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RATINGS: 439   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%


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5998) - 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 (5582) - 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 (1146) - 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 (3106) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2013
22 oz Bomber: Pours a almost clear golden color with a frothy off-white head that is mostly lasting. Has a bursting hoppy aroma with citrus notes. Flavor is hoppy sweet with a spicy bite and citrus notes in the bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conlepa1 (72) - Chillicothe, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Color is amber with a nice white lacey head. Piney, citrus, hoppy aroma. Taste is hoppy with a nice malty balance. More bitter than hop aroma. Finishes dry. Clean. Light to medium body. Quality ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6068) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Draft at pint defiance. Pours a clear bronzed medium amber with a loose white head. Sweet tangy tropical fruit nose, oranges and mangos and apricots. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Caramel and a great tropical fruit hop showcase on the mid palate, with a long oily hop bitey finish. Good beer.
Earlier Rating: 5/25/2006 Total Score: 4.3
Bomber. This is a great IPA! Pours deeply red with lots of copper overtones. Sudsy white film over the top of that. Big pine blossoms on the nose, softened with an almost palpable creaminess...vanilla? I donít know where that note is coming from or how to describe it. Maybe one small part of this beerís mission was to wake me up to the realization that itís best when having something *good* about a beer be the part you canít put your finger on. Itís not like I was in any danger of thinking I knew it all, but this beer has a pleasant mystery to the fragrance. The taste is unambiguously great. This is probably my favorite of the pine-dominated IPAs (if there is such a grouping of beers). At least, it is for the foreseeable future, which is never very long with beer. Thereís plenty of softness to the body, but itís not watery at all; itís rich and even a bit raw at the end. Some bubbly harshness at the back of the throat is perfect for a beer with such a nicely dried, bitter finish. I could not only drink this beer all day, Iíd set aside a day to do it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pdx77 (1219) - Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On draught at Pelican Pub. Bright citrus and floral hop notes balanced with a pleasing bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 20, 2012
22oz bottle. Crisp clear orange with foamy white head. Acidic hop aroma, great. Body is more roundly malty with aroma hops dominating. Tart bitter hop finish. Quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, orange-gold colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lots of soapy lacing. Aroma is citrusy pines and florals with somewhat spicy resins and a touch of caramel. Flavor is similar. Lots of citruses with a bit of a juicy sweetness, pines, florals, a bunch of resins with a light spiciness, and a touch of caramel towards the end. Finishes dry, resiny, and bitter with plenty of juicy citruses. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a very enjoyable IPA. Lots of juicy, resiny, piney, and floral citruses with just a touch of caramel. Good one.


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