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Doryman's Dark Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Doryman's Dark AleDoryman's Dark Ale

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very good

121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
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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3.28/5  rDev -13.7%

Yet another lovely beer in the ugly 22oz format. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear dark brown color with over a half-inch of tan head that had moderate retention and lacing.

The aroma started out with some good earthy malts, but was quickly overwhelmed by a heavy hand of hops. After some digging, the basic sweetness of the style showed through. The hops added a pleasant tang at first but quickly took over both the scent and flavors. The taste was that of a good, solid example of the style, until the lupulin gang thugged their to the front.

The body was good, smooth and clean. Drinkability was very good, you'll find it more drinkable if you like the zing of hops, less so if you like a maltier take on the style. Overall, a nice enjoyable brew, whose score will suffer a bit from straying out of style. when I'm in the mood for a brown, I don't want to be attacked by hops. And, this bottle had been in my fridge for a couple months, I imagine the hops would have been even bossier had I tried it sooner. Certainly worth trying, and probably worth trading for.

06-27-2012 00:14:59 | More by beertunes
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

06-25-2012 23:00:59 | More by BillyTWilliams
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-19-2012 01:10:33 | More by BeerOps
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2012 20:14:36 | More by Dracook
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-11-2012 06:04:13 | More by Piason
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-02-2012 20:09:23 | More by Dunkelhund
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-14-2012 22:43:44 | More by Brushkanna
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4.13/5  rDev +8.7%

Pours a nice light brown color with an off white head. The retention is decent. Nose is floral and a bit of chocolate. The taste starts with a roasted flavor, then I get some citrus hops, followed by a more chocolate finish. This is more hoppy than I expected for a brown ale, but I think they made a really interesting beer. Mouthfeel is a little lighter than average for brown ales. Well made beer pelican, this would be a fantastic autum beer for a hop fan.

04-13-2012 17:25:52 | More by gkunkle
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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

poured from 22oz bottle into imperial pint glass

A-almost a burnt orange color with about a two finger head that left some lacing as it faded to a small cap

S-some piney hops when I first poured into the glass but that seems to have faded away and now it is a faint carmel smell

T-some chocolate and carmel but not much and then it has a piney hop finish

M-good carbonation medium bodied

O-good but not great, I would probably have it again if I get the chance but won't necessarily seek it out

03-30-2012 12:40:03 | More by tvv375ia
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3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bottle (October) poured into a tulip. Pours a ruby/mahogany w/ a nice khaki head that settles slowly, leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma is dark sweet malt, molasses, chocolate. Faint but enticing.

Taste is a nice, simple combination of dark crystal malt and bittering hops to balance things out. Not getting any of the chocolate notes I detect in the aroma. Clean and crisp.

Really smooth, drinkable. A little prickly but satisfying, medium-bodied.

Overall brown ales aren't generally my thing but I liked this one, for what it is.

03-08-2012 06:03:16 | More by draheim
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-04-2012 01:54:59 | More by piclee
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-28-2012 07:58:32 | More by shelby415
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-28-2012 00:52:30 | More by MADhombrewer
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-27-2012 23:12:07 | More by jtosch
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-21-2012 10:30:05 | More by johnhenryconway
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3.98/5  rDev +4.7%

Bottle shared with Alucard4

Look: Dark brown with red highlights and a 1/2 inch tan head and very good retention and some spotty lacing

Smell: Light dark fruit and caramel nose. It is a bit weak however

Taste: Taste is a bit more potent than the nose. A bit of raisin upfront which is backed up by a nice caramel sweetness finishes with a nice nutty coffee note

Mouthfeel: Just under a medium body with mild carbonation

Overall: A good brown ale for sure with a high drinkability would never turn this one down

02-20-2012 18:29:20 | More by DarthKostrizer
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-26-2012 19:11:55 | More by rogerthegill
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New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-25-2012 12:46:02 | More by whartontallboy
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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Bottle (2011)

Acquired via online
Thanks, http://www.yourlittlebeachtown.com/store!

A gorgeous color of dark orange, caramel, amber, and brown, getting lighter and lighter toward the thinner stem of the glass. Thick, persistent light brown head that leaves the glass just covered in messy lace. Perfect.

Biscuity aroma, with a bit of sweetness, and some earthy hops. Simple and accessible.

A flavorful brown ale with lots of biscuity malt character, earthy yet bright hops, and a touch of cinnamon like spice and caramel sweetness. Complex for a brown, though simple enough to be highly drinkable.

Incredibly full mouthfeel, especially per the style. My biggest complaint with most browns is of a thin, watery body, but this one succeeds more than admirably! Creamy. Incredible drinkable.

A delicious, even complex brown ale. Happy to drink this anytime.

01-24-2012 02:53:49 | More by ehammond1
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-05-2012 21:09:26 | More by hannaho
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-02-2012 03:37:53 | More by WertMaker
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-02-2012 00:22:29 | More by CoryR
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

caramel color brown with just enough light getting through to give it a sort of off reddish tint. The smallish tan head quickly faded and left behind only traces of itself. The aroma itself was lightly smoked almost, full of roasted malts and a touch of caramel. The flavor was light bodied but nicely roasted with a touch of a bittering finish and a flavor full of earthy grain like tones. A nice subtle bread like base was quaintly masked underneath. Overall this was a decent brown ale. It was nothing spectacular, but I do not think it was designed to be, but rather it was a very nice interpretation of the style. I could see myself drinking this on a session basis as it was very nice

12-15-2011 02:53:57 | More by mikesgroove
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-05-2011 00:30:05 | More by joefc
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-23-2011 23:12:12 | More by Neffbeer
Doryman's Dark Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.