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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

2,188 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,188
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 74
Gots: 157 | 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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jaay


4/5  rDev +2.8%

05-11-2012 20:01:34 | More by jaay
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Piason

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-11-2012 07:11:48 | More by Piason
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prisoner1572

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

05-10-2012 18:54:56 | More by prisoner1572
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -5.4%

Bottle into tulip. Courtesy of my brother. No date on the bottle.

A- Slightly hazy bright orange pour with a two finger sticky off white head. Lacing is chunky and sticky.

S- Sweet malts, peaches, mango and strawberry. Slight pine. There is a subtle spiciness to it (almost like it had rye added to it)

T- Sweet peaches, grapefruit and a little pine. Malt backing is chewy with a lingering bitter finish and a touch of alcohol.

M- Light to medium body, good carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth.

O- Surprised I've never tried this before. I am more of a West coast American IPA but this was enjoyable.

05-09-2012 22:13:53 | More by korguy123
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InsuranceGuy

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-07-2012 20:23:25 | More by InsuranceGuy
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keenan41

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-06-2012 20:55:41 | More by keenan41
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antoines15

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

05-06-2012 18:17:09 | More by antoines15
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

Reviewed from notes taken at a cask party.

Semi-hazed orange-ish amber in color just like most other IPAs on the market, a slim ring of foam for a head, some minor lacing left behind. Aroma and flavor both contained an very high amount of orange and grapefruit peel to pine resin ratio over the top of a balancing toffee malt. Hits the sweet-bitter balance and really close to the smoother texture / medium carbonation I prefer in my IPAs. Mainly this one is memorable for the citrus peel focus over other kinds of hopping.

05-06-2012 04:25:52 | More by WastingFreetime
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Danno

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

05-04-2012 02:49:34 | More by Danno
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

05-01-2012 14:26:53 | More by Chrixsus
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JimGlonke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-30-2012 03:42:56 | More by JimGlonke
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mjohnson17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-29-2012 02:28:59 | More by mjohnson17
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zchops

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-28-2012 05:47:34 | More by zchops
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RockOnKatie

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

04-28-2012 01:26:42 | More by RockOnKatie
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equincel

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-26-2012 19:17:14 | More by equincel
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vfalstad

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-26-2012 17:50:18 | More by vfalstad
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markmiller

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-26-2012 04:51:42 | More by markmiller
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

Light amber in color. Weak standing for a head, and what was left of it went away in a heartbeat. I'm left with a waning gibbous of foam on the surface. 2.5

Ripe orange and grapefruit hop presence with a bonus of earthy humulus tones and semi-herbal quality. Biscuity malts with a noted sweetness that carries out from the mouth of the glass. 4.0

Chewy grains that are nicely baked like flaky crusts. Huge earthy tones dominate the citrus of the hops. Hoppier than most English varieties. Not as sweet as expected, nor as bitter, but the bitterness surely holds up for awhile in the finish. A little chlorinated. Still some nice stale bitter orange and spice notes about in this one. 3.5

Lower tier on carbonation. And, the body is thin enough to reveal the alcohol. Could have a few more 'blankets on the bed' to make this more drinkable. 3.0

A great-smelling and decent-tasting English IPA, but seriously missing that 'sling-one-back' drinkability that usually forgives any sins (flaws) to the brew. Still recommended. Perhaps falling short because I had a sip of a tasty Penn Cheeky Yinzer earlier this evening. 3.5

04-26-2012 02:46:54 | More by thecheapies
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

This brew was served from the tap at MacGregor’s Grill and Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY. It arrived in a flared pilsner glass. This beer showed a pale golden color. It held a one finger tall white head which gave medium retention. Clarity was full and translucent, with no sediment noted, and carbonation appeared moderate. The nose sang with brisk hops of citrus and huge pineapple. There were notes of green apple acetylaldehyde, warm mustard seed, lightly toasted pale malts, and faint fusel booze. These all melded gloriously together, with a syrupy sweetness of honey and melon. Our first impression was that this beer was by far the best of the day, and was nicely fruity. As we sipped, pale malts and pineapple sweetness started things off. The hops exploded with herbal and citrus qualities, pulling us to the middle and the peak, which showcased more bitter hops, with spice, and honey sugars to cut. The finish of the sip was wrought with more even, spicy hops, which gave some grit and earthiness to the final flavoring. The aftertaste breathed very bitterly, of grassy, leafy hops, Band-Aid medicinals, peppery, minerals, gravel, and fusel booze. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip was cool, with a dry coating, leaving an astringent streak down the tongue. There was great froth, slurp, cream, and pop to each sip. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drinks with great ease.

Overall, what we found to be most enjoyable about this brew was the blend through the nose, and the follow through in the taste. This beer had the perfect amount of syrupy sweetness to complement the lightly toasted malts. The fruitiness and fresh hop qualities put this one over the top, with every category being stylistically sweet, even, and robust.

04-25-2012 14:18:49 | More by TheBrewo
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jameseaster

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-25-2012 01:20:11 | More by jameseaster
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pentasyllabic


3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-24-2012 02:07:03 | More by pentasyllabic
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Falynn

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-22-2012 19:07:50 | More by Falynn
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C20Percent

Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +13.1%

A: Pours a pale golden-yellow with a semi-bubbly cream colored head of foam. Not much else to speak of here, though. Very limited amount of bubbles. No sediment. Those are the factors that -- for me -- push an appearance to the 4-5 level.

S: A sour-orange aroma with a caramel malt background. Earthy notes finish the aroma off. Kind of a little of everything here. I'm not a huge fan of malts in my aroma. I prefer heavy citrus of heavy pine, but I like this.

T: Pleasant surprise here. First, definitely getting the sour citrus picked up in the aroma. Very nice. A very malty finish -- that if I close my eyes kind of reminds me of a porter. Finish is also dry and bitter. But, at the same time, this is a very refreshing beer. The malt doesn't distract me like it does in some beers. Pretty good taste here.

M: This is where the beer wins me over. Love the feel. The body is noticeably lighter than most IPAs. Think lager type feel. And, I love that. Don't get an opportunity to drink many good lagers, so a good IPA that feels like one is wonderful. Also, should make mention of the well-managed abv -- 7.5 is on the heavier side, but it's well-managed here. Perfect carbonation. Perfect feel. Kudos.

O: Gotta be honest -- wasn't expecting much from this beer. And, it kind of blew me away. Great Lakes only recently came to NOVA, and I had heard a lot of good things about the brewery, and it delivers here. Great beer -- so tasty, so drinkable.

04-22-2012 18:31:58 | More by C20Percent
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

04-22-2012 15:48:58 | More by NCbeerpirate
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

3.85/5  rDev -1%

A 12 oz bottle with a drink by date of 5/14/12

A - A clear copper, with 1 finger of head and a slight sticky lace left on the glass

S - A HUGE citrus hop aroma. Alcohol is prevalent. Smells delicous

T - Citrus hops upfront, with a huge bitter aftertaste. Wow, very well balanced. Citrus, then bitter hops. Finish is a little too bitter.

M - Light bodied, smooth.

O - When I took my 1st few sips, I thought it was a very citrus forward IPA, but then as I worked my way through it, I noticed it has a huge bitter aftertaste

04-22-2012 06:30:24 | More by BeerDawgs
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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