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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Huge Cascade hop aroma, the subtle malty sweetness, and the spicy, citrusy flavor of this robust, gold colored ale.

Previously called India Pelican Ale, 7.5%
Now called Imperial Pelican Ale, 8%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2829) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle from Roth’s. Medium amber in color. Nose is heavy on citrus and hoppiness. A little sweetness is noticeable as well. Full mouthfeel. Good malt balance as well.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle on 08.27.14. Poured from a bomber into a mason jar style glass on 10.08.14. A: Caramel, light citrus, and brown sugar. It’s very subtle. A: 2 finger head. See through copper body. T: Caramel, pine, and hop resin dominate. Brown sugar and flower are subtle. P: Crisp. O: This is a malt dominant IPA. The bitterness is acidic and lingers annoyingly. It’s not undrinkable, but not enjoyable. The flower sweetness is nice, but this is not in the West Coast style. Unfortunately, the sink drank it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Nice DIPA. Deep copper color with small silky head, robust hop aroma, some citrus. Taste adds more resinous hops and a little alcohol warmth. Medium wright, slightly chewy, and slippery.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Poured from a 22. Looks like a standard IPA offering. Aroma is a bit dank and grassy. Flavor is citrusy, grapefruit and sweet. The aftertaste is astringent and the finish is long and bitter. Masks the alcohol fairly well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Clear copper in the glass with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus, specifically grapefruit, and light cereal malt. Crisp in the mouth, with more tangy citrus notes, pithy bitterness, and a spicy malt profile. Finishes dry, with lingering grapefruit peel and a flutter of alcohol. Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (324) - - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear reddish dark amber with a rocky to creamy mostly lasting head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of citrus and spruce. Flavors of grapefruit, light to medium bitter, some astringency on the sides of my tongue. Average carbo, good solid malt backbone/well balanced and a long bitter finish being strongest in the far finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2101) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Brewfest. Clear copper with lasting head and full lace. Medium (not huge) citrus and spice and bready malt aroma. Medium bready cereal toasty malt sweetness with minumal fruit and some nuts. Medium citrus and spice bitter finish. Medium dry. Medium body. Extremely well made. Excellent in a classic way.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joelwhite (30) - - DEC 17, 2014
This is a really great imperial IPA! Big fan of this beer! Cool brewery right on the beach.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap at Pelican in Tillamook. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is bitter with long finish, medium-bodied, moderate carbonation. Overall, good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2014
Tap at 23 Craft Beerz. Light orange fruitiness, bit tingly, some bitterness at the finish. Aroma is bit stinky, orange again and sweet. Something not quite there though.


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