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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

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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 lighthabit:
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

quick shot here -

clear, golden color, a bit lighter than i usually look for in my ipas (is it an ipa? it's under american strong, but tastes like an ipa to me. hops ahoy!). pretty good lacing, points for that. head has a dryness that presents well. smell is standard ipa, taste is, as well. a nice standard ipa, not sure how it's an imperial, though. nothing wrong here, just not much to write home about, which is too bad, since it probably won't get the recognition it deserves for doing a good job of representing the style. mouth feel is a tad dry, and i'd like to see a bit more carbonation . . . but i'm starting to think that's just me. hides its 8% fairly well.

note - as an experiment, added a third of a shot of maker's mark, and it livened it up quite well. i think brews that have a simplicity about them do better at this, rather than trying to fix an obviously bad brew, so kudos to pelican for providing a solid foundation. went great with carrot cake. :)

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 06:04:11 | More by lighthabit
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stevedj

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-06-2014 00:35:11 | More by stevedj
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Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

06-24-2014 20:11:10 | More by Dcbelkot
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snaotheus

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle at 41 F poured into a large mug. Poured some of the sediment in. Bottle 9/26/13, so it's a bit old. I'm diving in anyway.

Pours cloudy amber/orange with a biggish head, fades moderately quickly, leaves sheets of lacing behind. Smell is mild and nondescript.

Taste is a nondescript bitter. Some slight honey. Again, fairly mild.

Mouthfeel is smooth, nice. Overall, not bad, just kind of nondescript and unexciting.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 00:37:29 | More by snaotheus
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mactrail

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2014 06:56:14 | More by mactrail
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-25-2014 22:24:00 | More by ADTaber
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 05:29:46 | More by Fatehunter
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Washington

3.99/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.