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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

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
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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BastardKing24

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%

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

08-11-2014 02:02:25 | More by BastardKing24
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

08-05-2014 22:31:17 | More by nmann08
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-05-2014 05:43:22 | More by mecmd
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-29-2014 02:40:08 | More by PZBREW
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CCutch

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-27-2014 03:44:17 | More by CCutch
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

07-26-2014 20:05:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -16%

07-18-2014 00:43:37 | More by DrMindbender
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stevedj

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-29-2014 15:17:39 | More by Bitterbill
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Dcbelkot

Washington

5/5  rDev +29.2%

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

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -14%

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.

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

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

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.

06-08-2014 06:56:14 | More by mactrail
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Oregon

3.61/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-19-2014 00:46:31 | More by Dave_Treat
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RJLarse

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%

03-16-2014 20:15:07 | More by RJLarse
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-16-2014 03:21:09 | More by BurdockBoy
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rrock44

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-13-2014 03:51:36 | More by rrock44
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-20-2014 15:52:21 | More by anteater
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NickSMpls

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-19-2014 00:30:17 | More by NickSMpls
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-29-2013 04:38:25 | More by jaydoc
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

12-28-2013 05:36:09 | More by cbnz
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draheim

Washington

3.99/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

12-22-2013 22:13:10 | More by draheim
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zestd

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-24-2013 07:03:35 | More by zestd
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

11-03-2013 04:08:15 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.