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Silverspot IPA - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Silverspot IPASilverspot IPA

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: inlimbo77 on 09-19-2012

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Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color with a coppery tinge in the Affligem chalice. The foam is so lacy, and froths up modestly, but provides the nicest sudsy mouthfeel. Aroma is lemony with some orange and a grainy muffin nose.

The flavor is malt with a good caramel taste and edged with the hoppy aromatics. Some bitterness that allows for a friendly bite and a warm taste of yellow cake and filberts. The bready malt is nicely balanced by the citrusy hops. Some lemon and English muffin with a hint of passion fruit.

This is a really drinkable and user-friendly IPA. It's mildly hopped compared to the typical American IPAs, but full of flavor. I think we need more of these English-style hoppy brews and I'm grateful to Pelican for this well-made version. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a medium orange color with good carbonation leaving a moderate white cap, bubbles, good dose of lacing and good head retention

S: A nice breadiness with light citrus and whiffs of pine from time to time

T: An immediate breadyiness strikes a balance with the citrus and lighter pine hop bill. The finish is a little sweet, rather clean and not really bitter.

M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, good feel, hops and malt both hang around on the palate for a while

O: Good! Probably one of the better English IPAs I have had in a long time.

Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. A bit old, 11/26/12.

A thick off white fluffy head is presented with lots of staying power. Body is a burnt orange amber, with a little rising carbonation but also a little hazy.

Nose smells more like English bitter. Crisp biscuity malts and marmalade mild sweetness. Kind of light jam, and some faded herbal tea like hops.

First sip brings a bit of expected malt bitter like backbone. However the palate opens with some nice orange hop quite a bit. Finish has a real nice orange creamy mellow sweetness, and a little bit of hop sting. Repeat sips bring up much more pleasurable orange. Low to moderate carbonation which makes you focus on the palate much easier.

Overall I really like the orange bent and it drinks real easy, but I am not convinced this is optimal drinking right now.

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates slowely leaving light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, light grassy hops; slightly spicy. Flavor follows with sharp, dry biscuit malt, light citrus finishing with unique dry toffee and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Closer in style to an amped up ESB; appropriate malty base with some other interesting flavor characteristics. As an IPA, perhaps muted, but as a variation on a bitter, pleasant and interesting.

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: nice golden-orange hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: very hoppy aroma is a nice combination of citrus and dankness. Hops make up the bulk of the nose, but a light maltiness and a hint of yeast character round it out a bit. I like it.

Taste: sweet, malty flavor; sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Nice, citrusy hop flavor with a bit of an earthy undertone. Hops are not as pronounced as in the aroma, but the total effect is quite balanced. Bitterness is low to moderate. Quite a tasty example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff!

Overall: I'd definitely drink this beer again. It's got a good, hoppy flavor, and is yet quite quaffable. Kudos!

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of crobinso
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $4.99 Typical IPA ..burnt orange body to the ale but with a huge thick off white head. Very nice gentle floral/citrus hoppiness..i sense caramel malts also in the aroma. Smooth balanced taste..wit the hops taking it at the end..honey ,caramel malts balance citric.fruity hops. English style? maybe Nice low carbonated mouthfeel..smooth and easy drinker. Nothing exciting but a nice easy going IPA..and it helps our native fauna so why not!

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is earthy with some lemon and mandarin notes. Pleasant.
The taste starts with a mildly sweet orange taste, then moves to a dry pine and grapefruit bitterness in the middle to end.
The texture is soft with crisp edges and moderate carbonation.
Great flavor profile and balance.

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Drknight
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz into pint glass
Enjoyed at the brewpub on 9/3/12

A: Pours out a fairly clear orange color. Some sticky white lacing bits.

S: You get far less pine or fruit on nose than with other IPA. Smells like lower IBUs and it is.

T: The taste follows, low bitterness and easy drinking. You get nice hints of fruit and pine on the tip of the tongue. Easy malt balance.

M: This one is more light to medium bodied.

Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/11/13. Bomber served chilled into a pint glass.

Silverspot is a pale amber color with good clarity. The head is thick and white and leaves a little lace as it settles.

Aroma is hoppy with a mix of citrusy west coast hop varieties.

Flavor is balanced and enjoyable with a tropical fruit sweetness up front, moderately bitter with orange citrus. Calling it an English IPA doesn't seem appropriate but it's tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium light in body, nicely carbonated and balanced.

Overall a tasty IPA.

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Silverspot IPA from Pelican Pub & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.