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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The vivid rose hue of this imperial Pale Ale comes from a combination of Munich and Caramel malts and a touch of red rice from Louisiana, birthplace of musician and collaborator Julianna Barwick (read all about that collaboration here!).

Julianna, who builds ecstatic choirs by looping and layering her voice, helped choose the ingredients for Rosabi and visited coastal Delaware to brew a test batch.

Citrusy Simcoe and Centennial feed Julianna’s love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi. What’s hoppy? … Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation.


1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Budboy (8) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Nice Amber color but smells like sour kraut and taste like crap enough said... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2693) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber orange with a dense off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, earth and spices. Flavor of caramel, citrus, earth, fruit, herbal notes and some light wasabi.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Clear reddish-amber with a big, lacy vanilla-colour head. A little cherry and spiciness, but not necessarily wasabi - could just as well be pepper. bitter, dry, hoppy taste with a hot bite and weak wasabi notes. Medium body, hoppy aftertaste and a little wasabi finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1118) - Maryland, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Poured a hazy reddish color with a large stable off-white head. Aroma has lots of rice, dry cherries, and some of the wasabi. Taste is very full with lots of rice and berries. Sweet cranberry finish. Very different from anything I’ve had before. Maybe a bit too much rice flavor. Some leaves in the taste too. Overall quite interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (298) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. A bit hazy copper with small stable beige head. Aroma of onion, hoppy, some maltiness, floral. Nice hoppy flavor, onion, caramel, herbs, very light hot, small itching in the tongue in the finish, dry. Light carbonation, medium-bodied. Very good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beaver (1326) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours hazy reddish orange with a medium creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet crystal malt with cascade like hops and maybe some musty wasabi?

The flavor is sweet sugary crystal malts with fruity hops and a little nuttiness and spice in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting beer. A bit overly sweet with not much noticeable wasabi.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisFields (77) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a rosy amber with a good head. Aromas of citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet and malty up front with a slightly sour bitter end. Wasabi is subtle but perceptible. A dry-ish finish with mild carbonation. Overall I find this one interesting. Good but not really what I was expecting.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
samsmith33 (397) - - OCT 23, 2014
Appearance : opaque with colorful reddish orange hue, white head. Aroma: hops, grass, straw, horseradish/wasabi comes later but once you key in on it, its there, and can start to feel that lovely burn in your sinuses. Taste: Odd (though not unexpected). Wasabi is very present, but seems to be disconnected from the main flavor. Some ash, sour fruit, citrus, grapefruit, Feel: medium carbonation. Some creamyness,that aeems to evaporate. Strange taste makes this hard to evaluate. Moments of interest, but overall falls short. A nice effort by dogfish head is appreciated but i can’t say I’ll spend $14 on this again.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2014
The beer smells very hoppy with a slight chemical quality and malts. The appearance is golden. The taste is like the aroma with a touch of wasabi. The palate is average. Overall it’s not what I thought it would be.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Palidor19 (2987) - Brandon, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2014
The hoppy in the beer has a acute amount of spice. Can taste the wasabi at the very end of the beer. It's smooth and has a full mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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