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Pelican Imperial Pelican Ale (-2007)


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Everything you love about India Pelican Ale, but more of it! Imperial Pelican Ale is a batch of our India Pelican Ale with extra malt and hops, boiled for twice as long and dosed with extra dry hops. Enjoy the huge Cascade and Centennial hop aroma, the subtle malty sweetness, and the spicy, citrusy flavor of this robust, amber colored ale.

Please note: Pelican is using this name as their new name for India Pelican Ale (8% ABV on the bottles). Unless you had a beer by this name prior to 2007, your rating should go under the other Imperial Pelican Ale listing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2015
The newest edition, a special edition label, commemorates the 50th Anniversary of conservation in the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Clear orange. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit, and rye. Taste is resinous pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
Hazy amber,beige head.Good hop nose,lightly sweet.Big citrus hop profile,good malt in back.Lasting bitter end,medium alcohol heat.Ok lace

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium ivory colored head with decent retention. Patchy lacing. Citrusy hops aroma that also has a good amount of sugary sweet malt. Rich and smooth body with a nice citrus and hops flavor. Strong malt base as well, plus some pine notes. The finish is hoppy at first with a lingering aftertaste of sweet malt and spices. Really good, but honestly did not impress me as much as the India Pelican Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
My first impression on tasting this beer was that it was like chewing on a pine needle (or maybe what I think it would taste like). A decently hopped DIPA, I wouldn’t classify it as an award winner (although apparently it has), but it is good. Piney hops in the nose and palate, decent malt profile and it makes one good DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Huge, dare I say monstrous zesty Cascade aroma. Everything that was tasty about the regular IPA is displayed here, but in bigger and better quantities, and this has the flavor of all kind of fruit, balanced malt character that can stand up to the tangy fruity spiciness displayed by the hop characeristics. Finishes, smooth and somewhat bittersweet, and never once tasted any heat from the alcohol, very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Golden/orange color with full off white head. Aroma was citrusy, hops, some pine, a touch of sweet malt. Medium bodied, gentle carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. The elements of the aroma were echoed in the taste. This is a good IPA but doesn’t, in my opinion, merit consideration as an Imperial/Double. Still, it is a good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 9, 2004
Orange gold color. Medium head. Aroma is floral and piney but needs to warm a bit to tell.. A medium bodied Imperial India Pale Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are floral, piney, grapefruit and citrus. Very nicely balanced. Hides the 9.5% alcohol very well. Bitter yet the malt sweetness shines through. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

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