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RATINGS: 1940   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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3.5
Darwenus (1113) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Bright copper colored in the glass with a brief head, and a pleasant, grassy, citrus aroma. The taste is more complex than I expected, and I enjoyed it a lot. The big hops are present, like in any IPA, but there’s also the fruity, nutty flavors I associate with Belgian ales. I wasn’t sure what to expect from a Belgian style IPA, but after a few sips I was thinking, oh, I get it. I got it, and I liked it.


3.6
fernockibeer (106) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 17, 2017
Kran w Pigal w Bielsku Białej. Wygląd - barwa bursztynowa, klarowne, z białą utrzymującą się pianą. Aromat - karmel, karmel, słody, lekki lakier, krówki. Smak - fenole, estry, czerwone owoce, toffi. Nasycenie średnie. Alko schowane, choć trochę w gardle czuć. Goryczka zaznaczona, trochę zalega.

3.9
djcampbell (147) - Moravany, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 14, 2017
Výborná ipa s příjemnými tóny ovoce, bohatou hořkostí i skvělou chmelovostí.

3.8
Peb (97) - BELGIUM - JUN 14, 2017
Nez fruité, pêche, abricot. Douce,légère amertume.Finale plutôt courte qui s’étiole sur l’amertume et des fruits un peu compotés. Pas mal du tout.

3.4
bwy (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
The ABV sneaks up on you. A simple yet effective balance. Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 25

3.8
axl (838) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2017
355ml bottle. Clear bronze with small slightly off white head. Aroma is toffee, light belgo yeast, dried apricots, bitter orange and citrus. Taste is gently bitter with toffee, caramel, bitter orange, citrus and general dried fruit notes. Light to medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and bitter orange and toffee aftertaste.

3
Andi28 (11) - - MAY 10, 2017
Not so fruity, but with a lot of bitterness. One of the best Belgian style IPAs I had... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Gehbe (442) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 10, 2017
Tap. Clear amber with a nice head. Complex aroma of belgian yeast, zest, fruity and grassy hoppiness, and caramelly malty notes. A bit overdone on bitterness. Nice body, very drinkable for a whopping 8.3 abv. Excellent.

4.4
MikeFurl (15) - New Mexico, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Tried on draft at a hotel bar in DC (so ambiance wasn't great). Clean, strong IPA. Not sure what's particularly Belgian about it, but it's not too hoppy or floral. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Skykwby (58) - Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Cool combo of Belgian and hoppy without ruining either. Pours medium dark orange, a bit cloudy. Nice foam head, thin but stays. Aroma is distinctively Belgian, with a pine bud afternose. First sip small bubbly smooth, Belgian feel with a hoppy tone that makes it easy drinking. Palate a little bitter, you want another sip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
didierlewallon (288) - ponferrada, SPAIN - APR 24, 2017
Cerveza de color naranja oscuro con una cabeza de color blanquecino espumoso. Aroma floral, cítrica de naranja, a malta, lúpulo a basa de hierbas, especias y levadura belga. El sabor es de levadura y de lúpulo cítricos desde el principio con un acabado de malta y un final después de cada sorbo de amargor de lúpulo, es una excelente cerveza estilo IPA belga.


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