Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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88
very good
861 Reviews
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Reviews:
861
Ratings:
2,741
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3.91
pDev:
20.97%
 
 
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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

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Reviews: 861 | Ratings: 2,741
Photo of mchegash
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - 3.75/5
Very clear medium-dark orange. Two fingers of slightly off-white head. No visible rising carbonation.

Smell - 3.75/5
Strong floral/herbal hops, with hints of fruit. Maybe a little bit of citrus and maltiness as well.

Taste - 4.5/5
A good amount of rich tasty almost caramel-y maltiness, combined with fruitiness, and a very slight floral hoppiness. I was surprised at how smooth this beer was, and how tame the hoppiness was. This was an amazing IPA. I loved how this IPA actually had a discernible maltiness to it, because so many IPAs these days are just pure hopiness.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Medium body, incredibly smooth, a medium-light amount of medium intensity carbonation.

Overall - 4.25/5
Overall, I was very happy with this beer. Will definitely be picking more of these up soon.

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Photo of Jojosaute
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- a very nice golden yellow. With a nice 1 finger head. Some lacing that eventually dissipated.
S- a mellon sweetness with a nice hop note.
T- surprising drinkable for a English style ipa. It's not overwelmingly bitter hoppy which some can be. A mild sweetness in the front of the mouth then a hoppy tang.
M- nice and smooth with a tingly tang. Stays with you for a bit.
O- this is a beer that just tastes good. Not my go to but I always like on when I do.
Another note. I love the name and Commodore Perry famous line of "don't give up the ship." Probably part of why I like the beer so much

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am drinking this 3 days past its best by date.
L: Pours brilliant gold under a 2” sudsy white foam cap that clings to the side of the glass.
S: The nose is slightly muted but still has definite spice, lemon, citrus, grapefruit.
T: Caramel malt flavors and light fruit tempered by a refreshing grapefruit rind bitterness.
F: Medium body and medium to medium low carbonation.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA that I could go back to again and again. Only thing pulling it down some for me was a sharp bitter aftertaste that was a bit off balance for my liking.

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Photo of Leeshka410
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not an overly hoppy or pine-y smell. Easy on the palate and quite drinkable. Scented notes of grapefruit but a real smooth and tasty IPA. I would definitely buy this in bottle.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BBD 3/22/15. Clear light amber golden pour. Normal head volume and retention, outstanding lacing.

Light nose of citrus (orange, tangerine) hops over a light caramel coupled with a hint of herbal hops.

Light medium body, barely, with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with effervescence from the middle on and prickly finish.

The flavor profile is intense, complex and fairly balanced. The 7.5% alcohol is not completely covered. It begins with the citrus flavors with the balanced skewed to tangerine. A significant bitterness emerges in the middle over a balancing biscuit / caramel sweetness. As the bitterness begins to fade, a peppery alcohol note emerges and takes center stage. The finish is a slow fade of the bitterness and alcohol.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Wow. After seeing the last review I checked the "drink by" date for this 6 pack I bought TODAY! Jan 15!!! It's April 15!! Still I found it to be a very well balanced nice IPA. Gee, I wonder how a fresh one would taste?!

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Photo of TheSupremeAJ
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasting a best by 8/28/14 on 4/12/15... and I have to say that they certainly prepared this beer well for the long journey to my fridge!!! Scored a case for $20 from my local beer store because it was stale, and this beer is still full of flavor, malt backbone, and (understandably) subdued, but not unnoticeable, hops! If this beer had to be sent on a long, sea voyage and survive, it would! I highly recommend it.

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Photo of SmashAdams
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Decent IPA. Had a bit of an odd after taste. Not one of my favorites. I drank it right around the best-by date which may have been why it wasn't very good. I'll have to try again when i can find it fresh.. nb

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Photo of WesMantooth
2.94/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I havent had it in a few years and I was generally offended by almost any pale ale or IPA then so I decided to revisit. Still a drain pour. First one in a long time, but this was just completely undrinkable to me. Seriously wondering if something was wrong with it. Although I have only had 3 English IPAs and the highest rating is 3.5, so I may not be judging to style very well. It had a May best by date. Aroma is just awful. It smells and tastes like an old, bad lager. Overly sweet. Like artificial sweetner. No hops at all. Just, bad. The only good thing I can say about it besides it looked good is that it is now gone forever. Soemthing had to be wrong with this bottle, or me. GL couldn't make a beer that bad. Afraid to try again. Good Lord, someone get me a Burning River quick.

