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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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849 Reviews

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Reviews: 849
Hads: 2,648
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 20.72%
Wants: 101
Gots: 416 | 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

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

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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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Photo of majorbase2
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow-golden color with a small white foam head that recedes quickly. Leaves a little bit of lacing.

Aroma is citrusy with some lightly toasted caramel malts. Some floral and grassy hops. Really nice balance.

Taste has more of the toasted malts. Sweet caramel and just a hint of citrus. A little bit of pine. Again, very well balanced. A little bit of bitterness, but it is a very nice touch.

Mouthfeel is medium-light. Well carbonated. A little resiny. Couldn't drink a ton of these because they are a little sticky, but man could I drink just one with ease.

A very good IPA. Taste isn't too overpowering, and not too much in the way of hops (which can be a refreshing change these days). I would strongly recommend at least trying this one.

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Photo of Greggyo
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am a definite IPA fan and this beer does not disappoint, A great pour from the bottle or the tap. This beer offers a nice head that's not too foamy with an outstanding aroma with forward citrus and a hint of pine. Just the right amount of malt flavor to enhance but not overpower the hops. Excellent beer by Great Lakes.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle received in trade from a non-BA member. Sampled on July 29, 2014.

It pours yellow to golden amber with a lingering off-white head.

The aroma has a slight toasted biscuit character but there is a sort of lemon zest, grassy hop sensation.

The body is medium.

The taste begins with a quick breaded malt character but swiftly turns into a floral, lemony hop finish. It tasted better as it warmed.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This pours out a bright amber color with a dense half-inch head of foam. Aroma offers both strong hops (floral, grassy) and good malt (light caramel) notes. Good flavor: plenty of bitterness, but also not afraid to show a complex malt side, caramel, a little nuttiness, a very faint roast perhaps? The yeast yields a touch of fruitiness as well. Finish is well-attenuated but not as bracingly dry as many IPAs. It is definitely a strong, heady beer as well.

Very good IPA.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA has a fairly thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and a good amount of lace curtain left behind on the glass. The aroma is of semi-sweet white bread, some tart fruit, hop resin, and subdued barley. Taste is of all that, with a pronounced, yet not harsh, straight-forward hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA finishes on the dry side and decently drinkable.


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Photo of reebtaerG
4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a clear orange amber with one finger white head. Good spotty lacing.

S-Aroma is fairly sweet. Caramel, syrup, floral and hop notes.

T-Taste is moderate bitterness with a nice malt backbone. Flavors of flowers, caramel, biscuits, pine and a little spice.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body with nice carbonation. Well balanced.

O-Overall an above average IPA. I really enjoy the chillwave the most then the erie monster second.

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Photo of Bone53
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass at around 45°F

Appearance: Clear rich golden color with a one finger off white head

Smell: Citrus and floral hops, pine, sweet malt.

Taste: Grapefruit, slight pine, and sweet malts. Quite sweet

Mouthfeel: Light medium body with moderate bitterness. Maybe a bit too carbonated

Overall: This is a bit too sweet than what I prefer in a ipa. Doesnt have that great bright fruit/floral hop profile I go for in the style. I prefer some of GL other beers, and I'm likely to pass this up for other IPA's. That being said, it's still quite tasty and enjoyable, especially for the price.

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Photo of SebD
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice slightly hazy golden color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, some grapefruit, light pine, sweet caramel and buiscuity malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, grapefruit, some pines resins, some sweet caramel and toasty/buiscuity malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked Best by 6/15/14 at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma virtually none; perhaps a faint apricot? At least nothing offensive.
Head small (2 cm), white, creamy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm layer
Lacing good – covers nearly entire inside of the upper glass with very tiny bubbles, thinning as the beer level falls.
Body dark yellow, clear
Flavor slightly bitter, no pronounced flavors, no alcohol, no malt, no diacetyl. Ends with a slight astringency.
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation ending quickly.

Unusual for a Great Lakes product, this seems rather non-descript. Hoppiness is noticeable only by the bitterness with no pronounced flower, citrus, melon, or conifer aroma or flavor. Perhaps I’m just used to the more hop-forward offerings in DIPAs and can’t recognize a basic IPA any more. For those who don’t want their palates destroyed by hop bombs, this may be a good choice.

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

On tap at the Deer Lake pub, Deer Lake, PA last weekend.

Arrived at the bar in one of those awful pint glasses with ads on it, which took away a bit from the appearance. Not Great Lakes fault of course. Golden yellow with small which head. Good carbonation, head persisted, lacing was fair. A little colder than I would have liked, glass as slightly frosty, but quickly warmed up a bit.

Sweet floral aroma

I've had this beer many times in the past, and it's always an enjoyable change from the hop bombs (which I also love) As an English style IPA, the balance is very good, and the malt background is very strong and tasty, not overly sweet. Still some bite from the hops, but muted.

Mouth is around medium, a tad dry on the finish.

Overall, a really nice sessionable IPA, usual Great Lakes quality. Would happily grab it again.

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Photo of tmm313
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear light amber color. Poured a pretty good head. Nice lacing.

S- There's definitely grapefruit, fresh hops, caramel, and floral notes. It reminds me of other fresh hop IPAs I've tried. There's almost a slight ammonia aroma.

T- Orange, grapefruit, caramel malts, cracker, hop bitterness, spice, pine, and grapefruit rind. Bitter hop aftertaste. Common flavors mixing together in a way I've never tasted.

M- Medium body. Resinous and drying. Bitter aftertaste.

O- Its hard to pin this one down. Its definitely walking to the beat of its own drummer. The flavors are common IPA flavors, but they mix together to form something completely unique. For that I'll give it an "outstanding" score for the overall.

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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 849 ratings.