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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%


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tia (1010) - 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (1854) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle from Brewfest. Clear copper with lasting head and full lace. Medium (not huge) citrus and spice and bready malt aroma. Medium bready cereal toasty malt sweetness with minumal fruit and some nuts. Medium citrus and spice bitter finish. Medium dry. Medium body. Extremely well made. Excellent in a classic way.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
joelwhite (9) - - DEC 17, 2014 does not count
This is a really great imperial IPA! Big fan of this beer! Cool brewery right on the beach.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1073) - Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Tap at Pelican in Tillamook. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is bitter with long finish, medium-bodied, moderate carbonation. Overall, good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (2179) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2014
Tap at 23 Craft Beerz. Light orange fruitiness, bit tingly, some bitterness at the finish. Aroma is bit stinky, orange again and sweet. Something not quite there though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2014
Bomber. Deep orange with a fine rocky head. nice oranges and sweet malts, rather big and a little syrupy, but good bitterness to balance. Decent, a bit too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2014
Bottle provided by TimE.Many thanks for this. Colour is rich looking amber to chestnut brown, clear, with an off white head. Nose is lots of orange marmalade, toffee, grapefruit and orange citrous fruits. Taste is sticky citrous fruit, orange marmalade, citrous peel, toffee and caramel, lighter fruiter citrous orange and grapefruit, pine. Medium body and not cloying at all. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsnicholas (243) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle (22oz $6): Golden with nice white head. Its was pretty ggod but had a slight metallic taste. Maybe its because I enjoyed it 4 months after the enjoy by day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (913) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Gold orange pour. Aroma pine dank citrus. tastes honey pine hops. Grain bill noticeable as a pilsner. spicy grain.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (419) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2014
Surprising amount of orange or tangerine carried on a constant and level bitterness. Decent non dry finish but reminds you that you’re drinking a decent IBU beer. Colour is great, lacing is great. Might have liked a bit more middle or sweeter malt in this perhaps. Nice though, mad not to have a go with this if you get a chance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
At prewpub in Tillamook with Taylor, Stephen, and Dina. Pours bronze clear. Almost no head. Aroma is light earthy hops, some bitterness with mild amber malt. Taste is creamy red amber earthy and spicy hops.


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