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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2,403 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,403
Reviews: 828
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.08%
Wants: 83
Gots: 238 | 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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Photo of Ryanm1
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great Lakes doesn't make a style of beer that a fawn over but the actual beers they do brew are incredible. I'm not an IPA guy buy any stretch of the imagination but this beer is worth drinking even if you're not a hop head. 7.5% higher than the average IPA it is chalked full of carbonation when poured into a glass. Great amount of head where you know the beer is fresh. The first impression is that it starts clean meaning not overpowering hoppyiness, and finishes with a hint of citrus. Golden in color. Overall an excellent choice.

Photo of nasboy
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of BrewMaven
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep clear gold with nary a head due to possible contaminated glassware...Ooops. It did leave a goodly amount of splotchy lace though.

Nice scents of piney hops. Yup.

Taste was moderately hoppy with a nice malt backbone, slightly chewy mouthfeel with mellow carbonation.

Another English IPA from my trip upstate proves to be a good session IPA that I will seek
out again on future sojourns to local beverage dispensaries.

Photo of PorterLambic
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark yellow color with a solid off-white head a full inch high. Retention is OK, dropping to a slightly clumpy, thick film. Some good, if spotty, lace.
Smell is hoppy, floral, some apple and straw notes. Well balanced but could be more complex.
Taste is hops, malt, floral, alcohol - warming, not burning - with some pine notes. Well balanced and not a West Coast hop bomb.
Medium bodied, lighter than expected carbonation. Warming and surprisingly smooth. A very good IPA, indeed.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Travis_M
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A subtle IPA all around. A clear paler gold with a creamy white head with decent retention. Significant lacing. The aroma is dialed back with only slight caramel notes. The taste, while also subtle, is good. Caramel and slight floral notes. A little thinner in the palette with a slight fizz to it. A good IPA that's easy drinking despite its bigger abv.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Frobot13
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of Act25
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Perfect, with a dense white head, that lasts and laces up a stained glass window down the .5 l glass

S - Subtle, pleasing balance of malt, citrus, & bitter hop, but too subtle to be outstanding as the balance of these beer's attributes.

T - Not subtle, big sweet malt up front, that's followed by flowers, grapefruit and pine; Interesting see-saw of sweet and bitter, with a bit more sweetness than most IPAs. Still a clean tingly finish, very well made, very see-saw, and enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly creamy and special, with strong to moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A sweet IPA, but sufficiently complex and very well made. I'd buy this regularly. Must try.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 2,403 ratings.