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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

49 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knuckles on 12-27-2005)
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Reviews by jtfest:
Photo of jtfest
4.2/5  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.

jtfest, Mar 01, 2004
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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.

Fatehunter, Apr 19, 2014
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Derek, Aug 06, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy copper color w/ a big fluffy white head, spotty lace.

Aroma is big sticky hop resin: grapefruit, pine, some tropical fruits.

Taste is likewise chewy resinous hops layered over a canvas of pale biscuity malt. Just a touch of detectable booze.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium-bodied; clearly the hop bill is elevated to counter the big hop presence.

Overall a really solid, straightforward, clean imperial IPA. Enjoyable.

draheim, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Handsome pale orange amber color in the deep-dish chalice. Body has plenty of malty substance but is refreshing and on the light side for a big Imperial. A whiff of pine and orange blossoms in the nose. Spritzy and tangy on the tongue.

The taste starts with a puff of sweet malt on the lips. The resiny grapefruit peel takes over soon, but the malt develops a strong presence. Some alcohol taste along with toasted grains. Rather sharp with a zingy hop note that drives into the taste buds. Aftertaste is a lingering bitterness with something that makes me think of shelac.

Overall this is somewhat restrained and more elegant than the typical big slobbering DIPAs. Still, it's plenty bitter. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynwood, Washington.

mactrail, Jun 08, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a tulip glass

A- Poured a semi-hazy dark orange color with visible carbonation, white head that glass coating lace

S- Big pungent grapefruit, orange citrus, pine, and sweet caramel malts. Pretty strong aroma and pretty standard for a DIPA

T- Big sticky grapefruit, pine, tons of sweet caramel malts. THe malt profile on this beer is quite strong and very sweet.

M- A little syrupy, some warming on the finish, prickly carbonation, and finishes semi-dy

O- A pretty good DIPA, not too adventurous The sweetness is a little more than I would like for the style and made it less drinkable than other DIPAs. Some light bitterness on the finish, but not enough to cut the sweetness..

Hoptometrist, May 28, 2013
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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.