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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

2,139 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,139
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 72
Gots: 135 | 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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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-18-2012 05:03:32 | More by imperialking
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark ruby red/ copper color with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates into a thin ring that lasts throught, leaving minimal splotches of lacing here and there.

Piny hop aroma with a touch of citrus peel and a nice biscuit/ caramel backbone. Resinous hop oil, lemon and grapefruit. Very earthy scent

The citrus notes from the aroma are not as prominent in the flavor. Medium body with a slightly chewy resinous hop forward mouthfeel. There is only a slight bit of citrus peel and grapefruit flavor. The hops are very earthy and plant like not crisp and floral. The malt backbone provides a decent balance with some nice biscuit notes. This beer is a decent session beer that is kind of one dimensional. Pretty good but not something I would drink regularly.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2009 17:46:05 | More by corby112
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-28-2014 01:00:44 | More by yourefragile
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a single from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI. Poured into my pint glass, it's a clear gold with a tall, white head.

This IPA is a little different than your typical face-full of pine and grapefruit. Given, it does have grapefruit, but the flavor starts mellow and then grows through the finish to a big, spicy bitterness. The aroma has more of the citrus and is pleasant, but relative for the style, it could be better. For the strength, this beer is very drinkable and a little dangerous. It's probably a good thing more 7.5% beers aren't this seemingly sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 16:59:25 | More by tempest
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-15-2013 14:47:43 | More by oriolesfan4
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured with a fluffy, off-white/light-tan head with decent retention. The nose was slightly hoppy, but overlain with an alcohol sharpness. The color was a bright deep-yellow. The mouthfeel was medium with a light hoppiness on the palate. The finish was distinctly hoppy, somewhat citrusy, like grapefruit. It masked its 7.5% ABV well.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2007 09:26:50 | More by woodychandler
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 oz bottle from a trade with kirok1999.

A: The IPA pours with with a brilliant golden color, highlighting equally yellow and orange notes with a solid stream of carbonation in the center of the glass. The head neared 1.5 fingers on pour and has laced nicely all around the glass.

S: The nose is orange citrus, full of hop aromas that are mouthwatering.

T: Hops abound, leaping out from the first sip through the final swallow. Orange and pineapple elements are the dominant hop notes, giving the ale a strong citrus profile that finishes long on the tongue. Some caramel malts come through as the ale warms, breaking up the bitterness with some grainier notes.

M: The finish is somewhat muddled, losing the orange and pineapple notes and becoming more muddled. Despite that, the finish and mid-body are excellent.

D: The alcohol doesn't rear its head at all, aiding the drinkability. That abv is reasonably high though so a few bottles will do you in. Nice hop body though, especially for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2007 02:32:42 | More by akorsak
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-16-2011 22:46:55 | More by orangesol
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-20-2013 14:36:07 | More by InspectorBob
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
10/24/07 date on bottle
A- This beer pours a light copper colored body that is crystal clear showing of the tiny bubbles of carbonation gliding to the surface. There is a sticky off-white head that last and last. The head leaves rings on the glass after each sip.

S- There is a light caramel malt hint with a pungent green hop burst at the finish. There is some note of pineapple weed as the beer warms but it is mostly pungent.

T- This beer has a hint of caramel malt sweetness followed by a big pungent pine and grapefruit bite that finishes the beer. It is not skunky like being light struck but skunky like a fresh huge hop AA flavor.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a creamy note as long as the head last.

D- This beer has a huge hop bitterness that overpowers the hops aroma and flavor. There is some nice support by the malt but the hops are just a bit too pungent. I really like hops but there is just something about this beer that a don't care for in the hops.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 17:51:29 | More by rhoadsrage
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a golden yellow to orange in color with some light hints of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that shows very good retention properties with a thick cloud-like layer remaining over the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The smell is dominated by the citrus hops - more of an orange/orange zest aroma than lemon but with some more subtle hints of lemon as well. Overall not too intense a smell to this beer though it does become more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: This beer has a fair amount of lingering hop bitterness which is contributed by the citrus hops present (this is more of the citrus zest/rind taste). There is a very light amount of malts in this beer.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and a nice beer but probably too hoppy/bitter to be a sessionable beer in my opinion. The citrus hops are really highlighted in this offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 12:25:00 | More by dbrauneis
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-18-2013 15:48:25 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Zorro

California

4.43/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at the Brewpub across from the brewery proper in Cleveland Ohio.

Looks good but not exceptional in the glass. A somewhat small white head crowns a lovely clear golden amber colored ale.

The scent is truly exceptional. Sweet and malty with a strong but not over powering C type hop aroma of pine needles and grapefruit. What sets this apart is that both the malt and hop aspects are balanced in a quite strong IPA without one overpowering the other.

The taste begins sweet and a little bready with a tasty clean and unmodified hop flavor from the very first taste. As you drink this the citrus, pine and refreshing bitter aftertaste get a little stronger but does not really change. This never gets bitter and it never numbs the tongue, this is all tasty hop flavors.

The Mouthfeel is good.


Oh yeah this is a strong IPA that I could drink all night except the alcohol level would put a stop to it a bit early. A VERY recommended ale!

