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Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines - Dogfish Head Brewery

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868 Ratings
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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 34
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-14-2013)
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Reviews by Ego:
Photo of Ego
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

eyes...
a little darker than golden straw, one nice finger of fluffy white head, good lacing, a mere smattering of bubbles populating the glass, pretty good looking, not much else to really say...

nose...
husky wheat aroma with some herbal/floral notes, a touch of honey, a lemony spritz thing going on, smells sort of musty almost like saison-ish, I don't love it... or hate it, it's ok.

taste etc...
sublime body, not quite silky, not quite prickly... all those things in harmony, a really great feel, full and malty, coats the mouth, the flavor is pretty mild, a nice fabric of bitterness and florals but a bit subdued, the ABV is absolutely hidden in this, this is pleasant.. and that is about it

verdict?
tough one, obviously this is well crafted, the ABV is barely an issue until later, it is balanced like mad... but... but... it just doesn't do it, something seems missing, it is not bad in any way but it just leaves me wanting something more, it finishes a bit better than it starts (some mango flavors I am noticing)... but... I dunno, this one falls a bit short for me

Ego, May 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of MadScientist
4.1/5  rDev +12%

A: A medium amber with a light orange hue and good clarity. There is a good head stand of about two fingers of sticky and somewhat rocky off-white foam. Persistant head retention.

S: A moderately-strong citrus hops aroma with a light grassy, dry-hopped note. A moderately-light caramel malt aroma and a light hint of wheat. . The typical low ale yeast easter of light orange fruitiness.

T: Quiet a unique hops flavor up front being a strong floral and somewhat citrusy in flavor. There is a moderate malt sweetness against a moderately-strong hops bitterness giving a moderately bitter balance. The finish is off-dry and the aftertaste is of hops lingering hops bitterness.

M: The wheat add a ton of body to a creamy mouthfeel. A very creamy, moderately-full bodied beer with moderately strong carbonation.

MadScientist, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of npala86
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

npala86, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Tiernan, May 16, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.31/5  rDev +17.8%

From a bottle into a pint glass. This beer was gold in color with a thick white head. There was a lot of lace.

Sweet malt aroma. Some melon. Piney hops.

Great taste! Caramel and honey. Cantaloupe. Piney, resiney hops. Very flavorful.

This was a smooth beer, not at all a hop bomb. I liked it.

lordofthewiens, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of DWolf
3/5  rDev -18%

DWolf, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +9.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

megamass, May 18, 2013
Photo of Jovo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Jovo, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of jondeelee
4.01/5  rDev +9.6%

Rhizing Bines opens to a hoppy nose with bits of grain and fruit floating in the background. The hops bring sweet pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, and somewhat lesser touches of pine resin, with faint hints of mint, eucalyptus, and lemon deep below. The grains add bits of biscuit and cracker, as well as touches of toast crust, but are mainly marked by fruit esters, including orange, berry, and apricot. Small touches of brown sugar and caramel add further sugary notes. The nose is, however, rather faint, and while there are enough sugars in here to make the bottle mouth sticky, they fade with surprising quickness, as do the hops. so that what was a very nice aroma upon immediate opening fades to a difficult-to-detect whimper after a very short while.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a double blast of hops and grains, the hops bringing more sweet pink grapefruit, with lesser notes of grapefruit rind, pine resin, and lemon, and the grains bringing a bevy of fruit esters and sugars, including bright orange, apricot, berry, and cherry, as well as loads of brown sugar, candi sugar, and caramel. There’s even a touch of raisin and plum in here, giving a dark sugary texture that plays well off of the bright berries and oranges. An additional layer of wet wheat, toast crust, biscuit, and a grassy, bitter vine-like note brings further complexity, the flavors mingling together well, being both sugary, and almost bitter-sour at the same time. The aftertaste is a continuation of these flavors, the bitter sourness that comes from the hops and the vine-like overtone lasting for an especially long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium to medium-high.

Overall, this is good beer, and very interesting, especially with the heavy bitter vine-like overtone that mingles nicely with the grapefruity hops and berry-laden fruit esters to give the impression of fresh-picked fruit with some of the stem still attached. The vine-like notes are actually needed here, as without them the beer would be perhaps overly sweet, needing quite a bit of bitter balance to avoid tasting like a Jolly Rancher candy. Still, this is one of the better Dogfish Head “big bottle” beers I’ve tasted in a while, and worth trying.

jondeelee, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

xdefeatsy, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

virinow, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of dogfishandi
3.88/5  rDev +6%

750ml. Capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 1/25/13 (~1 month old).

Pours out a clear fairly deep golden color with a slight orange hue. A nice full off white colored rocky head off the pour that eventually fades to a thick retentive layer leaving some good lacing behind.

Not quite the big hop aroma i was hoping for, but whats there is interesting to say the least. melon like fruits, grape juice, dry lemon citrus, some light bready malts and just a hint of alcohol comes through as it warms and accentuates the melon/ grape wine like hops nicely.

