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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
Orange/amber color. Very hoppy aroma, but there is also a balance with fruity notes from peach, apples and citrus. Extremely hoppy flavor, grassy and dry, but also with some fruits showing. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2006
On tap at Pelican Pub and Brewery, Pacific City, OR. Deep gold with thin white head. Lots of hop on aroma. Quite perfumed. Quite harsh hop. Harsh Cascade hop aroma. Bit of grapefruit. Moderate malts to give it some backbone and then strong hop finish that verges on the sharp. Very drying on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled, alc. 7.8%
Dark golden, nice medium-sized brownish head. Strong hayish hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Good balance in the hopping with a late bite. Long hoppy aftertaste, some malts in it too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15728) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Grassy, floral, and piny hop profile. Some citrus, sweet caramel, and bread. Mild tropical fruit notes, too. Fairly sweet on the palate. Caramel and tropical fruit. Grass, flowers, and pine. Light grapefruit, maybe some orange. A light bitterness to the finish.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2011 Total Score: 3
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a big white head. S: Pine and citrus peel hop notes are present right away. Plenty of grapefruit and some mild grass and floral notes are also present, as is a bready malt aroma. T: Quite bitter with a very green flavor, almost like undercooked potatoes. Slightly woody with lots of grass and citrus peel. Not as much citrus flavor as I had anticipated, given the aroma. M: Medium in both body and carbonation. O: A pretty strange flavor, and I wasn’t the hugest fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15483) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
Golden-amber colour. Rich piney aroma with grapefruit and breadcrust accents. Fresh, rich hops - grapefruit, pine needles and wood mix with toffee and breadcrust. Dry, substantial body but never resiny nor cloying. Outstanding example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13978) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Draft at the Pelican. Light amber color with a white head. Citrus hop aroma, perhaps with a hint of pine. Lots of resin. Starts with pine, some backing malt. Medium body. Citrus follows, but for me it’s strongly hop. Nice clean bitter finish. Pine seems to last longest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden / copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma of big juicy fruity hops, resin, and a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour brings out big juicy resinous hops, a bit of floral hops, and a bit juicy caramel malt. Very well-balanced, though perhaps maybe a bit too much residual sugar. Finishes quite astringency and fairly juicy. Good stuff, but I prefer the regular India Pelican Ale.
Earlier Rating: 3/15/2010 Total Score: 4.3
22 oz. bottle, pours a sharp hazy golden with a light ahead. Great aroma of hops, citrus, pine and spices. Flavour of very spicy hops. Tremendous IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13332) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Gift from freinds at Dilly Deli. Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white frothy head that lasted with good lacing. Solid pine and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Heavy smooth bitter flavor with a heavy bitter finish of long duration. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13076) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bomber poured a clear orange with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of pine, carmel, orange, pink grapefruit and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, pine, grapefruit and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering BITTER finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 3, 2002
I remembered this brewery from the GABF, and I had to try it again. This beer has a golden body, with a nice head that clings to the glass. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. The flavor is dry and very hoppy, but there’s enough malt to prevent imbalance. Good bitter aftertaste. Overall, a very good IPA.

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