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RATINGS: 440   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%


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12544) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12361) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2004
(Bottle) Pours copper color with a medium-sized white head. The hops burst out of the glass with a bountiful aroma. Has a delicious hops flavor with a hint of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11450) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11079) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2006
GABF-on tap-pours a white head with gold color. Taste is light citrus bitter, any malt?, oh there’s some, bitter hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10929) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Date: June 01, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark gold, whispy white head, touch of lace
Aroma: great sweet citrus and pine aroma
Flavor: wonderful sweet carmel malt flavor, tons of citrus and grapefruit character to balance the sweetness, nice bitter finish

Date: August 02, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
dry and bitter, floral, just a hint of crystal sweetness, old?

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

I would like to rerate this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10781) - Orange County, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10566) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy orange with a tiny white head. Sweet aroma with hops and piney notes. Flavour was hoppy with pine and malty notes. Finished bitter.


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