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Imperial Pelican Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery

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Imperial Pelican AleImperial Pelican Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

20 Reviews
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Reviews: 20
Hads: 90
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: jtfest on 03-01-2004

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Reviews: 20 | Hads: 90
Reviews by jtfest:
Photo of jtfest
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This seasonal offering was sampled at the brewery on the Oregon coast -- so good, I brought home a growler.

It pours with a big, creamy white/tan head that leaves a thick lacing on the glass. With a beautiful orange/amber color, the first thing that hits your senses is the aroma -- pure hops, big and powerful. The full, creamy mouthfeel carries a well balanced flavor that is surprisingly lacking in bitterness and actually somewhat light -- until the aftertaste, when the hop bitterness takes hold and grows. Never biting, however, it is a smooth, clean drinking brew that I could enjoy a lot of. The growler may have made it home with me, but it is unlikely to survive for long. (685 characters)

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Photo of aquazr1
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger and half of head on medium straw colored body.
The aroma is pine and more pine.
The taste is a bold pine bitterness with a good malt backup to balance it out nicely.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable and solid ale. (256 characters)

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a large head.
Aroma of pine, grapefruit, sweet clean malt, some soft pineapple.
Aggressively hoppy flavours, lots of piny, resinous notes and a fair bit of clean malt underneath. (195 characters)

Photo of Spikester
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

New label celebrating 50 years of conservation at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
Pours clear light amber orange with three fingers of dense white head that has staying power and leaves strong lacing all the way to the bottom. Smell is piney hops with a good amount of bready malts.
Taste the hops are strong up front somewhat dank and resinous. The malts are a bit behind matching or subduing the resinous qualities. Mouthfeel is fine with just enough carbonation and a long dry bitter finish.
Overall I was hoping for a bigger Pelican IPA. Well it is bigger for sure but the hop bitterness pegs my hop limiter. I like more spread to my hop flavors and this one just came on with the pine notes and little else. (721 characters)

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Dcbelkot
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of tjcamm
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine one finger off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, hint of dankness. Flavor follows with a nice caramel malt base supporting resinous piney and citrus hops. Lingering mildly herbal hop bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess and active carbonation, great mouth feel. A classic Northwest style IPA with a good substancial hop component that delivers flavor and assertive bitterness. Nothing really ground breaking, but tastes great on this 80 degree day when I really needed a strong, flavorful, quality IIPA. Well done. (688 characters)

Photo of bottomfisher
4.77/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just bought this beer at Grocery Outlet in Lincoln City, OR. Wow, one of my favorite beers, not too hoppy, and a wonderful taste for a 8% beer. I normally do not like hoppy beer and this is not hoppy eventhough it is 85 IBU (225 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Zorro
3.39/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colored ale with a medium sized off-white colored head.

Scents of caramel and menthol hop with some wood and tea scents. Slight syrup smell and an earthy mushroom aroma.

Starts out mildly sweet with a citrus flavor and a mild bitter finish. Gets a little more bitter as you drink it but it is far from harsh. Caramel, wood and tea flavors like the smell.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty DIPA. (414 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.