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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32113) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2013
15th August 2013
GBBF Day 3. Lightly hazy gold beer. Small white head. Light semi dry palate with fine carbonation. Floral hops with lesser lemony citrus. Finishes light and crisp. Overall - very drinkable!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham, WA, bottled 101612, 3 months ago
Hazy amber color, bright, with medium sized compact head. Gentle hop and fruit aroma, some zesty lemon.
Good body strength, lean mouthfeel; fresh malt and toffee flavor, with good hopping and bitterness level, also nice fruity character (peachy), and some interesting zesty hop resin in the final.
Luckily not so English as claimed on the label.
Not explosive, just very well balanced and fresh. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Copper, bright, earthy, berryish, fruity aroma, well-balanced, with blackcurrants and an appetizing off-dry finish and good malt complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11530) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours a light amber gold with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Med body. Flavor is floral, tangerine over light caramel. Finishes pleasantly hoppy and dry - but not too bitter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy off white head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw, earthiness and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering earthy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’14, day 4, 15/08/14. Very lightly hazed golden with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is orange squash, light pine, caramel, bread dough. Taste comprises floral notes, tangerine, soft bread dough, pine, manfo. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, juicy hop rinse in the close. Ok IPA but a little 1D.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9449) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
A yellowish gold pour with a big white head. Aroma of mandarin oranges, tropical fruit notes, some artificial candy notes and a bit of hay. Flavor is sweet and hoppy. A little bit of yeastiness in the middle and finishes florally hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8742) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 Sample at GABF 10/13/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. The beer pours a hazy pale orange color with a medium thin white head and short strings of lace. Aroma of grassy hops and citrus. Light, soft body with flavors of citrus and mild herbal hops. The finish is short and fruity. Decent overall.


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