Beak Breaker Double IPA
Pelican Pub & Brewery

Beak Breaker Double IPABeak Breaker Double IPA
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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,706
Ranked #12,066
3.98 | pDev: 10.05%
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Beak Breaker Double IPABeak Breaker Double IPA
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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In view of Haystack Rock ... number 2... In Pacific City from the tap. Lovely 9% IPA

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i didnt realize this was a double when i ordered it, and it really doesnt drink like one, there is enough hop bitterness and intensity here to cover up any sweetness that usually comes in the stronger ipa types, and the same is true with any alcohol trying to peak through, its all sort of smoothed over by a big big hoppy finish. lots of character to the hops here, pelican always makes such flavorful beer, and in the second half of this one i get ripe orange melon, zested lime, kiwi fruit, and an intensely botanical element almost like a gin, but its not juniper, something else, cut flowers, white tea, some herbal bitterness to go with the high alpha bitterness, yet its also fruity enough to not be overbearing in that way, freakishly drinkable really, and this one definitely snuck up on me a little bit, i was feeling pretty loose by the time i finished it off. something springy and blooming and fresh about this that i really like, and that made it an excellent companion to some hearty tacos, perfect beer for that kind of food. its nice to live in a place now where i can get pelican beer, its all been really enjoyable so far. look out for this one, its easy drinking for what it is and quite unique on the hop side, maybe more the timing than the varietals. the right mix of classic and new school, delicious on tap!

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Photo of PNWbeerlover
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is beautifully bitter with flavors of grapefruit rind and tart tangerine balanced with a piney brightness. Carries the 9% ABV well, no boozy odor or taste, wonderfully crisp finish/bite. Would seek out again even at full price after grabbing it on sale for $7.99 sixer.

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Photo of dancack
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much more of a tasty brew than the bland smell. Very nice back end on the sip. Once again Pelican does not disappoint. The feel over overall taste back this a fine bitter brew.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall, this is a nice, bright, clean and citric double IPA. It has all of the classic pine and grapefruit characteristics wrapped in a smooth and crisp 9.0% package. A great bang for your buck, and easy drinking beer. Cheers.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slightly rusty golden orange with a thin layer of white foam.

Citrusy grapefruit and orange mingle with pine and grassy notes.

Grapefruit comes off strong as does the grassy and piney character.

Medium-bodied, low-medium carbonation, dry finish.

Overall, not great, but a very easy drinking DIPA.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep gold. Foamy, medium, white head that lasts a while.

Smells tropical, Citrus, caramel malt and grapefruit.

Tastes grapefruit, light candied orange, tropical, pineapple and bready malt. Finishes dry with a citrus linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of DanT
4.95/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I created a Beer Advocate account so I could review this beer. It's that good. This beer is nectar. It is not a "highly quaffable beer." Don't drink it after mowing the lawn. Sip it slowly, when you have plenty of time. At 9.5% alcohol, you're not going to be gulping down one after the other anyway.

This beer leads with a glorious floral nose. Color is rich, golden, perfectly clear. It would be way too sweet if it weren't also perfectly hopped with 90 IBU, powerful hop flavor, and did I mention the nose? It has a rich, thick mouthfeel. This is the perfect double IPA.

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Photo of mactrail
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Handsome golden yellow brew with fine-grained white foam in the Affligem chalice. Big aroma of mango, lime, and a whiff of gardenia. Flavors of passionfruit followed by deep woods pine and a lime peel finish. Moderately bitter but in keeping with the powerful alcohol content. I think of a gin and tonic.

This is clean and hugely aromatic and not overly bitter. It's another in the series of very good hoppy beers that Pelican keeps putting out. There are so many tasty DIPAs in recent years you get spoiled. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Haggen Market in Burlington.

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Photo of Skrumpy
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mostly clear, golden amber color. Foamy head with solid retention and lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit and butterscotch . Flavor is very hops forward. Grapefruit and pine, mango and tangerine. Caramel malt really smooths this one out and gives it a fine, bittersweet aftertaste. Floral accents as well. Dry finish. Despite the higher ABV, there is not much alcohol heat in this one. Very good beer overall.

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Photo of Sheppard
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy translucent deep golden hue with a nice bubbly, soapy white head. Smells like what a malty DIPA from the west coast smells. like. Definitely feels and tastes like a west coast malt bill. Nice strawberry character without the tannins. Not too much bitterness. You don't taste the booze too much until the end, but you certainly feel it. Overall, it's a big beer that will clock you upside the back of the head without punching you in the face.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a single into a shaker, pours a deep but bright golden apricot. Decent head and retention, with lacing just decent. Pretty aggressive nose: lots of bright citrus notes, a little candied sweet peel, light bready and sweet malt notes, with a little dank bitterness promised too. The taste pretty much follows...the feel is a little on the light side, and I couldn't believe the abv when I saw it...this hides the alcohol quite well. It is a fairly bright kind of citrusy/bitter double, and kind of unique in that sense. It doesn't entirely have the depth that really great double ipas have, but it is still quite good.

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Photo of Spikester
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear rich gold with three fingers of white head. Splotches of lace.
Smell is pungent floral and citric hops.
Taste is floral and citric hops with a modest amount of malt.
Mouthfeel is light to medium and carbonation is fine. Finish is medium dry and bitter.
Overall it is a tasty beer and very drinkable.

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Photo of stevoj
3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Perfect remedy to a long hot day running a yard sale. Orange golden body with small, tight off white head. Orang-y citrus aroma with some piney resinous undertones. Taste brings the hop bitterness forward, with the caramel malts slipping to the background. Bitter, then sweet. Minor citrus notes at the finish. Hard to believe it’s 9.5%.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
4.7/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: A clear, rich golden color with a lingering pale white head.
Smell: Tropical fruit, with a subtle dankness, and sweet malt.
Taste: Same as the nose. A slight alcohol on the back end, with a mellow lingering bitterness.
Feel: Highly effervescent, finishes clean.
Overall: A very good Double IPA. The Mosaic, Citra, and Centennial hops shine through. Pelican makes another winner!

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Beak Breaker Double IPA from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 57 ratings