Imperial Pelican Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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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
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
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
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
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
Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.