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RATINGS: 1896   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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
A=Light golden-copper with medium head, leaving great lacing which sticks to the glass a good while. S&T=More on the malty side. I notice a lot of sweet malt/barley, and less hops. Hops are there, just more restrained for me. Tasty, though not an ideal IPA. M=Medium, with average carbonation. Very good, an interesting new style for me. Though I prefer hoppier, this is a nice change. Will have again sometime.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours golden with white head. Nose has spicy phenolic yeast with florals bananas and pear. Flavors are spicy, floral, honeydew, and grass. Long soft bitterness. Good clean fermentation. Hops, yeast, and well attenuation all working nicely here. Why am I just know finding out about this beer?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Empalmado24 (5) - USA - JAN 5, 2011 does not count
This is the first IPA I have enjoyed. That makes me happy. You can really smell the hops on this one but it doesnt taste like your chewing on pine cones. Very nice balance Flying Dog. I appreaciate your work. Woot! Woot!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (1063) - MOROCCO - JAN 5, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2014 Poured a clear amber/golden with a smallish white head. It has that IPA hoppiness right away and then some grassy, fruit notes. Great Beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Aroma of yeast and resins, and underlying grassy hops. Cloudy clay orange color, almost white creamy head, and lots of soapy lacing. Taste is nicely balanced, and definitely has the belgian beer character it claims. Spicy hops and dark malt with a spicy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2011
Aroma: nuts, chocolate, herbs, and fruits. Strong fragrances, intensive presence of hops in it. Taste is strong with slight bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a yellow / copper hue. Slightly cloudy. Sparse head, with decent lacing. Smells of apples, or olives. Has a nice hop bite to it, floral notes and some citrus, like grapefruit. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2010
Tap at Maxs Baltimore. Dark amber with no head. Looks plain but the nose attracts attention; caramel and spiced hops scent is awesome. Flavour is freaky Belgian. Thin but cool cinamon, caramel and hops with a hint of Belgian flavour. Tastes like candy!!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - DEC 29, 2010
Great beer! Right on point. I was very impressed and loved it all the way through. The IPA style was really working magic and I was suckered in and now Im a believer in this one. The palate is saturated but in a great way if u are an IPA hoppy lover. Spicy, hoppy, floral, spice and back of sweet candy, just a hint. Delicious, the color was awesome, a little cloudy orange-brown-gold. Smell was great, bread, hop, yum. Overall, would like to have a couple of these, really nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11497) - Sborg, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010
Bottled. Dark golden oloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of herbs, sweetness, grass, caramel. Flavour of flowers, herbs, grass, caramel, sweetness light spice and then some. medim to full bodied. Dry herbal bitterness in the end. Nice.


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