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Silverspot IPA - Pelican Pub & Brewery

Silverspot IPASilverspot IPA

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.11%

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:
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(Beer added by: inlimbo77 on 09-19-2012)
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Photo of barleywinefiend


4/5  rDev +9.9%
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
Photo of smakawhat


3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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
Photo of flagmantho


4/5  rDev +9.9%
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
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
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
Photo of Reidrover


3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
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
Photo of inlimbo77


3.53/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2012 17:08:33 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of GilGarp


4/5  rDev +9.9%
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
Photo of Fatehunter


3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
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
Photo of draheim


3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
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
Photo of vkv822


3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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
Photo of RJLarse


4.49/5  rDev +23.4%
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
Photo of Spikester


3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear amber with two fingers of off white head that lasts a good five minutes. Clumps of lacing follows ring of head as it drops.
Smell is biscuit malts, some hop aroma.
Taste is sweet malts followed quickly by an earthy hop bitterness. Not much in the way of citrus or floral. A touch of leather from the hops.
Mouthfeel is well carbonated medium bodied with a moderately dry bitter finish.
Overall a well crafted beer that was a bit bolder than I would expect from this style. Very tasty though and well worth a taste. Stamped bttld 061113.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 06:56:09 | More by Spikester
Photo of Lothore


4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light tangerine hue with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - light citrus notes, hints of wheat

T - starts off with a strong wheat note and moves into citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and a light bitterness.

M - medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D - extremely drinkable. Light yet complex with a nice bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 04:14:14 | More by Lothore
Photo of philbertk


3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. Bottle purchased for $5.59 + tax @ Chuck's 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Half inch rapidly dissipating medium lace wispy light orange head. Crystal clear thin bright gold color. Mild English hop subtle floral hop front. No sediment. Medium light textured mild sweet delicately herbal fruit crisp Pale Ale body. Very drinkable refreshing mild hop spice end. Fresh English hop flavors and no English stank. Nice mild IPA. (3.0 / 5.0).

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 05:33:15 | More by philbertk
Photo of kemoarps


3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp clear amber pour. Pillowy white head. Fades, leaving a nice little reminder of what was.

Sweeter malty nose, definitely an english as opposed to american (especially west coast) IPA. Mild bitter, but not particularly hoppy. Bready, but not doughy. Little bitta biscuit, maybe a touch of pine, but that could be because I live in a coniferous forest...

The taste follows suit. Biscuit malts with some bittering. Can't quite pin the hops down, though the aftertaste is more citrus. Not dominant.

Smoothe and easy drinking enough. In the IPA world, it's definitely more english than american. In a blind test I'd almost think more APA/mild English Bitter. Certainly drinkable, but for the price, I'd go elsewhere. Worth drinking, though, in a vacuum

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 05:50:00 | More by kemoarps
Photo of DenverLogan


3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz bottled ordered in the mail. Poured in Belgian Gulden Draak tulip glass.
Gold-amber color with big amber head...almost immediate lace.
Big aroma of malts and hops. Grassy hops with a touch of grapefruit.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of minerals, white grapefruit hops, rosemary, slight pine sap...let me give this a few minutes...
Alrighty then...still has a head, light wheat, lemon grass aromas. Flavors have mellowed a tad. Big flavors but not all pleasant...a level of astringency, cream of tartar like, that is not inviting...it that the English-style aspect?!!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 01:43:00 | More by DenverLogan
Photo of ssteakley


3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a mild IPA as judged vs P N W hoppy, IPA's. A good bet for any party, all beer drinkers will enjoy this one. I am a bit confused, generally which is more bitter? . A American IPA or a English IPA? This one leaves the bitter behind. It's a good beer and would complement any food.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 01:49:57 | More by ssteakley
Photo of anarchia


4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mellow aroma, earthy hops with faint orange/fruit and floral notes. Pale, translucent straw color beer with good head retention. Biscuit malt flavor with piney, earthy, bitter hops and very mild fruitiness. Finishes dry with a mellow, bitter aftertaste. Very well-balanced, a friendly alternative to all the American style IPAs around here.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 00:47:18 | More by anarchia
Silverspot IPA from Pelican Pub & Brewery
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