Release Dogfish Head & Sierra Nevada Collaboration: Rhizing Bines

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  1. StylzMC

    StylzMC Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2012 Yukon (Canada)

    I was overwhelmingly disappointed with this.. I know we didnt get an old batch or anything, but it was all malt and very little hop aroma/flavor. I should have got a six of Sucks instead.
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  2. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    The reviews are not great :slight_frown: I'm still gonna try this, but the press release full of goobly goo hop infusion fanciness now just seems gimmicky and moot.
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  3. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Good point. Never would have thought DFH and SN could collaborate on such a blah beer. Everything is worth trying, but at the $16 I spent for it I feel like I got screwed
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  4. earlholman

    earlholman Disciple (380) Feb 25, 2013 Maryland
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    Anyone know where you can get this on tap? I'm wondering how different it will be than in bottles, as I was dissapointed in the hoppiness
  5. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    I had it at Churchkey on Saturday night, not sure if it is still on tap there or not. I have a bottle sitting in the fridge so I have not had it from the bottle yet, but i am pretty sure that on tap version is not going to change your opinion much. I was extremely disappointed when I tried it on Saturday, don't really get the beer at all. And welcome to BA by the way...
  6. StevenSpringer

    StevenSpringer Aspirant (246) Sep 26, 2011 California
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    yeah it was like at every whole foods and total wine
  7. StevenSpringer

    StevenSpringer Aspirant (246) Sep 26, 2011 California
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    I live in Chico too, where do you ever see those? All i see is pliny at S&S or Rays
  8. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Zealot (551) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    Disappointed for me, also. I was hoping it was more of a Sierra Nevada beer than a DFH beer - not because I don't like DFH, but was hoping it would have the interesting flavors and taste of DFH with a West Coast/SN hop bang to it, but it ended up tasting just too malty and I did not get much hops from it for an IPA either. I don't see myself buying this one again. My beer store has 75 minute available now for $3 cheaper and that beer is much more my style.
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  9. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    I was at the brewery this past weekend, and tried it without ever hearing about it before. I enjoyed it enough to pick up a couple bottles.

    I think the issue some reviewers have with this beer is rooted in pre-conceived notions.
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  10. mudbug

    mudbug Defender (612) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

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  11. Dogzbone

    Dogzbone Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012 New York

  12. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Disciple (370) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I had this on tap at the World of Beer in Evanston IL outside of Chicago, great beer!

    EDIT: Maybe it was because it was on tap? I felt like I really could notice the Hop effect of both the continual hop and the Torpedo. I quite enjoyed it. Was pricy on tap but I am glad I got to try it.
  13. beerhan

    beerhan Defender (619) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio
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    I felt a little cheated by this beer. I did not really pay much attention to the bottle, I just saw life and limb and assumed since it was more or less the same design/color scheme as life and limb 2 it would be a similar beer (i.e bottled by dogfish instead of sierra nevada). 11.99 for a very average IPA, I just felt kind of ripped off. I really wish they used a very different looking bottle.
  14. WBD

    WBD Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2013 South Carolina

    I had a bomber overnthe weekend. Nice hoppy taste but not over the top. My beer dude explained it to me that these were very new hops therefore mild. I paid 8.99 for the bomber which I thought was good.

    I was not a drain pour.

    I will be on a search for it this week. Put some away for later.
  15. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I brought a bomber with me to Valentines dinner at a sushi place in Pittsburgh. I intended on finishing the bottle, but it really underwhelmed me. However, listening to Sam, makes me want to try it again. I think I expected a fresh bitter hoppy beer, but it really wasn't. If I see it on draft, I'll give it a try again.
  16. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    My pre-conceived notion would be that it would be good. It wasn't.
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  17. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    Heh, I was referring to taste profile, but fair enough.
  18. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I agree. If I didn't go in thinking it would be a typical fresh IPA, then I doubt I would have been disappointed. It definitely has a lot of flavors.
  19. LiquidCucumber

