Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines - Dogfish Head Brewery
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2/5 rDev -45.4%
Semi hazed orange glow with an extremely clingy 2 finger white head. Smells extremely malty. Butter and toffe covered rolls come to mind. A strange hoppy scent comes in from underneath this of tropical fruits. When combined with the malty nose it almost has a citric fruit marmalade type of scent.
Very delicate tasting brew. Medium bodied but thick feeling in the mouth. Malt extremely prevalent throughout the beer with flavors of toffee caramel and caramelized sugar. Finishes with a bright citric and floral hop character and a big dose of alcohol. Alcohol and malt flavors linger in the mouth. Lots of dried sugared fruit tastes and lots of pineapple but overall very malty for a beer that used two different hopping techniques.
04-18-2013 01:14:33 | More by jtierney89
2.04/5 rDev -44.3%
750mL bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 7.99. Bottled 1/28/13. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.
Pours trasparent golden copper with near three full fingers of foamy white head. Once the froth finally fades it leaves some pretty nice lace.
Smell is wheaty/malty with biscuits, dough, earthy and slightly floral.
Taste is sharp spicy wheat and very floral hops. Fower petals, earth, grass, wheat and bitter lemon zest. On the bitter side but not really boozy at all. Nothing at all in these flavors says IPA to me.
Creamy, slightly oily medium body with moderate carbination. Long bitter grassy finish.
This is an IPA? Seriously? It kind of looks like one, doesn't smell like one at all, definately doesn't taste like one and only vaguely feels like one. This is liquid proof that collaborations don't necessarily blend the best aspects of great brew masters. Not sure what these two excellent and well respected breweries were going for but it ended up an abomination. Really, if you like IPAs do yourself a favor and pass.
03-06-2013 03:51:41 | More by ThickNStout
2.05/5 rDev -44%
DFH Rhizing Bines
750ml, bottled 1/28/13
Pours a nice medium amber with a pleasant off-white head and great lacing. (4)
Paper and cardboard on the nose. Pretty oxidized but not completely brutal. Maybe some citrusy hops, but not much. (2)
Flavor is more of the same, super lackluster. I was expecting a lot more. The oxidation just takes over. Stale and papery. It's all malt and blunt bitterness. Maybe a touch of fruity and spicy hops, but nothing worth writing home about. Mouthfeel has medium-low carb with smooth, fine bubbles. (2, 3.5)
Pretty pathetic for a 3-month-old beer. I should know better than buying Dogfish Head IPAs. Drank half, other half down the drain. (1)
04-21-2013 20:44:37 | More by dasenebler
2.25/5 rDev -38.5%
A - Firm, copper, lots of soapy foamy head, lots of lacing.
N - Bubblegum, wheat, old banana, medicinal, estery; nose definitely points toward a hefeweizen, orange peel, vinous, grape skin.
T/M - honey, molasses, bright and aggressive hopping, peaches, astringent, soap, table salt; thin, oily mouthfeel, there's this unwanted bitterness in the finish, kind of a mess.
Feels like competing styles between a wheat beer and a IPA are colliding together in not a good way here, too much astringency.
03-30-2013 02:22:31 | More by biga7346
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.
03-03-2013 20:32:32 | More by geoffpm
District of Columbia
2.39/5 rDev -34.7%
750ml bottle, no “bottled on” or “drink by” date. Purchased for $13.99.
A – Pours a light golden yellow. Two finger head, lots of carbonation, some lacing.
A – Minimal aroma some caramel and toffee, not much hops..
T – Dry, resiny, spicy, pepper, toffee and crackers. But nothing that stands out. Bitter comes upfront.
MF – Dry and bright.
O – Too dry. Not a hop profile that I appreciate. My first impression was that I was drinking a slightly odd Budweiser. DFH can be hit or miss. I had to drain pour the last third of the bottle and move on (life is too short ).
03-03-2013 23:04:44 | More by Sludgeman
2.58/5 rDev -29.5%
Bottled on Jan 25/13. Poured in to tulip.
A - Medium yellow; translucent. Two fingers of thick cream coloured head.
S - A big malt sweetness up front and only a moderate bitterness present. Caramel, pine and a peppery spice profile are present.
T - Very balanced overall for a DIPA. A big caramel malt sweetness is accompanied by a moderate bitterness with pine, spice/pepper and a big musty/dank profile. Fairly unpleasant overall.
M - Medium body with some stickiness. Moderate carbonation.
O - I didn't enjoy this one at all and I am not sure I could have finished the bomber had I forced myself to. Very disappointing.
04-21-2013 22:42:51 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines from Dogfish Head Brewery
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