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RATINGS: 1932   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevd193213 (991) - 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 (1847) - Victor, 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 (2624) - 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 (19349) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2011
bottle. unfiltered orange. at 8.3% you might expect something similar to double IPA. with surprising dryness and the alcohol hiding beneath a musty belgian yeast strain, it certainly fits more with IPA and the belgian IPA paradigm. dried fruit and egg-shell flavor. combined bitterness, dryness and chalkiness from the yeast perform a thorough roughing of the palate. i cant help but feel its always tasted old, no matter the batch or age.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4518) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours with an inch head. Lots of hoppiness on the nose. A hint of sweetness on the tongue until the grapefruit rushes in. Very nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14009) - 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 didnt enjoy the combination and balance of flavours in this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours a clear copper body with a thin, lasting white head. Lots of bubblegum initially, followed by a long, dry, grapefruit and citrus finish. Really good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Pours hazy amber with a solid head. Grassy and fruity hoppiness. Quite bitter, some sugary sweetness blending with harsh herbal and grassy hops. A bitter bitch for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle pours amber with an eggshell head. Aroma shows notes of caramel, grapefruit, passion fruit, and bubblegum. Flavor shows the same additional notes of toffee, pineapple, and light herbal qualities (sage?). Overall body is moderate with light to moderate bitterness.


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