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RATINGS: 1908   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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lucklys' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
A Belgian-Style IPA, its just as rowdy and provocative in execution as it is by title. I really dig how this brewery names all of their beers in a doggy spirit without holding back on the bite...clever and attention grabbing. Appearing a clear burnt orange with copper highlights, the Raging Bitch held a respectable sandy head that gradually faded to sticky sheets of lace. The nose came across as a bright orange peel citrus combined with a light lemon zest making the aroma quite crisp and bitter. There is also quite a bit of Belgian yeast, as there should be, and in the end, the nose is really pleasing. Leading straight into the flavor, there are a lot of hops (Warrior, Columbus, and Amarillo - holy goodness) that make up a large, fantastic bitter bite. The orange is still quite present as a quick zest in the spicy carbonation and medium mouthfeel, though I found myself searching for the yeast after a while. Regardless, this is one Bitch that is definitely raging.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pencheff (9) - Burgas, BULGARIA - JAN 13, 2017 does not count
Rich amber colour with white head, nice aroma of citrus, lichee and yeast. Medium body with long aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
daverock (32) - Nymburk, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2017
Lhev, perfektn chuť, ndhern vůně ovoce, mandarinky, belgick kvasinky dodvaj punc originality nej pivo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (126) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Little head. Slight hoppy aroma. Cloudy brown colour. Not much alcohol taste considering the strength.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Villyzzz (228) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Pours amber with medium sized white head. Aroma is citrus and caramel. Taste has malts and belgian/citric hops. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PABen (14) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
355ml bottle @ 8.3% from whole foods market. Pours dark Amber with off-White medium head. (Drinking out of an un-suitable glass). Harsh taste, very bitter. full body. long finish. A very interesting drink, probably shouldnt have drank on an empty stomach.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laminarman (14) - - DEC 29, 2016
Pours a nice golden color with fine head. Aromatics of light hops and banana, apple, citrus notes with some sourness detected (not bad). A somewhat flat palate with a slightly bitter or lambic finish but a full mouth feel. I find it pretty appealing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
prof222772 (9) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2016 does not count
Clear light orange color, minimal head, honey-orange aroma slightly reminding Hoegarden, evident alcohol taste, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (1212) - SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2016
Clear amber beer, thick off-white head. Dry aroma of citrus, bread, grass. Really dry taste as well, citrus, yeast, grass, bitter hop. Bitter and slightly sour in the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerGantzel (380) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2016
Complexity in the aroma. Semi-clear golden appearance. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Very well-balanced. Full body and soft carbonation. Definately tasteful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Biker652 (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2016 does not count
Nice amber coloured beer with a fruity aroma. So not only the label looks cool but also a tasty beer. Mild after taste.


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