India Pelican Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by SaucyA:
4.03/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Brian knocked this extra off my wants. Thanks dude, it's been on there for ages!
A - I'm not taking it into account in the numbers, but I just wanna mention how nice the bottle looks. Kudos to good presentation. Onto the beer! Looks awesome in my 22oz. tulip pint. Creamy, frothy white head billows over the top but never crests over the sides. The body is a nicely carbonated, clear copper base with golden and amber hues. A wonderful looking IPA if there ever was one. Mad lacing.
S - Perfumey, fresh, green hops. Grassy and herbal. A nice light fruity yeast, and a barely-discernable malty sweetness make their way into my nostrils eventually as well.
T - I love an IPA that has it's own thing going on, and this does. A standout among most, India Pelican Ale has a great amount of hop bitterness coupled with a strong malty base. Some sips finish dry, others slightly sweet. Balance comes and goes, but it definitely contends with other IPA's on the left coast.
M - A shining point is the creamy, smooth... yet bright carbonation, and medium body. I hate when my IPA's are too thin...
D - Which sometimes hurts the drinkability... yet this bomber is going down a little quicker than I'd like!! Definitely one to revisit.
Notes: I always fall in love with lesser-known west coast IPA's. The gift and the curse.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2009 02:50:15 | More by SaucyA
More User Reviews:
3.94/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Glass: Nonic pint glass
Appearance: a clear dark yellow with a large rocky white lasting head.
Aroma: a citrusy hop aroma.
Taste: was light sweetness at first with orange citrus notes and the finish was a moderate to heavy hops bitterness.
Mouthfeel: comes into the mouth light and thin and almost seems to thicken while it sits on the tongue. carbonation was pretty average.
A good IPA, I really enjoyed the flavor and mouth feel, although I felt the aroma was lacking.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2013 00:16:04 | More by Hawksfan79
India Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.