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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 1pt. 6fl.oz.
Light unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, pine, orange. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy peel bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090922]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is dry wooden and slight peachy. Wooden and dry caramelish flavoured. Mild cheesy and solid barley malty. Slight bitter and dry flavoured fruity into the finish with a light malty note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2005
[At Stockholm Beer Festival 2005] A hazy orange beer with an orange head. The aroma is very sweet and very hoppy. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy from a good Cascade presence - going in the citric direction, and with dry grassy end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and cardemomme. Fruity flavour of caramel, grass and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Dark golden colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Apricot/peach and other fruits in aroma along with hops. Strong hoppy and fruity flavour. Long hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an almost clear deep golden with an off-white head. Peachy hop aroma. Medium body, overripe fruit and burned caramel. Rather sulphurous and bitter finish. A little rough perhaps. 220909

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23432) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2005 Bottled. Bronze colour, creamy head. Lychee like hop aroma. The extreme amount of hops are balanced by a solid malt body. Sweet, dominted by the hop flavours: lychee, peach and grapefruit. Lingering very bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2008
Draught @ the brewpub. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy citrus aroma. Sweet malty very hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a malty hoppy bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Draft. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of citrus. Taste has bittersweet orange peel. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016
2016-02-20, 8% ABV, 8-4-7-3-15=37
I picked up the bottle recently, so hopefully it’s fresh enough. Hazy golden color with generous head. The aroma has some nice toffee malt (7.5). The mouthfeel is lean, bold but not too sweet; some malt flavor, but it also has some bitter-sour component.
Something is strange.

2009-09-22, 7.5% ABV, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Cloudy light amber color. The aroma shows resiny and fruity hops, nutty too, sweaty. Good sweetish toffee flavor, with an extreme hopping, very resiny.

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