vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque orange, off-white foam head. Bitter aroma, floral and hay. Quite bitter taste, likewise aftertaste. (Houston 201408)
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
slowrunner77 (444) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Beergeek23322 (2220) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
neuromatt (1131) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
bubblehouse (351) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wasabi comes through slightly but not to an overpowering. Looks good and pretty smooth.
TheCaptMatey (11) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Gachupines (875) - USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
obguthr (3752) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.