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RATINGS: 473   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%


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1218) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Tap. Dark golden with foamy cream head. Smells like grapefruit cotton candy sprinkled with pepper. Nice strong hoppy flavor. Nice long bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. A: Cloudy dark-orange bordering on red, foamy near creme color head. Brush of lacing. N: Huge pineapple and grapefruit. Pine and earth. Peppercorn and cracker. Touch of toffee. Orange syrup undertones. Bit of lavender. T: Quite sweet and bitter. M: Dry razorblades for a medium body, just the lightest touch of alcohol, and foamy, fuzzy carbonation. O: Big burly IPA. Easy to drink with a lot of tasty hops. A classic.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (2679) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Treated as a DIPA, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden semi-transparent orange color with a slim quarter finger’s worth of foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light trickling messy lacing roams around the glass. The smell takes sweet citrus to combine with bitter citrus rind. Light honey tones smooth it out a bit. The taste was bittersweet as it combined the previously mentioned flavors. A light crisp sweet citrus to honey aftertaste rolled into a quick wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation is mostly smooth allowing the bitterness to somewhat take the lead on the harshness. Overall, this was a pretty good DIPA that I’m sure I’d have again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (4674) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and bitter hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Sort of a bland IPA, but not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Bomber from Winooski Beverage. Hazy amber, large dense fizzy tan head, food retention. Aroma of grain, caramel, piney and spicy hops. The taste is caramel malt, menthol, tropical fruits, citrus, pine. Medium bodied, low carbonation, a bit flaccid, moderate lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1138) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 15, 2015
Honey golden and clear. Big piney aroma. Caramel malt is thick and bitter with a pine and grapefruit. A few years ago I would have gone crazy for this but these big beers have changed so much and this feels like it’s missing something, despite being a great and we’ll executed beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
Pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, fruit, pine and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a dry hoppy finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bill Becker (539) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a hazy orange gold with one solid head of long lasting foam. The smell and taste is of a solid malty backbone and tropical fruity hops. Balance is nicely done with a very smooth mouthfeel. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3572) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2015
Good head rich misty deep orange pour soft medium carbonation aromas pine mix of crisp hops caramel floral the flavours grapefruit medium strong bitter floral peach pineapple caramel crisp tastes good balance the finish good aftertastes of hop and sweetness bitter pine finish fair tasting imperial

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (428) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
This is a very ’juicy’ IPA - lots of resin, pine, fresh citrus, honey malt in both aroma and taste. Not too heavy either. Highly enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2015
Poors a clear deep straw yellow. Aroma is cascade and flavour follows on. Wish I could have this brew fresh from the tap because even though it has that awesome cascade aroma and flavour it’s faded with time and travel. Good beer none the less. Some really nice lingering bitterness.


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