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Riverdog ESB - Calapooia Brewing Company

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Riverdog ESB
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Calapooia Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 03-16-2007)
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Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A fine ESB that deviates somewhat from the English version it is trying to emulate. Dark amber with a two finger head and plentiful lacings. Aroma is dark floral hops, some caramel.
Taste is dark bitter euro and Northwest hops, sweet rich dark malts make for a well balanced ESB. The hops are slightly too citrus but that didn't detract from the enjoyment at all. Modest carbonation. Good mouthfeel.
Good session brew at 5.5%abv.

Spikester, Jan 08, 2009
Photo of Reidrover
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Imperial pint in a dimpled mugs at "f/stop Fitzgeralds" bar in Salem. $4.00
Nice copper coloured ale with a off white inch high head that sticks.
Good English hop profile for a while then the usual PNW takes over..strong malty caramel.
Nice tasty yet balanced beer..gret hop profile balanced by a chewy maltiness.
Very nice on the tongue ..complex yet goes smooth.
Overall a very drinkable well made PNW ESB..

Reidrover, Feb 19, 2011
Photo of stript
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

stript, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of RedDiamond
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Riverdog is a beer with the kind of attitude problem I can really appreciate. It makes a strong showing of Willamette and Cascade hops in a punky yeast environment that draws to a sharp close. It shows standard coloring and body and the yeasted aroma arrives only after coaxing.

Lots of zest and tangy flavor here. It strays a bit from English tradition, but isn’t that what America is all about?

RedDiamond, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +3.6%

fortheunheard, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of bobotron
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

bobotron, Feb 22, 2014
Riverdog ESB from Calapooia Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.