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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Clear golden color with ivory head. Nice fruity, tangerine citrus, pale malt, yeasty aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Citrus fruit, light pit fruit flavors with honey malt, and mild hoppage---good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DMLINAZ (284) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Good example of the English IPAs style. Aroma of floral hops; fades. Flavor lasts, however. It’s mild hops, citrus, resin, pine. Long dry finish. Flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2013
From cask. Pours cloudy yellow to orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity. Toasted malty, grapefruity and citrusy. Bitter and toasted malty. Toffee malty and grapefruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at GBBF 2013. It pours hazy amber with a minimal white head. The nose is sticky pine, grapefruit, orange rind, marmalade and earth. The taste is oily, pine, earth, resin, light bitterness, mellow orange, apricot and light marmalade with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation. Fairly mellow. Fine, but not outstanding...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Clear deep gold pour with a right white head. Aroma is floral spicy hops with a slight citrus note. Flavor is spicy choppy and smooth. Really good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (981) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear pale gold with a white head. Great floral aroma. Flavor has pronounced, clean citrus and tangerine. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
19Ei8hty (1170) - Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Bold straw body with a tall white head. Musty cereal grains with a light biscuity component. Lightly sweet with some caramel notes. Some floral notes with a touch of citrus. A little herbal potpourri quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Clear gold, sustaining cap, good lacing. Subdued grapefruit and toffee aroma. Taste is similar, but more malty than bitter. Slightly dry finish, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Sampled at DLD 2013. It poured a yellow/golden pour with a white head. The aroma was of mandarin oranges, tropical fruit notes, some artificial candy notes and a bit of hay. The taste was sweet and hoppy with a little bit of yeastiness in the middle and finishes florally hoppy. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thor21 (1) - - APR 26, 2013 does not count
Tastes like "Drifter" with a bit more bite - If I had my eyes closed and someone slid a glass of Silverspot in front of me I would have guessed it was a Widmir Drifter. Caramely - Citrus -Grapefruity - Quite nice!

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