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Rosabi - Dogfish Head Brewery

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389 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 20
Gots: 63 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

750ml capped bottle at fridge temp poured into a large mug, leaving about an inch and a half behind and any sediment it contained. Bottled on 5/23/2014.

Pours slightly hazy amber/bronze with a medium sized off white head that sustains itself nicely with a significant amount of active carbonation. Smell is hay, mild yeast, something vegetative.

Taste is malty with a nice, slightly hidden bitter backbone and just the slightest hint of wasabi (which I wouldn't have detected or named if it wasn't printed on the label).

Mouthfeel is thick and a little chewy. Overall, it's not bad.

snaotheus, Tuesday at 03:42 AM
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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with an impressive head; excellent retention and a fair amount of lacing

Smell: Caramel, resinous hops and a vague sense of the wasabi (though I wouldn't have picked it out if I wasn't looking for it)

Taste: Caramel dominates the front, with the resinous hops building, in the middle; after the swallow, the rice comes through in the malt profile and the wasabi appears in the finish, particularly as the beer warms; to my surprise, I find some heat on my lips

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; modest heat from the wasabi

Overall: I like the way the wasabi was handled in this brew as it brings the flavor without bringing too much of the heat; the rice is also a nice adjunct that complements the Japanese aspect; not something I would likely seek out again but I am glad I tried it

brentk56, Saturday at 07:06 PM
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Dogfish Head has a huge following. Their beers fly off of the shelfs, and kegs in pubs drain quickly. Good for them. However, here is my personal take in their products; 1) their products are wide-ranging, obviously, 2) Their best made IPA is Hellhound, 3) 60 minute IPA is now quite pedestrian, and 4) most of their beers fall a little short in fermentation, too sweet. Again, they are immensely successful, and the owner/founder is a craft beer pioneer, one of the originals, and craft beer lovers applaud his commitment. Who am I to critique these guys? However, if one could manage to be objective, what I cite above would be hard to argue.

mirp1, Sep 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange-copper color with a one finger head of just off-white foam. The head fades fast leaving a trace level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a lightly toasted malty smell mixed with tons of herbal and somewhat vegetal aromas of a green onion and cabbage smell. Some sweeter aromas of a fruity nature, consisting of a bit of apricot and melon are there as well, along with an earthy hop smell. A little bit of spicy wasabi mixes in with the rest to overall produce a muddled mess of a smell. Not really too pleasant.

Taste – The taste begins with a thick malty taste with doughy and lightly toasted bready flavors. Along with these flavors are some herbal and earthy hop tastes as well as a moderately sweet taste of caramel and fruits of a citrus and apple nature. The vegetal flavors that were detected in the nose come to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste with them accompanied by some grassy and light wasabi flavors as well. The herbal and earthy hops step it up at the end and with a bit of spice and some almost chive like flavors coming to the tongue, one is left with an oddly sweet vegetal and malty hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the odd mix of flavors the thicker body is a bit much with a thinner body and higher carbonation level likely being better for the odd mix of flavors, creating a slightly more easy drinking feel.

Overall – A very interesting brew, but certainly not one I will come back to. Actually it is sorta disgusting. Just a little too muddled in aroma and taste with very non-complimenting flavors. for $10 a bottle this is a bad buy. I say avoid.

Darkmagus82, Sep 07, 2014
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Rosabi from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.