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RATINGS: 1908   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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502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 4, 2011
Draft. Advertised as a belgian ipa. Super bitter, no finess. Shocked at the score on this one.

4.6
cylebanks (1) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
Fantastic IPA. Not really comparable to much others in its class. Very high alcohol content for the price and taste, and the IBU is just right for the flavor. The aroma is a bit citrusy and warm. It pours great, but I prefer drinking from the bottle. The packaging is a bit unreliable sometimes though. I will occasionally get tilted labels, and soggy underside of the 6 pack container. Other than that Raging Bitch is one of the finest IPAs i’ve found thus far.

3.7
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Pours clear golden orange with white head. Sweet, hoppy dipa characteristics with only a touch of belgian yeast.

3.9
iugrad93 (265) - Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2011 Pours amber color with thick head from my aggressive pour. Aromas of citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Taste is malty, mild sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium, average carbonation, and a dry finish. Overall, the malts balance nicely with the hops. Alcohol well hidden and a nice flavor, but nothing overwhelming. Really good IPA .

3.7
Sask89 (530) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours a nice amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is of floral hops, slight pine, and some herb and spice character. Taste is not too sweet up front and fairly bitter through the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, and a smooth mouth feel. Overall a very unique beer, quite unlike any IPA I’ve tried before.

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.

2.5
Wim (4240) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2011
amber coloured body with a white head a spicy hoppy bitter aroma a spicy hoppy bitter taste with a bitter finish

3.6
hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2011
9/23/10. orange brown with a big ’ol fluffy off white head. aromas of yeast, cinnamon, peppery spice, grass, straw, skunk, mild pine and florals. the flavor is the same only a bit too sweet. there is a minimal amount of bitter and dryness on the finish but they’re not enough. it is crisp but sweet. 7/4/7/3/15

4
mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2011
[3825-20110713] 355mL bottle. Floral muted soap aroma has strong notes of lychee hops. Slightly hazy, dark orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter mango hops flavour follows up with lychee. Medium body is quite bitter. Great balance overall, love the muted tropical fruit infusion and bitter bite. (8/3/8/4/17) 4.0+
(w/ jerc)

3.9
buckduckgoose (7) - westminster, Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2011 does not count
One of my favorite ipas. A local brewery that has come along way. A staple in my beer frig. Banana note if your looking for it and citrus.


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