Rhizing Bines Question

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RBassSFHOPit2ME, Mar 19, 2013.

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  1. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Can anyone justify the $13.99 price tag for a 8% DIPA at Bevmo, other than the fact that it's from two well respected breweries?

    Can I please suggest no answers that relate to disposeable incomes. I'd pull the trigger, but without good reason, I just won't on principle.

    Thoughts? Discuss.
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  2. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,026) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Tickers gonna tick...
  3. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Not sure what your looking to hear...
    I paid 15$ for the beer and it was'nt worth it.
    It was unique and well made but just didn't come together well in my opinion.
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  4. oldp0rt

    oldp0rt Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Quebec (Canada)


    I like DFH, so I tried it. Wasn't for me. Would have bought something else.
  5. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Georgia

    I paid 11.99 to try it because to breweries that know hops ought to be great. I was severely underwhelmed. I would pass for sure and maybe get it if its ever on tap somewhere if you wanna try it that bad.
  6. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Devotee (476) Oct 4, 2012 Minnesota
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    Paid $2 for a 4oz sample on tap. I won that game.

    Not a bad beer, but I certainly wouldn't pay full price for a bottle.
  7. tcanaday

    tcanaday Initiate (0) Oct 23, 2012 California

    I regret the 14.99 I spent on it.
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  8. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

  9. loafinaround

    loafinaround Aspirant (296) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    got a free tasting. my opinion = "meh" wouldn't buy it. then again, there are a lot of IPA's I'd say likewise.
  10. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    No, but anytime there's a collaboration, especially one between 2 breweries with pedigrees like SN and DFH, you're gonna pay a premium over a standard bomber. I paid $16 for it and after drinking it I can tell you I wouldn't pay $5 for it
  11. RyanSchwam

    RyanSchwam Aspirant (263) Oct 30, 2012 Delaware
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    I feel like with all the west coast hop forward IPAs it was set up for disappointment, and it did indeed. I do take it for what it is, but in my market (S.FL) with Sucks being introduced ~same time, it's just not in the same ball park for a DIPA. I respect DFH, as they push the envelope every time they release a beer it seems like...but this one didn't stack up for me.
  12. ffenski

    ffenski Initiate (27) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    I haven't had this yet, but I will. Regardless of price and reviews. I have had hundreds of beers with similar flavors, and I like to try different flavors. There are beers I have refused to buy. There are beers I have tried that I thought might be OK but have been disgusting. Expand your horizons. The fact that it comes from 2 respected breweries makes it more enticing.
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  13. dan027

    dan027 Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    If money isn't much of an issue just do it. I was super excited because I love both brewers and it was not even close to what I was expecting but I definitely don't regret buying it, how else could I have known? Who knows, you might love it. And out of curiosity, what is the principle? 8% is too low of an ABV for that price?
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  14. Jimmys

    Jimmys Meyvn (1,443) Jan 5, 2009 Pennsylvania

    yeah a bit on the pricey side, however on par for what DFH charges for most of their big bottle beers. I thought it was pretty tasty, but I did have a super fresh bottle.
  15. Demer

    Demer Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2010 New Jersey

    I wasn't into it. Like mentioned above it was very underwhelming and meh.
  16. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Meyvn (1,248) Feb 27, 2009 Illinois
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    No, and this is why I will not buy it. This beer should be around $10.
  17. billandsuz

    billandsuz Disciple (300) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    uh, you are the demand answer to the supply question.

    don't buy it. then don't sweat it.
    plenty of great beer out there. your money is hard earned, spend it wisley and sleep well.

  18. ratbraz

    ratbraz Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I love how everyone's like 'this dfh beer is a disappointment' & 'how does dogfish justify this pice tag?'

    No mention of Sierra Nevada? Both breweries are responsible, yet what a shock, more hip dfh hate.

