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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (3276) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1015) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (550) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2127) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2014
Draught at the Tap Room in Tillamook. Light citrus hop nose. Medium copper color. Medium citrus/malt initial / rough caramel mid / clean, mildly bitter finish. Medium body. Okay. Moderately NW, but not outstanding in any way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (648) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Straw orange hue with white head. Aroma is tangerine, melon, orange, ripe Mexican lime, slightly piney, caramel, straw, sugar. Taste is dry with a well rounded bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is refreshing with a medium light body and average carbonation. Overall this is a really nice IPA that is full of pronounced citrus and lemon rather than a singular bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft - Tons of caramel and sweet malts with a hint of citrus floral hops. Clear gold with a decent head. Lots of sweet caramel malts, more like an east coast IPA. Nice, but I would prefer more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours clear golden with a decent off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a hearty pale malt flavor that sticks to the palate and a dry finish. Mildly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle. Easy drinking, non offensive EIPA. Mild bitterness. With malty backbone. Nothing too special , nice for style but style isn’t my thing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1201) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Tap at Pelican brewpub. Pours a clear golden with medium, white foam. Huge sheets of lacing. Nose is spicy, estery, herbal hops, candied lemon, coriander, lemon poundcake with icing. Taste is fresh and juicy, clean grapefruit peel bitterness, big biscuit and marmalade. Spot on for something in the Belgian IPA area. Another winner from this adept brewpub.

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