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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

2,127 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,127
Reviews: 809
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 72
Gots: 133 | 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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ambruns1979

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-24-2012 02:40:22 | More by ambruns1979
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-22-2012 21:03:25 | More by szmnnl99
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-22-2012 20:45:01 | More by wertschy
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wrath98

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-22-2012 13:37:17 | More by wrath98
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littlelorib

Virginia

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

Date of 05/15/12 stamped on the bottle.

Pours a crystal clear orange with a half finger of creamy head. For such a small amount of head, it does last a while. Smell includes a hint of malt sweetness, but mostly hops - piney and citrus. The taste starts with hop bitterness, but then blends with malt and finishes with dryness. Its actually very nice and not as hoppy as i was expecting. It has a nice light to medium body and a smooth mouth feel. The alcohol is well hidden.

My first English IPA, and it does have a different feel and taste than the American IPAs that i have been tasting. I am enjoying the multifaceted taste as the other flavors of the brew pull the hops into a nice balance. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 00:11:27 | More by littlelorib
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WMEugene

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My exploration of Great Lakes' lineup continues.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a small head and pretty good lacing.

S - Light floral hops, a bit of citrus mixed with the malty backing. Nice, but not particularly strong.

T - Nice citrus flavors, hop bitterness merge with the bready, biscuity malts. Well balanced, and definitely an East Coast style IPA.

M - Medium bodied, very crisp and drinkable. Once again, very well balanced and an inviting brew. Almost perfect mouthfeel.

O - This is a very good and enjoyable IPA. It doesn't overwhelm, but it doesn't try to. Recommended if you want a basic IPA to enjoy and have a few of. After trying some of their other offerings, I can say that I'm very happy to have Great Lakes in Virginia now.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 17:44:24 | More by WMEugene
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deonreds

New York

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-18-2012 06:04:30 | More by deonreds
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sw2112

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-18-2012 02:04:02 | More by sw2112
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-18-2012 01:00:43 | More by BigTrubble
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SopwithCamel18

Michigan

2/5  rDev -48.6%

03-17-2012 05:13:33 | More by SopwithCamel18
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ericjubeck

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-17-2012 03:26:57 | More by ericjubeck
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dtreindl

Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent IPA! Drinking a 12 ounce bottle.

Perfect balance of malt and hops. Fresh aromatic hops greet the nose. Mouthfeel is great too, a little chewy foam, not overly carbonated. Flavor is top notch IPA! Great Lakes claims this is an English IPA but I think the citrus and light pine hops resemble more of an American IPA.

I don't like too much malt counterbalance in my IPA because I think hops should be on display and not overshadowed with malt sweetness. In this case I think Commodore Perry has just enough malt backbone to act as a pedestal for the delicious hops on display.

It's not a modest abv at 7.5%, but I could drink this stuff all night! In fact...I might just do that.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 00:28:12 | More by dtreindl
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Ablackbrew

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-14-2012 10:59:10 | More by Ablackbrew
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RonnieRotten

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-12-2012 21:18:14 | More by RonnieRotten
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

03-12-2012 19:13:51 | More by Lantern
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brealbg

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-12-2012 12:56:11 | More by brealbg
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nrombes

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-10-2012 22:45:00 | More by nrombes
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-09-2012 01:06:17 | More by elevatedgreens
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-08-2012 06:00:52 | More by dhep16
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-07-2012 04:56:20 | More by 2dogbrew
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Cougar990

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-06-2012 02:02:50 | More by Cougar990
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Kenai4

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

03-05-2012 14:12:48 | More by Kenai4
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buddydubbs


4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-04-2012 20:38:02 | More by buddydubbs
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wedge

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by: 05/14/12 - With a shelf life of 90 days according to their website, I assume this was bottled quite recently.

Clear golden color with a tight, creamy looking white head on top. Pulpy citrus and melon hop aroma...dried fruit, herbs, and wood as well over a hint of cereal grain. Sweet grapefruit and pine flavor from the US hops contrasted by the leafier, somewhat vegetal, Fuggles. I'm not sure it's a combination I would have used, but it ends up pretty tasty all the same. Slick, oily, zesty, and bitter, it is undoubtedly an IPA, but I suppose somewhere in the grey area between American and English. Pretty good, though it just doesn't wow me in any way.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 22:32:22 | More by wedge
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brn9000

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-03-2012 18:16:30 | More by brn9000
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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