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RATINGS: 1918   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1598) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 31, 2016
Deep golden to amber colored, medium off white creamy head, nice lacing and long lasting. Aroma is of caramel, some fruity peach-spicy- light citrus mix, bit banana. Taste is medium sweet malt, caramel, some banana, fruity, bit spicy, citrusy, medium bitterness, dryish finish, light alcohol. Medium+ bodied, soft+ carbonation, oily. Good, but not totally won over by the combination. (bottle, Pivoljub Lubljana)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (243) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2016
Aromas are dominated by the hops - mild tropical fruit, a little spice, maybe some orange, perhaps due to the yeast. However there is some malt presence also though - - slightly sweet bread aroma. Color is a clear orangish amber with a large off-white head. Taste is fairly bitter, with just a bit of harshness. Slightly sweet. Body is medium; carbonation is average; just a touch alcoholic; finish is fairly long - a little sweetness and fruit at the start and bitter at the finish. Overall a fairly good beer, though the flavors are a bit too indistinct and even just very slightly harsh. Does have some nice balance of hops, yeast and malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
omikr0n (894) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle from my wife. Thanks! Pours clear amber with decent white head. Aroma is mango, yeast, candy, orange. Taste is bitter with exotic fruits, spruce, yeast.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
schavuitje (176) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 duidelijke geuren van sinaasappels met schil en zachte brood mouten, zachte amber body met gebroken witte kop dik ringend,in de dronk tropische fruit ,beetje den en peper alle gemiddeld in de afdronk

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salmaneser (135) - BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2016
33 cl bottle @ home. Clear orange beer with an off white head. Strong, yeasty aroma with some fruitiness and spices. Taste is well balanced between bitter and sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VueltaBirrista (81) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
De color anaranjado, con una corona de espuma muy cremosa, de color amarillento y que disipa pronto. Huele a frutas y especias y tambin tiene un olor a malta bien tostada que embelesa. En boca es ms cremosa de lo normal, supongo que el empleo de malta de trigo adems de cebada tiene la culpa. El primer matiz es dulce, muy afrutado, para casi sin darte cuenta dar paso a un amargo maravilloso que te pide seguir tragando y tragando. Riqusima.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (2705) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
(Tap) clear, bright Amber colour with a small white head; aroma of citrus, lilies; dryish, rich flavour, with a long, light bitter finish; thick palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (140) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle. Pours super clear deep orange, almost like Irn Bru with an off-white head. Aroma is pronounced; heavy caramel, malt, orange and mild tropical fruits. I found the hop bitterness to be, while not overwhelming, quite astringent and lingers due to the dryness of the beer, competing and muddling with the spicy Belgian yeast flavours. Strong caramel sweetness, yet quite dry at the same time. I feel if this was an American IPA i would score it only average and if it was a Belgian, similar, and while enjoyable i get the impression its a mix of two lacklustre beer examples. Still, it looks amazing colour wise, crystal clear and has enough novelty to make it a decent drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2922) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2016
Old notes. Had this several times from tap & bottle. This from bottle somewhere in 2015. Amber color, mostly clear. Off white head with thin layer retention. Aromas of sweet fruit, raisin, light resin. Also a bit herbal hops retronasal. Flavor is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Finish is rather bitter and dry. A bit too sweet, but it might have been a slightly old bottle.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from mad hatters. Pours clear orange. Nose of bananas, mango, cloves, pine resin, spices, orange. Taste is huge flavour, full bodied, spicy, more orange and tropical fruit.


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