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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47956) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Pelican Silverspot IPA ].
Clear medium orange color with a small to average, open and frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, resin, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, orange, riped fruity hops, resin, piney. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130816]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (44033) - 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 (24287) - , 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20792) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 4 - London. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Lovely nose, with lots of juicy citrus, tangerine, tropical fruits. Medium sweet flavor with more juicy and nicely rounded hop character, low bitterness, nice pale malt foundation, some honeydew, orange. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Well balanced finish with light resinous hops, more juicy citrus, pale bread. Very good. (August 2014, score: 3.9)

Draft at GBBF 2013, day 3 - London. Pours mostly clear gold with a light, white foam head. Great citrus nose, some orange, tangerine. Medium sweet flavor with nice pale bread, citrus fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good and juicy on the finish, lightly bitter, with more tangerine and orange. Solid IPA. (August 2013, score: 3.8)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20256) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18916) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (17093) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16812) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14956) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14774) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Draft - Tons of caramel and sweet malts with a hint of citrus floral hops. Clear gold with a decent head. Lots of sweet caramel malts, more like an east coast IPA. Nice, but I would prefer more hops.


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