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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

2,294 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,294
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 79
Gots: 190 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MrJuengling, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

At long last, I finally get to try something from Great Lakes Brewing Company!. Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours the brightest copper I have ever seen with a two and a half finger white head. Leaves a great amount of lacing. Smells of exceptional hops along with distant pine, oranges and grapefruit. Pineapple also comes through if inhaled hard enough. Basically smells like a very sweet fruit basket. The taste is predominantly pine, with a decent amount of banana coming through. Slight orange, some odd wheat, and also some odd soapyness come through as well. The motuhfeel is of strong pine with a bit of lemon zest and ever so slight orange with a moderate amount of wheat. Overall, this is a great IPA with lots of flavor, although the odd soapyness kind of ruins the whole deal for me. Would I buy it again? Yes, although it cannot hold a candle to mad hatter.

SometimesIfart, Aug 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

dbfp210, Aug 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

SuppressedHypothalamus, Aug 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

danthehopslamman, Aug 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.3%

JacobTC, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

TheMaimed, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jpd026, Aug 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JLindros to sharing this beer.

A - Poured into a tulip a nice one finger head atop a clear, very prominently golden pour.

S - Smell is where this really falls for me. Far too sweet and malty for an IPA for my liking.

T - Taste is nice with a fair amount of honey sweetness and light hops. Very tasty.

M - Mouthfeel is nice and creamy with a very good carbonation that one comes to love with Great Lakes.

O - Overall this wasnt a bad English IPA. Always like trying beers from Great Lakes Brewing Company.

rudzud, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Lookjoesays, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

denimdemon, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AndrewMichael, Aug 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

tdmccarthy, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

GringoKid, Aug 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Acuity, Aug 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Brubaker, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

nheinzie57, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

kell50, Aug 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

3Hops, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

WDJersey, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Redglimmer, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-slightly hazy amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-citrus, light malt, floral hints

T-toasted bread, citrus, pine, light floral, decent bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O- an easy drinking IPA with good flavor, a solid staple beer

MDDMD, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

capuchinpilates, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of beeeerzilla777
4.28/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: dark yellowish/orange brew with a light haze and a good frothy head (around 1.5" in pint glass)

Smell: Some earthy undertones, tempered by the light presence of hops. Very light on the nose. A more mild smell then other IPAs coming in at the 7.5% ABV.

Taste: Very mild, but an incredibly satisfying balanced taste. Hops are present in their full spectrum, but balanced out by a fair amount, but not overwhelming, presence of malt.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a good level of carbonation and a good creaminess. Think Velvet palate.

Overall: A very satisfying beer with a very effective balance of hops and malt. A repeat buy without a doubt.

beeeerzilla777, Jul 29, 2012
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,294 ratings.