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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3242) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Glass, 6 ounces, brown bottle, during the Media luncheon, trip to the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of tan head, average lacing; nose: orange, hops, light pine; mouth: orange, hops, light pine, light grapefruit, light astringency, semi-dry finale in pine with presence of orange, medium-full body, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 6 onces, bouteille brune, lors du dîner des média, voyage au Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse fauve, dentelle moyenne; nez : orange, houblon, léger pin; bouche : orange, houblon, léger pin, léger pamplemousse, légère astringence, finale semi-sèche en pin avec présence d’orange, corps moyen-corsé, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a moderate off-white head and some floaties in there. Nose has some citrus with a little bit of grass coming through. Taste is light and seemingly fresh, with floral and citrus notes combining to make an easy-to-drink English IPA. Better than I anticipated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Floral, orangey hops and their resinous bitterness balance out polished honeyed cereals and their biscuity angles for a lean, accomplished pint of IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam leaves tufts of foam all around the clear golden amber.
-The slender body, soft prickling of carbonation and refined flavor profile make for high drinkability.
-The hop aftertaste leaves a few wet leaves on the palate.
-This is as professional as their famous Imperial Pelican Ale.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (777) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 8, 2015
Alluring floral aroma is best feature. Restrained flavour is lacking something (given the strength) and results in a brew a little lacking in coherence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38081) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Pelican Silverspot IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, open and frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, resin, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, riped fruity hops, resin, piney. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130816]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13615) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 4 - London. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Lovely nose, with lots of juicy citrus, tangerine, tropical fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more juicy and nicely rounded hop character, low bitterness, nice pale malt foundation, some honeydew, orange. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Well balanced finish with light resinous hops, more juicy citrus, pale bread. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenkiGonzo (545) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a slightly opaque amber. Aroma of oranges and floral hops. Flavour has nice fresh orange with a subtle malt character to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikedevilsfan (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Golden color with very little head. Aroma is some malts and light citrus. Taste is citrus and biscuits. Nice but uneventful. Would be perfect for a session.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
malrubius (2043) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Brewfest. Clear light copper with fluffy head and lace. Mild spicy hop aroma with very mild fruity citrus sweet hop. Mild toasty malt with fruity melon peach sweetness and mild spicy non-descript bitterness with a hint of lemon. medium-light body. Forgettable but good enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjg74 (2736) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Trader Joe’s. Light copper in color. Bready hop nose with some grapefruit. A little sugary sweetness as well. Medium body, with a moderate hop profile. Pretty balanced malt/hop combo.


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