Dogfish Head Rosabi

Dogfish Head Rosabi

Rated 3.375 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Strong Ale

8% Alcohol by Volume

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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. 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.

ID: 57322 Last updated 7 years ago Added to database 7 years ago

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Overall Rank6345
Overall Percentile86.6
Style Rank204 of 722
Style Percentile71.7
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.1
Average Score3.600
Weighted Score3.375
Standard Deviation0.430

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  • CYBERCAT 10151 reviews
    rated 4.1 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a clear coppery amber with a thick and frothy buff head. Aroma has malty, clove, hoppy, hay, and subtle - is that the wasabi? - tones. Flavor pleases with its hoppy, malty, clove, caramel, and subtle spicy notes - not bold or fierce, but enjoyable. Firm texture has a strong and lasting fizz, while woody hops and a bit of wasabi come forth in the finish. Rice, wasabi root, and the classical ingredients of beer combine for a nice liquid concerto.

  • BEAV 1788 reviews
    rated 3.4 6 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 6

    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.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.4 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Tasting at Rockwell Grill. Opaque orange, off-white foam head. Bitter aroma, floral and hay. Quite bitter taste, likewise aftertaste. Good beer. (Houston 201408)

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    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.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    A deep red amber colored beer. A sudsy textured light vanilla cream head. There’s great hang time on the head. A light film and thick tinglet are left. Grassy, earthy, caramel all dance in thr nose. The wasabu, pepper comes forward in a caramel based beer. Clean finish.

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