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 5/7/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, herbal, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky/resinous mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic English IPA style. All around awesome complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A- See through orange-copper color with a 1f clean white colored head. There's constant small bubble carbonation and there's plenty of sticky lacing. Very clean look.

S- Mild caramel malt and pine hop aromas. A 'barely there' note of floral/citrus hop oil.

T- Pine and floral hop flavors over a hearty dose of caramel malts. A touch of citrus hop flavor, too. Slightly sweet.

M- Syrupy and oily. Some hop bitterness. Easy to drink.

O- I like English style IPAs and this delivers. It's not a hop bomb, but the flavors come through and the hops hold their own.

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Photo of jhartley
3.04/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful crystal clear golden body with a soapy bubble head, leaves a minimal amount of lacing in the glass.
Not getting much in the way of hops, was expecting a lot more; mostly a dry biscuit malt smell. Hoping this bottle isn't old, even thought the best by is 04/15/15.
Taste isn't that great. It has a nice bitterness to it, just really dry on the end.
Super easy drinker, just not my rocking my world. Was kind of hoping for a juicier IPA than this, I guess.
Overall, I might try this again if I find a "fresher" bottle, because this one has not impressed me like other offerings from Great Lakes. I do have to say that I hate best by dating.

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Photo of Tanger112
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much on the nose and nothing that really stands out. However I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.

Balanced IPA that I actually like better than some of their IIPA offerings.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA has an ABV of 7.5% This IPA pours out a deep amber color, with a small white head. The smell is rich with hops , grains, and malts. There is a bitter sweetness in the smell of this brew. The taste bitter with hops, grains and malts. This is a nice drinking IPA. Commodore Perry IPA has a real nice balance. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is bold with bitterness and a nice clean finish. Overall I'm giving Commodore Perry IPA a 4.25 out of 5. Great Lakes Brewing Co. did a nice job with this brew. I would buy this brew again. This one of the smoother IPA on the market.

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Photo of hopsputin
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

a: a very clear amber color with some grainy yellow. 2 finger solid frothy white head. real nice looking

s: sweet malts, berries, something almost pear-like? juicy pineapple, some crispy earthy hops to finish it off

t: a little more one-sided than the aroma indicated. off the bat there is some piney, earthy bitterness, loads of caramel malt, a hint of strawberries, and some of that ripe fruity. a hint of pepper in here as well.

m: its a medium mouthfeel with quite a bit of carbonation and does feel slightly syrup-like

o: this has more of a bitter kick than i expected. there is a pretty heavy sweet presence in here that is cut pretty heavily by the bitterness. not the best balance in here, but its tasty and refreshing

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Photo of mr-jj
2.42/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an IPA glass from a 12 oz bottle. Best by 1/14/15.

Color is crystal clear amber with a thick white head. Decent retention, lots of sticky lacing. Smell is apples and pear - almost like a cider A bit of musty hay as well. Flavor is similar - lots of green apple. It isn't unpleasant, but not at all an IPA flavor. A bit of floral hops on the finish. Body is light and watery with moderate carbonation.

Overall, I'd have to guess this beer had some flaws during bottling. If it was a homebrew, I'd say acytalaldehyde. Only had one other beer from this brewery and it was excellent, but this one is not right.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a little plastic hotel water cup. Best by is 2015-01-15.

Pours clear golden with a slight copper tint. Small white head that fades slowly. Lots of carbonation. Smell is mild but nice. Mostly flowers and grass.

Taste is nice. Lots going on. Strong bitter throughout, but some bright floral in there, too. Piney finish. Definitely some hay or straw.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp. Overall, very good IPA.

