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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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%


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2005
Wow what a hop flavor to this beer. This was the way an IPS was supposed to be made. It hads the strong flavor but was able to go down smooth with out a huge after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Pours with a creamy, tantalizing head that unfortunately doesn’t stay in full force. Mandarin-copper in color, it is very translucent. The hoppy flavor of this beer isn’t as pronounced as the nose first suggests it will be. The taste is balanced and pleasant, but the after taste loses any note of malt presence then fades quickly. Good, but not as good as I remember it on tap at the Portland Spring Brew Fest this year where it was my favortie beer in show.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Thanks to SNOB for the bottle. Bronze-tinged gold color, medium white head, somewhat rocky. Sickly sweet Cascade citrus hop aroma. Some malty sweetness in the immediate nose, but such is crushed by Cascade flavors, predominately citrusy early on fading into a resinous character. Very resinous texture. Cloying bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is rather full for an ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAY 9, 2005
clear golden/amber with a soapy off-white head. aroma is all citrus hops. flavor is mostly a sharp citrusy hoppiness, with some sweet undertones. medium mouthfeel. a great hoppier ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2005
Wonderful fresh hop aroma, to full and rich to be classified an ordinary IPA, bold full hop taste, and you experience that fantastic aroma with each quaff,thins out a little in the middle,but keeps the nice hop edge right to the end

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1331) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 18, 2005
Big nose of citrus from the start. Huge white head on this copper colored ale. Nice touch of honey before the hops take over for the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Bronze with a light filmy head and lots of lace. Bitter and floral hops with some grape fruit. Slightly herbal. Strong bitter and herbal notes in the flavor. Some bubblegum. Tangy and bitter finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
erasmus (1) - USA - FEB 12, 2005 does not count
You don’t just drink this beer, you experience it. Amply hopped with a refreshing citrus aroma, it combines drinkability with potency.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2007 Thanks to wohlfs and Pailhead for this fine brew. Pours bright copper/orange color with a filmy head with a ring of bubbles. Spotty lacing. Aroma was huge citrus, mostly orange and grapefruit, nice malt backbone. Flavor again tons of citrus, plenty of residuel hop esters. Not a whole lot of malt shows in the flavor profile, but doesn’t seem unbalanced at all. Hop aftertaste lingers quite awhile. Well done.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgseley (7) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2005 does not count
Enjoy it on the deck looking out at the Pacific after a day on the waves or just enjoying the beach. Few beers have been more enjoyable.


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