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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2011, 10:30:10 AM »
I gave some to my friend with the uber-sensitive palate and he didn't like it except with some habenero salsa I force-fed him. Actually he went like a pig at the trough but I digress.

Ha... it also feels really good when you stop smashing your fingers with a hammer.  I can't taste anything after habanero salsa so if that's what it takes to make this stuff palateable... think I'll pass.  Love the name though.  Maybe it just needs to be paired with Arrogant Bastard.  

Of course we're used to the heat! Anyway, the interesting thing was the capsaicin canceled out the phenol flavor but left the hops and malt shining. Plus the sweetness cooled the palate somewhat.
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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2011, 10:34:17 AM »
The name is fun at least - we went out to dinner with some friends last year and my buddy went to the bar to get some beers - got me, him and my wife pints of some local stuff, but got his wife a bottle the Raging b**** IPA.  When he handed her the bottle he said "look, they made a beer just for you".

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2011, 10:36:22 AM »
The name is fun at least - we went out to dinner with some friends last year and my buddy went to the bar to get some beers - got me, him and my wife pints of some local stuff, but got his wife a bottle the Raging b**** IPA.  When he handed her the bottle he said "look, they made a beer just for you".

Was he wearing the beer after that comment.  :D
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2011, 10:37:36 AM »
Of course we're used to the heat! Anyway, the interesting thing was the capsaicin canceled out the phenol flavor but left the hops and malt shining. Plus the sweetness cooled the palate somewhat.

Well, that is interesting. Maybe I should give it a try a it's usually the phenols in Belgians that can be a bit much for my liking and in truth I do enjoy pushing the capsaicin envelope.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2011, 10:46:07 AM »
The name is fun at least - we went out to dinner with some friends last year and my buddy went to the bar to get some beers - got me, him and my wife pints of some local stuff, but got his wife a bottle the Raging b**** IPA.  When he handed her the bottle he said "look, they made a beer just for you".



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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 10:56:55 AM »
What a smooth-talking ladies' man.   :o

hehe - both he and his wife are some of the most fiery personalities I've ever met.  they're perfect for each other.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 11:11:52 AM »
Having this beer right now actually - there's an importer in the Netherlands, after finishing this going to try a Mikkeller GIPA.

Wife and I like it, but once you mentioned phenols, yeah, they're definitely there. We're having it with some split pea soup with sausage and a turkish salad of some kind. Lots of things going on in my mouth right now
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 01:54:48 PM »
The name is fun at least - we went out to dinner with some friends last year and my buddy went to the bar to get some beers - got me, him and my wife pints of some local stuff, but got his wife a bottle the Raging b**** IPA.  When he handed her the bottle he said "look, they made a beer just for you".



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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 06:45:37 PM »
The name is fun at least - we went out to dinner with some friends last year and my buddy went to the bar to get some beers - got me, him and my wife pints of some local stuff, but got his wife a bottle the Raging b**** IPA.  When he handed her the bottle he said "look, they made a beer just for you".


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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2011, 07:58:48 PM »
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He also commented that if they payed Ralph Steadman to do the artwork then marketing was more important than the actual beer itself.
This may seem to be the case, however this is not true with Flying Dog. I used to live in Colorado. I may have some of the details wrong, but the jist of my story is correct. Flying Dogs roots go back to Aspen, Colorado. George Stranahan was one of the founders. He is good friends with Hunter S. Thompson. The good doctor has always been close with Ralph Steadman. Steadman has done the artwork for flying Dog from the get-go. Remember the Road Dog Porter "No s***" label? They won that First Amendment case too.
Their beers have always been solid. The nice labels by a famous artist are a bonus, not a marketing ploy.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2011, 04:37:56 AM »
I honestly dislike their labels and am turned off by them. I guess its marketed for the 18-24 year crowd.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2011, 04:41:43 AM »
I've said it before and will probably have to say it again...it ain't the label, it's what's in the bottle... ;D

And you non-phenol drinking sods can go pound sand.  :D

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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2011, 05:02:07 AM »
I honestly dislike their labels and am turned off by them. I guess its marketed for the 18-24 year crowd.
Me, too.  I actually find myself NOT buying the beer because of the labels.
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2011, 05:16:36 AM »
I'm mildly amused by the name (Raging B!tch) but leave it to politicians to fixate on that name versus the one I really can't bring myself to buy, Doggy Style. It's just too idiotic.

I think Raging B!itch's take on style is interesting, and where I can buy singles I will buy one or two bottles once in a while. My favorite "American Belgian" is still Matilda (we'll see if that's still true in a year or two, now that Goose Island has been bought by The Man).
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Re: Raging b!tch
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2011, 07:12:56 AM »
I've said it before and will probably have to say it again...it ain't the label, it's what's in the bottle... ;D

And you non-phenol drinking sods can go pound sand.  :D



Yeah, I agree with you. But I will offer this: A local brewery in town have done a "second runnigs" beer and called it "Sloppy Seconds"... funny? Maybe (I didn't think so). One thing is for sure, I would never order a beer called "sloppy seconds" ever, no matter how great the beer tasted.

Should note I know the brewer personally and he makes fine beers.

As far as FD goes, I have given them a fair shake. And I admire the head brewer greatly. Just don't care for their beers and that, along with their branding, doesn't sit well with me. I respect others who have a different take.
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