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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 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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2688) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Pale, clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and floral hops, earthy yeast, bubblegum and nuts. The taste is a bit of a funky yeasty and malty combo with a nice dose of hops that balance rather than define. The yeast is definitely the dominant ingredient here. Body is on the lighter side of medium, alcohol presence is detectable, but not by much, and the finish is dry and a little bitter. It works, but the Belgian yeast in the IPA just isnt my favorite.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capthair18 (1) - Elko New Market, Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2011 does not count
Raging bitch is a somewhat balanced beer with both a medium sweet and bitter taste to it. It has a nice color and aroma to it, but for me the finish is somewhat strong. It is a good beer but only to be enjoyed one or 2 at a time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
The beer pours a medium clear gold with a off white head that rises about a finger but fades quickly. Light lacing. The aroma is pretty light giving off mostly an earthy yeasty light hop that isnt very bitter but lets you know the hops are there. The taste is interesting as it starts off pretty light then explodes with ton of flavor. The hops are very earthy giving off a little bitter but just lots of grit. Overall, this was a pretty good belgian ipa. I only wish it was balanced a little better with some sweet on the front.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - MAR 27, 2011
Amber-orange colored with a thin white head (not so long living). Aroma is mainly malty. Light sweetness: sherry-like, citrus fruitness, some resin. Typical "belgian" yeast aroma, covered by tons of american hops . Sharp mouthfeel and taste, with a bit too much bitterness. Very hard contrast between flavour and long bitter finish. Belgian IPA is not my kind of beer, but its not a bad one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2899) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Copper body, white head. Aroma of malt, resiny hops, some yeast and alcohol. Flavour is quite rough, flying dog style. Nicely hopped, but this is again one of those american belgos that are more american than belgian. They really should open a new style to these. They just dont fit into classic belgian style.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4478) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2011
25-MAR-2011, bottle @home, from Magasin. I open the bottle near the sink, and off course it pours out, not wildly but just enough to spill some. I know my belgians by now... ...It pours clear orange/golden with a little thin white head. Nose is strange. Nothing I have tried before. Very alcoholic. Very bitter but not that grape fruity bitter that I prefer. But also some nice fruity yeasty notes mingle in. Strange. I dont really like the aroma though I must admit it is quite complex. Taste is somewhat the same with oranges, lemon and again an unpleasant bitter alcoholic note and spices that I cannot nail. Medium body with high carbonation of small bubles. Fine experiment but it just does not work for me. My rating is somewhat higher than I really think of this beer. Fun to have tried it. Not worth if for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (989) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 24, 2011
12 oz bottle. Golden slightly cloudy copper pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of vanilla hops. Fantastic taste of yeast and citrus hops with a creamy vanilla finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1791) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Huge hops in the nose. Pepper, citrus, bananas, cloves. Pours an amber color with a head that starts off promising but quickly fades away. Every sip I take makes me want to immediately take another to try and understand what is happening here. This is a complex and interesting IPA, with an alcohol level that suggests an Imperial IPA. Very peppery and hoppy. This is a good beer, although Im not sure I could drink more than 2 or 3 of these in a row. May buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2613) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Pours a copper brown color. Smells of lemon, malt and banana$ taste is crisp but the abv makes it more like a double ipa. Aftertaste iis bitter and citrusy. Not bad, not great

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (18358) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Clear orange with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel and rather hoppy - peach, grapefruit and pine. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and bitter finish. Very nice. 040910


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