Rosabi - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by cjgiant:
District of Columbia
4.01/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Just tapped at the DFH I visited, kind of surprised it wasn't on tap already. It is interesting and different, as a lot of DFH beers are, and I think the wasabi root (I think it is) provides and interesting flavor/hop-dry feel.
A: clear rosé to amber, nice edge-clinging head with good lacing
S: grassy to meadow-like floral, but I also can get raw garlic and/or onion with some sniffs (I must admit this could be from food around me, but I think there is something herbal/spice-relayed there. The smell overall is not too powerful, rating adjusted for that.
T/M: has a maltiness that hints at other DFH beers, but is more bitter from the get-go than most. There is muted spicy bite up front that comes with a carbonation that accentuates it, but the beer's main flavors are APA in nature. There is a light woodiness that pervades the mid-to end taste that provides a dryness similar to some hops. On the down side, there is also a light metallic taste in there.
In the end taste the is a light burn, like a spicy food you don't think is that spicy, but builds (note: the beer doesn't get "hotter" throughout the taste). There is definitely a raw/green wood feel in the end, also.
O: I thought I would enjoy this beer, and I did. I was hoping it would be an oddball I could defend against the world, but it's not. It's a decent beer (by DFH standards) with some "off-centered"-ness. Classic DFH, and worth a try if you enjoy their beers in general, a must try if you like their oddball offerings, and a give-it-a-try if you enjoy standard APAs.
Serving type: on-tap
06-11-2014 21:14:47 | More by cjgiant
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4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This was an attractive beer. In a snifter it was a strikingly clear cherry amber color. There was a thick tan head that receded quickly, leaving a bit of lace.
Aroma was very herbal and earthy. Peppery in the nose. A bit of sweet fruit.
Herbal taste (? oregano). There was some late, subtle heat that I assumed was the wasabi. A little fruity, but in the background.
Medium-bodied and spicy.
I liked this beer a lot; I see I'm in the minority on this issue.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 18:12:53 | More by lordofthewiens
Rosabi from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.