Imperial Pelican Ale | Pelican Pub & Brewery

Imperial Pelican AleImperial Pelican Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
131 Ratings
Imperial Pelican AleImperial Pelican Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Oregon, United States
pelicanbrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jtfest on 03-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,027
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
131
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice DIPA. Deep copper color with small silky head, robust hop aroma, some citrus. Taste adds more resinous hops and a little alcohol warmth. Medium wright, slightly chewy, and slippery.

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Photo of apareed
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of A-Sox
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

not my favorite beer here, especially from these guys, not sure how fresh our bottle was, but it tasted a little overdone, and like it was starting to drop off. intended to be a bold expression of cascade hops, i think it shows us where the line is, or at least what it looks like to be on the other side of it. these hops are intensely oily in this thicker golden honey colored brew, spicy, even harsh at times, and thats before the gnarly bitterness sets in over the sweeter oils in the finish. classic case of too much of a good thing i reckon, this was overly pungent and a little less refined and not so easy to drink. i could do without a little of the grain sweetness, but its needed for balance, it just makes the beer taste and feel enormous, especially with the alcohol not so well hidden and the constantly increasing temperature of this due to my slow pace on this one. i like the idea, but they have pushed it a little too far here, and without the freshest of fresh in my glass here, im not sure i would want to drink this again. this is my least favorite beer i have had from these guys so far, although its not bad at all, just overly intense. maybe built for the hophead who likes the full on palate thrashing hop assault in place of more carefully refined hoppy beers...

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Photo of erickc
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of flyinhawaiian
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gandres
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tap to glass at the Brewery at Cape Kiwanda, Pacific City, OR
Appearance: Amber, hazy, big white foam
Aroma: very fragrant, hoppy
Taste: very bitter
Mouthfeel: lively carbonation
Overall: very good beer ok to repeat and look for, better than umbrella
Drank: May 6, 2016

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rich, medium to full bodied classic piney and orange citrus DIPA. Big bitter finish. Cheers!

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sergeantstogie
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of Beernoobie
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of remingtonsteele1987
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pouring a 22oz into a snifter, you get a deep amber and slightly opaque color, along with a tan and foamy one finger head. Nice bright orange and grapefruit nose along with a hint of resin. Subtle vanilla sweetness on the tip of your tongue with a good amount of orange and grapefruit along with a lingering hop aftertaste. Texture wise, it's medium bodied with a creaming feel.

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Photo of Tuckersmth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.71/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The good hop, Oakland CA, Feb 2016

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Photo of Kevlee722
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rawfish
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark golden color with a dirty white head.
Nice crisp taste but not a DIPA flavor that I'm used to. I'm not able to tell you one hop profile over another, but this one isn't familiar to me...and that's okay.
The head, while rapidly dissipating, leaves a sticky coating of lacing with each enjoyable sip.
Much like the hop profile, the after taste is one that I'm not familiar with. Which too is okay.
All in all, glad I was finally able to try a Pelican beer. Might not buy this one again with so many other good DIPA's to be had, but a solid tick.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Imperial Pelican Ale from Pelican Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 131 ratings
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