Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Clear amber body, thin off-white head. Floral, herbal and strong hops aroma with caramely malts, also notes of pine. The strong hops carried over to the body with a very bitter citrus rind finish. Biscuity, caramely malts were amped up just enough to balance the hops. So standard an IPA though...Thanks Bill (batkins) for the bottle!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2004
Very nice bronze color aroma awaits you as soon as the cap is removed. Taste of major hops with perfect balance of malts. Finish is crisp and very delightful. Thanks to Frielock!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2004
mmm, creamy sweet hop aroma, very nice creamy head, beige color. pours a lighter amber color fairly clear with good carbonation. Taste is quite good, awesome hop presence in this one, nice aromatic and floral taste to it along with great citrus hop taste, ends nice and bitter with a nice full malt body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2005 Clear and golden with a creamy head. Very inviting nose -- hoppy, with a little yeast. Rich texture. Malts exuded with cookies and bread dough. Hops were very aromatic; notes of wafty flowers, spices, fresh-cut grass, and citrus (sweet orange and zippy lemon). Tremendous balance. Mouthwatering IPA. One of the best out there. Seriously.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6600) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2096) - 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".

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7702) - 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

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