1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Commodore Perry IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,452 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,452
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 87
Gots: 281 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,452 | Reviews: 834 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lKnoXl
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Kahmal
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of tdog2983
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of cclark67789
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Splatski
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of ShutOutTheSky
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of JerryOzog
1/5  rDev -74.3%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of rgille2
2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into becker. Slightly cloudy light yellow with a thin white head that flattens quickly but then sticks around. Thin but sticky lacing. Smell is malts and relatively calm hops. So far, just as would be expected from the tamer breed of IPAs. Taste defies nose, with a good deal of hops, finishing crisp and clean with lingering bitterness that keeps you coming back for the next sip. Mouthfeel is surprisingly fizzy and full. An excellent English IPA.

Photo of BlissJunkie
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of craftbrew502
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Browns149
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of JellyJacket
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of bwarren82
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheFightingMongooses
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Freshness date is 2/11/13, which means this beer is only a month from being past it's prime.

Appearance - Pale amber with golden straw highlights. A nice white head leaves sticky lacing all the way down the glass. Substantial carbonation.

Smell - Some citrus with a good amount of piney hop bitterness. As it warms, a hearty, grainy sweetness develops and mixes well with the hops.

Taste - The hop character is mostly of pine, and there is a decent bready sweetness to support it. The bitterness hits on the aftertaste and sticks around indefinitely until the next sip.

Mouthfeel - The feel here is pretty outstanding! Dense medium body, soft and smooth. Carbonation tingles a bit.

Overall - A solid brew from Great Lakes (no surprise there). Decent hop flavors with a solid malt foundation, very drinkable with a smooth mouth presence. I definitely want to find it fresh!

Photo of DarthTremens
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brewsclues
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Boilermakerap
4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of 95oRANGEcRUSH
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of blinker97
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of justintcoons
2.84/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Straw/gold with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Excellent clarity and low carbonation.

Very subtle. Apple skin, bread, caramel and some orange citrus.

Red apple skins and very light components of lemon and orange citrus. Very bready and mildly toasted malts. Splashes of apple juice and some grapefruit. Grapefruit zest lingers.

Medium-full bodied, creamy and crisp.

What's with all the apple flavors? This really isn't what I look for in an English IPA. It tastes strange, but is still rather easy drinking.

Photo of fitz284
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,452 ratings.