Hops again give off flavors of melon like fruits, grapes, white wine like, and maybe a bit floral. A bit of bready malt tries to balance, but the hops really dominate. Almost has a hoppy, resinous, tartness if that makes sense? Finishes with some nice dry lingering bitterness.

Medium bodies, good feeling carbonation, some hop resin, slightly drying.

A very interesting tasting hop, very unique. Maybe not the best IPA, there's definatly room for improvement, but much better than last years life and limb. DFH IMO really has some nice malt flavors in there IPAs that blend nicely with the hops, this is seen here to an extent. A worthy collab.

dogfishandi, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of digitalmavrik
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

digitalmavrik, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Mertzy81
4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

A: A medium amber with a light orange hue and good clarity. There is a good head stand of about two fingers of sticky and somewhat rocky off-white foam. Persistant head retention.

S: A moderately-strong citrus hops aroma with a light grassy, dry-hopped note. A moderately-light caramel malt aroma and a light hint of wheat. . The typical low ale yeast easter of light orange fruitiness.

T: Quiet a unique hops flavor up front being a strong floral and somewhat citrusy in flavor. There is a moderate malt sweetness against a moderately-strong hops bitterness giving a moderately bitter balance. The finish is off-dry and the aftertaste is of hops lingering hops bitterness.

M: The wheat add a ton of body to a creamy mouthfeel. A very creamy, moderately-full bodied beer with moderately strong carbonation.

Mertzy81, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of briandaube
4.5/5  rDev +23%

briandaube, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of ryser2k
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ryser2k, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of geoffpm
2.3/5  rDev -37.2%

Clearly was expecting something more from this collaboration. Admittedly, I am not a huge Dogfish fan and find their hop characteristics as oniony and not that pleasant but I admire their chutzpah. I am much more of a Sierra Nevada fan.

Since I am color blind, I can't comment on color . Seems golden to me. Not a large head and very little carbonation from the bottom of the glass

Smell - The malt hits me first with a little hops in the background . Am I not getting this beer ?

Taste - Simple, bland, a little bitterness at the end. Mouthfeel is ok .

Overall - For $15 I would run away from ever having this beer again. I did taste this beer along with a Sucks and and Enjoy by and they clearly are the better Dipas.

Sorry this collab was not better.

geoffpm, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%

Clear amber colored beer, nice almost perfect 1" of head on it, has above average retention for something with upper degree hopping. Aroma was far sweeter than I was expecting. Don't know if it was the malt additions or the hopping, who knows, this experimental hop stuff, I have no frame of reference for, so hey, it was sweet, from where, I dunno at this time. Aromatically, it just didn't deliver what an excellent dipa should in the nose.

Taste was again, sweet, there was an herbalness to it as well. I'm already thinking, hey, this is a lot more DFH than it is SN at this point. As far as hoppy beers (well almost all beers), that is kind of a bummer, I'd rather have a bigger SN footprint all over this. Minimal citrus inclusions. There's some spice aspect (coriander?) that doesn't need to be there either. Grassy, herbal, floral, but lacking hop punch quality. Sometimes, trying to go unique and reinvent the wheel isn't as impressive as just making something reliable and predictable that gets the job done.

12.99 a bottle? No way. Not gonna happen, I wouldn't pay $12.99 for a 6 pack of this.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%

Again a glowing orange brew from the united forces of Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada, Rhizing Bines is where the hops meet two different hops Bravo and #644...full thicket of creamy textured head billowing with a great intricate lacing as it settles down a bit. Aroma has intense citric hops with sweetness glowing from the basis of the beer, it feels so right in the beer realm something I can't complain about when these two breweries come together. Each one has their strengths...together the force is that much stronger. A whisping collision of hops and alcohol with complex grains, really brings it together a bit of harshness when the collision occurs. I'm getting soft complex wheat with the estate caramel malts character shining thru, mind you these hopes aren't the freshest varietals this was bottled on 1/25/13, which indicates some time has passed I would have loved to try I the first week in distribution. I just lit up a Camacho Diploma cigar with these hops they are a perfect marriage, the malts and hops that are starting to fade blend well with the spicy peppery sweet Honduran tobacco. Mouthfeel finishes with trace alcohol burn and bittering hops all day, it's a true hophead marriage goes great with both the cigar and the Dr. John New Orleans Native Son album I'm listening to. Overall I'm glad I was able to try hopefully next time a bit fresher, the production on this album is great the Black Keys got involved with Dr. John how can he get any better add in some Black Keys...now the beer again keep it up both breweries are booming for a very good reason excellent products and marketing.

WVbeergeek, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of Bizoneill
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Bizoneill, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of tlacott1
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

tlacott1, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Beer21
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Beer21, Mar 14, 2013
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Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines from Dogfish Head Brewery
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