It's Friday night, the kids are in bed! What beer are you celebrating with?
Tonight I'm going with an outstanding collaboration brew- Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada's "Rhizing Bines". This is described as an "east meets west imperial IPA" on the Dogfish web site.
Dogfish Head/Sierra Nevada Collaboration
8% ABV 70 IBU's
The bottle tells the tale of the beer-" Rhizing Bines is a collaborative IPA using the best of both coasts: Carolina-grown red fife wheat and Dogfish Head's continual-hopping from the East and Sierra Nevada's estate-grown caramel malt and Torpedo dry-hopping from the West"
Rhizing Bines pours an orange amber hue, with a HUGE, airy white head.
Immediately you're greeted with massive amounts of hoppy, sweet fruit aroma, wafting out of the glass with purpose. There are underlying hints of spice and sweet fresh baked bread.
Mouthfeel is moderate yet soft. It's very smooth, almost creamy.
Taste if pronounced, fruity sweet hops up front, just like the smell. (It's brewed with Bravo and an experimental hop so new it only has a number- 644). It's got that distinctive bitterness that you expect, reminiscent of Sierra Nevada's "Torpedo Extra IPA". And of course there is the subtle spice, which creates a dry, bitter, hot and spicy finish.
I love, love, love this beer. It's exceptional. The flavors are extraordinarily clean and distinct, and work absolutely perfectly together. I highly recommend this beer! A true "WOW" beer.
What beer are you enjoying on this Friday night, now that the kids have gone to bed?