1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Commodore Perry IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

2,255 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 2,255
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 77
Gots: 180 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 2,255 | Reviews: 818 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TCgoalie
4/5  rDev +2.8%

TCgoalie, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of reedjam99
4/5  rDev +2.8%

reedjam99, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of astebelton
4/5  rDev +2.8%

astebelton, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliantly clear orange tinted gold with a two finger ivory head that persists well, leaving thick lacing on the pint glass.

Honeysuckle, pine, resin, and muted citrus dominate the aroma, with a light caramel malt supporting the hop assault.

Fairly sweet caramel malt, bread crust, and honey usher in a mid palate hop flavor, with grapefruit pith, pine, and a resiny bitterness overtaking the balance to the fairly bitter finish.

Body is moderate to almost creamy, with moderate carbonation.

Overall, a but more sweet initially than anticipated, but definitely a bitter hop dominated brew. Citrus was somewhat muted, but still added complexity.

barczar, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Plenty of fresh clinging bubbles and lacing.

Smell offers an ideal balance of candy-like sweetness, tropical fruit relish, dank juicy hops and very light cilantro/herbal/mint quality.

Taste is well balanced between bitterness and flavor. Moist citrus and light grassiness lead into a mildly spicy, hop character with a big punch of bitterness. More mild spice notes in aftertaste with bitterness.

Well bodied with pleasant carbonation. Nice IPA.

Great beer from Great Lakes

TheMultiYeast, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of slimntubbs
3.5/5  rDev -10%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of BrokenStones
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Almost clear yellow orange, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Mainly citrus hops with some grass notes as well.

T-Starts with citrus sweetness, end with decent bitterness with pine and grassy notes.

M-Medium to light bodied, carbonated and resinous.

O-My first GLBC beer, a solid IPA. Would have liked to seen a little bit more bitterness in there.

Serving type: bottle

BrokenStones, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of keanex
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an English pint on tap at The House of Brews in Turnersville.

A: Clear amber body with a thin white head.

S: Faint hints of some sweet citrus. Very mellow.

T: Pale malt base into a nice light citrus bitterness. Well balanced and mellow. Very easy to drink, but doesn't stand out.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation with a slight sharpness to it.

O: Easy to drink and good alcohol content for this mellow IPA. It doesn't stand out, but it is a good representation of the style.

keanex, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of abankert12
2.25/5  rDev -42.2%

abankert12, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of south33
1/5  rDev -74.3%

south33, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

hilgart1, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of pigc
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden blond and light ruby red color with two finger head.

S - Bready malt, light citrus hop, hint of spice.

T - Starts out with a slight spicy hop flavor followed by a drying crisp finish. This seems to have a stronger spice kick than other English IPAs but I like it. Reminds me of a hoppier version of a winter warmer.

M - Medium body with lots of carbonation. Bubbles seem to explode in your mouth.

O - Pleasantly surprised with beer since it was two weeks past the best buy date. This beer was very enjoyable and well worth seeking out. The hops seem to hold up very well.

pigc, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of rogueleonardi
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Gorgeous! Gold with an orange tint, light ring of white head left by the time it got to my table.

S - Can't really figure out the smell of this one. Possibly some citrus, maybe some malt, it's hard to describe exactly what i'm smelling.

T - Delicious. On my first sip I can definitely taste some citrus. Missing the maltyness I was expecting. Definitely has a bitter bite as it finishes. No real taste of alcohol to this one.

M - Very full flavored, good carbonation.

O - This a beer a will be having over and over again. The full flavor, and bitterness mix well, and have a good balance.

rogueleonardi, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of PJKSR02
4/5  rDev +2.8%

PJKSR02, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of XavierMuskies
4/5  rDev +2.8%

XavierMuskies, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of cld253
3.5/5  rDev -10%

cld253, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of danjohn1234
3.5/5  rDev -10%

danjohn1234, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of jaredtuk
3.5/5  rDev -10%

jaredtuk, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -10%

ygtbsm94, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of nmeiborg
4/5  rDev +2.8%

nmeiborg, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of zenwatts
4/5  rDev +2.8%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of MuscleConfusion
4/5  rDev +2.8%

MuscleConfusion, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Nfrey
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Nfrey, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of Sparger
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,255 ratings.