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Surfer's Summer Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewmaster Darron Welch calls this one an "English Style Summer Ale".

11.9 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.3% by volume
Bitterness: 25 IBU

(Beer added by: Shaw on 10-06-2003)
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

HoppySeb, Sep 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

KStark, Sep 06, 2014
4/5  rDev +13%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

CoryR, Aug 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

nmann08, Aug 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

PZBREW, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

MikeAllen, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Kylemif, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
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2.8/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled August 29th 2012.

A real crystal clear golden tangerine amber body, with slow rising faint carbonation crawling. Head grabs about two fingers off white an a little soapy. Fairly nice.

Bouquet has a little bit of an off putting sense of bile. Some faint orange estery senses and very light toasty grains seem to be hiding. Not that really great smelling here, but lord knows I've had worse.

Extremely wet bodied, with a carbonated Perrier quality in the palate. Weak. Lots of carbon dioxide, and faint dry toasted barley. Palate is incredibly difficult to pick out and beer senses of malt, fruity esters, hops, anything, amongst all this C02. A hammered down palate, warming brings barely a toasty malt sense.

This tastes like colored beer flavored Perrier, really not feeling the love here.

smakawhat, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3oz taster pour
Enjoyed on 9/3/12 at brewpub.

A: Simple clear golden yellow, looks like BMC, no lacing, no carbo.

S: Some light floral hopping. Some grassy, grainy malts. Light breadiness.

T: Much like I expected, it's a simple low ABV brew. Low hopping with grassy possibly Euro hops. Mild bitterness from them. Bready malts help to balance it nicely. Session summer brew.

M: It's a light body

inlimbo77, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650mL (bottled 7/26/2012) into a tulip. Pours a clear golden color w/ a frothy white head.

Aroma is fruity, floral, a little grassy, grainy.

Taste is dry and grainy, bready. Floral and fruity hop character. Refreshing and drinkable.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp w/ a dry finish.

Overall a pretty standard, easy-drinking summer ale.

draheim, Sep 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

twelveinches, Sep 09, 2012
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3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to pwnzilla for another gorgeous box of beer, including my third Pelican experience. One great, one not so much, so this is the tie-breaker. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

The pour is very beer: a gold that any 1970s beer commercial would be proud to advertise on Three's Company. Nose is grassy, grainy, with a healthy heap of sweet malt.

Surfer's Summer Ale puts the routine in routine. Hits the nose like a ball peen hammer: grassy, grainy, with a healthy heap of sweet malt. Hop tang at the tail end saves this from complete obscurity & gives it a finger or two of character. Easy to drink, I suppose.

Decent, but thoroughly forgettable.

maximum12, Aug 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Vyronian, Aug 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

gleemonger, Jul 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

shelby415, Jul 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

BillHilly, Jun 16, 2012
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jtosch, Feb 27, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured a clear golden yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of wheat, bread, toasted malt and light earthiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of wheat, toasted bread and light earthiness with a crisp dy finish.

Ratman197, Nov 26, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City, OR) on 8/30/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with a thin covering of bright-white head. This retains with a mostly light and creamy look, leaving back a good bit of spotty lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells grassy, with some softer citric fruit, sweet grains, and a touch of diacetyl. Fruit and malt really work this into having a bit of a hefty tanginess in the nose.

The taste is a mix of sweet bready biscuits and a bit of fruitiness, with a firm citric bitterness that gives this some assertiveness on the palate. The finish is dry, with lingering notes of fruit and butter hanging in there. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp and lively feel to the carbonation and an overall pretty easy drinking feel.

This wasn’t bad. It definitely has some English Pale Ale characteristics to it but then also had a bit of an easy drinking breeziness to the experience that kept things quaffable. I wouldn’t quite call this full-flavored but the overall drinkability helps elevate it a notch.

Kegatron, Sep 16, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is boardering on an American Wheat in style, though it's perfectly clear. Leaves a nice lace. Aroma and flavour is very light: wheaty biscuit; slightly grassy with hints of floral & citrus. Light to moderate body with a crisp finish. A nice summer brew.

Golden Promise malt
Wheat malt
Torrefied wheat
Glacier hops

Brewing Specs:
Style: English-Style Summer Ale
Gravity: 12.2 degrees Plato
ABV: 5.3%
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Color: Golden Yellow

Derek, Sep 07, 2011
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Surfer's Summer Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.