Dogfish Head Rosabi
Dogfish Head Rosabi is an Imperial Pale Ale Brewed With Wasabi. I was hesitant to even buy this. I am not a fan of wasabi, I don’t want that glob of spicy green stuff anywhere near my sushi let alone my beer! I decided to take a chance since my wife is such a big fan of the stuff, I figured she can have the rest if it was too much for me.
I am very shocked at how much I like this! I’m surprised that the wasabi isn’t spicy and intense like you get with sushi. That flavor is actually very subtle and earthy, and the beer itself has a touch of balancing sweetness from the malts.
This is really quite good, but it should be interesting how people react to this one! I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of wasabi intensity, but I’m sure that will translate into disappointment for many others.