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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

2,434 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,434
Reviews: 831
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 85
Gots: 267 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.11/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a perfectly clear thin looking light golden color with a nice amount of carbonation bubbles present and a two finger head that is pure white and is quite fluffy in character, lingers nicely and leaves a pretty good amount of lacing on the glass
S: decent hop scent, citrus and possibly mango but it also somehow seems 'synthetic' in character which i find a bit odd
T: begins with a decent sweetness and hop character then moves over to a drying feeling and a bitter taste, once again somehow has a synthetic taste to it kinda chemical like in the middle which is a bit off putting
M: medium carbonation, leaves the mouth feeling very dry and with a feeling like thin silkiness
O: an ok brew, i just couldnt get over the feeling that it was somehow chemical in taste and smell, very odd considering the high quality of the other beers i have had from great lakes, a little disappointed by this one

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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Photo of adamette
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Live review. Poured from one of the 6 twelve oz. bottles that I bought as a six pack for $8.99 a few weeks ago for a bonfire that was taking place in my neighborhood. Poured into a clean, clear pint glass. Some background: I rated this beer years ago (about 2.5 years ago actually) from tap at the brewery and thought that it was time to give it a proper review from the bottle. Date stamped on the label of 12/15/11 which I take to be the "best by" date.

A One inch off white head over a light brown translucent body that glows a nice muted orange in front of direct light. Good look. 4.0

S Some barley malt but a nice piney hops presence as well. I have noted this combination in many of Great Lakes beers but it really works with this style. I appreciate the slight sweetness that is noticeable in the smell. It makes me interested to move on to the taste! 4.5

T As predicted by the smell the hops predominate as they are piney tasting but not overwhelming. The malt background is welcomed and will mean that I will give this IPA higher scores than some. The sweetness is somewhat pineapple in nature and I enjoy it. 4.0

M Feel beefed up by the hops and minimally by the minor malt presence. Good feel for the style. 4.0

D/O At least good overall. Drinkability would be good but the ABV drives it down for me. 3.5

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear golden orange color with two fingers of fluffy, sticky white head, good lacing.

S- Citrus, pine and hop oil, flowers, some sweet amber malt in the background.

T- Big mean hop bite right from the start, oily, floral hop bitterness lasts into the finish with juicy citrus and pine resin rounding out the center and pepper in the finish. Caramel toasted malts become especially apparent as the beer warms with a nice semi-sweet body for hops to play off of.

M- Medium bodied, good carbonation, smooth with a slightly oily, slick feel that lingers on the palate.

O- A solid, tasty IPA, another testament to Great Lakes' ability to consistently produce quality brews, definitely worth picking up a pack of this.

Photo of AgentDark
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Commodore Perry
12 Fluid Oz brown bottle. Standard non-twist cap. Location Drank: Columbus, Ohio. Drink by 12/15/2011

Drank from bottle:
A: Drank from bottle, no cloud whatsoever.

S: Definite floral sweet notes. Hops are very appearent. A little malt present.

T: Bitter taste. I was expecting sweet from the smell, but it is very bitter from the hops like an IPA should be.

M: Medium to Full bodied. Pretty thick compared to most american beers. Has a sharp bitter aftertaste.

O: A solid IPA. I usually don't care for IPAs, but this one on I would try again. If you drink out of a bottle, be sure to wipe off cap area. Has the standard Great Lakes rusty top taste even after a wipe.

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,434 ratings.