Flying Dog Belgian-Style IPA

“Causing great pain or distress”, This is the definition of “Raging”, according to Merriam-Webster Online. The definition of “Bitch” also provided by Merriam-Webster, “the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals”. Put these words together and one’s mind starts to form a picture. *Click for Example* This is not an animal to be trifled with, for sure.  So I approached with caution as I picked up a six-pack of Flying Dog Brewery’s Belgian-Style India Pale Ale “Raging Bitch”.
Flying Dog describes this beer as being dry hopped with an abundance of Amarillo hops to provide the great big bitter IPA portion. The Belgian experience is sponsored by the yeast known as “El Diablo”. It pours a hazy burnt orange with a one finger thick white head. The aroma is of pine sap, citrus fruits, spices, and sweet hints of banana and malt. Initially it tastes like a ripe  grapefruit, along with a sweet yeast flavor. Then the bitter hop characteristics reveal themselves. The 8.3% ABV adds a heat to the already spicy finish. This beastly beer has the perfect amount of effervescence for a medium mouthfeel that makes it very easy to drink. This, like the animal your mind conjured earlier, is not a brew to be trifled with. This is a true Beerventure Here’s to Good Beers!
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3 Responses to Flying Dog Belgian-Style IPA

  1. Jay Zeis says:

    This beer has been a staple in my fridge for the past year or so.(ever since it came out) Perfect for any occasion, even the random beer friends can't put it down.

  2. Jym says:

    Jay,

    I regret that it has taken so long for me to get around to this one! I have a lot of catching up to do! Cheers!

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