Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an almost clear deep golden with an off-white head. Peachy hop aroma. Medium body, overripe fruit and burned caramel. Rather sulphurous and bitter finish. A little rough perhaps. 220909
bytemesis (2131) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with thanks to douglass88! Bottling date 09/26. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly with decent lacing. Aroma is pine, caramel, citrus. Flavor is the same, light plus sweet and medium bitter, resinous. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Not rising from the pack here...
bmerz (587) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Hazy gold, a little lace. Aroma is big sweet ripe tropical fruit, apple, caramel malt, hops. Flavor is the same with bracing pine bitterness and cooling astringency. Full, thick, lively, warming all the way down, all that astringent mouthwatering hop burp goodness. so good. What you want a west coast DIPA to be.
BEENJAMIN (187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear deep golden with a dense white head, this beer glows in your glass! Huge juicey citrus aroma. Flavors take it deeper with bitter pine and grass, grapefruit and lemon abound. Sweet and malty upfront and then ends with a clean hoppy finish. Possibly one of the most underrated IPA’s of Oregon? For under five dollars a bomber this is a go to for me.
ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Hudson. Pours dark orange golden with thin lacey white head. Aroma is thin malt and big piney, spicy hops. Taste is smooth caramel malt, oddly not sweet at all. Big hop finish: notes of earthy pine, grass, and grapefruit. Lingering bitter aftertaste.
AWISLguy (913) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
STEVE! We did not get Pelican early enough to be in the Desert IPA-land tasting, but HUGE to bring this back from the PNW! Bomber from Belmont Station - you are a good man, Charlie Brown! Pours a golden orange with a bit of a foamy white head. Aroma has fresh and citrus fruits, some pine and some caramel. Medium bodied and a bit sticky, with a little alcohol. Finishes consistently fruity without getting either too bitter or too sweet. Methinks this would not have been a top 5 in the tasting, but it would have replaced an obvious poorer option. Close to a white whale for me after the miss at Binnys downtown a few years back.
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from New Seasons Market in Portland. Gold pour, thin off-white. Aroma is citrus, caramel, pine hops. Tastes are sweet bready caramel, cascade hops, resiny virus. Very nice balance. Finishes dry and chewy, grassy bitter. Good stuff.
kevinsenn (804) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Clear fiery gold, half-inch beige head. Raisins and citrus in the aroma. Sweet great fruity notes, long-lasting bitter finish. Thick smooth body. Very tasty.
pdx76 (365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at pelican - nice clear copper color. Small fine white head. Nose is dominated of hops and pine. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste of hop and a bit of malt. Nice beer to have with clam chowder.
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Zymurgeist2 (734) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the brewery. Spicy grass and floral hops. Clear copper with white head. Strong bitterness with citrus, pine and some dank.
mozdy (5) - Utah, USA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank at the brewpub in Pacific City. Despite a horrible meal (shame on you for overcooking two pieces of salmon for our table--you live and work on the coast and should know how to prepare salmon!), the Imperial Pelican Ale was the standout beer of the ones we tried. Rather typical Northwest style hop profile, very citrusy and apparent, but backed up by a bunch of malt and alcohol. Nice finish. Reminds me of Squatters Hop Rising.