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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Squizzle (167) - Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Really liked this light IPA. Had it on tap at the brewery. It has a nice tangerine theme running through your sips. Not very hoppy but I like it that way. Smooth with a finished taste the the other Pelicans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (574) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A - Pours a light tangerine hue with a 2 finger head that dissipates quickly. S - light citrus notes, hints of wheat T - starts off with a strong wheat note and moves into citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and a light bitterness. M - medium bodied with ample carbonation. D - extremely drinkable. Light yet complex with a nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Pale golden pour. Bright pone and citrus nose with a lot of late hopping evident. Citrus and tropical notes. Really bright and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15440) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pours with a nice foamy head that retains well. Nice aromas of floral hops and grapefruit. Pretty balanced flavor of caramel and hippy bitterness. Very nice, full mouthful, excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1941) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Clear orange-gold with big, foamy white head / Subdued, musty nose of dried citrus, resin, and clothes closet / Medium body, lively carbonation, dry, a touch thin, with otherwise good balance and bitterness / Mellow but elegant flavors of tangerine peel, soap, resin, herb, and straw / Once I got over the notion that this isn’t an American-style pale, I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9001) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1414) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Pours three fingers of head on a clear medium straw colored body. The aroma is earthy with some lemon and mandarin notes. Pleasant. The taste starts with a mildly sweet orange taste, then moves to a dry pine and grapefruit bitterness in the middle to end. The texture is soft with crisp edges and moderate carbonation. Great flavor profile and balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrSquash (50) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours golden with a white head. Moderate hop nose. Tastes fairly sweet with a slight floral presence. No lingering hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (7232) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Enjoyed at gabf 2014. It pours with a pure crystal clear gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The modest aroma is sort of spicy, a bit garlic and with a sliver of citrus hops off in the background. The taste is smooth and somewhat understated where I get citrus tangerine mixed with a bit of spicy dank hoppiness. There’s a mix of flavor and bitter hops where the flavor comes out ahead in this beer. This is a well rounded IPA where the hops are there but don’t beat you over the head making this an insanely drinkable smooth sort of entry level IPA. Solid.

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