    For th record, two of my fave breweries
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  19. GennyCreamAle

    GennyCreamAle Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2009 New York

    This particular collaboration went thru Dogfish Heads wholesale network. The bottle and label design are reminiscent of Dogfish Head style so it is easy to lose sight of Sierra Nevadas role in creating this brew.
  20. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    I'm more disappointed in Sierra Nevada than I am DFH. There are 6-7 SN beers I'd drink year round and be happy. DFH makes good beer, they're just hit and miss. I had Rhizing Bines on tap at a cheap, cheap pub for $7 a pint and I regret it. It was not good at all for two respected brewers...borderline embarrassing
  21. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Meyvn (1,126) Mar 1, 2009 California

    Very...very TRUE.
  22. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I was excited to try it and was very disappointed with it. Not really sure what they were going for on this one. It had a strange, non-hoppy flavor to it. I dig most of DFH's out-there brews, but not this one. I regret it not being better, but can't say I regret trying it.
  23. GodlessWatermelon

    GodlessWatermelon Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2012 Maryland

    It's tasty but it ain't worth no $15
  24. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    What makes you think those two breweries know hops? Its not like its a collaboration between Alpine and Kern River. I mean have you ever drank 90 Min?
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  25. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,026) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    No, but I have had celebration. If that's hop ignorance I would hate to see hop genius.
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  26. Cbusssted

    Cbusssted Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Ohio

    Celebration is ok, I suppose. I guess its awesome when you compare it to any DFH hoppy beer.
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  27. leprakhan

    leprakhan Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2009 California
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    Whats the big idea sourcing the hops from the East Coast!? Everybody knows the best American hops come from the great northwest. The red winter wheat might have flawwed it some too. I've had that grain in a couple different beverages n so far only Makers Mark has been able to make it work. That being said, just re-release Life n Limb 2!
  28. beerhan

    beerhan Defender (612) Apr 28, 2010 Ohio
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    Considering this beer is weaker than most of the year round beers from both breweries yet costs more than a 4/6 pack of any of them I cannot justify the price. I gave it a shot and was incredibly underwhelmed by it. Sure it is different but different does not equal taste. I would honestly like a good explanation for the cost of this beer though because I cannot understand the price tag especially considering the last life and limb was delicious yet two thirds the cost.
  29. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    Maybe their pedigree speaks to their knowledge of hops. Both the breweries you cite are like little brothers to the breweries you question.
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  30. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

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  31. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I have seen it for $21. Ugh. IMO, the prices do not really surprise me. Breweries are going to have costs to cover and I suspect collaborations and special/smaller runs are going to increase unit costs. To justify these experiments, selling prices are going to be higher. If we are going to see these "innovative" brews, I would expect them to cost more( Good or.....not so good). If brewers can't make money doing it, they won't do it and damn the consumer
  32. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I suppose I am happy that I have been unsuccessful in finding this beer in my area. As a DFH and SN fan, one would have thought it would have been a trmendous success therefore justifying the price. Really dissappointing that it does not capture what they are both know for; great, hoppy beers. Oh well, such as life. Better luck on their next venture.
  33. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 Illinois

    The cost to the shop charging 21$ is like.. ten bucks.
  34. FlakyBiscuit

    FlakyBiscuit Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This store's markup strategy is insulting. I have seen RB mostly at $13.
  35. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,524) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Same here.
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  36. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Reading this thread I was expecting the beer to be curb stomped in the ratings, sitting at an 83 right now. I try anything DFH puts out, and when you add in another brewery I love in Sierra Nevada...I just have to try it to form my own opinion.

    It's going to suck paying the normal $13 for their bottles though, I can admit that.
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  37. skinsfan

    skinsfan Zealot (583) May 24, 2005 Maryland
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    Yep, you are the big winner on this one! Well played. Wish I had done the same.
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  38. audioserf

    audioserf Aspirant (253) Sep 3, 2010 Connecticut

    A buddy picked a bottle up for me, I haven't had it yet. I saw the $14.99 price tag on it and gave him this dumbfounded look before thanking him. Dang that's an expensive IPA.
  39. watsonmd

    watsonmd Initiate (0) May 16, 2009 Georgia

    Have this waiting in the fridge, but I was also let down by Noble Rot. Have to try it, but DFH not winning me over lately. But I must admit, Bitches Brew, is working hard to keep me in the DFH arena....
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  40. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (180) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    DFH is a hop killer with the yeast they use and residual malt profile.
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