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Rosabi - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

258 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 258
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.08%
Wants: 18
Gots: 51 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by cjgiant:
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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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Rosabi from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 258 ratings.