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RATINGS: 439   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On draught at pelican - nice clear copper color. Small fine white head. Nose is dominated of hops and pine. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste of hop and a bit of malt. Nice beer to have with clam chowder. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (940) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On draught at the brewery. Spicy grass and floral hops. Clear copper with white head. Strong bitterness with citrus, pine and some dank.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mozdy (5) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
Drank at the brewpub in Pacific City. Despite a horrible meal (shame on you for overcooking two pieces of salmon for our table--you live and work on the coast and should know how to prepare salmon!), the Imperial Pelican Ale was the standout beer of the ones we tried. Rather typical Northwest style hop profile, very citrusy and apparent, but backed up by a bunch of malt and alcohol. Nice finish. Reminds me of Squatters Hop Rising.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2013
orange, resin, oak and caramel I smell. modest off white head over clear orange gold. fine in the mouth, coating.my mputh cant put the flavor together—there’s an aluminum bitter buffered by resin, an overwhelmed peachy sweetness, & alcohol. bitter finish
Earlier Rating: 9/9/2007 Total Score: 4.1
(from bomber but you MUST go to the brewpub on the beach) golden amber, negligible head but look out nose—hop assault, billowing, mostly citrus but a little pine and almost orange. does not go lightly through the mouth but as clean as so much hope resinance can go. the taste is hihg bitterness maybe balanced by some pine, oak and caramel, intense and beautiful (tho finish a shade heavy)—relentless hoppiness--please let me go! i’m a little masochistic but having two of these in a row would be too much.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of GT2. Filtered gold-orange. Sort of an odd aroma, thin oily head. Resiny, almost burnt hop aroma, resinous oily hop tones despite the cleanish golden malt backbone. Pretty solid example, very West Coast in it’ yeast characteristics. Nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Amber. Head is webbed and retentive. Strong aromatic, spice, fruit and citrus. Flavor is similar. flavor is sweeter sticky malts. Really nice. full body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Clear orange. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit, and rye. Taste is resinous pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Grassy, floral, and piny hop profile. Some citrus, sweet caramel, and bread. Mild tropical fruit notes, too. Fairly sweet on the palate. Caramel and tropical fruit. Grass, flowers, and pine. Light grapefruit, maybe some orange. A light bitterness to the finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2011 Total Score: 3
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a big white head. S: Pine and citrus peel hop notes are present right away. Plenty of grapefruit and some mild grass and floral notes are also present, as is a bready malt aroma. T: Quite bitter with a very green flavor, almost like undercooked potatoes. Slightly woody with lots of grass and citrus peel. Not as much citrus flavor as I had anticipated, given the aroma. M: Medium in both body and carbonation. O: A pretty strange flavor, and I wasn’t the hugest fan.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (720) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bomber. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel and spice. Sticky and resiny. Nice bitterness throughout. A bit heavy. Solid IPA finish. Tasty.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bomber. Crisp well balanced India Pale Ale. Great hoppiness throughout. I realy enjoyed this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 once bottle thanks to 5000. Pours a hazy copper with a big fluffy white head of foam. Good retention. Aroma has herbs, pine, and resin. Taste is fairly bitter throughout. A pleasant malt backbone is present, but its not aggressively noticeable.


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