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Bad Santa - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
17.0degree Plato
Alcohol: 6.7% by volume
Bitterness: 70 IBU
Color: 60 SRM

(Beer added by: ccrida on 01-03-2008)
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Labeled as a Cascadian Dark Ale, Bad Santa pours into a nice creamy tan head.
The smells are very much porter or stout, the hop flavor maybe not as strong as I expected.
Good solid, dark malty taste, residual bitterness but pleasant earthy finish. Overall a good beer, just not a black IPA to me, more like a well balanced hopped porter.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -7%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ssteakley
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a fine dark ale, chocolate/ coffee start to finish mild caramel malts, A little thin on The body overall but greAt for a cold Seattle night. GreAt beer to take go a Dark Ale party. I can or IPA's and just bring home a Dark Ale occasionally so try it and see what you think .

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/30/2013. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, light coffee, light char, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes with a fair amount of roasted malt balance; and decent strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, floral, grass, roasted malt, cocoa, toast, coffee, light char, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange/lemon zest, floral, grass, light pine, roast, cocoa, toast, light coffee, light char, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of citrus hop flavors with moderate roasted malt balance; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Black IPA. Flavors seemed to lean towards a standard American IPA overall, but there was still a fair amount of roasted flavor going on. Very smooth and crisp to drink; and a very enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Bad Santa from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.