Silverspot IPA | Pelican Pub & Brewery

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85
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121 Ratings
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Silverspot IPASilverspot IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
12.3%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
15
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 121 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of acurtis
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of nickfl
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of rab53
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

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 Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 NickThePyro
4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Donkster46
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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