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Olde Pelican - Orlando Brewing Partners

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BA SCORE
83
good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orlando Brewing Partners visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.82% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 01-17-2007)
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Reviews by beerdown77:
Photo of beerdown77
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This pours glassy copper and has a nice fluffy off-white head. There is also a nice amount of lacing and retention to this beer. There is a lot of malt on the nose. My first impression of the taste is big bitterness. I really like how the toasty malts are preempted by this massive amount of bitterness. The malt flavor does come through, and this beer almost reminds me of a red ale, however, the malt is slightly more mild and bready. This medium bodied beer finishes off crisp and refreshing. This is a great English Pale Ale that could pass as an English Bitter.

beerdown77, Jun 20, 2011
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Photo of tugg407
4/5  rDev +9.9%

tugg407, Nov 18, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

johnyb, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a fairly deep yellow-amber. A nice, compact head retains quite well, and a consistent thick foam remains the entire way, leaving some nice rings of lacing partway down the glass.
There's a fair hops and malt balance in the aroma with the addition of a slight caramel sweetness. The aroma is more malt than hops and a little light with a subtle earthy note.
Hops flavor really comes up to the forefront, and is surprisingly strong given the aroma. The balance in the flavor is better than I got on the nose, and the fresh hops taste really makes for a good EPA. There's a gentle sweetness underlying and a good grains flavor as well.
This one was really quite smooth and crisp with just a bit of a bite from a moderate carbonation. Body is medium.

Brenden, Oct 05, 2009
Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This was my favorite offering by the Orlando Brewing Co. The beer poured clear copper color with an decent white head that left a good lacing on the glass. The smell was mostly bitter hops and malt. The taste carried much the same. The mouthfeel was a nice medium body with good carbonation. This is a great beer for Orlando to build on.

WoodBrew, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of cjgator3
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brownish amber color with a thin white head that laces the sides of the glass. The aroma is piney hops with a little bit of malt in the background. The taste is much like the nose in that it is centered around the hops with just a slight malt presence. I would like to see the taste a little more balanced but it certainly is enjoyable regardless. Overall, this is a solid brew that is recommended.

cjgator3, Jan 17, 2007
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a nice "stereotypical beer" color. Nice head that fades into a maintained ring and a little in the middle. Good lacing.

Smells of malts with a little, very little, hoppy bitter. Smells much better than a macro English Pale Ale that will go nameless. There is some body to the smell, too.

Taste is pretty damn good, too. It has some sweet, grainy notes with a great aftertaste. Very nice English style pale ale. No frills, just a good beer.

The mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation. Slight film left behind isn't too unpleasant, but still present.

I could drink a couple of these a day. All in all a good beer.

RomaniIteDomum, Aug 24, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Gregaroo, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

FlemingVSKing, Mar 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 07, 2011
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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Rhettroactive, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of TimmyFTD
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

TimmyFTD, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of eandolina
4/5  rDev +9.9%

eandolina, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer was served on-tap at the Orlando Brewing tasting room, and served in a pint glass. The beer is a light copper coloring with a thin, white head that settles and disperses. The nose is a slight dark caramel malt, and even a bit of chocolate. Flavors are a bit of coffee and chocolate malt, with a slight bittering from hops at the end, with a drying sensation. The body is a little light and crisp, and leaves a good lacing along the glass. There is a dry finish after the aftertaste that is slight citrus, bitter coffee, and dry hops. Very tasty.

GarthDanielson, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of Futsey
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Futsey, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

closisinthehouse, Apr 24, 2012
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4.98/5  rDev +36.8%

ManosEBrazos, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

harpus, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of abex44
3.75/5  rDev +3%

abex44, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

dannykugler, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Vancer
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The Olde Pelican was not one of my favorites, of the many they had on tap. I think their American brown ale beats the heck outa this one, but here we go:

Cola brown pour, nice ivory head. But this one had a dry, resinous taste to it, fairly bitter, which finished with to much harshness for an English PA. Not one I would order again, they had too many better brews to be stuck working on this brew.

Vancer, Mar 25, 2008
Photo of clayrock81
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark, copper goldenlike body with minimal lacing. A hoppy smell with a good amount of cocoa malts. A little more hoppy than most pale ales, but still a good malt backbone and a dry backbite. With a smooth flow over the tongue, this beer is quite enjoyable.

clayrock81, Oct 03, 2008
Photo of Drew966
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Olde Pelican pours a reddish copper color with a thick off white head from a one gallon brown twist off growler that was bottled yesterday at the brewpub. I'm getting a pleasant sweet malty aroma. This is one of their more complex flavored beers that I've tried from them. It's fairly hoppy and not completely to style, but that's okay. The sweet malt is fairly balanced and there is a touch of woodiness, perhaps from diacetyl, which the notes at the brewpub indicated would be present. If there is diacetyl I'm fairly impressed with how it's handled here, I've had some beers that were complete diacetyl disasters and this isn't one of them. The growler held up well thus far, this being one of the few places in Florida that offers them and this my first sampling by growler. Be forewarned though, the one gallon growler was $10 and they had some beers they would fill for $20 and some for $30, so it can get pricey. Worth a try, it was enjoyable. As a followup, I drank about half the growler on Saturday and finished the rest on Wednesday and I'd have to say the beer held up nicely, it was still well carbonated.

Drew966, Jan 06, 2008
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

beernads, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

andy1701, Dec 10, 2013
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Olde Pelican from Orlando Brewing Partners
83 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.