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Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada Collaboration: Rhizing Bines

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by cneville, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Trilogy31

    Trilogy31 Savant (310) California Jan 13, 2011

    Its for sure in the bay area, have yet to see but placed my order and DBI, the local distributer has it in stock and promises it will show up Tuesday. They do not have any of the new glassware to go with it yet.
  2. slvrmon82

    slvrmon82 Advocate (505) Delaware Dec 4, 2007 Beer Trader

    I have access to it here near the brewery. Let me know if interested.

    cheers, Matt
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  3. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (320) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    Had my first last night. Not what I expected, def not a hop bomb that I would have expected from these two breweries. Very easy to drink and a little sweet.
  4. tfs8271

    tfs8271 Savant (295) California Mar 14, 2007

    I've seen it... It arrived in Northern California on Friday. You should start to see soon.
  5. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (605) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    With this being a hoppy beer you probably don't wanna sit on it too long. I would say 15-20 min. after you buy it is probably long enough :p
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  6. thampel09

    thampel09 Advocate (550) New Jersey Apr 27, 2010 Beer Trader

    Had this Friday night. As i thought it would be a lot more of a hop bomb given the two breweries profiles but it wasn't. Still all in all I thought it to be a great brew still
  7. vthippie

    vthippie Aficionado (210) Vermont Dec 18, 2012

    Echo everyone saying it was not a hop bomb, more bready/yeasty than I would have ever guessed, definitely leaves an interesting hop zing on the tongue that is a little different than I have had before. Bitter but slightly sour if that makes any sense. Glad I tried it but at the price I probably would not seek out again. Beer pours one of the thickest, fluffy and resilient head I've seen in a log time.
  8. DonDirkA

    DonDirkA Savant (410) Arizona Dec 14, 2011

    I had a couple glasses on tap a few days ago ($6 for 10 oz) and it was fantastic. I saw bottles today for $14.59 so I grabbed one of those too. I'll drink it tomorrow when my DFH/SN IPA glass arrives in the mail. Awesome.
  9. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    The reviews seem to point to this brew being a bit of a letdown. I haven't had it yet so I can't say one way or the other, but for a dIPA, the reviews are definitely pushing me in the direction of not actively seeking it out (especially at the price tag). A common theme in the reviews is how much is doesn't taste like a dIPA (although it echoes the sentiments of a few posters on here in that it's still "a very decent beer otherwise").
  10. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (330) New York Dec 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Plenty on long island in new york. Its pretty good, just had it last night.
  11. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Savant (330) New York Dec 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    Its worth trying if you don't have to go too far out of your way to get it. I definitely preferred drinking the six pack of nugget nectar though!
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  12. willbm3

    willbm3 Savant (390) Massachusetts Feb 19, 2010

    Picked one up in Boston on Friday for $16. I'm glad I tried it, but it was a let down for me. Not hoppy and not what I would expect from a DIPA. It came across very bready with a sweet finish. Definitely an interesting flavor, but I wouldn't buy it again...definitely not at that price. In short: worth trying, but don't set your expectations too high.
  13. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (320) Ohio Apr 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    The biggest thing thing that threw me off is that Sam mentioned it would be more hoppy than their 60 or 90 minute in his preview video
  14. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    This basically seems to be the consensus. And at $15 for a 750, I think I'll pass. I was expecting a super hoppy, interesting dIPA, especially given (as another poster has already mentioned) how Sam described it in the video, leading us to believe it would be a super hop-forward brew. This doesn't seem to be the case, and though it sounds interesting, there's plenty of other stuff I'd rather buy for way cheaper that I know I'm going to like.
  15. Ed5388

    Ed5388 Zealot (90) New Jersey Jan 17, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'll be drinking this at the brew pub Saturday!! Can't wait!!
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  16. Lantern

    Lantern Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2011

    Had it at the brewery and from a bottle purchased at the brewery. I thought it was excellent.
  17. Davl22

    Davl22 Savant (365) New Hampshire Sep 27, 2011 Subscriber Beer Trader

    This beer let me down BIG TIME. I was expecting something really different considering the use of the new experimental hops. It was smooth but VERY bland. No in your face hop aroma or flavor. I'd take a bottle of 60 min or Torpedo any day over this.
  18. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    I felt exactly the same way.

