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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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%


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Now this is how an IPA should be! Beautiful fluffy pour with tons of lacing. A cascade aroma you could sniff all day - herbs, pine and grass are abundant. Very tangy hop bite grabs and takes hold of you, starts fairly fruity but ends spicy and tingly. Hops leave a nice, resinous, pine cone residual. Definately a winner. Thanks to Derek Arent for the brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2004
(Great American Beer Festival 2004) Light, spicy, dry, and bitter. Hop water.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2004
Bottle pours a slightly hazy golden, large foamy white head, extremely light carbonation, with attractive lacing.   Fresh, sweet hop aroma on this one.   Subtle pine/spruce notes as well.   Sweet & spicy hop flavor up front, but followed by some tartness and semi-sweet citrus like bitterness thats fairly reminiscent of a barleywine.   Fairly round body, good mouthfeel.   Finishes with lots of hop bitterness.   This one was somewhat malty, but not enough for my tastes.   If you like straight foward hop bitterness, this one is for you!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2094) - Salem, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Ok beer bought while camping near Newport,OR. Comes in the usual plain brown Pelican bomber. Very nice looking ale when poured, its slighly darker than the usual IPA..almost amber with a huge creamy/frothy off white head Wonderful spicy hppy aroma.Very pungent but extra fresh. Mm this is a "hop heads"IPA..very strong Cascade hop presence..though there is a noticable malty background..but really its hops,hops, hops on this baby. Very nice and smooth on the palate,nice warm after taste. Nice and drinkable especiually after drinking "swill".

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Pours a hazy amber with a tall white head. Lots of citrus hop aroma. Taste was well balanced with a tons of bitterness toward the end and a faint hint of grapefruit in the finish. A good smooth IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7258) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 26, 2004
on tap at the drift inn in yachats. lychee and grapefruit and anzac biscuit aroma. quite tangy, orange rind, and quite bitter, a real textbook ipa

3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vanvenlo (1469) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2004
UPDATED: APR 16, 2005 7 May 2004 - Sampled 2004AIBA - Passionfruit and hops galour aroma. Cloudy amber colour, small head and lacing. Lacks malt depth or character. Too bitter for me but I guess this is an IPA so this is what you’d expect. Stick to the tongue hops that I don’t like. It seems that this is a beer that polarises opinion, like Orval. You either love it or rate it lower.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2005 Clear pale orange color with a good head and lacing. Nice citrus/floral nose. Nice grapefruit/pine notes in the bitterness. Finish is dry. NIce IPA From the bottle 7 months later. Great color, aroma, and flavor! It holds up like a champ. More of a lingering bitterness than I remembered. Good IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjbennett (3) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
A big hop monster of a beer 70+ IBUs. It’s got a great malty sweetness and a wonderful (classic PNW) Cascade/Centennial hop flavor and aroma. The hops do tend to coat your tongue though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Light cherry gold color, crimson edges if you will, lots of sticky lacing & good head retention. The aroma is full of fresh grapefruit & floral cascade hoppy notes; very fresh. The flavor has a nice piney mouthfeel like hop juice & a nice granola sweet malt finish. Well balanced, good body, good IPA.


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