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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

2,239 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,239
Reviews: 816
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 78
Gots: 174 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

RGarcia, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

lilnicky068, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Maseitz, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

TheSteak22, Jul 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass

A- This beer is a slightly hazy golden orange with a slight off white head that lasts all the way down. The aroma is all hops, a lot of citrus and astringency. The taste is bitter and all about the hops. There is a ton of citrus, skunkyness, and astringent notes. The malts don't really come through in flavor but do come in nicely to the feel part of the beer. The feel of this beer is there and is quite bitter, a drinkable beer for its size. A pretty decent IPA, this is a little brother to the lake Erie monster.

TwelveOunces, Jul 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

bigmoose125, Jul 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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briiguy, Jul 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

amishbooze, Jul 11, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden-hued copper with a slight creamy and bubbly foam head. Decent retention and good lacing that clings to the glass.

S: Fruity with pineapple, grapefruit, and orchard fruits (when cold) and floral elements. Bread-like malt and noticeable spices. Fresh and crisp.

T: Similar to aroma with a bread-like malt backbone complimented with citrus, tropical, and floral qualities. Spices of ginger and pepper provide a slight prickly hotness. Delicious.

M: Med-full bodied with medium carbonation. Oily with a solid bittersweet feel throughout.

D: A bit like a winter seasonal beer (with spices and malt) but with refreshing and diverse fruit qualities. Tasty and fairly complex.

Digimaika2, Jul 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

reitzbrewing, Jul 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

homerbunker, Jul 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Stinger80OH, Jul 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

swh1972, Jul 05, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Medium golden pour, huge off-white head, quickly dying down with good lacing. Smell of earthy hops, grapefruit, and somewhat sweet - perhaps brown sugar or something similar. Taste is very bitter compared to the nose, hops are somewhat unique in their funkiness, with an herbal taste that fades quickly into a clean citrus. Mouthfeel is average for an IPA, though not as balanced as I'd like. A solid brew, but my least favorite Great Lakes I've had yet, theres just too many competitors in the region that have a better balance and depth, for me, to recommend this as an IPA over others readily available.

srv33, Jul 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

csnullptr, Jul 04, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Clear golden/orange amber with a 1 finger foamy white head with good retention and excellent lacing.

S - Strong caramel notes and little earthy, muddy funk, with citrus and grassy hops and very sweet malt

T - Surprisingly bitter given the sweet light nose, this IPA is no joke. Sweet floral and caramel malt at the start swing into a dramatic strong grassy, herbal, very bitter hops finish. It is like hang gliding gently through a valley then slamming into a rock face. Really neat beer experience.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, creamy.

O - Very dynamic better, and very bitter for an English IPA. Really dig the herbal and earthy tones.

williamjbauer, Jul 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

profholt82, Jul 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

DonFrap, Jun 30, 2012
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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