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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

2,313 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 820
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 80
Gots: 194 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Lantern, Mar 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

brealbg, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

nrombes, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

elevatedgreens, Mar 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

2dogbrew, Mar 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Cougar990, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Kenai4, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

buddydubbs, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of wedge
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.

wedge, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

brn9000, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of yamar68
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.

yamar68, Mar 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

Zachtheporter, Mar 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of BeerNutz324
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.

BeerNutz324, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of MaximalC
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.

MaximalC, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Fitzmke, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

mercatonero, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of beerme626
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Moderate, proud gold with busty, foamy head that stays strong. Medium bubbles complement nicely

S: Hoppy, a bit floral, but generally difficult to smell. Maybe I'm just stuffed up.

T: Hoppy without the intense bitterness. A bit of citrus on the end. Tasty and clean, but not too powerful.

M: Very tingly and carbonated on the tongue. A blast of alcohol and hops on the back as it washes down.

O: Good. Not my favorite, but a solid, consistent IPA.

beerme626, Feb 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

elBecko, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

SeriousALEment, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

sublim3, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

craftbeer31, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright yellow with a big mountain of soft, white head that has great retention. The nose has a sweet, bready, malty aroma with some faint hops in the background. The flavor has a big malty backbone that is bready and a little sweet, almost birthday cake like. The hop character is mildly citrusy, but big and bitter, and it dominates the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.

This is a nice IPA. I like the big malty backbone. The hops are solid and are a nice match to the malts. This is well balanced, smooth, and very drinkable.

tdm168, Feb 24, 2012
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 2,313 ratings.