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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Drink a beer, save a butterfly!

Silverspot IPA holds a permanent slot in the Pelican lineup with its brilliant gold color and assertively complex hop aroma. Brew Master Darron Welch selected the blend of Sterling, Fuggle and Meridian hops, focusing on herbal, floral, spicy and tangerine-like characters to create this highly drinkable 6% abv English-Style IPA.

Silverspot IPA celebrates the Oregon Silverspot butterfly which once flourished in coastal grasslands from Washington to California. Due to habitat loss, this threatened butterfly is now found only in a handful of protected areas. The Oregon Coast is home to most of these sites including nearby Mt. Hebo and Cascade Head, which can be seen from the patio of the Pelican Pub & Brewery. Oregon Silverspot butterflies depend on a unique ecosystem of coastal grasslands, with caterpillars feeding on violet leaves and butterflies drinking the nectar of flowering plants. A collaborative habitat restoration and reintroduction program is helping to increase this butterfly population. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will help fund conservation efforts for the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (4081) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy caramel and resin, slightly musty, with some notes of orange peel, straciatella yoghurt and herbal hops. flavour is more caramel and some banana, slightly alcoholic, with a hint of vanilla and a herbal-hoppy medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (666) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft at the lodge. Pours a medium copper color with a faint malt aroma. Flavor is initially sweet with a mellow hop and caramel malt finish. Decently light body. A little fruity too. Almost an apple or pear flavor hidden in there. Decent IPA that’s a little different from the rest. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap at Pelican at Tillamook. Pours orange with white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is bitter, light-bodied, lasting bitter finish. Overall, okay.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7097) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a pure crystal clear gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The modest aroma is sort of spicy, a bit garlic and with a sliver of citrus hops off in the background. The taste is smooth and somewhat understated where I get citrus tangerine mixed with a bit of spicy dank hoppiness. There’s a mix of flavor and bitter hops where the flavor comes out ahead in this beer. This is a well rounded IPA where the hops are there but don’t beat you over the head making this an insanely drinkable smooth sort of entry level IPA. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2872) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2014
12oz bottle pours out golden amber topped with a sand head. Nose is floral hops biscuit malts and some fruity notes. Taste is as the nose with a nice hop mix floral berries and a nice malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (249) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle (12oz): Clear golden color with a white head. Subtle fruity aroma. Nice carbonation. Some bitterness in the end. Very drinkable.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2597) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 27, 2014
On Tap at The River Room, Whole Foods, Boise Clear sparkling deep golden with a full lasting off-white head. Floral and fruity hop aroma, but subtle. More light grain and fruit hop flavors. Dry and crisp with plenty of IBU bite at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrSquash (49) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Moderate hop nose. Tastes fairly sweet with a slight floral presence. No lingering hop presence.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14. Very lightly hazed golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is orange squash, light pine, caramel, bread dough. Taste comprises floral notes, tangerine, soft bread dough, pine, manfo. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, juicy hop rinse in the close. Ok IPA but a little 1D.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Copper, bright, earthy, berryish, fruity aroma, well-balanced, with blackcurrants and an appetizing off-dry finish and good malt complexity.


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