Bad Santa - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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4.1/5 rDev +4.9%
Poured from 22 oz bottle, after a long evening of drinking.
Gotta love Pelican. Bad Santa is a perfect example of a hoppy CDA. Nice citrus and roasted malt flavors up front lead to a slightly burnt flavor on the finish. Mouth feel is medium with nice carbonation. Quite enjoyable and a nice example of the style.
11-06-2011 05:32:41 | More by oregonskibum
3.98/5 rDev +1.8%
Poured nearly black with a ruby tinge and two fingers of sticky khaki head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, and roasty caramel toast.
Moderate carbonation and a fairly light mouthfeel. Grapefruit-dominated citrus up front with some light caramel malt. Roasty, bitter coffee on the tail end mingling with pine.
I like that the flavor balance seems to favor the hops over the roast, although I could have used just a little more heft overall. Still, very tasty.
11-06-2011 05:12:12 | More by grittybrews
4.08/5 rDev +4.3%
Brought back yesterday in a growler from the brewpub, where the bar tender described it as an "dark English IPA". I didn't really think it would be appropriate to categorize this as a regular English IPA so I went with the old catchall, American Strong.
Appearance is a very dark garnet with a impressively large, tight and creamy, olive tinged khaki head that is slow to recede and leaves a lot of lace...from a day old growler I'm really impressed, this one obviously has a ton of hops. Served in a nonic at fridge temp.
Smell is moderate, but very hoppy, lot of earthy spice, a bit of citrus and some sweet malt. I can't help think of fresh earth or mud, in a pleasant way.
Taste is dark, toasty malt, fairly robust, with a blast of hops, both spicy as well as some citrus that doesn't come across as much in the nose. A nice, coffee-grind like astringency and a lingering, bitter finish that flashes a hint of alcohol. I much prefer the spiciness of the hops in this black IPA more then the recent grapefruit flavored anniversary offerings from Stone and Avery.
Mouthfeel is very creamy, with a heavier body.
Drinkability is pretty good. It really grew on me, and although I wasn't to impressed when I sampled it at the brewery, this pint went down with ease.
01-03-2008 06:45:35 | More by ccrida
3.4/5 rDev -13%
Dumb-assed 22oz format bottle. Bottled on date of 9/30/13. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured an almost solid black color, just some bare translucence at the edges, with over an inch of tan head that had moderate retention and very light lacing.
The aroma was low on malt, lightly roasty, and had a very subdued hop presence. A very mild version of the style. The roast was a bit more apparent at the back of the palate, and the hops (a bit of citrus and some pine) were a touch brighter, but again, not as bold as most examples.
The body was thinner than most, and other than the semi-lingering roast, had a clean, dry finish. Drinkability was pretty good, I'm not a fan of this style, and I managed to knock off the 22 fairly quickly. Overall, a solid, decent example. Not one that will blow you away, but one that's probably worth a shot if you see it.
11-15-2013 23:15:19 | More by beertunes
2.73/5 rDev -30.2%
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.
A- Three finger cream colored head, long retention. Clingy lacing. Mahogany color with high clarity. Nice looking beer.
S- Roast malts, chocolate and toffee. Piney and earthy hops.
T- Bitter hops, creamy flavors and roast malts. Not well developed.
M- Smooth feel. Dry linger.
O- Not great. I was hoping for more, but then again I am not a fan of the style.
11-22-2012 06:48:35 | More by Murrhey
Bad Santa from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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