    Was really happy to see this on the shelves by me so I grabbed it and while it was good, it didn't have that Torpedo or good DFH kick to it I was expecting.
  19. imduffman

    imduffman Aficionado (190) Ohio Oct 22, 2012

    will have a case tomorrow morning at Oxford Spirits in Oxford, OH.
  20. Lukaduke

    Lukaduke Aficionado (175) Maine May 22, 2012

    Came through DFH distro in Maine this week.... shelf priced at $12.99 bottled on 1/28. Grabbed one today but have yet to crack it open.
  21. anyone seen this in nj yet?
  22. KevSal

    KevSal Advocate (710) California Oct 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Hasn't come here just yet, but 13 bucks?! Not sure I can swallow that when I see abacus next to it for the same price... Not sure I'm gonna go in on this one, and I'm a huge SN supporter. Maybe if I catch it on tap
  23. Basically, its a good brew, but nothing that stands out. In my mind when you have two big craft names collaborating, id expect to drink it and want it again. For this I will save my 13 bucks for somethings else. Thats the thing I realized about Dogfish, whatever they put out, people will buy.
  24. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    I was at the DFH brewpub last week and got to try it on tap in the new IPA glass. Amazing! Hope it's as good from the bottle for $12!
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  25. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Savant (440) Vermont Sep 25, 2010 Beer Trader

    Pretty sure this is only coming from DFH's distro network, and VT distributor is already out of stock.
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  26. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Its everywhere in Cleveland/lakewood area if anyone is looking.
  27. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe L&L was bottled by Sierra Nevada, and therefore distributed by them, while Rhizing Bines was bottled by DFH.
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  28. jjheinrichs

    jjheinrichs Savant (410) Wisconsin Apr 13, 2010

    My mistake... looks like you're correct:


    "Rhizing Bines will be brewed at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware brewery. It’s expected to hit taps and shelves throughout Dogfish’s 27-state distribution network in February 2013."
  29. Beeranator

    Beeranator Savant (460) North Carolina Feb 8, 2013 Beer Trader

    Anyone seen this in NC yet?
  30. I tried this and, contrary to a lot of reactions here, I found it be plenty hoppy but also extremely and impressively well-balanced. I really liked it.

    But if you're looking for some kind of hop monster, this ain't it.
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  31. Where at in Northern California?
  32. azureoval

    azureoval Savant (470) California Jan 25, 2010

    Total Wine Roseville and Bevmo Fairway had it tonight.
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  33. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Advocate (660) Illinois Nov 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    This just hit chicago. Picked some up today @ plainfield binnys.
  34. Sweeeet! :)
  35. Arsenal_MC

    Arsenal_MC Aficionado (215) District of Columbia Feb 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    Big big letdown! Too sweet and not hoppy enough for me. They're everywhere in DC.
    Dogzbone likes this.
  36. Just bought a bottle in Columbus Ohio for 11.99.
  37. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Savant (305) New York Oct 21, 2004 Beer Trader

    Had it tonight - what a boring beer at double digit prices. Even if it was $6-7 I would not buy it again. IMHO- not worth the price at all.
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  38. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Poobah (1,065) New Jersey Oct 27, 2010 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I was disappointed with it also. Split some over the weekend with brothers-in-law. None of us were impressed and we normally are big fans of both breweries. Kind of a strange taste. Not very IPA-ish.
  39. Trilogy31

    Trilogy31 Savant (310) California Jan 13, 2011

    Big miss by two great, innovative brewers. Tastes like an imperial red with very mild hop notes. Kinda sucks, unfortunately not in the way Lagunitas does.
  40. ontherocks

    ontherocks Savant (250) Georgia Mar 4, 2008

    I think it is in the Atlanta area, am clueless about the local price. May check it out on payday (Thursday).