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RATINGS: 1896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westy84 (7) - California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
On tap. Pours straw gold with an off white head. Aroma of citrus...Oranges? Apricot? Yeast ever present as well. Palate is a blend of bitter hops/citrus and belgian yeast.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
titanek (268) - POLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Medium, white head, nice lacing. Aroma: sweet,a lot of citruses, pineapple, spices, . Taste mainly yeasty, citruses, herbs, medium bitterness . Medium body, creamy, lively carbonation. Interesting beer, good exposed the Belgian hints

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kostasgiotis (113) - GREECE - DEC 3, 2016
Brown body with one finger off white head with excellant retention. Aromas of yeast,sweet malt,earth,a lot of caramel The body is full and chewy. Tastes rich sweet malt,hops,caramel,alcohol. It is quite bitter but with a nice malt backbone that complements the IPA biterness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvNa (159) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2016
Bottle. Color: Amber golden, frothy off white head. Taste: Medium sweet, hopbitter and some kind of herbs. Hints of honey and yellow fruit. Mild. Bit warm, vinuous mouthfeel. Long lasting dry hopbitter and herby finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kaserov (294) - Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 1, 2016
Color naranja, turbio, con capa de espuma blanca de un dedo de grosor (retencin mnima). Carbonatacin media tirando a baja. Aroma maltoso y a alguna fruta que no soy capaz de captar (dira melocotn, pero no me hagis mucho caso). El sabor no es de mi agrado, la verdad. Predomina el amargor (un amargor rancio, que se mantiene en el paladar demasiado rato) y algo metlico. No capto pltano, ni chicle, ni malta, ni lpulo Amarillo. Me cuesta entender qu hacen en Flying Dog para tanto hype.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rubin77 (1269) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2016
F: big, off-white, good retention. C: red orange to amber, hint of hazy, almost clear. A: malt, mango, pineapple, light passion fruits, caramel, biscuit. T: malt, orange, tangerine, light passion fruits, grassy, peach, hint of toast, hint of honey, dry bitterness on the palate, medium to full body, good carbonation, good balanced and enjoyed beer, 355ml bottle from AH supermarket in Antwerpen.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonGregorio (62) - POLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Bottle. Unclear amber beer with average white head. Aroma is of peach, flowers, spices and slightly soapy. Taste is medium sweet, peach, spices and caramel and light to medium herbal bitter with long duration, slightly harsh. Body is medium, carbonation is between soft and average. OK beer, but not perfectly balanced and I am not a big fan of Belgian IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
indrekr (428) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2016
Appearance: amber, golden, clear, white foam, rocky head, lasts about average time. Aroma: SOAP! alcohol, caramel, lemon. Taste: medium sourness, very bitter, light sweetness. Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, astringent, long strong bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (5887) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2016
This bottled brew from a restaurant poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized light tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a very softly carbonated transparent golden red brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was malt hop. The vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild vinous hop aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of bitter semi-sweet vinous breads and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1490) - 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 (228) - 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.


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