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RATINGS: 499   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%


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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Bottle. Tasty IPA!!! Medium amber in color. Off-white head with minimal lacing. Very citric hop aroma. Well balanced between malt and hop. Lingering hop bitterness. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Bottle from wohlfs, golden amber in color, minimal to no head, medium lacing, nice aroma of hops, pine, and citrus, very nice balanced taste, first you can taste the citrus followed by pine and ends with hops and mild bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Pours a murky amber with a white head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Citrusy hop aroma. Taste is predominantly hops, but lacking a well-balanced malt backbone and the depth of character of the more world-class brews. Overall it has excellent hop flavor and is a very good IPA, but lacks the depth and character to be amongst the very best.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2004
Lovely floral aroma, nice orange-ish color, solid head and HOPS UP FRONT & through to finish. A bit sharp on the git go, but the very pleasant malts come through even if you have to look for them a little. Hop yeh! After the delightful Tsunami will say these guys are 2 for 2 in my book.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - 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!

4.5
   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!!


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