RATINGS: 1932   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Would some home brewers out there PLEASE send this company some hops so that they could add it to their IPAs. Arent these beers supposed to be hoppy? Well, this Belgium style beer does have a sweet Belgian taste, which I enjoyed. But, the beer is classified as an IPA. As a Belgium style beer I rate this much higher (3.8), as an IPA style, I rate this a .5. I would drink another one of these beers, but I would not seek it out. So, I split the difference.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (774) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear amber color/ ivory head. Soapy, herbal, spicy belgian yeast aromas. medium bodied. Nice pale malt, spicy yeast, dry hay flavors- very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle. Hops, and sweet malt aroma, almost like candy. Clear orange with a generous, fluffy off white head. I got face smacked by a coppery metallic taste which then faded into bitter hops. Not impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bgiamatei (317) - So Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 30, 2011
Lpulo. Cerveja degustada j com o paladar comprometido. Bonita, com espuma de boa formao e cheiro floral de ppulo. Excelente drincabilidade.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle at Rotary Pub, Gteborg, on May 27, 2011
BB 17.02.12
Clear copper color, small white head. Cheese, phenolic, alcohol, hoppy, licorice, marzipan taste. Moussy mouthfeel, high dry bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bought this on a couple recommendations, after proclaiming that Id never buy another Flying Dog beer again, so to those that recommended that I give this a try, thanks for nothing ya bastards. Sugary sweet, astringent iced tea crystal malt along with astringent chunky bittering hops... nasty. Never again, and this time I mean it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Bottle shared by ryan. Pours a clear orange brown with a tan head. Aroma of oniony herbal hops. Some piny hops with bitter malt notes. Flavor is sweet and piny. Finish is dry and bitter. Bready and citrusy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5460) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Im not a big fan of ipas but this imperial style was goodd. You can smell the sweet malt and the hops in this beer. Its not overpowing but a good mix. If you like ipas dont try the snake and go straight to this ipa frpm flying dog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19438) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
Ser Hopfenantrunk, der auf voller Breite im Mittelpunkt steht. Dabei ist der Hopfen erst stark holzig, spter rcken an diese Stelle bittere Noten. Weiter berzeugen kann aber der Hopfen an sich, der nur wenig Bitternoten enthlt, so dass das Hopfenbukett ansehnlich hervorkommt. Viskos wirkend, grasig-getreidig zum Ende. Ein leckeres und ses IPA! 12/12/11/12/12/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (4349) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2011
My 100th rating!! Saw this on the menu and immediatley got curious. Never had an IPA before, let alone an Imperial IPA. Never had an American beer before, but now I have. Raging Bitch really is a raging bitch. Staring at you with the amber red orange eyes she has. Aroma has heavy hops, some dark fruit and cacao. Flavour has a lot hoppy bitterness, combined with some hints of dark cacao or chocolate. Really good beer, made me even more curious for more IPAs.

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