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RATINGS: 440   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%


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2002
the perfect amount of crisp hop bite, just another west coast ipa but a good one

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Tap & Bottle. My first experience was a bottle I bought in Portland which I gave a 7 4 6 4 16. It had a rich big hopped bitter mouthful with some malty sweetness. A few days later I visited the brewpub and was blown away. It had an amazing intense almost piercing hop aroma that carried into the flavor in waves of fresh bright sunlight. Damn it was good. The brewpub is right on the ocean with a fantastic view to compliment their wonderful beers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2002
Blooming mellow floral/citrus/hoppy aroma invites one to sip...Lovely honey-gold color...creamy, tight head leaves sheet lace on the glass---unusually fine retention...Slight malt sweetness in front, joined (but not overpowered) by healthy doses of Cascade hops...finish is of grapefruit rind with that slightly spicy Cascade essence. Body is medium (I wish it had a tad more, frankly, but hell, Iím a perfectionist!)---carbonation very well-judged...Overall, this is an awfully well-made brew...I think Iíll have seconds...right now!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2002
A nice pale ale, but not as good as the Stoneís. Still a nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2002
Very hoppy. Would have liked it to be a little more bitter. Good aroma. Nice dryness in the finish. A very drinkable and agreeable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 10, 2002
Hazy golden peach. Thin tiny bubbled off white head. Light carbonation. Juicy Cascades aroma, some spruce, gummy notes and hints of caramel. Initially soft and hoppy with a crispness in the background. Mellow natured. Medium body. Not very thick. Resinous hop flavors with a long spruce covered grapefruit rind aftertaste. Malts gain as it sits and acclimates. Toasty sweet. Almost has a honey-herbal cough drop aroma and flavor arise as it warms. Interesting. Finishes thicker with an increase in spruce notes and a lessening of Cascade notes. Drier, more bitter. Not a hugely hoppy, aromatic or over the top IPA, just a hopheads sessional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TAR (2468) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2004 Creamy head which forms a beautiful rockiness. The aroma consists of Cascades,which have no trouble emitting their grapefruit rind characteristics and floral tones. This starts with an adequate feel to the palate before the flavor turns neutral in the middle and ends with notes of plastic, bitter orange rind, and pine sap. This isnít as pleasant, IMO, as it sounds. I find the bitternes in this as being somewhat unpleasant. Ususally, with me, the more hops, the marrier. The longer you let the finish linger, the spiciness, dryness, and offbeat bitterness play a major and unusual role. While tasty, this is little more than redundant, one-dimensional, Cascade hop juice.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2002
AMAZING hoppy-sweet aroma thatís exactly what I think a hop-infused West Coast US beer should be. The flavor is bitingly bitter and absolutely wonderful. It smacks you upside the head in a well-rounded and pleasant way. Its finish is sweet and gentle. I loved it!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2002
I remembered this brewery from the GABF, and I had to try it again. This beer has a golden body, with a nice head that clings to the glass. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. The flavor is dry and very hoppy, but thereís enough malt to prevent imbalance. Good bitter aftertaste. Overall, a very good IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2001
Smells and tastes like a phat sack of Cascade. Nitro tap gives it a nice whispy head and excellent carbonation level. Not really bitter - just full of fresh hop flavor. 3rd best IPA of a 2 week beer trip through Oregon and N. Ca.


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