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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

2,457 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,457
Reviews: 835
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 88
Gots: 284 | FT: 3
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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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with pretty nice clarity. The short and sticky head; settles into a faint cap. Leaves tons of lacing.

S: Some fruits in the nose are the usual suspects – grapefruit, orange juice, maybe even some of that sticky apricot smell. It’s sweet but the smell is spicy too. It has some of that peppery hop quality in-common with a pilsner.

T: Fruity, bitter, and a little peppery at once. Relatively complex. Theres a citric component, apple, white pepper, and bread crust. Nice.

M: The finish is great – juicy, bitter, and a little dry.

O: Solid offering. There are lots of very good IPAs out there; this is one of them. It’s clear, bitter, and features some juicy fruit.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of littlelorib
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Date of 05/15/12 stamped on the bottle.

Pours a crystal clear orange with a half finger of creamy head. For such a small amount of head, it does last a while. Smell includes a hint of malt sweetness, but mostly hops - piney and citrus. The taste starts with hop bitterness, but then blends with malt and finishes with dryness. Its actually very nice and not as hoppy as i was expecting. It has a nice light to medium body and a smooth mouth feel. The alcohol is well hidden.

My first English IPA, and it does have a different feel and taste than the American IPAs that i have been tasting. I am enjoying the multifaceted taste as the other flavors of the brew pull the hops into a nice balance. Well done.

Photo of WMEugene
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My exploration of Great Lakes' lineup continues.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a small head and pretty good lacing.

S - Light floral hops, a bit of citrus mixed with the malty backing. Nice, but not particularly strong.

T - Nice citrus flavors, hop bitterness merge with the bready, biscuity malts. Well balanced, and definitely an East Coast style IPA.

M - Medium bodied, very crisp and drinkable. Once again, very well balanced and an inviting brew. Almost perfect mouthfeel.

O - This is a very good and enjoyable IPA. It doesn't overwhelm, but it doesn't try to. Recommended if you want a basic IPA to enjoy and have a few of. After trying some of their other offerings, I can say that I'm very happy to have Great Lakes in Virginia now.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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2/5  rDev -48.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of dtreindl
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,457 ratings.