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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

2,452 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,452
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 87
Gots: 281 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter.

A) Light amber, pretty clear, just a slight haze. There was a good finger of white head. The head settled to a nice cap, with plenty of lacing initially.

S) This had a pretty sweet aroma. I picked up canned peaches and some mandarin orange. There was very light pine.

T) Good malt/hops balance. This starts out with some malt sweetness, bitterness follows with some light pine and citrus + citrus rind. There was a little bit of booze too.

M) A medium body and nicely carbonated. Really quite smooth to the finish, which is somewhat dry. The aftertaste is of fruit and a little alcohol.

O) Another nice offering from Great Lakes. This was a very enjoyable English IPA. I would gladly recommend.

Photo of tastymug
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Nordbier
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of alysmith4
3.03/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is my second Great Lakes beer. I'm excited to see it infiltrating DC's beer scene.. I see it on-tap at quite a few places around town, and it seems to be a good thing.

This beer was the second in my flight of three at RFD in Chinatown, DC. It was pretty good. Smell was a bit sour, but had a nice floral/hoppy aroma as well. Taste was bitter and hoppy, well balanced. I'd have this beer again.

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden amber with a 3/4" head that reduces to a thin lid of white foam.

Has a hoppy, malty aroma, with mild orange citrus and a hint of resin.

This starts and finishes with hops. Smooth, sweet candied hop beginning, sliding into a malt middle before ending with a piney dry hop finish. Quite the sipper!

Medium bodied, with a great dry finish leaving you wanting more.

An excellent IPA, if not a bit up-front hoppy and sweet to be considered a true English IPA. Nonetheless, tasty, and one of my favorite of the GLBC offerings. Grab one for sure!

Photo of MidwestBA
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.36/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It has a nice fruity and herbal type of aroma, with a nice full hop flavor. Surprisingly mild for an IPA, but refreshing at the same time.

Very drinkable for an IPA and extremely balanced between the hops and bitterness. Another great brew from the geniuses at Great Lakes.

Photo of AmitC
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pale golden color. Just about less than a finger thick off-white colored head with decent retention. Excellent lacing. Clear with some very fine suspensions. Translucent.

Nose is dominated by grapefruit. Some rather bready notes and a bit off beat dry hopped weird aromas. Overall strength is mild to just about moderate.

Taste is just about the same. A bit of raw mango, some grapefruit flavors. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Palate effect is just normal. More balanced than i would like an IPA to be.

Mouth feel is medium to light bodied. Very low on carbonation for an IPA. Drinks very smoothly like a session ale or pale ale.

Overall falls in the pale ale category. Near Dale's PA but not quite as awesome.

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of azdback
3.13/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Sam Adams Lager glass. It is a shade off yellow, fizzy beer. A ton of carbonation bubbles. Head is constantly fed from the bottom with little bubbles, but actually stays thick and rich. It's color is bright white. We'll see if the lace wants to stick around... and it does.

The smell is mostly of musty yeast and malts. Not terrible but for the style I would expect to smell some kind of hop.

Taste is mostly the musty yeasts I smelled at first. There is a bit of a citrus hop flavor. In the form of a kumquat and green grape fusion.??

The mouth is a pit off. I said the look was yellow fizzy beer, well the mouth is too. I've had this poured for a good ten minutes and it's carbonation is still freaking out.

Overall I can't complain, because mater gave me this as an extra. It did have a citrus hop nose and tongue I wouldn't spend my money on this one but that's cause I've had my shot. It is worth a try at a reasonable price.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Clydesdale
4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep, bright golden-orange color with effervescent carbonation. The head has a pale orange tint and is quite tall, with a dense, creamy texture. Retention is excellent, with some nice lacing.

S: A robust, juicy citric hop aroma - grapefruit and tangerines, mostly. Some mild pine notes as well, accompanied by a slightly biscuity pale malt character.

T: Some more biscuity notes from the malt, although it remains steadily in the background. The hops provide a firm flash of bitterness, again with citrus fruits most noticeable. Pithy grapefruit and orange zest, along with some lingering pine flavor. Some mildly yeasty and faintly mineral tones are also detectable.

M: On the full side of medium-bodied, with a slightly sticky character. Carbonation is expressive and lively, adding to the crisp dryness of the finish.

D: A very, very well-done IPA from Great Lakes. Not a West Coast hop bomb, but it's a top-notch, traditional IPA. Delicious hop flavors, pithy bitterness, and excellent balance.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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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 2,452 ratings.