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Beak Breaker Double IPA | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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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

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Added by fizzician on 08-06-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,335
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
pDev:
7.69%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by Skrumpy:
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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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More User Reviews:
Photo of Dschamp
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 TrojanRB
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Spikester
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
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 DerekCarruth
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of fizzician
4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 cherche
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nygannon
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
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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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | 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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