Rhizing Bines, you guys!
I didn’t have high expectations for this beer, but I was still dying to try it because any collaboration between Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada can’t be bad. Though I didn’t use their super cool new wiggly IPA glass to taste this, it still ended up blowing me away.
This imperial IPA clocks in at 8% ABV with a pretty heavy body and some yummy fruity-herbal hops that lend themselves to hints of strawberry banana, melon, and bubblegum. I typically go for more sticky, resin-y hops, so this was a nice change.
This past weekend, I even got to try some out on tap at the brewery during the 2013 Weekend of Compelling Ales and Whatnot - pics coming soon!