Serving type: on-tap

05-17-2007 04:21:55 | More by Zorro
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice, well balanced beer. Pours golden with a fine white head. Smells sweet and malty but married beautifully with citrusy hops. The taste is similar, but much more hop forward. Lovely notes of sticky pine, and a very nice finish. I love how everything comes together with this beer, the sum seems more than its parts. Just a great beer for sipping on the back porch on a warm spring day.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 19:13:36 | More by Georgiabeer
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DoubleJ

California

3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Joe at Walnut Liquorette threw this bottle into my purchase free of charge since it was my first time shopping at that liquor store. Poured into a shaker pint, on to the beer:

Pale blonde color, the head is rocky, and it leaves whipped lace around the glass. The nose brings lemon and bitter grapefruit to the picture, and the infamous diacteyl (buttered popcorn) common in this color shade of IPA. The diacteyl goes along well with the citrus during the taste, but then a sharp bitterness and mildly hot fusel alcohol cuts into the quality of the taste.

It's not a bad effort, just a little off-par compared to the IPA's which are more widely available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 02:02:14 | More by DoubleJ
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Wasatch

Utah

3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to JAYW for this one.

Pours a clean golden orange color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with some nice sticky lacing to follow. The nose is hoppy, some malt tones, and caramel. The taste is hoppy and malty, lots of caramel. This brew is nice, but just not hoppy enough to be a good IPA, but still is tasty. Medium body. Drinkable, a nice brew, but to much on the malty side.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2007 23:25:36 | More by Wasatch
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Weyerbacher tulip.

Pours a very large creamy beige head. About two fingers. Good retention with some nice lacing. Color is a clear golden orange.

Aroma: Some floral hops up front with a very distinguishable citrus smell of orange. Also has some biscuity malts. A little bit soft for the high abv.

Taste: Tons of floral, bittering hops. This one packs a bit of alcohol with it. Very big. Also has that big biscuity malt backbone. Definitely a midwest ipa. Lots of citrus, orange with a mix in of grapefruit. This beer is very big.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and chewy. Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Ends very dry and hoppy with some alcohol showing.

Overall, I had higher expectations for this ipa. It was too big for a regular ipa and too much alcohol showed. Probably will stick to something else, even though this is in MN now.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 02:25:44 | More by mothman
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-08-2013 13:48:27 | More by duceswild
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a Flying Fish pint glass.

Commodore Perry has a mix of copper and medium orange in color with a bright white head about a 1/2 inch up. Rings of lacing on the way down. Scents consist of citrus and bittering hops with a little malt background. It taste the same with the hops coming 1st with a small malt backing, leaving a bitter taste overall. The feel is bitter, medium bodied with sharp carbonation. A long aftertaste with some earthy things abound. Not my favorite IPA but a good one none the less.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 03:29:02 | More by BARFLYB
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

11-26-2012 00:56:28 | More by ejimhof
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, best by 07/08/11. Pours slightly hazy amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with good retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. Aromas of mango, pineapple, and caramel; with some pine and bread as well. Aromas are on the weak side though. Taste of good amounts of grapefruit, pine, and spiciness; with caramel, bread, and a bit of pineapple as well. Fairly strong bitterness on the finish that lingers with citrus and pine flavors. Alcohol not present in the taste but a decent warming noticed on the finish. Very nice balance of sweetness and bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied. Overall, this is a delicious and quality IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 04:18:17 | More by superspak
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-01-2013 00:55:40 | More by BillRoth
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle saved for an enchanting Sunday in September, opening day for the NFL. A wonderful day of (if I may compliment myself) great home cooking and (thanks to the Commodore Perry) great beer to match!

A lovely thick trim of pearl white head. It coats the sides of the glass just as thick as densely as it sits over the beer. A beautiful apricot/pear coloured body with perfect clarity. The colour is that of changing, yellow/golden autumn leaves. A small minority of bubbles set out from the bottom and lazily drift (eventually) to the top. A modest but very attractive marmalade coloured appearance.

A deliciously fruity aroma. Pear, pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine. C-hops dominate. Lightly intoxicating, the alcohol (while considerably modest and undetected) opens the sinuses and calms the senses. Toasty, the hops are deeply integrated with the malts, it smells like a fresh boil.

The mouthfeel is full of both malt and hops. Seamlessly balanced. The hops impart a light bitterness, crisp and assertive on the palate. It also contains a dense, bready malt presence. The alcohol is absent. A strong mineral presence to the water. It can be both quenching and tasty.

The flavour has a faint suggestion of citrus, but is largely malty. It fails to linger much and really doesn't develop much through the tasting. Don't be mistaken - it is nice, it just simply doesn't carry itself like a DIPA. And rightfully so - it isn't one...

At seven some odd percent, this is an incredibly quaffable IPA. It is quenching and full of a modest - but assertive - character. Great Lakes Brewing offer products of great quality - this is no exception. A great, textbook offering of the IPA style, I enjoyed this on its own as a nice after dinner tipple!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2007 22:53:55 | More by biegaman
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John_M

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Big Hunt yesterday.

The beer pours an orange copper color with good head retention and lacing. The is attactive, with light sweet malt and light citrus. It's a bit maltier then I normally like to see in my IPA's, but it's still pretty nice. On the palate, this is a nicely balanced IPA, albeit one that I think could use a bit more hoppy bitterness. Still, the beer has plenty of flavor with a noticeable hoppy, bitter bite. I do get a bit of an alcohol burn on the finish that I'm not in love with, but otherwise this is a pretty tasty IPA. The beer is medium bodied with plenty of flavor, and except for the alcohol bite at the end, it's pretty drinkable.

This is a solid IPA, but the competition is pretty stiff in the world of IPA's, and I'm not sure this qualifies as one of the better ones. It's a nice enough IPA, but not a great one. Given all the other options available, probably wouldn't order it again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2010 20:18:35 | More by John_M
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-29-2011 03:52:18 | More by brandoman63
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,139 ratings.