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Riverdog ESB - Calapooia Brewing Company

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Riverdog ESB
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Reviews: 3
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Calapooia Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 03-16-2007

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 6
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Photo of Spikester
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
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..

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Photo of stript
2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of RedDiamond
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
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?

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Photo of fortheunheard
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of bobotron
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Riverdog ESB from Calapooia Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.