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RATINGS: 435   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%


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4127) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2013
22oz bottle courtesy of GT2. Filtered gold-orange. Sort of an odd aroma, thin oily head. Resiny, almost burnt hop aroma, resinous oily hop tones despite the cleanish golden malt backbone. Pretty solid example, very West Coast in it yeast characteristics. Nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnoble (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Amber. Head is webbed and retentive. Strong aromatic, spice, fruit and citrus. Flavor is similar. flavor is sweeter sticky malts. Really nice. full body.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Clear orange. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit, and rye. Taste is resinous pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9935) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Grassy, floral, and piny hop profile. Some citrus, sweet caramel, and bread. Mild tropical fruit notes, too. Fairly sweet on the palate. Caramel and tropical fruit. Grass, flowers, and pine. Light grapefruit, maybe some orange. A light bitterness to the finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2011 Total Score: 3
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a big white head. S: Pine and citrus peel hop notes are present right away. Plenty of grapefruit and some mild grass and floral notes are also present, as is a bready malt aroma. T: Quite bitter with a very green flavor, almost like undercooked potatoes. Slightly woody with lots of grass and citrus peel. Not as much citrus flavor as I had anticipated, given the aroma. M: Medium in both body and carbonation. O: A pretty strange flavor, and I wasnt the hugest fan.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (693) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Bomber. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, caramel and spice. Sticky and resiny. Nice bitterness throughout. A bit heavy. Solid IPA finish. Tasty.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2011 Total Score: 3.8
Bomber. Crisp well balanced India Pale Ale. Great hoppiness throughout. I realy enjoyed this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 once bottle thanks to 5000. Pours a hazy copper with a big fluffy white head of foam. Good retention. Aroma has herbs, pine, and resin. Taste is fairly bitter throughout. A pleasant malt backbone is present, but its not aggressively noticeable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden / copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of big juicy fruity hops, resin, and a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour brings out big juicy resinous hops, a bit of floral hops, and a bit juicy caramel malt. Very well-balanced, though perhaps maybe a bit too much residual sugar. Finishes quite astringency and fairly juicy. Good stuff, but I prefer the regular India Pelican Ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2010 Total Score: 4.3
22 oz. bottle, pours a sharp hazy golden with a light ahead. Great aroma of hops, citrus, pine and spices. Flavour of very spicy hops. Tremendous IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Ohhhhhh man! 10th rate lock this bitch up. Nose of pale malt citrus hops floral with a light sticky sugar character and a little biscuit. Pours golden amber nice head and lace. Flavors of citrus and floral hops biscuit and pale malt and a moderate slow creeping up sticky sweetness. Candied citrus finish. Glad i got to finally try this rare beer. So rare. Rare as fuck.
Earlier Rating: 3/17/2008 Total Score: 3.9
Rating # 200 for this beer! Pours orange gold with a small head. Aroma is great. Sweet juicy citrus and pine. Ruby red grapefruit, orange, tangerines, some pine, and some sweet caramel malts too. Flavors of grapefruit, sweet orange, and other bitter sweet citrus fruit. Some malts make an appearance, but only lend to the fruity nature of the hops. Bitter sweet citrus hop juice is what this is. Insanely enjoyable. Lots of lingering hops. Perhaps a touch of pepper. The balance in this one is fantastic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bvc (1141) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
Draft at brouwers, listed on the menu as 7.5%. Clear, bit of a copper tint, sticky looking head. Mostly forward with the cascades, earthy, bitter citrus with some noticeable spice undertones light caramel malt in the base. Light earthy citrus rind up front, moves into quite a bit of spice then finishes with some malt sweetness. Lingering bittering in the finish and pretty sticky feeling.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
On tap. Cloudy amber with a thin white head. Scent is fruit and pine. Taste is caramel, citrus and pine. Love it!


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