoned in a bottle. Let it out. It is cruel to keep a wild animal locked up. Uncap it. Release itstand 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2011
Nice golden amber pour with off-white head. Smells spicy, citrus, hay. Taste is a bit "mild" for an IPA, not "extreme" enough. Taste was ok citrus and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5871) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
Its a decent and nice beer to drink, but its not really something special. Its not as wild as they say.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerandmath (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
A great beer. I came across this in a mix-and-match pack at a local beer store that specializes in micro-breweries and was rather pleased.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Incredibly enticing as it pours a beautiful golden brown, with a thick white head. The taste has hints of cinnamon, with a biter hop finish. While I prefer my beers with more malt, this was very enjoyable drink, particularly because of the earthy, spice after taste it left me with.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7710) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
Bouteille de 12 oz achete chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT). Arme: Odeur de pamplemousses avec une pointe de pins. Apparence: La couleur est cuivre. Prsence dun moyen col mousseux et dune large dentelle sur le verre. Apparence: Got de de pamplemousse avec une pointe de pins et de pches. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got houblonn. (Rating #3706)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (2108) - Maryland, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Appearance: deep, coppery amber with a nice off-white head and very good lacing. Aroma: strong notes of brown bread, cinnamon, allspice, some clove, ginger and dark fruits, with earthy, slightly dank pine. Taste: sweet and darkly spicy at first, like toasted bread with cinnamon sugar; then a wave of damp, earthy, resinous hops crashes in. Finish: bitter and piney, giving way to dry floral notes, with a whisper of malty sweetness in the back. Notes: DISCLAIMER: I hate IPAs. That said, I love Belgian beers. Since this was labeled a Belgian IPA, I thought Id give it a shot. Loved the first half, which reminded me of a sweeter take on Ommegangs Rare Vos. The second half, while strongly bitter, had enough character that it was tolerable. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
33cl on tap at BeerCentre, Manresa. It pours a cloudy light amber liquid with a nice medium-high head that lasts throughout the beer and leaves a nice lacing. The aroma is, of course, very hoppy, with green olives, hints of herbs and pine, and lots of citron (grapefruit). It tastes likewise, without the green olives touch and a notable but mild malty base. It has low sweetness, medium sourness and medium-high bitterness. Mildly-lively carbonated and medium-bodied, it ends long and dry, with a fruity and piny aftertaste. Pretty good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2011
pours dark orange with one inch off white head, not much lacing in my glass, aroma is fairly fruity, apples and peaches, then you also catch a whiff of piney hops. taste is nice , you can taste the belgian yeast in there, pretty much taste just as the aroma, with a dry hop finish that is clean, nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16989) - 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, isnt equally as good as the aroma. 110204

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5941) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2011
Dark murky orange with very small head. Surprising aroma with toffe, fresh plums, apple, hay, light citrus and sourdour. Also a very little metallic, but nothing unsetteling. Yes it might be sweet and yeasty in taste compared to the crazy hop monsters of America, but that doesnt matter. This is a still well hopped beer with a tasty Belgian twist. Reminds me off Chouffe Houblon IPA Tripel which I love. Surely recommanded. (355ml bottle at Cafe Belgie)


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