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RATINGS: 448   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%


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Clear amber body, beautiful rocky off-white head and excellent lacing. Massive grapefruit, citrus, cascade aroma. Brings me back to my days of homebrewing and smelling the hops directly. The flavor is an almost perfect balance of caramel and the citrus hops. Bitterness is quite pleasing. The beer finishes with a bit more pine than grapefruit. Body is medium. The palate is actually quite wonderful. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Wow.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2004
thin, dissipating white head. little carbonation. intense amber body. smells like great weed. citrucy, piney, resinous, hints of mint and apple, definitely mt hoods and cascades, perhaps centennial or chinooks too maybe? Suggestions of pale and crystal malts. classic PNW IPA. front is bitter and intense, foolowed and underlied by a disinct creaminess. some sticky bitterness remains, but cleans up pretty well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Good dark amber color,Nice large white head that faded slowly and left a mild lace behind.The aroma was fruity and nicely hoppy with a decent grapefruit presence and a slight pine needle like bite.The taste nicely hoppy again with a decent amount of fruit and some what heavy feeling.The finish was hoppy bitter and grapefruit.Very nice brew and well worth having a few more.But for now i'll have to settle for the one until my next order comes in.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2003
Wow, this is good IPA! Bronze colored and translucent. Pours with a huge frothy head. Citrus & Piney aroma. Flavor is a near perfect balance between the crystal malt and the Western hops. Mouthfeel is slight buttery. Finish is citrusy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fgfats (10) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2003
Great IPA. Nice, crisp, and well balanced with the perfect taste and aroma of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2751) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2003
Draft: sweet citrus nose. Clear orange color. Carmel & grapefruit. Crisp, clean. Some of the grapefruit in the linguring finish. Very good beer. Classic west coast ipa

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Great clear copper color, beautiful white head with large bubbles, leaving crisp white lacing. Mouth is dry and crisp and refreshing. Taste is bitter with American hops, malt, citrus, and long bitter finish. More like a Stone's Ruination than a Victroy Hoppy Devil, but not quite the grapefruit feel to the citrus hoppiness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
rated 4/19/03 Poured a nice orange/golden color, with a white head that diminished quickly. Nice floral hop aroma, and a very smooth fron to back pleasant bitter flavor with hops predominating, but a trace of citrus in the finish. Very very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 Sampled from cask @ brewery, June 2003, as well as from multiple bottles. Rating is from cask - Golden yellow amber, lots of bubbles drifting slowly down the glass. Very sweet peach aroma. Wonderfully hoppy aroma. Smooth and creamy first taste, then quite full, with only a little bitterness. Finishes without the common bitterness, and remains smooth throughout the drink. Easily one of the best cask beers I’ve ever had, and an outstanding IPA on it’s own as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Pour an uninspiring deep dirty orange color with a white head...quickly diminishing. The aroma was pure Cascade hops...sweet grapefruit...some burnt tones. The flavor was much of the same with a dry cirtus finish. Extremely thrist quenching quality...very crisp, bubbly feel. Average west coast IPA


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