RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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%

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rosenbergh (11931) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2015
22 oz bottle. In Hawaii Tasting with IslandHaole. Thanks Dan! Clear golden color with a small white head. Sweet fruity hops, sweetness and malt in a balanced aroma. Yummy! The flavor is grapefruity and resiny hops, moderate bitterness, some darkness and maltiness. Balanced! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

popery (2231) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle. Should be fresh according to the store. Unfortunately, it’s still a boring, old school hoppy American strong ale. It’s a medium to light golden amber color. Medium white head. Plenty of lacing. Some legs. The aroma is all bubblegum crystal malt sweetness. There’s some muddy, boring hops in the mix. Pine, juniper, a little citrus. Pelican has aggressively embraced the innovations of the 1980s craft beer scene with this one. The taste is lightly sweet. Just some sorta woodsy caramel toastiness from that big, old malt backbone. It’s medium bitter with no significant hop character. Just some pine resin and a little citrus peel. Medium body. Long bittersweet finish. Just pure boring, old school beer. It’s made well and I’m sure it has a grand history as a mainstay of this longstanding bulwark of the PNW craft beer scene, but I just don’t care. There are a myriad of better beers on the shelf, nowadays, and I don’t understand why a beer store would bring this one in if it doesn’t already have a fanbase among the customers.

Bule (2309) - California, USA - SEP 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a yellow amber color with a lot of head. Floral and orange flavors. Bitterness a little harsh at the end.

Getbetter (1033) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 9, 2015
From a tap at a bar. The pour is a hazy copper with alive c02 with a white head . A mullet of a pine in the front with Carmel in the back. Medium body. Malty and hoppy squared

DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 8, 2015
22 ounce bottle purchased at Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma is sweet and malty with plenty of floral notes. Behind this is some really nice and intense piney hoppiness. Nice grassiness. Quite quaffable A little reminiscent of Alesmith IPA. Scantly hazy copper-colored body with a medium to large white head present. Starts with a moderate floral and earthy bitter hop flavoring. Some caramel and cereal maltiness present in the middle. Finishes with a little citrus astringency. Really well-balanced beer that’s quite flavorable.

IslandHaole (1301) - Misawa, JAPAN - AUG 27, 2015
Clear copper/orange color with quickly fading beige head. Wonderful aroma, sweet citrus, honey tangerines. Delicious, well-balanced, pine sap, honey, caramel, quite lovely! The alcohol is well hidden but you can feel it warming you on the way down. I really like this one!

jbruner (5460) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden brown from the bomber with thin wispy off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma of malty sweetness over just a hint in fruity pine hops. Taste follows, minimal hops for what it is, not bad though.

Arayaga2 (2224) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Light rusty color, with an even toned haze. Aroma is malty, and so is taste, which is a down the middle RIPA to my taste, with grape fruity, pithy hops into the finish. $5.75/pint ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

beastiefan2k (4180) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2015
22oz bomber. I bought this bc its the fresh 50th anniversary edition. Unfortunately, its as bad as I thought. Bland, cleaning product indistinct hops. This is what I hate with beer like this. Complete waste of time.

Sarlacc83 (2434) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle. A: Cloudy dark-orange bordering on red, foamy near creme color head. Brush of lacing. N: Huge pineapple and grapefruit. Pine and earth. Peppercorn and cracker. Touch of toffee. Orange syrup undertones. Bit of lavender. T: Quite sweet and bitter. M: Dry razorblades for a medium body, just the lightest touch of alcohol, and foamy, fuzzy carbonation. O: Big burly IPA. Easy to drink with a lot of tasty hops. A classic.

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