    LiquidCucumber Devotee (482) Dec 18, 2009 Ohio

    Had it, loved it, wouldn't pay that much for it again. Maharaja is a much bigger beer and it's cheaper.
  20. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2004 New York
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    I went into drinking it not having read anything about the beer and having no expectations. I simply found it boring. I try every new beer Dogfish Head releases and sometimes they are enjoyable and sometimes not. Glad they keep innovating and as long as they keep making Palo Santo Marron, I'll be a happy Dogfish Head customer :slight_smile:
  21. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    All joking aside, I love DFH (even vacation in Rehoboth every summer partly to enjoy the brewpub) and Sierra Nevada. Just thought it was weird tasting and very unIPA-ish and too expensive to ever have it again.
  22. zappafrank

    zappafrank Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Ohio

    Yeah, just Ray's and Mangrove. Ray's and Chico Natural Foods are my go-to's for beer. The Co-Op has a SICK selection right now.
  23. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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    Had this on tap last saturday night and was very disappointed. Not a whole lot going on with it and I was let down by two of my favorite breweries.
  24. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    Was really excited to see it on the shelf, so had to get it despite the price, but...
    I was underwhelmed by everything about the beer but the label.
  25. 82300sd

    82300sd Initiate (37) Dec 24, 2012 California
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    I paired this beer with a meyer lemon bar and the flavors went well together. Probably goes well with any lemony baked goods
  26. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    I wasn't expecting the sourness I picked up in it...
  27. beerhan

    beerhan Defender (619) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio
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    Was there a slug in your bottle by any chance?
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  28. bcook582

    bcook582 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 California

    its been released in upstate NY i have my brother pick up 3 bottles for me $12 each, waiting for me to fly home in 3wls from SF.
  29. watsonmd

    watsonmd Initiate (0) May 16, 2009 Georgia

    It's at Pop's in Johns Creek. Also at TW. $11.99

    Last DFH I opened was Bitches Brew, which was pretty good. Before that, the Noble Rot was not at all satisfying. couldn't finish it. More like wine than beer. I am afraid to try this one, but I bought one anyway....
  30. RangnaR

    RangnaR Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 California

    No, but a fellow hophead tried a bottle, and noted a slight sourness to it, as well...
  31. NixonsHead

    NixonsHead Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Maryland

    I tried it on tap last night at the Judges Bench in Ellicott City, MD. Great beer bar. (I mention it just to say I believe it was handled and served with care)

    It was completely disappointing as an Imperial IPA. Not hoppy at all.
  32. zappafrank

    zappafrank Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2012 Ohio

    Ok, just tried for the first time. Was ready to hate it, due to this thread. But I think it is a very drinkable beer! Great, sweet IPA. Sort of like a sweeter, lighter Torpedo. With so many strong IPAs in th emarket these days though, Rhizing Bines will probably get bad mouthed quite a bit.
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  33. CreightonSM

    CreightonSM Disciple (336) Dec 23, 2010 New York

    Just had my first glass this afternoon at keystone pub in Allentown PA... Not what i expected but very very tasty.
  34. BeerRollups

    BeerRollups Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2013 Massachusetts

    Had this last weekend. As man others have commented, it was certainly not what I expected. I would have thought a torpedo hopped beer would have big hop flavor, not so with this. I would drink it again if it was half the price.
  35. BKBassist

    BKBassist Devotee (439) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    I wonder if there are multiple batches of this out there, because peoples reviews are all over the place. I tasted no hops at all, it almost had a Brett\wild ale feel to it. I enjoyed it, but a DIPA it was not.
  36. bosshop

    bosshop Initiate (190) Sep 13, 2012 New York

    I think I know how my first girlfriend felt, "fine, I'll do this but I know I am not going to enjoy it"
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  37. geoffpm

    geoffpm Initiate (167) Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    Really disliked this beer and at $15 a btl, I felt violated. Who stole the hops ?
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  38. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (2,358) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Tried Rhizing Bines already. Sorry to say, but it was mediocre.
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  39. brywhite

    brywhite Meyvn (1,227) Aug 27, 2009 California

    I was excited to try it too. Oddly sweet with no real hop presence except a faint "SN Pale Ale" taste on the finish. I don't understand how it had a big head but low carbonation - kinda gross and hard to swallow. I paid 13.99 for the bottle and (gladly) drain poured most of it.
  40. GuyIncognito

    GuyIncognito Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2012 Maine

    Big disappointment. Exactly the same as a 90 min. DFH has burned me for the last time on an overpriced bomber...
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