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Dogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing BinesDogfish Head / Sierra Nevada Rhizing Bines

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jason on 01-14-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 922 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of bluejacket74
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, bottled on 1/25/13. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a clear amber color with about an inch frothy off-white head that stayed around for a long time. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is on the light side, it smells like herbal, pine and citrusy hops, grainy malt, nuts and an earthy aroma. I had to let this brew sit out a while for the aroma to open up more. It tastes like herbal/grassy hops, wheat/grainy malt, nuts, light citrusy hops, sweet malt and some melon (honeydew). Finish is more sweet than bitter. It's an interesting tasting beer, and I'm liking it more the longer I drink it. There's good balance between the hops and malt in this brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, I think it's definitely worth trying. $11.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Jonny41
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of djw21
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of jlindros
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared with rudzud.

Big foamy creamy almost 2 finger head fades slowly with lots of soapy lacing, big bubbles, clear honey orange color.

Nose interesting and unique hops, light musty resin, fairly grassy herbal leafy, light spicy and very light citrus and little fruity, candy sweet malts, caramel, earthy like almost saison earthy, little booze with hint of phenols, hint pine syrup and what almost seems like hop extract, earthy hops, has that typical various time hopped characteristics from dfh.

Taste syrupy and spruce tree pine to start. Pine resin, sap, etc, earthy hops, very light citrus bit fruity too. Big sweet malts, bit of caramel, candy malts and even candy hops, little oily, light grainy malts and wheat flavors, touch biscuit. Fairly bitter but not a lot, little salty from the hops too. Finish is sticky syrupy, long lingering fairly bitter but piney oily light citrus.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb, very light booze, little oily.

Overall not very good, weird pine sap and oily but light citrus and sweet syrupy malts blend to a very meh flavor. Not a big winner in my book, just the wrong hop flavors and wrong overall combined characteristics, esp for a DFH and Sierra Nevada collab.

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Photo of babaracas
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a nice two finger white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light stone and tropical fruit, only a hint of hops. Flavor is unusual, light stone fruit, light citrus, caramel malt, tropical fruit, piney hops. Very nice medium to heavy body with pleasant creaminess, surpising body for an IPA. Flavors are so well integrated that they are hard to identify, but blend together into a unique but distinctly IPA flavor. Finishes with the malt body fading away and revealing nice citrus and pine hops. Not as aromatically intense as a lot of west coast IIPAs, but still having an intense hops presence and hoppy finish. I enjoyed the hell out of this is an unusual and well integrated IIPA that is worthy of two great breweries. Not for IPA fans who prefer hops over malt; this is malty, but well balanced.

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Photo of kirchy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of GennyCreamAle
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Nage37
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of laxer8811
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Donsmitty
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of BradKingston
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of rudzud
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to jlindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear honey hue with a one finger head that leaves very nice lacing and a nice halo.

S - Aromas of a pine sap resin dipa. Very unique aromas here good earthy notes and a solid malt back bone. Not bad.

T - Taste is more spruce tree than say, bubble gum but this is strange. The hop profile...I got nothing. Sweetness and some earth but the hop notes just confuse me greatly.

M - Mouthfeel is good for a dipa with nice carbonation. Lightly crisp.

O - Overall this beer confused me. The hop notes of fruity but not quite and Lindy but not tree just throws me for a curve. Do not want!

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Photo of Auror
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of razorsdescent
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.61/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap at the Ginger Man (review taken from notes).

The bar served this in a smaller snifter glass.

There was no real foam on this one over a light brown coloring.

The smell is pretty light. I get a little fruitiness, and that is about it.

The flavor is bitter up front. The flavor is a lot like an english pale. Overall a pretty good beer.

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Photo of dbc5
2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of cclark67789
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of oldp0rt
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of AdamL73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of imbibehour
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into an official Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A real nice super bronze and super crystal clear body, with some large cola like bubbles sticking to the edges of the glass. Head makes an easy four finger with an off white color, and a soapy like retention. As it settles, slow rising carbonation comes up just a little bit, lots of scattered like lacing, real nice looking beer.

An incredibly soft bouquet, and this very soft aromatic citrus grapefruit. It's pillow, toned down and very subtle. Herbal tea like action mixing in with the hop front.

Never had an Ipa taste like this before. Toned down juicy fruit, with an interesting crisp malt sense. Hop hits of orange and marmalade and citrus. Finish has an interesting toasty quality. Very controlled mix of bitterness and sweetness on the finish.

Overall it's a real interesting take on an IPA, with a real sort of mish mash of Enligsh herbality, and a hint of citrus American hop profiles. Very light and toasty crisp too. Very easy drinking, and also memorable.

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Photo of Theseanlewis
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-light gold to bronze in color, thin white head that dissipates quickly but leaves generous lacing on the glass
A- little aroma on opening, with warmth aroma gains a little maltiness but not the dry hop aroma expected
T-almost candy like character, heavy bubblegum and light cotton candy up front, followed by a slightly warm booziness, finishing with a sweet candy like maltiness
M-medium body with a smooth almost creamy mouthfeel
O- extremely drinkable with very unique hop flavor, sweet malts and candy like hop flavors make this a fun beer. It onlyleaves me wanting for that perfect dry hop aroma that would compliment thenhopmflavor so well.

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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.34/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. White head, moderate retention on a clear golden body. Aroma includes tangerine, tangelo, mango, papaya, some a fruity, pulpy, mongoey sweetness. Taste includes much of the same, with a nice bitterness and background sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Not really picking up the wheat but picking up notes of a lavender of sorts. Is this an flavor from a new hop? Not sure. Interesting flavors and quite tasty beer.

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Photo of Pinknuggets
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle to troegs strange glass

A: Orange in color and clean as can be, it is semi translucent but no cloudiness huge white head though.

S: there are some fresh hops in there and there is some malt in there (stronger then what I expect from an IPA). Not much else there

T: the taste is fresh hops upfront that seem to have a little bit of grassiness to them but it is nice. There is a malt backbone, but it is not very strong and doesn't seem to hold up to the abv though not off-putting.

M: First thing here is this thing is super oily, thin, and very watery which makes it go down easy for the abv that being said it does seem to take away the taste. Not much else to add here.

O: I was disappointed I was not expecting greatness but I like both dogfish head and Sierra Nevada but this really wasn't anything to write home about. I liked it but not great or worth the price might be worth a try, but wouldn't highly recommend.

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Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 922 ratings