Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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3.4/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
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Pours a very nice orange color, with a white billowy head, probably over an inch high. Leaves nice lacing and clings very well. A very good looking beer. The smell is a bit subdued, a little grassy, a little lemon zest and a bit of toasty sweet malts. Nothing too impressive, though I wouldn't say it lacks what most IPAs have. The taste comes up with a little bit of bitterness - though the bitterness is nicely balanced with some grainy malts, slightly bready, slightly crackery. The hop flavor has the taste of lemons and sour lemon rinds, along with quite a bit of grass and resins. It also finishes with this very floral, slightly estery sting, mixed in with a pleasant sweetness. Pretty good, but I think there is just a little bit missing as far as I can tell. The body is nice - medium full. The carbonation is not incredibly lively, but it's definitely there. But the weird floral feeling kind of comes back, this sticky (but not like hop resins sticky) kind of powdery floral feeling, not the most pleasant thing. The beer is nice to drink, not too incredible, but one that I could definitely see being part of a nice night, maybe one to go back to, depending on the price and the situation, but not an IPA that I'd go to if I was looking for that American IPA kind of beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2010 01:31:14 | More by taylorhamrick
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