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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   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%


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Pours amber with a white head. T he aroma was of hops, malts, citrus, and yeast. Has a strong flavor of hops, malts, pine and fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
Clear golden pour offering a medium sized white head. Well this smells pretty much like what I remember from two hearted ale! Full on centennial nose with the characteristic earthy ripe orange smell with perfumey and citrusy backings. The crystal malts underneath are obviously dwarved and kept silent, barely hinting at candies and offering support mouthfeel. It is all about the spicy hops and I must say it is well done at that, very aromatic, without any out of place acidity nor too plain west coast aromatics, I assume the sample was particularly fresh. Peppery, perfumey, sweet fruits. Engaging carbonation and crisp mouthfeel helped as well. Classic.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
My wife and I both throught this was the best IPA we had on our trip to Oregon. We had this at the Pelican on a beautiful afternoon at the beach. Wonderful hazy orange appearance with a decent head. Serving temperature was just right. An exceptional grapefruit smell that matched the wonderful hoppy taste. Hop taste lasts throughout, but also a distinct malteness. I could drink this beer all day. Unfortunately I didn’t have any room left to bring some bombers back to Atlanta.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
Pale amber coloured. This one is seriously hoppy. A real hopbomb in flavour. Grapefruity, citric and flowery. Overwhelming bitterness.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2005
09.30.05 Tap at Falling Rock Hazed amber gold wtih thick and lasting froth of white. This was one of my favorites of the GABF weekend. Great balance all around from sniff to swallow. Plenty of lively eff to keep the palate clean. Huge IPA with thick and chewy malts, tropical fruit sweetness, lots of citrus and especially grapefruit. Sticky dry finish. Finish is long, citrus, wheatgrass. Just outstanding. I drank far too much of this goodness. The combination of peppery spice, grassy, plus citrusy hops is irresistible to me.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
Bottled. Amber with creamy tan head. Juicy and floral grapefruit aroma, notes of pines and peaches. Dry bitter flavour of oranges and grapefruit. Long grassy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2005
Bottle @ Stockholm Beer Festival 2005
Asked for a hop chock at the bar and I got it. A rich flowery and grassy aroma. Despite the high BU and aroma it is quite well balanced in the malts area. Long aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (34227) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25207) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled, alc. 7.8%
Dark golden, nice medium-sized brownish head. Strong hayish hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Good balance in the hopping with a late bite. Long hoppy aftertaste, some malts in it too.


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