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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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3.7
danielyabu (1724) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - APR 17, 2011
average frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick dark orange body. aroma: moderate hoppy, flowers, orange. if: moderate sweet heavy bitter. ff: moderate sweet harsh bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, dry texture, medium carbonation, metallic finish. fortissimo amargor de casca de laranja, dulçor da mesma, amargor progressivo, condimentado, no final chega a lembrar carqueja. 150s

4.3
fabiomarcio (21) - Sabaudia, ITALY - APR 17, 2011
Bottiglia, Caffetteria Malugà - Sabaudia - LT. ambrata, limpida con bella schiuma iniziale compatta che però svanisce subito, grande struttura, porta al naso sentori floreali molto complessi, in bocca è asciutta ma lascia un amaro estremamente bilanciato e persistente che non svanisce nemmeno dopo essersi lavati i denti... ottima

2.9
stabzmcgee (72) - Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2011
Aroma is floral and fruity almost like bubblegum. Appearance is golden brown with a nice tan white head on pour that dissipates but leaves a slight trace behind. Taste is that of a Belgian yeast that is a banana-bubble gum taste. Palate is a dash of bitterness from hops with a thin but long finish. Slightly fizzy on carbonation. Overall its not my bag but i can appreciate it as a decent Belgian take on an IPA.

3.8
Martinus (4740) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2011
Orange golden colour, hazy, nice head but disappearing rather fast. Aroma of citrus, apricot, yeast, spicy hops and a nice sweet tone of malts. Some other fruits, banana comes to mind. Rather sweet flavour, balanced with hop bitterness and spiciness. Grapefruit, honey, apricots and malts. Warming alcohol sweetness. Dry bitter finish, astringent. Nice. (from tap)

3.8
dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - APR 14, 2011
Bottle. Poured an orange color with a nice two finger head. Did leave some lacing as it went. Aroma was grapefruit, spices and banana. This was definitely a Belgian IPA. Clover, fruits, and citrus in the flavor. Very well balanced. A great beer.

3.6
gunnfryd (15504) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, pine, grapefruit, malt, peaches. Flavour is sweet, pine, grape, malt, yeast, peaches. Nice beer.

3.7
Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap from the home kegerator. Nothing like that. Poured many, many times into a Raging Bitch goblet obtained during a Rustico glassware giveaway. Pours a moderate golden color with quite a bit of haze and a nice white head along with oodles of sticky lacing. The nose brings some fresh Belgian yeast with a bit of white pepper and spice. Strong floral hops mix in well. The taste is a bit spicy with mild fruit and a decent amount of bitterness, though not too much. Feel is a medium body with good carbonation. Drinks quite well and is a really nice example of the style. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 11-11-2010

4
clueo (182) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2011
A great beer. Hops are floral with a sweet taste. Pours dark gold with a nice solid body. A nice smooth finish with excellent balance from the first sip to the last!

3.5
Beer5000 (6825) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2011
355 ml bottle. Golden body with a small white head. Aroma is just delicious, mostly grapefruit and pines but also peaches and some caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, fruity and bitter. Aftertaste is bitter and a bit herbal. Somehow a bit unusually IPA, but very nice.

3.5
quiznoaz (310) - Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
Draft from Rams Head Tavern (in Savage). Golden amber with little head. Aroma is hops with a light hint of caramel. Initial taste was just bitter, but once I got into it a good mix of caramel started to come through as well. Both flavors lingered well on the tongue. This could get me to start liking IPAs.


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