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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
heyden (42) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2014
Citrus nose and taste. Aromatic, not particularly bitter or dry, quite sessionable. Clear amber body, as it should be! Fairly thick lacing. Very moreish. Bittersweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Paincane (136) - Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Clear amber golden body, cream hued head. Biscuit, herbal & malty aromas. Bready malt backbone leads to hoppy, lightly bitter finish. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (718) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Clear mid gold pour big head that stays. Aroma of big rich British malt, tangerine, slight peach. Tastes tobacco, moderate to high bitter. Not much aroma. Sorta gets stuck in no mans land between american ipa and british pale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2547) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
On tap at the Tillamook location. Pour is clear amber with a big white head and great lacing. Bready, caramelly, grapefruity, orange, bready and earthy hoppy aroma. Taste is cookie malt, grassy, orange peel, bready, caramel, and spicy hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with medium to high carbonation. Decent IPA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours bronze orange, clear, almost no head. Aroma is sweet earthy caramel hops. Taste is rough red malt, earthy hops, medium bitterness. Red ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACHops (657) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a cheater pint. Pours dark golden yellow with medium white head. Aroma is mild nutty caramel malt, only light hops. Taste is oaky lighter caramel malt, again hops are quite light. Well balanced beer, and works well as an ’English’ IPA, but comes up well short in the hop department for a NW IPA. Nice as a pale though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
writerljberg (674) - Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle A: Clear golden with a fluffy off white head. N: Oranges, cracker, biscuit, pine, touch of pineapple. Fruit syrup, honey, lemon. T: Medium level of sweetness. Bitterness on the back of the throat. M: Alcohol burn in a beer this small? What is this? Stone? Medium body. O: Some fruit loop in an IPA. Actually pretty nice if you like citrusy IPAs, as I do. Pelican does this style pretty well.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
hazy gold, low lacing from white ring. Sugary grapefruit nose, bit thin. Flavor is bright fruit sugars front with burnt caramel sugars mid, dominating by sticky but bright caramel and melon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (939) - Nevada, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pale orange, clear, with a tiny film for a head. Aroma is more tangerine than herbal or grassy like an English IPA. Malty character is fitting for the style with plenty of dry hops in the finish. Just a middle of the road IPA for me.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (547) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
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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