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RATINGS: 108   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.


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Squizzle (243) - Ashland, Oregon, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (621) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (18780) - 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.

4
   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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5550) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2015
Orange pour from draft at yard house in Honolulu. White head. Apricot and citrus fruity flavor. Candy and delicious flavor. Flowery and vanilla. So good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (5100) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
M_Sack (617) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Copper with orange tinges and frothy off white head. Subtle aromas of earthy hops, a touch of citrus blossom and a deep biscuit malt base. Upfront bitterness of earthy hops, with elements of grapefruit and resin. Well integrated sweet biscuity malt, but the dry, earthy bitterness continues throughout the beer right to the end. I love the English style of IPA. I wish more brewers would take it on. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1962) - 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.


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