Silverspot IPA | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Silverspot IPASilverspot IPA

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by inlimbo77 on 09-19-2012

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 121
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a murky orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, floral, earth, and spicy hop aromas. Taste is much the same with burnt grain, earth, and spicy hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with lots of earthy and spicy hop characteristics.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of muldersha
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had from 22oz bomber purchase at 7-11 in SE Portland. Bottled on: 06/05/2015

Sports a light amber/copper/ golden orange color with a boisterous creamy white head. It sticks around for a good amount of time before dissipating into an attractive creamy white lacing.

Malty aromas of marmalade, citrus peel, tangerine, bran flakes, cranberry-orange scones, and orange-scented cake icing.

Medium-bodied, good carbonation, some malty sweetness in the mid-palate and a pleasantly subdued finish of tangerine peel, caramel malts, and spicy and herbal hops.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

5/27...pours rusty orange, brightly colored, high white foam. Toffee malty pine nose. Faint. Light malt taste, heavy bitter, peppery. Lasts. Punchy. Malt folded around but all subdued to the hop. Quite good.

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Photo of Act25
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: 3.5 A bit of suds and lace - not much - over a copper body.
S: 3.5 Toasted malt underneath grassy hop profile.
T: 3.75 - Follows the smell, with a firm sweet malt under tone, highlighted by grassy, piney hops. Pleasant, a bit sweet, ice tea like.
F: 3.5 - Light to medium, well carbonated, not enough cream, but very fresh. Good first beer of the day, appetizing.
O: 3.5 - Very pleasant every day kind of IPA - not really worth the extra ABV. Tasted at Tillamook.

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Photo of BastardKing24
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Pours a nice golden color with a fast receding white head.

Smells like dank hops and fresh biscuits. A little more pine like than fruity. Smells kinda like some good weed.

Taste is quite smooth and delicious. Bitterness is minimum, and there is a bread like quality that gives this IPA a nice malty richness.

Feel is about average. Nothing to rave about

Overall this is much more of an introductory IPA than say Torpedo. Nice balance of flavor.

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Photo of Paincane
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber golden body, cream hued head.
S: Biscuit, herbal and malty aromas. Orange blossom emerges as it warms.
T: Bready malt backbone leads to hoppy, lightly bitter finish.
M: Smooth, crisp and dry.
O: Tasty, balanced IPA that is easily drinkable and thoroughly enjoyable.

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Photo of mactrail
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful amber color with a coppery tinge in the Affligem chalice. The foam is so lacy, and froths up modestly, but provides the nicest sudsy mouthfeel. Aroma is lemony with some orange and a grainy muffin nose.

The flavor is malt with a good caramel taste and edged with the hoppy aromatics. Some bitterness that allows for a friendly bite and a warm taste of yellow cake and filberts. The bready malt is nicely balanced by the citrusy hops. Some lemon and English muffin with a hint of passion fruit.

This is a really drinkable and user-friendly IPA. It's mildly hopped compared to the typical American IPAs, but full of flavor. I think we need more of these English-style hoppy brews and I'm grateful to Pelican for this well-made version. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market - Shoreline in north Seattle.

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Photo of RJLarse
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I bought a bottle of Pelican Silverspot IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny gold color, crystal clear, with a frothy white head. It has an effervescent appearance with many bubbles rising in the glass.

Smell is a sweet grain aroma, with a hint of mild fruit scents.

Taste is a sweet bread and citrus flavor, with a wet bitter-sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is zesty, crisp and clean.

Overall a very good IPA. The mouthfeel is exceptionally light and clean.

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Photo of ssteakley
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a mild IPA as judged vs P N W hoppy, IPA's. A good bet for any party, all beer drinkers will enjoy this one. I am a bit confused, generally which is more bitter? . A American IPA or a English IPA? This one leaves the bitter behind. It's a good beer and would complement any food.

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Photo of anarchia
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mellow aroma, earthy hops with faint orange/fruit and floral notes. Pale, translucent straw color beer with good head retention. Biscuit malt flavor with piney, earthy, bitter hops and very mild fruitiness. Finishes dry with a mellow, bitter aftertaste. Very well-balanced, a friendly alternative to all the American style IPAs around here.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a light to medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates slowely leaving light lacing. Aroma of biscuit malt, light grassy hops; slightly spicy. Flavor follows with sharp, dry biscuit malt, light citrus finishing with unique dry toffee and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Closer in style to an amped up ESB; appropriate malty base with some other interesting flavor characteristics. As an IPA, perhaps muted, but as a variation on a bitter, pleasant and interesting.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours three fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is earthy with some lemon and mandarin notes. Pleasant.
The taste starts with a mildly sweet orange taste, then moves to a dry pine and grapefruit bitterness in the middle to end.
The texture is soft with crisp edges and moderate carbonation.
Great flavor profile and balance.

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Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 6/11/13. Bomber served chilled into a pint glass.

Silverspot is a pale amber color with good clarity. The head is thick and white and leaves a little lace as it settles.

Aroma is hoppy with a mix of citrusy west coast hop varieties.

Flavor is balanced and enjoyable with a tropical fruit sweetness up front, moderately bitter with orange citrus. Calling it an English IPA doesn't seem appropriate but it's tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium light in body, nicely carbonated and balanced.

Overall a tasty IPA.

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Photo of Spikester
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear amber with two fingers of off white head that lasts a good five minutes. Clumps of lacing follows ring of head as it drops.
Smell is biscuit malts, some hop aroma.
Taste is sweet malts followed quickly by an earthy hop bitterness. Not much in the way of citrus or floral. A touch of leather from the hops.
Mouthfeel is well carbonated medium bodied with a moderately dry bitter finish.
Overall a well crafted beer that was a bit bolder than I would expect from this style. Very tasty though and well worth a taste. Stamped bttld 061113.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Crisp clear amber pour. Pillowy white head. Fades, leaving a nice little reminder of what was.

