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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

wedgie9's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2528) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Tasted on 6/12/14 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese. Pours clear, bright copper, with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace, leaving residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is very interesting with a nice bread malt aroma, some traditional resin hoppiness, and the earthy wasabi. The flavor is a bit more wasabi dominated, with all of the traditional bread malt and hops still present. It has the same dusty wasabi from the dried wasabi peas I’ve had. The body is nearly full with average carbonation and a long hoppy wasabi finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (604) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Storflaska i new york. Dimmigt gulbrun med smutsvitt skum. Kryddig doft. Lätt munkänsla med lite matt fruktighet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TychoJames (711) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Flaska 75 cl. Disig orangekulör. Kraftfull doft av barr och humle. I smak känns malt druva och barr och kryddor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mep3222 (994) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2015
"Red" malt aroma with piney resin hops. Taste is malty and full flavored with a bitter hop finish. Wasabi gives a slight heat and different bitterness, but not hot enough to detract at all. Tastes like a strong flavorful pale ale with a bitter dry hop finish. Not a huge fan of the hop profile, but a descent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Nice intersting beer that has a bit of heat on the palate from the wasabi but a good ipa type ale in its own right with the hop profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2015
75cl bottle from Total Wine Tampa, it showed as new in stock, back home notice a bottled on date of 05/2013. Great and where is the damn wasabi?!? Ambrée/orangée, col épais beige. Arôme au bouquet finement wasabi, le houblon reste assez présent avec des effluves mettant nettement en avant les malts; chocolaté et caramel. Palais est léger profil reste fort centré sur les malts, le wasabi en a quais disparu. Retrouve une bière sur une base maltée conséquente et plaisante avec un houblonné moyen qui apporte une belle note citronnée. Bière correcte mais qui sans l’ingrédient phare perd tout son charme.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (4926) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Aroma is flowers, spices, bread and hops. The flavor is citrus, tropical fruit, spices, fruit, spices, bread/malts and a tart/sour/bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2015
750 ml bottle poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness, wasabi, grassiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with dry finish. Flavors of caramel, wasabi, earthiness and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering wasabi finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (1018) - Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Wegmans - another disappointment. I'm not getting a ton of the Wasabi. It's reading as just bitter. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3854) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle from Wegman’s fairfax. Pours golden with an inch of white foam. A bit of floral on the nose. Some decent floral hop notes on the tongue. I can’t say I’m getting much influence from the wasabi. Not feeling this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
(On Tap) Clear rosy golden with good white head. Pine and citrus aroma. Light bodied with mouthfilling carbonation. Complex flavour, mainly citrus and hops. AN interesting and enjoyable beer.

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