India Pelican Ale pours a slightly dirty golden with very minor orange highlights. Clear with a big 2+ finger dense eggshell white head. Minimal small carbonation bubbles rise to that thick cap of head. Leaves sticky, sheety, chunky lacing after each sip.
Cascade hops hit the nose first and don't ever leave which is fine by me. Piney with a good amount of bitter grapefruit. A caramel maltiness lurks underneath the hoppy goodness and the nose finishes with a spicy character I'm having a tough time putting my finger on.
Good flavor on this one. Things start off with a caramel creaminess but the hops quickly take over. Smooth grapefruit and orange hoppiness slide over the tongue mid palate and stay flavorful and sweet. On the swallow the grapefruit rind bitterness takes over and lingers. Very nice.
Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Cabonation gets prickly around the edges of the tongue and that with the solid bitterness give the tongue a good thrashing. Dry finish.
Very drinkable enjoyable IPA. One I could easily sit around and sip away the night.
A quality IPA from Pelican Brewery. Solid West Coast style IPA. I wish Pelican products were available around here, I'd like to try some others.
Thanks goes out to Hoppiness for this extra.
Pours a golden color with hints of brown and almost a half inch of foam.
Very fruity and ripe citrus aromas dominate this beer. There is a mixture of ripe grapefruit, orange, peach and nectarine with a hefty pale and doughy malt backbone. It’s also slightly spicy and has hints of apricot; it smells like an aged ipa, very malty and the hops seem like they are fading somewhat. As it warms up there is some toffee or butterscotch that comes through as well.
Nice bitterness upfront with a little citrus zest and quickly followed by the malt, lots of ripe fruit in the aftertaste. The taste is also very fruity but the good thing is that it’s not sweet, the bitterness balances the fruit flavors very well.
Decent mouth-feel, full in the mouth but not cloying or syrupy.
A decent IPA.
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