Sweeter malty nose, definitely an english as opposed to american (especially west coast) IPA. Mild bitter, but not particularly hoppy. Bready, but not doughy. Little bitta biscuit, maybe a touch of pine, but that could be because I live in a coniferous forest...

The taste follows suit. Biscuit malts with some bittering. Can't quite pin the hops down, though the aftertaste is more citrus. Not dominant.

Smoothe and easy drinking enough. In the IPA world, it's definitely more english than american. In a blind test I'd almost think more APA/mild English Bitter. Certainly drinkable, but for the price, I'd go elsewhere. Worth drinking, though, in a vacuum

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Photo of smakawhat
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. A bit old, 11/26/12.

A thick off white fluffy head is presented with lots of staying power. Body is a burnt orange amber, with a little rising carbonation but also a little hazy.

Nose smells more like English bitter. Crisp biscuity malts and marmalade mild sweetness. Kind of light jam, and some faded herbal tea like hops.

First sip brings a bit of expected malt bitter like backbone. However the palate opens with some nice orange hop quite a bit. Finish has a real nice orange creamy mellow sweetness, and a little bit of hop sting. Repeat sips bring up much more pleasurable orange. Low to moderate carbonation which makes you focus on the palate much easier.

Overall I really like the orange bent and it drinks real easy, but I am not convinced this is optimal drinking right now.

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Photo of DenverLogan
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From 22 oz bottled ordered in the mail. Poured in Belgian Gulden Draak tulip glass.
Gold-amber color with big amber head...almost immediate lace.
Big aroma of malts and hops. Grassy hops with a touch of grapefruit.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of minerals, white grapefruit hops, rosemary, slight pine sap...let me give this a few minutes...
Alrighty then...still has a head, light wheat, lemon grass aromas. Flavors have mellowed a tad. Big flavors but not all pleasant...a level of astringency, cream of tartar like, that is not that the English-style aspect?!!

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Photo of draheim
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (bottled 11/26/2012) into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a sudsy white head, webs of lace.

Aroma is mildly floral and vaguely piney. Subtle and clean.

Taste is likewise floral and mild. Biscuity and dry; light citrus. Crisp, drinkable, refreshing.

Mouthfeel is balanced, easy on the palate with a dry, clean finish.

Overall a dry, bready, balanced, session IPA.

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Photo of vkv822
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz : tulip
from notes.

Clear, bright, golden copper with foamy, bubbly off white head some lacing

Fruity, sweet citric and floral notes, a unique hop profile. Mild, biscuit malt backing.

Medium- body with average carb.

A well done English IPA. a little bit more hoppy than I'd expect for the style, but still appropriate.

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Photo of philbertk
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. Bottle purchased for $5.59 + tax @ Chuck's 85th Hop Shop, Ballard, Seattle. Half inch rapidly dissipating medium lace wispy light orange head. Crystal clear thin bright gold color. Mild English hop subtle floral hop front. No sediment. Medium light textured mild sweet delicately herbal fruit crisp Pale Ale body. Very drinkable refreshing mild hop spice end. Fresh English hop flavors and no English stank. Nice mild IPA. (3.0 / 5.0).

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Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from Roths Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem. $4.99 Typical IPA ..burnt orange body to the ale but with a huge thick off white head. Very nice gentle floral/citrus hoppiness..i sense caramel malts also in the aroma. Smooth balanced taste..wit the hops taking it at the end..honey ,caramel malts balance citric.fruity hops. English style? maybe Nice low carbonated mouthfeel..smooth and easy drinker. Nothing exciting but a nice easy going IPA..and it helps our native fauna so why not!

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Photo of Lothore
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light tangerine hue with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - light citrus notes, hints of wheat

T - starts off with a strong wheat note and moves into citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and a light bitterness.

M - medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D - extremely drinkable. Light yet complex with a nice bitter finish.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a medium orange color with good carbonation leaving a moderate white cap, bubbles, good dose of lacing and good head retention

S: A nice breadiness with light citrus and whiffs of pine from time to time

T: An immediate breadyiness strikes a balance with the citrus and lighter pine hop bill. The finish is a little sweet, rather clean and not really bitter.

M: Light to medium bodied, well carbonated, good feel, hops and malt both hang around on the palate for a while

O: Good! Probably one of the better English IPAs I have had in a long time.

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: nice golden-orange hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Quite attractive.

Smell: very hoppy aroma is a nice combination of citrus and dankness. Hops make up the bulk of the nose, but a light maltiness and a hint of yeast character round it out a bit. I like it.

Taste: sweet, malty flavor; sweeter than the aroma would suggest. Nice, citrusy hop flavor with a bit of an earthy undertone. Hops are not as pronounced as in the aroma, but the total effect is quite balanced. Bitterness is low to moderate. Quite a tasty example of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a big carbonation and a nice, creamy mouthfeel. Good stuff!

Overall: I'd definitely drink this beer again. It's got a good, hoppy flavor, and is yet quite quaffable. Kudos!

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Photo of inlimbo77
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz into pint glass
Enjoyed at the brewpub on 9/3/12

A: Pours out a fairly clear orange color. Some sticky white lacing bits.

S: You get far less pine or fruit on nose than with other IPA. Smells like lower IBUs and it is.

T: The taste follows, low bitterness and easy drinking. You get nice hints of fruit and pine on the tip of the tongue. Easy malt balance.

M: This one is more light to medium bodied.

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Silverspot IPA from Pelican Pub & Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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