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RATINGS: 1938   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
meccahh69lol (153) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 17, 2017
Our first offering from Flying Dog and its a good one. It pours a nice rich amber gold color and the aroma is a yeasty belgiany nose full. The taste is a good balance betwixt the resiny hoppy IPA side and the yeasty caramelly belgo side. It is hop forward with a sweet aftertaste at first, but the more you sip it, the latter takes over, which isnt a bad thing. This is an easy drinker which belies the 8.3% abv so watch out. Good for grubbing on leftover passover matzoh with your cutie as some chicken cooks in the kitchen. A reasonably named beer choice for the face your boo made when she was deceived about the presence of baby goats on campus.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (3168) - Asturias, SPAIN - APR 16, 2017
Botella @Cerveceria Europa, Sevilla. 16/04/17. BBD:14/12/17. Color amarillo oscuro pequea corona de espuma blanca aromas la levadura con toques frutales, sabor dulce seguido de notas herbales, final amargo.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
NeonJohn (2) - Cumberland, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2017 does not count
Outstanding! Well-rounded, nice hops, full-flavored, nice aftertaste and refreshingly tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rob19a (299) - - MAR 22, 2017
13/20 really boozy IPA, quite smooth and creamy, citrus big taste, big flavour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murzyn (212) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAR 12, 2017
Barwa bursztynowa, piana obfita i wolno opada. Aromat belgijskich drożdży, cytrusw, owocw tropikalnych, aromat rżany. W smaku słodkie, rżane, lekko cytrusowa goryczka na finiszu. Mega pijalne. Alko totalnie ukryte.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sun33 (28) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2017
Una IPA equilibrada y con cuerpo, donde destaca entre los afrutados un sabor a caramelo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dutchdarthvader (67) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2017 Foams reasonable, nice dark orange color, a sweet fragrance. Its like an IPA must taste bitter but with a nice touch of the grapefruit through it. A good Belgian IPA style beer. Oke but why come this beer than out the USA???

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (1811) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Very average. Not great, not bad. Very drinkable. Orange color, not much haze. Tap

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JuanCC (91) - Valencia, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2017
Botella de 99Cervezas. Bonito color dorado mbar con una muy ligera turbidez. Espuma vainilla (tirando ligeramente a amarillo), abundante y de persistencia y adherencia medias. Buena carbonatacin. Intensidad media en nariz, con notas claras de lpulo y orejones. Algo de fruta blanca madura (como ciruelas) y algunas notas florales. Tambin un punto lejano de vainilla muy en el fondo. Notas de caramelo. Complejidad media-alta. Cabe destacar que aunque el lpulo tiene un cierto carcter viejo (suave) y est muy presente, resulta muy equilibrado en nariz, dando un conjunto de sensaciones a la vez intensas y agradables. A pesar de su graduacin, no se nota alcohlica ni vnica para nada. De los cuatro sabores principales, el primero que aparece es, sorprendentemente, el dulce. An ms sorprendentemente, el amargor se muestra muy suave al principio, aunque va creciendo conforme evoluciona en boca desplazando al dulce. En cualquier caso, es siempre un amargor muy delicado. En el retro nasal aparece claramente el lpulo, As como algunas notas afrutadas. Cuanto ms sorbos das ms presente se hace el amargo. Al igual que en nariz, en ningn momento da la impresin de tener 8,3% ABV. Enorme equilibrio. De peso medio en boca, da una sensacin algo picante despus de varios tragos. Aunque no es una cerveza especialmente refrescante, tampoco es clida a pesar de su graduacin. Una vez ms, el alcohol parece no estar ah (pero s que est). Persistencia en boca media-alta. Equilibrio portentoso el de esta cerveza, tanto en nariz como en boca. Sorprende lo bien equilibrado que est el alcohol. Muy recomendable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (4402) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2017
Bottle at rx Tasting: Copper orange color. Aroma with big candy notes, some herbs, fruits. Flavor is sweet, herbs, candies, some alcohol. Medium bitter, herbal finish.


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