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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,119 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,119
Reviews: 808
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 71
Gots: 132 | 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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Ratings: 2,119 | Reviews: 808 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to mug:

Pours a peachy gold with a fat fluffy white head and tons of needlepoint beading. Smells nice - bits of grapefruit and orange peel backed by slightly nutty, bready malts. On the tongue, it’s less aggressive than many others of its genre. Without knowing, I’d probably label this one an American Pale. It’s satisfying, nevertheless. Nicely balanced and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 00:58:52 | More by yamar68
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-02-2012 03:42:28 | More by Zachtheporter
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BdubleEdubleRUN

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2012 14:40:15 | More by BdubleEdubleRUN
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-29-2012 05:09:52 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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BeerNutz324

Iowa

3.1/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Ap- pours a clear amber color with decent head retention.

Ar- grapefruit and yeast

T- a little bit of hops and some grapefruit/citrus but I get more of a "hefewiezen" taste to me. Not really what I expected from an IPA. This beer hides the 7.5% alcohol really well.

M- good carbonation, light/medium body.

O- one of the few beers from GL that I am not impressed with. Tastes more like a Hefewiezen than an IPA to me. Not one I would seek out again. Pretty disapointed as a matter of fact.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:38:45 | More by BeerNutz324
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MaximalC

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, burnt amber color with good clarity. Head is only moderate, even with a vigorous pour, and disappates in short order. The aroma is fantastic--fruity, clean, and just enough pine to grab your attention without overpowering the gentler scents. The flavor is pretty much what you would expect from a solid IPA--bitter, fairly piney, without a whole lot else going on. Pretty good as far as IPA's go, but they aren't a style I typically enjoy, so I can't give the taste a ringing endorsement in the grand scheme of things. Overall, a nice yet unremarkable representative of its style.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 01:34:52 | More by MaximalC
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Fitzmke

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-28-2012 01:56:52 | More by Fitzmke
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mercatonero

Oregon

3/5  rDev -22.9%

02-28-2012 00:22:33 | More by mercatonero
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.