RATINGS: 1901   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Poured deep amber with two inch head, aroma of hops mixed with sweet Carmel, taste of sweetness that is quickly covered by hops bite.

kimeechi (1) - - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Bottle @ wholefoods. Nice and strong taste, perfect for the smaller bottle size.

serch_kaiba (22) - - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Bottiglia 33 cL. Colore ambrato carico, opaco. Schiuma oleosa o non persistente. Il profumo è molto 'belga', dolce ed erbaceo. In bocca è un mescolone di malto e luppoli anonimi. Una birra che non va né da una parte, né dall'altra. Ha qualcosa della dolcezza delle trippel e qualcosa dell'amaro delle IPA, ma personalmente non mi convince affatto. Insicura.

BeerInHeaven (480) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2017
pours an amber gold with a medium white head. Definitely smell the banana/clove combo but also a light citrus. Complex taste. All kinds of stuff going on. I definitely get the Belgian yeast influence with light spiciness, but then moderate hop bitter with a slight pine citrus. Moderate bitter finish with spices lingering in the sinuses. I like it!

worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2017
Clear orange with a huge white head. Smells of fruity hops and pine needles with notes of yeast. Fruity flavour with pine needles with notes of spices and yeast.

nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2017
Proefglas van 33cl-fles op proeverij van Heerlijk Objectief Proeven. U: Helder oranje-amber met een dunne witte schuimkraag. G: Sinaasappel, hars, karamel en een licht gistprofiel. S: Moutzoet met een lichte citrusbitterheid. Esters, hars en tropisch fruit. M: Medium body en medium carbonatie.

insinabula (2) - - NOV 5, 2017 does not count
Not the best Belgian style IPA. Tastes alright but the after taste is kinda overwhelming after one bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

metalspice (1083) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2017
Klart, gyllent med fint skum. Ananas, sitrus, høy og litt funk i duften. Avstemt bitterhet i smaken sammen med noe steinfrukt.

jh773 (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Clear deep gold amber color. Slightly malty aroma. Taste is dry, peppery yeasty flavors with a lon gspicy finish.

loscovar (729) - Trieste, ITALY, Villeneuvette, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle from beer shop. Amber cloudy color, white head. Malts, tofee, Belgian yeast, American hops. A Really nice mix between a Belgian amber ale and an ipa. Really good

brandy cools (29) - antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2017 the aroma is sweetish fruity with a hint of yeast. it's a golden pretty clear brew with a head that rather quickly dissapears. that taste starts out pretty caramel-like sweet but turns to a longlasting bitternes quickly. it has a full body, a great balance and a soft carbonation. All these things combine to a really good beer, not great but really good. Best new try in a long while.

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