Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.08/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the label.
Two fingers of head holds steady, perfect clarity with tiny bubbles racing to the top. Herbal, minty and a little citric in this hoppy nose ... a bit fruity with some esters and a smattering of toasted bread in the back. Smoothness has depth, thick-ish medium body. Bitter, yes and a bitterness that sticks. The malt is big enough to stand up to this somewhat brute-like hoppiness and the alcohol / fruitiness stakes a swing at the hops as well. While the bitterness and stodgy hop flavor prevails in the end it did have a tough battle to push through. Malt is an even wall of toasted sweetness and the alcohol is quite noticeable with fruity and peppery esters. Finishes bitter/sweet with more bitterness obviously.
A perfect example of "no coast" IPAs that don't get enough attention. Damn tasty and bold enough to rival both coasts.
Serving type: bottle
03-29-2010 01:33:44 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: Orange Amber with just a tinge of brown. Thin creamy head
S: At first a pleasant fruity smell, however it yielded to a musky smell not unlike the home brewed IPA I attempted. Very strange. If not for the musky after smell it would be very good.
T: Different. Not bad at all, but for an IPA, not great. Honestly, it tasted as if Guinness added hops to their draught to try and make an IPA.
M: Not unpleasant. For a 7.5 ABV IPA it drinks very smooth and easy. The alcohol is masked well.
O: Average IPA. Definitely not in the top tier, but not bottom cellar. Unique taste but not a memorable one. Good for a try in a pick six, but not much more.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2014 09:31:37 | More by Seanem44
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,927 ratings.