Release Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada Collaboration: Rhizing Bines

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  1. Trilogy31

    Trilogy31 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 California

    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 Devotee (474) Dec 4, 2007 Delaware
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    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 Aspirant (219) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    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. SierraTerence

    SierraTerence Initiate (166) Mar 14, 2007 California

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

    JohnnyMc Champion (889) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    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 :stuck_out_tongue:
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  6. thampel09

    thampel09 Defender (643) Apr 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    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 Initiate (146) Dec 18, 2012 Vermont

    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 Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2011 Arizona

    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 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    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 Aspirant (287) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    Plenty on long island in new york. Its pretty good, just had it last night.
  11. RRtransvestification

    RRtransvestification Aspirant (287) Dec 21, 2012 New York
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    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 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    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 Aspirant (219) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    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 Aspirant (282) Jul 31, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    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 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    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 Aspirant (281) Sep 27, 2011 New Hampshire
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    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 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    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 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Ohio

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

    Lukaduke Initiate (0) May 22, 2012 Maine

    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. facundoCNB

    facundoCNB Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2012 New Jersey

    anyone seen this in nj yet?
  22. KevSal

    KevSal Savant (968) Oct 17, 2010 California
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    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. CKYnick01

    CKYnick01 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 Delaware

    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 Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2010 New Jersey

    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 Aspirant (232) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
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    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 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Its everywhere in Cleveland/lakewood area if anyone is looking.
  27. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    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 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Wisconsin

    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 Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    Anyone seen this in NC yet?
  30. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (388) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    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. BlakeSmith

    BlakeSmith Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2012 California

    Where at in Northern California?
  32. azureoval

    azureoval Aspirant (286) Jan 25, 2010 California

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

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    This just hit chicago. Picked some up today @ plainfield binnys.
  34. PaulStoneAnchor

    PaulStoneAnchor Disciple (375) May 30, 2009 California
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    Sweeeet! :slight_smile:
  35. Arsenal_MC

    Arsenal_MC Initiate (100) Feb 25, 2013 District of Columbia
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    Big big letdown! Too sweet and not hoppy enough for me. They're everywhere in DC.
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  36. jmckinney2323

    jmckinney2323 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2012 Ohio

    Just bought a bottle in Columbus Ohio for 11.99.
  37. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2004 New York
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    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 Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    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 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 California

    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 Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2008 Georgia

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