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Parapet ESB - Northgate Brewing

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80
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Northgate Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Chaz on 07-23-2014)
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bomber into a glass. Pours a dark amber in color. Small head, just a thin rim above the beer, cream white in color. Weak aroma, but the hops are there. Lightly carbonated. Hops dominate the initial taste and the bitterness holds around in the aftertaste. The malts are there in the middle, but it is not as well balanced as the Bent Paddle 14o. This is a decent bitter, but like the Surly, too hopped up for the style. An ESB for IPA drinkers. For local bitters, I'd rank it along side the Surly Bitter Brewer, but given the fact that I have to drive a bit to find it, I expect I'll buy the Surly more often. I would buy this again to support the smaller brewer, but driving into Mpls for it is not in the cards, unless I am going for something else, too. Yeast floaties in the final pour. No biggie, just a note.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Had this on tap recently. I like it a lot. Its not a super traditional ESB as it is a little more hopped up, but its not into IPA territory. Overall I'd buy it again.

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3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra Special Bitter, ABV 5.6%, 47 IBU, SRM 12, 22 oz. The ale was brewed and packed {not packaged, or bottled?} in Minneapolis, MN. Maris Otter Pale Ale malt, English Pale Crystal Malt, English Dark Crystal Malt, English Flaked Barley, UK Target, UK East Kent Golding Hops, English Yeast.

Well, welcome one and all, to my first review of a Northgate beer. Long overdue. Their brewery is open for growler sales, but they have no taproom yet. Their beers are at local bars, but not the ones I visit, apparently. At last, I have a bottle in my possession, prepared to pour it and enjoy…

Clear, amber-hued, under a slim white ring of foam.

Aroma: sweet malty notes first, caramel tones, with lightly floral, spicy hop notes. Right in line for a British ale.

Taste: hops are hitting first, with a citric splash. Toasty, biscuity malts roll in next. Hop bitterness stay on top. Body is light to medium, with a long finish. Bright and delicious. I'm not normally into the ESB style, but this is one that makes the grade.
Thirsty for an ESB? Can't go wrong here.

Parapet ESB from Northgate Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.