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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,117 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,117
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 69
Gots: 131 | 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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JerryOzog

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.3%

01-17-2013 00:30:22 | More by JerryOzog
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JacobTC


1/5  rDev -74.3%

08-12-2012 00:04:29 | More by JacobTC
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korene84

California

1/5  rDev -74.3%

04-04-2013 18:30:28 | More by korene84
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tfkirk1

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74.3%

06-10-2014 02:08:31 | More by tfkirk1
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south33

Illinois

1/5  rDev -74.3%

01-28-2012 01:55:15 | More by south33
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Drink420

Ohio

1.15/5  rDev -70.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I occasionally visit this site for beers I have seen and would like to try because the reviews are typically accurate, but not in this case.

I picked up a 6 at the local shop, beers go fast there so it's typically fresh, that and I live in Cleveland.

Opening the bottle at a pretty chilled temp I gave it a sniff, but it kinda smelled rotten, no fruity or citrus tone, no hops detected. It actually smelled like puke, so I let my friend, a better taster than me and he had to agree. The first sips did taste like bile as well, and it felt really harsh in my mouth like a budwieser or coors feels.

I have been a drinker of burning river as well, and I remember the quality to be much better than my recent purchase. It also gives a bad mouthfeel now and a big taste of alcohol even though it's only 6.0% I typically drink southern tier, stone, and occasionally lagunitas so I'm pretty sure my palette is refined enough to give this a really harsh review.

Perhaps quality has drastically changed because I know you guys on here give really honest reviews.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2010 02:52:01 | More by Drink420
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Mudawg

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

06-26-2012 03:05:41 | More by Mudawg
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Jaybirdsbeer

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

02-24-2012 22:49:21 | More by Jaybirdsbeer
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DavidRose

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -61.4%

12-05-2012 19:18:45 | More by DavidRose
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dtbr

Ohio

1.6/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

So ive tried oktoberfest from this brewery and thought it was very tasty, However the second 6er we got was this and let me tell you it tastes like GRAPEFRUIT juice gone bad mixed with alcohol. Very nasty. The smell was nice and wasnt expecting to be blasted by nastiness. Now I will consider trying it again because it wont be the first time I tried a beer for the first time and hated it.. Be it that I got a bad/old batch or just the taste buds werent up to it. The date on these bottles were 11/20/08 so dont know what happened. Thanks for reading.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2008 00:04:07 | More by dtbr
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dedrinker

Kansas

1.63/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Nice light golden color - not what I'd expect in an IPA but nice anyway.

It had a funny fruity smell - I guess because it's trying to be English style maybe. But it tasted awful! Bitter blast of dirty not coolness. Not cool hoppy bitter, but metal dirty rotten hops dunked in glue.

A bad bottle? My friend gave it to me from his six pack which he said was fine, so I dunno.

GROSS! I dumped it while frowning.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 01:16:25 | More by dedrinker
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Travcofarms

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -55%

12-27-2012 00:01:14 | More by Travcofarms
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zapahoppa

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -55%

11-04-2012 02:07:29 | More by zapahoppa
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mwar

Kentucky

1.75/5  rDev -55%

01-06-2013 14:56:29 | More by mwar
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HeyJim

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -48.6%

12-19-2012 00:25:14 | More by HeyJim
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SopwithCamel18

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.6%

03-17-2012 05:13:33 | More by SopwithCamel18
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winzenj

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -48.6%

06-01-2013 04:27:44 | More by winzenj
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mspanos


2/5  rDev -48.6%

07-11-2014 09:10:00 | More by mspanos
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Revenant

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -48.6%

05-06-2013 01:54:09 | More by Revenant
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Frosty80

Michigan

2.17/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color: clear golden brown with a hint of amber

Smell: smells like an adjunct pale. cereal and corn aroma

Taste: soapy up front. dissipates quickly to leave a basic adjunct flavor with a bit of alcohol

Mouthfeel: full-light body. moderate carbonation.

Notes: im guessing something went wrong. this is not a great lakes beer. i really think i need to start over with a fresh one.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2009 07:28:27 | More by Frosty80
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adkirkish

Florida

2.2/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: Toffee and Caramel malts dominate the aroma. No real hop presence. No diacetyl, no esthers.

A: Pours a clear amber with a thin persistent white head.

F: Malt dominates upfront and throughout the body of this beer, but it does finish with a hop bitterness.

M: A mid bodied pale ale w/ medium carbonation. No warmth or creaminess. A bit brash from all the malt. No astringency.

O: For a pale ale, I believe this beer has some significant flaws as to aroma and flavor. Where are the hops? The only real hop presence is in the finish. Highly suggest more hop presence in flavor and aroma. Style suggests moderate to high hop character and was not present. The malt character is great, just needs the hops, which are the bread and butter of this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 17:58:07 | More by adkirkish
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

05-25-2012 03:27:43 | More by TheBigBoy
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Chadbeer7

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

09-05-2013 12:13:50 | More by Chadbeer7
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abankert12

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

01-28-2012 02:16:41 | More by abankert12
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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.3/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Great Lakes is one of my favorite breweries, but I was somewhat disappointed by this beer. When I opened this bottle, there was an unmistakable skunky aroma which I thought was impossible for an IPA. The bottle was in-code (stamped 06/19/2007). Eventually the aroma dissipated, but even without it I thought the flavor was just OK. Not recommended.

This beer was very light in color for an IPA with good head formation and a bright sparkling nature. Aroma was obviously skunky, but eventually most of this dissipated. Aside from the methyl butyl thiol (skunk), aroma was lightly hoppy and not terribly impressive. Flavor was very light for an IPA...more akin to an English style IPA. I could feel a bit of hops in the back of my throat but otherwise mouthfeel was a bit watery. I was surprised this beer is 7.5% ABV - not that 7.5% is a giant percentage, but nonetheless it was hidden fairly well in this beer.

I can't say I'd recommend this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2007 12:40:28 | More by BeerBelcher
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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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