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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
86
very good

42 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 31, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle says "EXP 10-30-2014, and its 8-10-2014. I guess it is still fresh by this date? Perhaps I will find out as this beer was hard to find, and I don't know how long its been at the store.

Pours a clear light orange color with a 2 finger white head that lasts 30 secs. Looks decent by my standards. 4.0

Smell is of ripe and over ripe grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Light hop presence , but still, it seems mostly citrusy. Nice biscuit malt smell as well. 3.75

Taste is kind of bland, but it is a nice balanced malt vs hop flavor. Rather generic though.
Much better than pyramid outburst. But that's not saying much. 3.5

Feel is spot on, can't really get more or less carbed, without making a mistake. 4.0

Overall this is not the best IPA I have had at the tune of 8%, but it is one of the better offerings where I picked it up. Decent flavor and kick, balanced palate. 4.0

BastardKing24, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

nmann08, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mecmd, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of PZBREW
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

PZBREW, Jul 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

CCutch, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of DrMindbender
3.25/5  rDev -16%

DrMindbender, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of stevedj
4/5  rDev +3.4%

stevedj, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Bitterbill
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bitterbill, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.2%

Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of snaotheus
3.33/5  rDev -14%
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.

snaotheus, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

ADTaber, May 25, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Fatehunter, Apr 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Dave_Treat, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

RJLarse, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BurdockBoy, Mar 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rrock44, Feb 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

anteater, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

NickSMpls, Jan 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

jaydoc, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

cbnz, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of draheim
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

zestd, Nov 24, 2013
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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.