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Photo of Top-Fermentation
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

A: Very clear, with a dark golden color that at the same time is light orange. Head is not quite white. Visible carbonation the entire time I drink it.

S: Citrusy, kind of like grapefruit. Probably from the cascade.

T: Fruity, floral, and spicy. Mild levels of bitterness at first because of the beer's smoothness; eventually made into high ones by it's aftertaste.

M: Flavor makes it a very clean tasting beer.

O: Probably my favorite year-round beer by Great Lakes Brewing Company. While I do enjoy Chillwave Double IPA and especially Lake Erie Monster much more; ignoring this beer or not giving it an excellent review makes no sense to me. I don't know of too many fresh, unique tasting, and 7.5% ABV IPA's I can find here in Ohio that are $8.99 for a 6-pack. Thanks Great Lakes. Keep up the good work.

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Photo of car2052
4.48/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

A: Clear, Deep golden/ light orange, with a 1 finger off-white head. Ample Carbonation.
S: Lovely hoppy smell of pine, mandarin orange, berry, and tropical fruits, especially pineapple. Slight bubblegum scent.
T: The fruity flavor of the hops gives the brew a sweet, orange flavor up front. A bitterness made evermore evident by slightly toasted malts provides the body of the flavor. Sharp flavors prick the tongue and add complexity to the ale. Malts play a back role to the hops, but give a solid foundation. Slight aftertaste.
M: Medium mouthfeel. Not overly oily.
O: A great offering from Great Lakes Brewing. Very flavorful and complex. Better EIPA than Harpoon, and with a higher ABV, which is nice.

New label/ recipe review. Exp. 7/20/15. Poured into snifter.
A: Full orange body, slight haze. Small layer of foam at top.
S: Caramel, slight spice, grapefruit, sweet candy-like fruit smell.
T: Sweetness on the front of the tongue. Bready malts pair with a grapefruit-rind bitterness that lingers on. Non-descript fruit flavor ends the taste.
M: Medium.
O: The sweetness is more bearable this time, but I enjoyed the hop flavors of the previous version. Maybe a fresher bottle would do.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Business trip to Central Ohio...trying out local brews and enjoying the Great Lakes line so far.
Overall nice IPA...although it is classified as an English IPA here and it definitely smells/tastes like an American-style IPA. Typical IPA color profile, citrus/floral hops nose, and crisp bitter flavor. To me, it leans towards an extra IPA at 7.5% and ample bitterness...just short of a DIPA. I would certainly drink again.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev +2.3%

The aroma says English IPA and it all leans that way from there. Sweet citrus and malty as opposed to the high hoppy nose of the American cousin, this beer starts out drinking like a pub beer. The taste follows the nose for an easy drink and the mouth feel is a nice smooth finish.

All in all another winner from Great Lakes.

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Photo of Samp01
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A clear yellow gold / orange pour with a medium white head. Has aroma of caramel malt fruity with citrus notes, floral pine hops, yeast and mild bready notes. Taste same as aroma with some sweet orange flavors. A medium and smooth body. Has a very good caramel malt background with good citrus orange notes and floral pine hops on the end for balance. AN all around solid brew, very good well balance IPA.

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Photo of fitrock2112
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Poured Commodore Perry IPA into a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear golden with a half finger of white head.

S - I'm getting grapefruit, pine and juicy hops with a malty sweetness.

T - Nice flavors that are pretty close to the nose. Grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and some hop resin. Mid palate getting sweet malts that balance this brew out nicely. On the aftertaste getting more juicy hops .

M - Smooth medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

O - I really wasn't expecting much from this brew, I'm truly impressed with this beer and Great Lakes. Recommended ! Cheers!

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Photo of WillWillows
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Truly enjoyed this. Intensely hopped and mouth feel is crisp and good. Like the hoppy taste and drank two over about 20 minutes. It was very good each drink and even tasting. Like the citrus bite. I will always drink this if the place has it draft or bottle.

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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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