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Doryman's Dark Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

124 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
14 degrees Plato
Alcohol: 5.8% by volume
Bitterness: 42 IBU
Color: 33 lovibond

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 04-21-2003)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

bret717, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Benesi88, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoy by July 27, 2014.

It pours brown with reddish highlights, a good 2 finger head of foam that shrinks slowly, leaving almost a complete layer on top of the beer.

The smell is a mix of roasted malt, a hoppy bitterness that almost borders on being fruity, and some notes of sweet malt.

In the taste, there seems to be a nice balance amongst the smells I noted above. It's very smooth and tasty and very easy to drink. I just reviewed another Brown Ale that was more assertive with the hop bitterness and I liked it a lot, but this is JUST as enjoyable, in different ways.

On the light side of medium bodied, on the lower side of medium carbonation, the mouthfeel is good.

A very nice well made brown Ale. I enjoyed it.

Bitterbill, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

22Blue, Jun 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

LuauLarry, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Sark, May 11, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Quite a tall head in the Pilsner-style glass and the brew is a handsome chestnut color. Excellent retention on the whipped-cream foam. Plenty of suds in the mouth with a tangy carbonation. Not much aroma.

Moderate malt body. Roasty, toasty flavors with a dry bitter edge. Flavor is on the grainy side. Some sharp sensations of nearly blackened malt and acidic hops. Some may like the edgier style, but I don't get much hop flavor. Some caramel in the bitterness with a persistent herbal aftertaste.

This is drinkable enough, but for me it's a scratchy and bitter brew with harsher nip. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

mactrail, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

TaborTime, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Kylemif, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mfrace73, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

C_S, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kopfschuss, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Eric908, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DaveRinn, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

AngusOg, Jul 29, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

bvermilion, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Hoppy_McMalt, Apr 18, 2013
Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.