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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
Opaque orange, off-white foam head. Bitter aroma, floral and hay. Quite bitter taste, likewise aftertaste. (Houston 201408)

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
750 ml bottle. Aroma is floral, herbal, peach, an odd aroma I can only guess is the wasabi. Smells a little old, dammit; bottled on 5/23/14--guess I should have picked up a bottle of this sooner. Pours hazy burnt orange with a medium beige head with great retention. Taste is bittersweet with herbal, citrusy, pineapple, and alcohol in flavor along with that unique flavor that must be the wasabi; no heat, which I really wanted in this. Tastes past its prime. I was really looking forward to this, and I’m sure it’s much better fresh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
At first the wasabi was almost non-existent, but as the beer warmed a few degrees, it became prevelant (never overpowering). That said, I just didn’t get into it. A taster beer, not one I’d like a pint of. Carmel malts and lightly citric fruity grassy hop base. Decent beer, but subpar, especially for the price

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
8/17/2014. From bottle. Dark amber color. Citrus, malt, caramel aromas with a hint of wasabi. Similar flavors. The wasabi is not overwhelming. Almost too muted if that is the feature ingredient in this beer. Not bad though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
750 mL bottle from Beer Run, opened 6/12/14. Seems viscous coming out of the bottle and features a dense tan head. Good head retention, solid lacing, clear and berry colored. Aroma of peppery horseradish, wasabi I guess, resin and citrus hops and some earthiness. The taste is citrus, resin hops, pale malt, strong wasabi finish, which comes across almost like potato chips. Medium bodied, low carbonation, strong lingering bitterness, not terribly well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1131) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
750 mL bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a branded stem glass. Pours clear copper with a small beige head that fades to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big wasabi and citrus, along with caramel, pine and herbs. The flavour is lightly sweet with caramel, fruit and an initially subtle wasabi note that builds progressively toward a long, hot wasabi finish. There is also a moderate citric hoppiness throughout that provides nice balance. On the palate it is medium in body with a milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall an interesting spicy wasabi pale ale. The wasabi is a bit too dominant in the finish for my taste. 2014-08-16

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (351) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Wasabi comes through slightly but not to an overpowering. Looks good and pretty smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCaptMatey (11) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Poured reddish orange with a thick head. This IPA hosts hints of citrus along with its key note Wasabi flavor, which is more noticeable in this beers finish and aroma. A decent novelty beer, but not as interesting as other Dogfish works of art.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (875) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
Reddish color with a thick white head. Aroma is hoppy with a bit of earthiness and mild spice. Flavor is light hops, with a fairly earthy finish. Spice underneath, kind of an interesting profile. Very light burn in the aftertaste. Wife: 3.7

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (3752) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Apple and orange peel. Hazy orange, enormous yellow head, nice lace. Very oaky orange peel flavor. Medium body, light carbonation, alcohol not noticeable. No hint of wasabi or rice unless it presents itself as oak. Surprisingly un-weird for Dogfish Head, just a really good APA.


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