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Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada Collaboration: Rhizing Bines

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

  1. Trilogy31

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

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

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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 :p
     
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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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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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

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

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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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    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

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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

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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.
     
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    I'll be drinking this at the brew pub Saturday!! Can't wait!!
     
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    Had it at the brewery and from a bottle purchased at the brewery. I thought it was excellent.
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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    will have a case tomorrow morning at Oxford Spirits in Oxford, OH.
     
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    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.
     
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    anyone seen this in nj yet?
     
  22. KevSal

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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
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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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

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

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

    http://www.dogfish.com/community/ne...-nevada-brew-east-meets-west-imperial-ipa.htm

    "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

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    Anyone seen this in NC yet?
     
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    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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    Where at in Northern California?
     
  32. azureoval

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    Total Wine Roseville and Bevmo Fairway had it tonight.
     
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    This just hit chicago. Picked some up today @ plainfield binnys.
     
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    Sweeeet! :)
     
  35. Arsenal_MC

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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

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

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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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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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