1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Rosabi - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
RosabiRosabi

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
82
good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 505
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 77 | 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:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-15-2014

An Imperial Pale Ale brewed with wasabi.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Rosabi Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 505 | Reviews: 67 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Beastcpa
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Disappointing, wasabi isn't prevalent at all

Photo of davegray
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schaffer9252
3.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
2.54/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Wasabi flavor. Have with sushi.

Photo of batt6343
4.33/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rbodacious
4.5/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Supported solidly by the constant high level quality from Dogfish.
This IMPA exhibits a gorgeous hue orange to a red line capped with a thick froth head.
Pepper hop spice scent is noted and is repeated slightly stronger on the tounge. Nice chili bitterness spreads, expanding to a semi sweet malt finish-then an
encore of peppery dryness. Satisfying and unique- totally Dogfish.

Photo of let8it8grow
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ale207
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - 3.75/5
The bottle claimed this beer had a "vivid rose hue", but it poured pretty orange-looking to me. Perhaps some red/brown hues to it, but basically it's an orange-red-brown color, emphasis on the orange. There is probably one finger of head. The beer is moderately clear. An average amount of carbonation is visible and is rising at a slightly slower than average rate. The look isn't bad, but I would have liked the brew to actually be red(-dish).

Smell - 3/5
Smells of citrus-pine hops. Couldn't really smell much beyond that. I would have liked to get some of the wasabi spiciness in the smell.

Taste - 2.8/5
Some sweet maltiness, a lot of pine-citrus hopiness. Maybe a hint of spiciness, but no more than that. I was kind of disappointed by the taste. I was hoping for more of a spice kick due to the wasabi, but there really wasn't any. This just tasted like a standard IPA (an expensive one!), for the most part. Also, the aftertaste is not very good.

Mouthfeel - 3.6/5
Beer is medium-light in body, fairly crisp. A fairly good carbonation kick, but far from overpowering.

Overall - 3/5
The wasn't a terrible beer, but it just didn't really stand out in any of the ways I was hoping for. The color wasn't red, I could barely detect the wasabi spiciness. The taste was only mediochre. I would never get this again, nor recommend this to others. Not because it's bad, but because I feel like I can get a better beer for way cheaper just getting a standard quality IPA.

Photo of moarmare
3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of deranma
4.31/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ism
4.11/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Preconceptions do this a disservice. The sharp freshness of wasabi is obliterated in the brewing process, but its essence is strong in the form of am herbaceous earthiness that combines well with resin and earthy hops.

It is fundamentally an IPA, and does well in that regard, delivered in an interestingly cloudy brown body with a 2-finger palomino head and below average retention. It is an artful offering and enjoyable in its uniqueness and strong base.

Photo of Pencible
3.82/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: This poured a cloudy copper with thick light tan head.
S: It smelled like bitter citrus and herbal hops, with caramel malt and chalky wasabi paste.
T: It tasted like bitter citrus zest and resin hops, with some chalky and spicy wasabi and earthy caramel malt. It had a clean and slightly spicy bitter aftertaste.
M: It was slightly thick with lots of carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was an interesting brew that accomplished exactly what the beer seemed to intend. Nicely balanced scent and taste that clearly showed the wasabi without it being overpowering. The body was ok, with a surprisingly smooth finish, so it wasn't difficult to drink at all. Not an instant classic, but a successful eccentric brew that's fun to try once.

Photo of abuono
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of griffey123
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GNH3
3.42/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of bobv
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Rosabi from Dogfish Head Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.