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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Appearance was clear deep orangish gold with diminishing creamy off white 1/2 head, spotty lacing. Aromas are crystal, caramel notes with spicy, earthery, flowery subtle hops presence. Taste are orange marmalade, spicy hops upfront gives way to toffee sweet middle. The soft leathery, tobacco hop finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with an average length, then a English balanced finish. Overall, a easy soft English IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5415) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 14, 2015
This is decent. Not overly bitter, but it has a good hop flavor that would really be quite sessionable, but not in the terrible session ipa way. I mean, if you want a light ipa, just drink a pale! Anyways, this is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2332) - - MAR 2, 2015
Piney almost minty hops, orange, candy, citrus peel, bittersweet finish. Classic west coast citrus ipa, maybe a bit too simple and not as full bodied as i like them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
seehaferb23 (176) - - FEB 25, 2015
This is a easy drinking IPA with a nice palate. The color didn't seem like an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3637) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4308) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9063) - 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.


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1241) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43166) - 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]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17737) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 11, 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. (August 2014, score: 3.9)

Draft at GBBF 2013, day 3 - London. Pours mostly clear gold with a light, white foam head. Great citrus nose, some orange, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with nice pale bread, citrus fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good and juicy on the finish, lightly bitter, with more tangerine and orange. Solid IPA. (August 2013, score: 3.8)

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