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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%


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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DP27FW (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2007 does not count
Simply the best IPA the NW has to offer. Very bitter, cutting hops with a strong floral nose. Medium to full body and a subtle malty finish to go with the lingering hops.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cathcacr (634) - Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2006 On draft right at the brewpub, and this was pretty much as good as it gets. I like Stone’s IPA so darn much, and this is right there with Stone’s. I think being straight from the tap helps the ratings of great beers.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4155) - Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 light amber, beautiful lacing on the glass. spicy florals, sweet bitters. medium bodied. Sweet malt finish. contrary to most other IPAs.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maximusrex (5) - USA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
A great example of a NW IPA. Full bodied that almost tastes like a double IPA.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
My wife and I both throught this was the best IPA we had on our trip to Oregon. We had this at the Pelican on a beautiful afternoon at the beach. Wonderful hazy orange appearance with a decent head. Serving temperature was just right. An exceptional grapefruit smell that matched the wonderful hoppy taste. Hop taste lasts throughout, but also a distinct malteness. I could drink this beer all day. Unfortunately I didn’t have any room left to bring some bombers back to Atlanta.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
filtersweep (5) - USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
Bottle pours a deep, rich gold with thick head. Hop aroma is off the charts; like I just stuck my face in a bale of wet hops. Incredible. Sweet/bitter balance is robust and impeccable, as well as accompanies a full body. Lots of citrus here with notes of pine. Easily my favorite IPA at the moment and the one I recommend the strongest.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jstraw (1912) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Orange-gold with big, foamy, white head / Mellow but bright nose of soap, citrus, citrus, and spun sugar / Medium body, moderately sweet with good biting hops, thus fine balance, and long, bitter finish / Flavors of orange, grapefruit, spun sugar, cut pine, rose petals, soap, and bubblegum / Not a knock-your-socks-off monster, just a stylish and superbly balanced ipa.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2002
AMAZING hoppy-sweet aroma that’s exactly what I think a hop-infused West Coast US beer should be. The flavor is bitingly bitter and absolutely wonderful. It smacks you upside the head in a well-rounded and pleasant way. Its finish is sweet and gentle. I loved it!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Clear amber body, beautiful rocky off-white head and excellent lacing. Massive grapefruit, citrus, cascade aroma. Brings me back to my days of homebrewing and smelling the hops directly. The flavor is an almost perfect balance of caramel and the citrus hops. Bitterness is quite pleasing. The beer finishes with a bit more pine than grapefruit. Body is medium. The palate is actually quite wonderful. This is one of the best IPAs I have ever had. Wow.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2004
Now this is how an IPA should be! Beautiful fluffy pour with tons of lacing. A cascade aroma you could sniff all day - herbs, pine and grass are abundant. Very tangy hop bite grabs and takes hold of you, starts fairly fruity but ends spicy and tingly. Hops leave a nice, resinous, pine cone residual. Definately a winner. Thanks to Derek Arent for the brew.


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