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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Commodore Perry IPA

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very good

2,235 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 815
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 79
Gots: 171 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003)
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Skott1123, Apr 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

A: An orange-ish glow with not a bubbly head.

S: Orange is the overwhelming smell. Some other fruits in there as well, though.

T: An orange flavored malt with some other fruit tastes. There is some hop to sip, but nothing overwhelming and the bitterness sits just long enough. The aftertaste is fruity.

M: The carbonation was seemed spot on and wasn't too much. It let the malt flavors really come out.

D: Definitely one of my favorite beers to drink. It has a pleasant smell and taste that goes down smoothly. For me, at least, it's a top-notch IPA.

yesthatguy, Nov 05, 2010
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4.72/5  rDev +21.3%

Pours crisp golden and clear with a sustained, frothy white head.

Orange zest aromatics mingle with a slight bread yeastiness. Not overzealous, but mighty appealing.

Sweet grains and tingly lemon-lime hoppiness up front leads to a resiny bitter aftertaste.

Light-medium body, a very refreshing, beautiful beer.

nortmand, Apr 16, 2007
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4.72/5  rDev +21.3%

Great Lakes strikes again!

Picked this up while I was in Ohio a few months back. Poured into pint glass.

A: orange/amber light carbonation, minimal head. More carbonation would be nice.

S: is this an IPA? Very caramel malty nose with orange hops. You'd never guess this was a modern day American IPA!

T: A quick hit of sweetness followed by a nice, subtle bite of grapefruity hops. As mentioned above, not your typical 'hoppy' IPA. Just enough hoppiness, in my opinion. Finish is very smooth with a slight lingering bitterness.

M: despite low carbonation mouthfeel has a little crispness to it and it's not too thin. Definitely medium.

D: A little too drinkable! For a 7.5% ABV IPA, neither the hops nor the alcohol are aggressive. Very smooth and clean.

Even though this is clearly less hoppy than most American IPA's I really enjoyed this. Very drinkable! This one's a keeper!

Adamdc, Feb 11, 2009
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4.72/5  rDev +21.3%

I poured this from a 12 ounce bottle into a goblet. It is an impressively clear copper color with a full thick two finger head.

The smell is a great floral hops scent with a hint of orange.

The taste is definitely citris, but seems a little more like grapefruit than orange. Of course, there is a nice kick of hops.

I love the creamy mouthfeel.

The is a very drinkable beer. I could drink many, even though it is a 7.5% abv.

This is one of my favorite beers.

greengorilla, Jan 04, 2010
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4.7/5  rDev +20.8%

A bit less orange than the typical big IPA, this beer pours a nice golden-amber with a creamy white head. Big aroma of both citrus and malts, with a touch of caramel in there as well. The flavor is fantastic, with assertive bitterness, strong citrus notes, bready, biscuit maltiness and a touch of caramel sweetness. Big and assertive yet a ton of malt backbone to back it up. Mouthfeel is thick and rich, but finishes just a bit dry in the back of the throat. Drikability is fantastic, and I really can't believe this is an 8% ABV beer. Hides the alcohol really well. I am continually amazed that Great Lakes makes such a wide range of really solid offerings. As much as I like GLBC, this one caught me off guard. Nice.

aaronh, Aug 22, 2006
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4.68/5  rDev +20.3%

Poured half finger head with patchy lacing. A light golden honey colour. Liquer consistency and clarity.

Huge citrus hops, peach, and herbal (weed) scent.

Taste is spectacular, grapefruit, papaya, sweet malt, well balanced, pepper, floral, herbal hop note.

Mouthfeel is bitter on the back end, medium body, some carbonation, smooth for the style, nearly perfect.

One of the best brews I have had. Incredible taste that is very well balanced.

Stocean1, Oct 25, 2011
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4.68/5  rDev +20.3%

This beer is always in my refrigerator.
Always consistently brewed.
Never any unwanted surprises.

Great Lakes has a winner here and they know it.
This beer is very near my perfect IPA and I drink at least a 12 pack every week.

You can smell the hops when the glass is still several inches away from your nose.

bigfoot13, Mar 15, 2011
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4.63/5  rDev +19%

Really like every IPA ever made so take these reviews with a grain of salt.

A- Standard deep yellow with white head IPA nothing fancy. Nice lacing and decent retention.

S- Really resinous smell to it. Really wish I could name the hop but I can't, clearly not west coast style but I like that. Hops I'm guessing are chinook or Columbus. This is weird but I keep smelling corn on the cob, probably just the glass because I didn't notice it in the other bottles.

T- Very well balanced. Nice rich malt character, good bitterness to maltiness ratio. Seems like they used a lot of late hop additions/dry hops because I can't imagine the IBU's being over 60. Beer has a little sugary sweetness to it which is typical of some IPA's I've noticed, I'm still trying to figure this out for my homebrews.

M- Perfect mouthfeel for me. Nice and dry finish with a perfectly smooth beginning.

D- Really drinkable beer, good ABV IMO. This beer is da bomb with any food really, washes the pallet like a dry cleaner.

brow1901, May 20, 2010
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4.6/5  rDev +18.3%

7% ABV ~ 80 IBU Commodore Perry commanded a ship in the War of 1812 in the Battle of Lake Erie...from what I remember.....
Served draught at Great Lakes with a nice full 2-finger white head that reduced and maintained well to the bottom. Left a beautiful sticky lace down the sides of the glass. The body was a orangish gold color that was very cloudy. I'm pretty sure this was served unfiltered, which made it that much better. The smell was pretty much hops & hints citrus, as well was the flavor. Along with the great flavor of hops, there seemed to be some kind of little bursts of pine & bitter orange rind. This brew finished crisp, clean, & dry. Overall a great beer that, like all Great Lakes brews, seemed to stay pretty true to the style.........

irishmoss, May 30, 2003
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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