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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

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of mactrail
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.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Dogbrick
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cmaruschak for sharing. The beer is a clear dark orange color with a medium ivory colored head with decent retention. Patchy lacing. Citrusy hops aroma that also has a good amount of sugary sweet malt. Rich and smooth body with a nice citrus and hops flavor. Strong malt base as well, plus some pine notes. The finish is hoppy at first with a lingering aftertaste of sweet malt and spices. Really good, but honestly did not impress me as much as the India Pelican Ale.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
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.

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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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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of draheim
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.

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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.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a tulip glass

A- Poured a semi-hazy dark orange color with visible carbonation, white head that glass coating lace

S- Big pungent grapefruit, orange citrus, pine, and sweet caramel malts. Pretty strong aroma and pretty standard for a DIPA

T- Big sticky grapefruit, pine, tons of sweet caramel malts. THe malt profile on this beer is quite strong and very sweet.

M- A little syrupy, some warming on the finish, prickly carbonation, and finishes semi-dy

O- A pretty good DIPA, not too adventurous The sweetness is a little more than I would like for the style and made it less drinkable than other DIPAs. Some light bitterness on the finish, but not enough to cut the sweetness..

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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.