Bad Santa | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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124 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
17.0degree Plato
Alcohol: 6.7% by volume
Bitterness: 65 IBU
Color: 60 SRM

Added by ccrida on 01-03-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of ryannosaurus
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber poured to tulip.

Pours black-brown with a big tan head

Aroma has a piney-citrus hop note, but brown sugar and toast

Taste is hop forward with a nice slug of bitterness... coffee, roasted malt, brown sugar

Mouthfeel is pleasantly thick

Overall a damn tasty christmas surprise hop bomb. Plenty of malt complexity and a full on blitz of bittering, flavor and aroma hops

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Photo of FederalOC
3.66/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spikester
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Black with three fingers of tan head that lasts about 15 minutes leaving lots of lacing behind. Flashlight shined from the backside reveal a ruby red color. Smell is brown bread crusts and herbal hops. Taste begins with the dark roasted malt character which is almost sweet then the herbal hop bitterness chimes in and never lets up. Mouthfeel is light to medium with perfect carbonation. Long bittersweet dry finish. Overall a fine beer from a style I have rated but don't typically swoon over. If you like really dark ales and want big flavor give this a try. This brewery does a fine job with all the beers I have tried from them.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vkv822
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber into a tulip glass.

Black, with a foamy, tan head, spotty lacing.

Citric, lightly resiny hops with a roasty, malty backbone.

Medium body, medium carbonation.

A well done Black Ale, with a pleasant balance between the hops and malts. A great beer for a windy, rainy night on the Oregon Coast.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2014-12-20
22oz bottle served in a big snifter. 11.07.2014 T14:15 is printed on the label.

Pours black with a pretty big light brown head that fades pretty quickly to a small light brown head and some moderate lacing. Smell is mildly roasty, moderately hoppy. Nondescript, but good.

Taste is very roasty and pretty darn hoppy. This really reminds me of an overhopped porter, in a good way. A little licorice in addition to the coffee and roast.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, a little gritty. Overall, pretty good beer!

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2015-11-29
10.12.2015 is printed on the label. Mostly the same, but less emphasis on the licorice.

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Photo of plakers
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Labeled as a Cascadian Dark Ale, Bad Santa pours into a nice creamy tan head.
The smells are very much porter or stout, the hop flavor maybe not as strong as I expected.
Good solid, dark malty taste, residual bitterness but pleasant earthy finish. Overall a good beer, just not a black IPA to me, more like a well balanced hopped porter.

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Photo of DaveRinn
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of darrinvw02
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of gefinley
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MikeDAdams
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of LouZ
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of primaldiscord
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dnwold
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.92/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of enznevr
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of Ewhite2121
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of earinc
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Bad Santa from Pelican Pub & Brewery
3.88 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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