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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.


pdx77's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On draught at Pelican Pub. Very citrusy and fruity hop profile, with little bitterness on the finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
300116. Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. All round good honest IPA loaded with flavour and aroma. Looks good sin the glass and this is a beer that is not hard to enjoy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Bomber. Pours a copper color with a white head and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral and can taste pine and hints of grapefruit or tangerine. Average beer ----Hophaze out

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3160) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Tap at Brewer’s Haven. Pours a flat copper color, fairly clear, lots of small bubbles, and a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty. Some citrus, but its faint. Lightly bitter up front, a little more of the malty sweetness in the tail. Floral and tropical fruit notes, light clean finish. Some hints of honey. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theswiftsa (40) - - OCT 1, 2015
Pours a slightly cloudy Amber. Aroma of pine and a hint of biscuit. Taste is pine, melting into a biscuity, marmalade malty finish. Medium bitterness. A well balanced English IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IslandHaole (1179) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Nice floral/spicy hop scents, not the overwhelming pine/citrus of NW Cascade hops, much more subtle. Dark golden with a beige head that leaves nice lacing. Crisp and lightly floral, sweetness balances nice, easy drinking for sure. Nice to know I’m helping an endangered species by drinking good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
On tap at Pelican in Tillamook, pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma reveals notes piney English hops and biscuity notes. Flavour is similar, with piney English hops, toasted crackery malt and a slight herbal hop tinge. Clean and balanced. Solid English IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (535) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 12, 2015
Had as part of a flight, enjoyed it, but the glass had that sterilized dishwasher taste which affected flavour and nose.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Amber pour with a nice white head. Citrus, pine, hop. Light to medium body. Watery crisp finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (289) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Cloudy dark gold (poor lighting) with a flimsy white head. Fresh aromas: caramel, resin, grass, dough, cheese, and some alcohol. Decently balanced flavor with a nod to bitter, Finish is more of the same. It’s good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5070) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and bitter hops, pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the best IPA but not awful.


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