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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

2,234 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,234
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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Photo of athensbeermaster
2.85/5  rDev -26.7%

I tried this ipa at great lakes pub. I don't know if the pint I got was the end of the keg? Because this beer was a big dissapointment.
almost no head retention,very pale in color, and not very hoppy or complex. I tried this same beer in the bottle a day before and it was a better version but still nothing to rave about. I like there burning river much better! Kinda like Sierra Nevada a great pale ale
but there ipa is nothing special. oh well.

athensbeermaster, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of Hoagie1973
2.88/5  rDev -26%

Pours a clear light golden color with a medium off-white head. Retention is decent with good stringy/spotty lacing.
Aroma and flavor are dominated by intensely citric hops. Very grapefruit like. Bitterness lingers long into the finish. You can pick up a little sweetness in the middle, but the malt is pretty thin and muddled. Tastes like grapefruit juice from a can poured into a weak beer.
Its not that bad; I'll have no problem finishing it, but it could use a little more complexity in both major areas. Hop character is one-dimensional and the malt just gets lost altogether.
Mouthfeel is nice; even a bit creamy.
Ok for the price (frequently on sale for $6.99/six pack), but certainly nothing to go nuts over.

Hoagie1973, Jul 15, 2009
Photo of MbpBugeye
2.88/5  rDev -26%

Best by 12/02/10. Ive had this beer quite a few times before. I didnt even realize I havent given it a review yet.

A- The beer is a pale gold that is very clear. Perfectly white head will achieve a pretty decent size but it will only hold at a thin sheet. Moderate lacing.

S- Hops are the first think I smell. They are mostly citrusy and floral. They are fairly weak, at least compared to IPAs that everyone is used to by now. Malts shine through. They are suspiciously corny and very grainy. Like a bowl of cereal or oatmeal or grits or something.

T- Lots more of that grainy, mealy malt stuff going on. Hops come and try to redeem everything right at the last minute. They give a nice juicy citrus flavor that lasts only briefly. The end is bitter and citrusy.

MbpBugeye, Sep 20, 2010
Photo of ZAP
2.93/5  rDev -24.7%

A-gold color...frothy white head.

S-Pineapples, and sweet sugary malt....

T-Sweet and sugary malt leads but there is a good bitterness of pink grapefruit and pine. A little of the pineapple too. Just doesn't come together right for me. Almost cloying. Odd flavor balance

M-This is full bodied for an ipa....a little rough around the edges with some hop harshness combined with an odd sweet sugary maltiness.

D-I'm not a big fan of this one. Kind of a mess of an IPA that just does not taste very good to me.

ZAP, May 18, 2010
Photo of robhbest
2.94/5  rDev -24.4%

Poured into tulip.

A: Golden yellow with 1 finger white head. Good lacing.

S: Sweet maltiness, not much hoppiness going on here.

T: Watery unbalanced, over malty mess, not a good bridge between hop and malt profiles.

M: Watery, flat and light for the style.

O: Nothing spectacular, not bad, just not good. I'll search for something else next time.

robhbest, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of ZSimon
2.98/5  rDev -23.4%

Pours unappealingly crystal clear honey-amber with a thin, fizzy head. A nose full of off-flavored hops, with some citrus and maybe, just maybe, a touch of old cabbage. Taste is loads of tangeriney hops up front, with just enough of a malt backbone to counterbalance. Stickiness prevails in the finish, leaving me searching for something redeeming in the only meh-worthy Great Lakes offering I've ever encountered. If hops and/or Great Lakes is your thing, stick to Burning River.

ZSimon, Aug 14, 2009
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev -22.9%

TTripp725, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

xdefeatsy, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Not the best Great Lakes effort. Very orange, looks good. Aroma was a bit of a put off. I may have an old(er) bottle.

Taste, very one dimensional, not balanced, just bitter. Little hop feel, lots of bitterness. Alcohol isn't over the top, but rears its head enough to be slightly disagreeable. Could use some depth to it. A decent price, but the Burning River is so much more enjoyable. Still have 3 more in the 6er, but 1/2 way down, its nothing to write home about.

Beerandraiderfan, May 22, 2010
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

rolandboy, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

SeriousALEment, Feb 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

ambiguousfigures, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

matjack85, Feb 11, 2013
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Noelito76, Apr 05, 2014
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sdonegan, Feb 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

bstyle, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

jonaspb, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

J2t645, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

SickNukes, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Trapipa, Feb 24, 2014
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,234 ratings.