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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

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,452 Ratings

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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

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of beeeerzilla777
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

Photo of schoolboy
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The commodore has been one of my friends since before it was widely available year round. It's a full bodied hoppy (but well balanced)
double IPA with a great in glass experience.

On tap, the commodore is even better. The head seems creamier and lasts forever in it's fine lacey perfection. One of the outdoor festivals I attend each year has had this (along with a number of other goodies) on their beer trucks. I'll keep coming back for the music and the quality draft beer. This is one to get if you can.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.41/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quite the strange yet interesting beer.

A - Soft orange, white head which quickly recedes.

S - Strange 'sweet corn' aroma. Malt and hops come after that.

T - a blast of corn juice hits first, and then a decent variety of bitter, floral, and citrus hops. There is some malt hidden in there as well - maybe it's the source of these cornmeal type flavors - but the corn notes dominate this beer which is kind of offputting.

M - Good carbonation levels, and alcohol is well-hidden.

O - Not very well-balanced as the taste gets overrun with this weird corn-like quality. I am not sure where these notes are coming from. The hops are there but it is also sweet so it would be a stretch to call it an IPA. I would much rather have their Lake Erie Monster DIPA - it is a more bold yet traditional beer. This is not the delicious experience I have come to expect from Great Lakes Brewing. It may be an issue of freshness, but on the bottle it says to enjoy by 8/14/2012.

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4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Pours a hazy gold orange, fluffy white head with tons of tiny bubbles. Nice action here as well, lots of bubbles rising. Lace island remains with some patchy lacing.

Brew smells of floral and barley. Biscuit malts along with a slick hop. Good nose.

Brew is full bodied; creamy and full of flavors. Sweet floral and citrus hops, spicy at times and even a hint of caramel malts. Very medium bodied here great session brew. Finishes with mild bitterness. Very good stuff here.

Would never known it was 7.5% abv. A great drinking and tasting english style IPA here. Very good stuff. Another winner from Great Lakes.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Served on tap in a pint glass

A- This beer is a slightly hazy golden orange with a slight off white head that lasts all the way down. The aroma is all hops, a lot of citrus and astringency. The taste is bitter and all about the hops. There is a ton of citrus, skunkyness, and astringent notes. The malts don't really come through in flavor but do come in nicely to the feel part of the beer. The feel of this beer is there and is quite bitter, a drinkable beer for its size. A pretty decent IPA, this is a little brother to the lake Erie monster.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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.