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RATINGS: 448   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%


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Light cherry gold color, crimson edges if you will, lots of sticky lacing & good head retention. The aroma is full of fresh grapefruit & floral cascade hoppy notes; very fresh. The flavor has a nice piney mouthfeel like hop juice & a nice granola sweet malt finish. Well balanced, good body, good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Deep golden brown with a tight head. Fruity aroma full of cascade hops. Fruity citric hop flavor leads into a bready mlat body. Finishes with a big floral hop flavor and a nice bitterness. Very nice, well balanced IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2004 Tap@The Drift Inn, Yachats, Oregon. Really great IPA. Super lychee/grapefruit/pine, very decent bitterness to complement the rich flavour, yummy!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2008 Brilliant copper body and snow-white head. Nice aroma and flavor of grapefruit, spruce and pine. Intense, palate-wrecking quality bitterness. Hops overpower a bit, but take you for a fun ride.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Pours a clear orange/copper. Has a mostly orange aroma with some grass. Caramel/hop flavor that is well balanced. Finishes bitter and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 5, 2004
22 oz bomber-pours a pretty standard ipa orange hue with nice sudsy white head. huge citrus aroma, but doestn really smell like cascade to me. piney flavors start, then a citrus finish. long dry finish. a pretty solid IPA

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Crazy hop aroma that hints of strawberry and ripe fruit, crystal clear brown/red color, white lacey head, intense hop flavor, citrus, pine, I heard these bombers are delivered to every beer rack in a pelican’s sack, thank you kind pelican, for your brew is delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Choos (643) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2004
Frankenstein time. Aroma is fresh hemp with a whack of passionfruit that I could have sniffed all night. Amber and a bit cloudy with a small head. Way too bitter for me and the hops were quite sticky on the tongue but was nicely passionfruity while I was drinking it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Clear bright copper with a puffy and well-lacing white head. Aroma is a delicate mix of powerful fresh floral hops and mild caramel malt. Body starts bold, fresh, hoppy and sweet with a refreshing balance. A very drinkable, balanced, and enjoyable IPA. Thanks TChrome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2004
Sampled AIBA 2004. Grand Champion Aroma of orange and strong grapefruit rind flavour. Didn’t 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.


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