India Pelican Ale - Pelican Pub & Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:
Bright and clear copper color, foams up right to the rim of the glass and crowns the inside with a stunning lace. Big aromatics from the hops; orange rind, ruby red grapefruit, spearmint and light pipe tobacco. A little bready and fruity in the nose, but the hops are obviously dominant here. Smooth and slick on the palate with a medium to full body. Hops slowly drop a hammer of bitterness that oozes of hard citric, tobacco and woodsy flavors. The malt opens up enough to get through the hops for a brief moment to lend some bready and caramel flavors. Alcohol is deceiving until a few sips in, as the slight warmth sets in and the faint tropical fruitiness materializes on the tongue. Bitter finish, but not bitter enough to hinder us from going back (and back again).
This is a big American IPA, a bit of old-school PNW flavor. We splashed the last few drops on us like aftershave, wishing for more--yet we were left with an empty feeling when it was finished, with only memories of such a great beer.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2010 12:51:22 | More by BeerAdvocate
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
91 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.