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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

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 15
Reviews by lighthabit:
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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
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. :)

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3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -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.

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Zorro
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of wiescins
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.