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Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 869
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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

2dogbrew, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Yoopermk, Feb 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

KeyWestGator, Feb 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -45.4%

GrindFatherBob, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of inlimbo77
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%

750ml, 1/25/13
DFH Glass

A: Crystal clear yellow orange color. Lots of marshmallow like off white head. Sticks around forever. Good carbonation. Tight tiny bubbles.

S: More sweet malts than I was planning on smelling. The hops are there but it's more earthy. Maybe some sweet orange or light citrus aromas.

T: Why is this drinking almost like a pilsner initially? Not getting a lot of hop bitterness up front. Really it's just sweetness. The wheat addition adds some body to the sip. The bitterness comes in at the close. Wonder if that different flavor is the #644 hop. It's certainly not as floral or fruity as they as planned.

M: Medium, but it's a bigger medium because of the wheat additions I think.

inlimbo77, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of shand
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%

Rhizing Bines is a phenomenal looking IPA. It pours out golden with a massive, fluffy white head that retains forever. The aroma is interesting, there's some caramel malts for sure, but there's some strange hopping going on here. Fruity hops are probably the main hop flavor I get here, along with some bright fruits. There's also an interesting nutty aspect going on here. The taste is very good. It's not a traditional IPA at all because of the unique hop flavors. I can tell they're imparted by the hops, there's just a such a big bright fruit flavor that is unique and blends perfectly with the caramel malts. The nuttiness comes through big as well. There's also a bit of floral and citrus going on with the hops. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, and the drinkability is outstanding. Overall, Rhizing Bines is one of the most unique IPAs I've had in a while. It's a sincerely wonderful beer, just don't expect a hop onslaught. It's something completely different from that.

shand, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

hollywood_15063, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

randylangford, Feb 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

THECPJ, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

GeoffreyM, Feb 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

BeerThursdays, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of mdfb79
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%

From 02/10/13 notes. Had this on tap at Picco's in Boston, MA. Served in a tulip.

a - Pours a clear bright orange color with high carbonation and two inches of fluffy white head.

s - Smells of fruity malts, sticky sweet fruits, citrus hops, tropical fruits, caramel malts, light alcohol. Much maltier than I was expecting and not a lot of hops, though nice.

t - Taste follows the nose; very malty. Tastes of fruity malts, sweet molasses, tropical fruits, light citrus hops, caramel malts. Nice and fruity, but not very hoppy.

m - Medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Light alcohol presence but not bad at all.

o - Overall a nice beer, though I was a bit disappointed. It is not very hoppy at all; lots of fruit and malts to it, and some light alcohol. Worth checking out but don't expect a hop bomb or something like 60 or 90 minute.

mdfb79, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Profchaos20, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

A: into a nonic pint: clear medium amber beer with a full fluffy off-white head ; good retention and lacing

S: sweet malts, floral hops, some citrus

T: caramel malts up front make this beer sweet, then layers of resinous hops, pine and mild grapefruit; mild bitterness on the back-end

M: chewy, creamy, smooth, and coating; slightly sticky

O: sweeter than I expected, real caramel flavors are apparent; hops are mild and blend seamlessly into the malt base - great drinkability. Trouble is, there are so many good DIPAs out there, its hard to really stand out. I felt that this beer was distinct for its rich malty sugars moreso than its hops. I'd buy it again, but I'd be just as likely to buy any number of equally good DIPAs.

Greywulfken, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of AdamBear
4.46/5  rDev +21.9%

A-dark gold with a sticky white head and a good amount of bubbles

S-fresh grains a fruity hoppiness, though the fruits are more berry like that citrusy like usual. Caramel sugars as well.

T-comes in with a very smooth flavor of grains and caramel malts with only a slight hint of hops. It's very thick and creamy and does have a slight berry flavor to it. The ending has a good bitterness. No off flavors.

M-super creamy and heavy. Creamy finish

O-this really isn't too impressive as a Double IPA, but it's an amazing beer. It really tastes like a really high quality ale. It's just a really tasty beer, like something for the man that is just craving a beer after a long day. This is my favorite so far from the duo. I'd like them to keep it going.

AdamBear, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

On tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth beach, served in a DFH IPA glass, the new weird looking one.

Beer is yellow clear with steady carbonation and a nice white head of small and medium bubbles. Some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is a little grainy, mildly hoppy, a decent smelling beer for sure.

Beer is light to medium in body, mildly bitter on the finish, sweet but not overly sweet, it seems like an imperial pale ale but light on the hops overall. Interesting beer, I enjoyed it.

drabmuh, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

slvrmon82, Feb 10, 2013
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3.59/5  rDev -1.9%

Golden color with a huge fluffy head that goes on and on. Yeasty and earthy sort of aroma, almost an oak quality to it. Weird. Big hop bitterness right away. Not the hop and malt bomb I was waiting for though. Solid enough citrus and grassy flavors. Very "green" tasting. The longer I savor you can certainly taste the influence of the 2 breweries. Malt tends to come in the finish. Nice, soft mouthfeel for the amount of hops going on here. rather an "ok" beer for me. As great as Life and Limb was this is sort of lacking overall. Will definately try again no doubt there.

lackenhauser, Feb 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

Lantern, Feb 09, 2013
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Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines from Dogfish Head Brewery
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