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RATINGS: 1919   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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
shockyo (1) - gaithersburg, USA - APR 25, 2010 does not count
Wonderfully complex while retaining a vicious bite. Fairly long and complex finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
seritomi (362) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 18, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2011 Hhhh! Annyi mindent tudnk rni erről a csodrl. Egyszerűen zsenilis, imdom. Elfogult vagyok s ksz na ez van. Etalon IPA, etalon sr. Ezt meg kell kstolni. Gyantom, hogy aki nem szerette vagy csak alig az rpafőzeteket az innentől erősen elmereng... Csak nhny dolog: citrus, mz, koml, keserű, zeller, lesztő, hhhhh.... NE TL HIDEGEN!!!!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Festus69 (18) - - DEC 24, 2012
To everyone who worked for or had the privilege to know that mad genius who lived on the Owl Farm. To Ralph and anyone who has seen the flying bats, the flying dogs, oh the insanity of the 1968 Dem Convention, oh oh oh bubba this is the best of the best just like Gonzo himself a twisted masterminded brew from start to finish. Long live Hunter, long live this ale.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bagalagalaga (160) - Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Wow, this one was just about perfect. The earthy/fruity/banana Belgian yeast overlaps right on tops of the hops so that the aftertaste is a more subtle bitterness than a classic IPA. Nothing in it is so weird or overpowering that you would get tired of it after a while. I would drink this one all the time, Ive forgotten how good some of the Flying Dog beers are and this makes me want to grab some more.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1721) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2014
Superbe bire ralise dans un contexte unique de 20me anniversaire. Belgian IPA de 8,3% abv et niveau EBU de 60. Couleur ambre fonc. Clart nette. Bulles moyennes en colonnes rectilignes, pas trs nombreuses, au mme titre dailleurs que la carbonation qui est modre. Mousse beige trs claire, trs paisse, avec des cratres en haut . Superbe. Armes de pamplemousse rose, houblon, malt grill et clair, zeste dorange. 1re bouche douce et pleine, la superbe amertume, agrumes, fleurs blanches. Arrire-bouche prcise, frache, longue. 2me lamertume riche, complexe. Fruits, bois, fleurs, herbes. Houblon amarillo. Arrire-bouche trs longue. 3me sur agrumes, fruits blancs, grand riesling dAlsace. Arrire-bouche fine, pure, splendide. La longueur donne des volutions superbes, grandes nuances de houblon, amertume de premire classe, et une texture qui sarrondit et se densifie. Les jambes sont trs marques, longues. La levure est dense, forte. Trs grande veine dorigine belge, la bien nomme Diablo. Lalcool offre un trs bon soutien aux saveurs, et une progression trs belle. La finale est tout simplement grandiose. CONCLUSION: une trs grande veine de levure sur une amertume de tout premier niveau. Des nuances splendides et profondes. Une longueur sans faute et un final extraordinaire. Quel plaisir de donner mon premier 5 une bire amricaine Bravo Ralph.

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huineman (628) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2015
To start with check out the amazin artwork by Ralph Steadman. Now, lets get to the also amazing ale: Pours dark amber with tawny head. Aroma is very intense: Seville oranges, passion fruit, mango, dandelion, pamplemouse, melon, cardamom... Taste is dense and balanced, structured and wide. Very bitter long finish. Best IPA so far.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ArtyPraha (23) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2016
One of the style icons. Absolutely delicious and perfect. Highly recommend

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
steve51864 (2) - HONG KONG - APR 9, 2016 does not count
This beer got my attention in the first sip and haunted me for years to come, because I couldnt get it in Hong Kong. Bold, rich, creamy, hoppy, caramel, spice, banana, etc., etc...its not for the weak mind. The sweet malty taste balances well with the bitter hops, and leaving spices, like cinnamon, lingers in the finish.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PugUglyBrewer (372) - - AUG 26, 2016
Mind you, I have had but a handful of Belgian Style IPAs but Flying Dog has my blessing as the best. Raging Bitch is the most recognizable label. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. The head is at about two fingers, fluffy, creamy and a bit off white. The color is a polished orange that could be considered a dark copper. The nose opens a bouquet of fresh sweet bread, delicate florals and fruitful esters. Upon tasting I get a flavor with the likes of caramel and sweet bread almost like caramel cake at the top of the tongue. Toward the middle is a more dull sweetness of the malt lend toward the finish which is a bit funky and sweet with hints of lemon and a bit of candied sugar. The hoppiness is lemony and moderately dry. Fantastic.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nimrod979 (212) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Pours a beautiful orange amber with a decent white head that stays around for awhile. Aroma is floral hops and citrus and fruit. The belgian yeast is also very prominent with bubblegum aromas floating around. Taste = Excellent. Its starts with a huge fruity hop flavor coming first, then the belgian spiciness and FUNK take over through the finish. Huge mouthfeel, this beer is just all around the most amazing thing ever. So glad to have this brew made so close to home.


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