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RATINGS: 1946   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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troopie (2339) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle. Wonderful! Clear orange with lasting thick white head. Full aroma of sweet orange and herb. Full mouthed flavour, citrus, and some sweetness. Lasting hop finish. Yet this is well balanced, and not a mere hop bomb.

4
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours hazy dark straw with off white clingy head. Nose is funky yeasty hopcitrus, pale malt, some funk. Tastes complex, hopcitric, with some yeasty funky esters and a smooth finish. This one surprised me with its greatness.

4
ultor (3) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2010 does not count
Bottle. Golden amber with off white head. Aroma is fully hoppy: pine, citrus and resin. Taste begins sweet and spicy, like a good Belgian Ale, because of its yeast; then becomes fruity, hoppy with notes of citrus and fruits. The final is hop-dominated: dry and bitter. Medium Body. Good balance between malt, yeast-flavour and American hops. This beer has the best of two worlds.

3
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Clear bronze with a foamy beige head that leaves good lacing. Got that belgian yeast smell, bready, doughy and spicy, just not my thing. Good medium body, Very hoppy and spicy with a that bready taste as well. Personally I wasn’t blown away, but it was made well.

3.9
jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours orange amber with off white head and lots of lacing. Smells of pine and citrus hops and wheat malt. Tastes of pine, spruce, honey, and wheat. Tons of flavor and aftertaste.

3.5
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Poured golden amber, floral & citrus hops, caramel malts, bready, little spice, slight bannana.

3.5
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2010
Bright orange/red in colour, slight haze. Thin white head. Big hop aroma. Huge hop flavours with big bready yeasty mouthfeel. Wow this is trappist beer on steroids.

3.5
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. Pours light brown with a yellow tannish tint. Good brew. Solid hopping to this one. Solid brew. Drinks with a ton of malt. Aroma is sweet and lingers hoppy. Good brew.

3.9
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle. Aroma of amarillo hops, grass and flowers. Golden amber colour with beige head. Flavour starts off sweet and fruity and ends up in typical hops bitterness and wood. Very elegant contrary to the name of the brew.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10378) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma was citrus with an emphasis on grapefruit, resiny with a slight hint of spiciness. The flavor had an underlying biscuity malt with lemon zest, citrus and a touch of resin. The early sweetness fades quickly to a dry bitterness. Medium bodied and drinkable, but not something I would actively pursue again.


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