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RATINGS: 160   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 Juliannaís love of hops, and the star of the show is her go-to ingredient: wasabi. Whatís hoppy? Ö Wasabi. The Japanese root adds bittering and herbal notes similar to hops, with its subtle heat creeping in after the kick of carbonation.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2504) - 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 Iíve had. The body is nearly full with average carbonation and a long hoppy wasabi finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1060) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1033) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle poured a lightly hazy orange-rose hue w/ large rocky head and thick sticky lacing. Moderate sweet herbal aroma. Initial flavor is mild sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are caramel, straw, wasabi, and lime. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Backlog. Draft at DFH Alehouse-Falls Church. Once again, I ran out to try the new strange DFH brew. The benefit and curse of living 2 miles from the alehouse. Amber with offwhite head. Citrus and herbal hops, with some messy herbs and spices. No wasabi heat or burn, just an off-putting herbal mess. Is it new and experimental? Yes. Is it good? No. No it is not.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
halfonit (1214) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy deep, dark amber color. Aroma is hops, orange, and oak. Smells absolutely fantastic! Heavy palate. Flavor is the same. Nice and hoppy, yet citrusy, earthy and delicious. Leaves a bittersweet citrus finish. I donít taste any wasabi in this but there is a little heat after a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2159) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Lost review from last fall. Surprisingly dark, though it was dark in the restaurant so couldnít tell how red. Unusual herbal aroma. Light wasabi heat in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2350) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Hazed amber color with white head, quite beautiful. A nice floral aroma. Floral hop (distinctive DFH) flavor, almost fruity, with just a touch of heat in the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6737) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2015
750ml, was not crazy about this one. earthy bitterness, not a lot of wasabi but it makes itself a bit more evident as beer warms. OK

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2015
nah, it was just undrinkably bad malts, i didnt really even get the other crap they threw in there, these beers are going to be the death of dogfish head, another terrbile 750

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4540) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Location: 750 ml bottle from State Line, 1/11/15, Bottled 5/15/14

Aroma: The aroma is citrus and floral, some wasabi, spice notes, and a good bit of earth as well
Appearance: A murky reddish color with a smallish bubbly beige colored head and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The flavor is fairly balanced between the wasabi, the sweet malts, and a light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, with a softer carbonation, well hidden ABV, and a smooth, spicy finish
Overall Impression: Perhaps the hops have faded a bit (since this bottle is more than half a year past bottling), but I enjoyed what this beer has developed into. The wasabi component of the flavor actually works pretty well, you can tell it is there, but it doesnít completely overpower the rest of this beerís components. Iím not sure the combination would ever be a favorite of mine personally, but the whole thing feels very well crafted. Iíve happily enjoyed a good portion of the bottle, and Iím plenty happy to finish off the rest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevd193213 (903) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Light amber pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of earthy hops and vegetables. Medium bodied with a malty backbone. Sharp finish. Didnít get much of the wasabi.


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