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RATINGS: 1919   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Soapy, herbal, spicy belgian yeast aromas. medium bodied. Nice pale malt, spicy yeast, dry hay flavors- very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Poured a dirty orange with a nice white head. Nose is really nice mix of fruity citrus hops, belgian yeasts and spice. Really nice. Taste is similar mix of yeast, spice, and a nice big dose of citrus and resinous hops. Finish is bitter. Mouth is well carbonated. Overall, a solid ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaxiDriver (1732) - Stadland, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle. A very strong aroma of hops, fruity, light sweet. The head is medium large and creamy-milky with a normal duration. The body is red-orange. The taste is bitter, strong taste of hops. The finish is long, bitter and medical. The body is medium strong, creamy with a normal carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 10, 2010
Nagyon stt rnyalat barns vrses szn-hasonlt a whiskyre- kzepes mretű piszkosfehr habkoronval. Az illata nagyon sszetett s furcsa. Virgos-citrusos illatfelhő, ami sokkszerűen csap meg, de aztn bejn valami erős prklt, fsts illat, nagyon klns, jabb prhuzam a whiskyvel? Az ze fantasztikus, van benne minden: citrusflk grapfruit-tal s naranccsal az len, bodza, s őszi gymlcsk, meg cspp karamells desks z. Ez mr egy keserűbb trtnet, rendesen kiszrt mindent, amit r. Ennek ellenre nagyon lehet inni, ktelező hzi feladat mindenkinek!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4330) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2010
Pours clear reddish amber with small off white head leaving laceing on the glass. Hoppy piny fruity sweet aroma. Sweet acidy full bodied mouth feel. Flavor is fruity, well balancred, hoppy and caramel sweet; very good. Hoppy sweet palate. Finish is sweet acidy turning to excellent longlived bitter bite.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstybob (36) - Isle Of Wight, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2010
Draft in Pubhub Katy Tx. Initially full-on grapefruit zest refreshment. Then super mouthfeel and fruity roundness. Clear bright dark amber. Superb example of this fusion of beer cultures.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boto (2152) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2010
12oz. bottle: This one pours an orangish-golden color. There was a small off white head on it that doesnt linger long. Nice big hop nose. Pine, citrus and maybe even a touch of pineapple mixed together. Smells like some Belgian spices and breadiness in there also. The taste is good. There is a nice hop bite to the beer (mainly citrus), with a decent malt body behind it. Get some of the Belgian notes in the peppery spices and a touch of breadiness to it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2010
On tap at the Blue Nile in Minneapolis. Hazy pale yellow, fluffy white head. Generally sweet with hints of lemon, orange peel, a little banana. The finish is very dry and quite bitter. I think flying dog has gone downhill (except for the imperial porter and double dog....) but this is quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (10357) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - DEC 5, 2010
Bottle: Orangey coloured, a bit hazy, big stable rocky off-white head; solid zesty and dry floral hoppy nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, not too dry, full bodied; lingering dryish floral hoppy and also zesty finish. Fine hoppy bitch.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2370) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2010
orange-golden in glass, high creamy foam. Smell citrus-grapefruit, very hoppy bitter. grassy hop aroma, with a lot of citrus and grapefruit. Soft carbonation. Aftertaste very spicy hoppy, also very bitter. The further course is more fruity, very bitter and grassy hoppy, leading to a bitter and dry finish!


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