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Silverspot IPA - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Silverspot IPASilverspot IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 14.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: inlimbo77 on 09-19-2012)
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mactrail

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 06:05:43 | More by mactrail
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 16:47:27 | More by barleywinefiend
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-09-2013 20:30:08 | More by oriolesfan4
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 22:51:02 | More by smakawhat
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-02-2013 02:57:04 | More by dmorgan310
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 03:47:53 | More by LiquidAmber
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 21:55:37 | More by flagmantho
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Gobzilla

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-04-2014 07:08:16 | More by Gobzilla
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-28-2013 20:31:59 | More by Axnjxn
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

12-03-2012 07:04:53 | More by twelveinches
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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!

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 01:19:06 | More by Reidrover
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-30-2013 01:28:24 | More by msubulldog25
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crobinso

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-13-2013 20:55:23 | More by crobinso
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-16-2013 00:15:49 | More by CoryR
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2012 17:08:33 | More by inlimbo77
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 01:44:17 | More by Fatehunter
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GilGarp

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 01:34:04 | More by GilGarp
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-15-2013 23:04:44 | More by vermilcj
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Drknight

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-30-2013 02:53:14 | More by Drknight
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grittybrews

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.8%

09-05-2013 03:05:30 | More by grittybrews
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BeerOps

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-07-2013 16:22:10 | More by BeerOps
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draheim

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (bottled 11/26/2012) into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a sudsy white head, webs of lace.

Aroma is mildly floral and vaguely piney. Subtle and clean.

Taste is likewise floral and mild. Biscuity and dry; light citrus. Crisp, drinkable, refreshing.

Mouthfeel is balanced, easy on the palate with a dry, clean finish.

Overall a dry, bready, balanced, session IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 06:09:38 | More by draheim
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vkv822

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz : tulip
from notes.

Clear, bright, golden copper with foamy, bubbly off white head some lacing

Fruity, sweet citric and floral notes, a unique hop profile. Mild, biscuit malt backing.

Medium- body with average carb.

A well done English IPA. a little bit more hoppy than I'd expect for the style, but still appropriate.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 19:45:21 | More by vkv822
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +10.8%

04-11-2014 21:59:58 | More by leftoverburrito
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RJLarse

Washington

4.49/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I bought a bottle of Pelican Silverspot IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny gold color, crystal clear, with a frothy white head. It has an effervescent appearance with many bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell is a sweet grain aroma, with a hint of mild fruit scents.

Taste is a sweet bread and citrus flavor, with a wet bitter-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is zesty, crisp and clean.

Overall a very good IPA. The mouthfeel is exceptionally light and clean.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 22:30:28 | More by RJLarse
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Silverspot IPA from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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