Beak Breaker Double IPA | Pelican Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
4.03/5
34 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by fizzician on 08-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,085
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of Dschamp
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
3.99/5  rDev -1%
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 jakecattleco
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Blackop555
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
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 cherche
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Skillet
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanT
4.95/5  rDev +22.8%
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 CCutch
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NWHopinator
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JDoHo
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
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 +4%
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 -7.4%
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 Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taybeh
3.91/5  rDev -3%
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 powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
3.43/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zestd
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beak Breaker Double IPA from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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