mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled AIBA 2004. Grand Champion Aroma of orange and strong grapefruit rind flavour. Didnít get much sweetness, pretty much immediately bitter. Long hoppy finish and fairly thick texture. Not bad at all but may not win a champion award at a better show.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 22oz bottle Pouerd a darker amber color with an averaged sized offwhite head. Nice hoppy aromas of citrus and pines. Nice hoppy tastes pine, citrus with a bitter grapefruit finish. One of the better IPAs out there!
Lunkie (1392) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2004
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wonderful hop aroma with great clear amber colour. Dreadful flavour which leave you thinking looks are often deceiving.
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer rated as the Grand Champion at the Australian International Beer Awards. I must say, it is very unique with hops that can blow you head off! It has an amazing hop bitterness that coats the mouth and leaves you with a strong aftertaste. It is nice, but i think it is not very well balanced.
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible citrusy and woody hop aroma! Fresh cut hay in the fields! Color is orange/gold. Good carbonation and a pillowy off white head. Creamy, malty taste at first, but the hops definitely take over in the middle, making the biggest impression here. The finish is hop dominated, but some residualy malty sweetness lingers on for some balance. Quite a nice IPA. Not quite one of those super powered Imperials that everyone seems to be brewing lately. THis is well made and one of the better IPAís Iíve had in some time.
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright orange, creamy and fairly rich for an IPA, sort of like a cream ale/ IPA hybrid but with definite west coast hop rates, just rasping and out of balance enough so that you know what style Pelican is shooting for here. Amongst the best IPA's here in Oregon which is no small feat...
BBB63 (5946) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean amber hue with frothy white head and above average lace. The aroma hints of pine and grassy hops, grapefruit and other citrus aromas, dusty yeast esters, and a toasted white bread ester. The taste starts aggressive and piney, very bitter and very dry. Undertones of allspice, clove, pale malts, mint, and light yeast also detected. The finish is long and lingering, full blown cascade sticks to the palate, nice. The mouthfeel is sharp and biting, refreshing in a surreal kind of way. I just couldn't get enough of this basic, straight forward IPA. Not traditional, but very American. A must try for any hophead. Even a stoutie like me enjoyed this. Thanks Joe for the bomber.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2006 2003/2004 bomber. Wasnt sure what to expect after the Tsunami fell so far short of expectations. This one poured a wonderful orange-gold, bright, crystally and has a medium amount of soft white foamy head. Good lacing. Aroma of clear, fresh, unadulterated cascades. Bitter and citrusy. This smells like a classic. And the taste delivers. Bold, bitter, juicy and full with a lightly sweet malt that dosent dull the presence of the hops. It just adds the needed balance and walks away. Mouthfeel is delicate. Lightly chewy, perfect amount of carbonation. This stuff is world class.
TChrome (1409) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice clear orange colored beer with a nice thick creamy off white head with good retention. Wonderful hop aroma with even better hop flavor. Sharp hop bitterness that is also deliciously sweet. A top IPA.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours copper color with a medium-sized white head. The hops burst out of the glass with a bountiful aroma. Has a delicious hops flavor with a hint of citrus.