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Rosabi - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

485 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 485
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 21
Gots: 70 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with wasabi.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-15-2014)
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Bottle: Poured a deep amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with excellent retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is pretty dominant with some lightly caramelized malt. Taste is also dominated by strong citrus hoppy notes with some light spicy undertones and some toasted malt notes. There is also quite a bit of residual sugar in this beer. Body is full with good carbonation. I was expecting the beer to be quite a bit more spicy but the wasabi notes were quite subtle.

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3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served from tap in a snifter at Beelow's.

What, no ginger? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of soapy off-white foam. The nose comprises herbaceous greens, light biscuit, and a bit of dark pine. The taste is primarily a blunt streak of mild pine resin, sweet biscuit, and dark greenery, though the wasabi does occasionally make itself known in the form of an odd herbaceous character (and, no, there's not heat here whatsoever). I wanna say some wild rice comes through, too, but I can't really be sure; maybe it's just my constant drifting to the thought of sushi right now... The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a mostly fluid feel. Overall, this beer had an interesting idea, but the execution never reaches the heights of that piquancy. Instead of a spicy, wasabi-invigorated departure from the norm, we are given a mild, malty pale ale that leaves me wanting. It's not bad, but nothing I'll ever likely wanna drink again.

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Rosabi from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.