Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
869
Ratings:
2,782
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
21.23%
 
 
Wants:
112
Gots:
530
For Trade:
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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Has the solid orange American ipa kind of appearance with 1" of white head. Aroma didn't kick me much in the way of hops, I get this is an English ipa, so oh well.

Taste had plenty of bitterness, has me wondering why it didn't come across in the nose, I guess aroma hops aren't really the noble and Euro strength. Probably my least favorite Great Lakes beer, it was kind of all over the place.

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Photo of AaronAlghawi
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

My sniffer ain't great but I smell apricots. It's kind of like Torpedo but with less head. Very smooth drinkability. I'm proud to know this comes from Ohio.

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Photo of chuckakhan
2.91/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer has a nice amber and clear look with some carbonation visible. For my tastes, this beer is on the malty and somewhat syrupy side, and so it isn't something that I normally enjoy in an IPA.

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Photo of Salt-n-Beer
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Amber color and with minimal head that dissipates quickly, albeit leaving nice lacing behind. Nose is surprisingly malty for an IPA, especially a fresh one. Not too bitter and in fact somewhat balanced. Mouthfeel is where this beer wins. Lovely smoothness on the tongue. Flavor lingers on the tongue for quite some time. Not my go-to IPA but it has its virtues.

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Photo of AndreRus
4.38/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Not as hoppy as I like my IPAs. I guess that's why they call it English style IPA. But it definitely delivers. Still noticeble hop presence and strong malt backbone.

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Photo of cyguyjg
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden hazy. Medium head that covers well. Smells slightly floral and slightly medicinal (the hops no doubt). Very well balanced. This could easily be a session IPA. Typical of Great Lakes quality. I will drink this beer again and again.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Somewhat subdued yet very full ipa. Smell is sweeter than hoppy, and the taste follows exactly. The hops balance it out well, however the bready and yeastiness are the backbone of this one. I don't know if I'd get this again soon, but it was good.

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

Orange brew with an off white head. Spotty lacing left behind. Aroma is sweet malt with citrus and pine. The taste is similar with a bit of orange and pine. Nice finishing bitterness. Very nice IPA.

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

Bottle poured into glass stein.
A-Cloudy golden orange, semi translucent, big 2 finger head, decent lacing.
S-Malt, citrus, yeast, alcohol, overripe passion fruit.
T-Like a sweet yeast roll with overripe passion fruit preserves on it, but mixed with a mild bitterness that lasts pretty well throughout. A bit of alcohol.
M-Good carbonation & quite creamy.
O-It's interesting complexity of sweet flavors mixed with bitterness is enough to make me want to drink it again.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap 03/25/16 at Jet Rock in the Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia PA

Appearance - The brew is golden orange, and served up in a pint with white, half-finger width head. Fair retention, leaving a thin, broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing consists of broken sheets and a few clusters.

Smell - Floral hops with a hint of honey and citrus. Biscuity malt sits beneath the hoppy aroma.

Taste - Follows the nose. Floral hops dominate the profile, with lesser orange and grapefruit notes. Sweet, bready malt backbone. A touch of pith bitterness and astringency from the alcohol lingers in the finish.

Mouthfeel - On the fuller side of medium with moderate carbonation. Dry, boozy finish.

Overall - Decent, but a bit hot all things considered. With the sheer volume of good to great IPAs on the market, this is simply one that I wouldn't care to try again.

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

12oz. bottle chilled to 42 degrees, poured into large wine glass. Best by date of 4/4/16, just a little old but my fault for letting it sit in the fridge

Look: Pours a clear Amber gold with a 1/2" off-white head that eventually left a nice foam coating and decent lacing. Modest carbonation.

Smell: Bready and sweet, citrus and herbal notes

Taste: Very much like it smells, malts and hops blend together well, nice balance. Citrus fruits and light pine, bitterness lingers then a faint grassy taste late. Lots going on here

Mouthfeel: Oily silkiness that lands crisply, if that makes sense. Medium body. As it warms it thins out a bit but that's ok.

Overall: Easy to drink and forget there is a 7.7% ABV. to contend with. I want to revisit this one to see if a fresher batch would make much of a difference but I am sold on this one and I'll look for this again.

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Photo of jaypaul522
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark gold. Smell is of hops and fruitiness. Taste of strong hops with fruitiness coming through in the aftertaste. The body is fairly light. This is a good IPA for a widely available beer.

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Photo of PhilipFoster
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I rated the taste a bit lower because it has a sharp hoppy bite to it. If you like a hoppy beer with teeth - this one might be your style. I prefer less hop bite - but this is still an enjoyable beer.

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a wilibecher.

A- Crystal clear brass color. One finger off white head. Foamy, but dense. Decent lacing.

S- Great balance of hops aroma: piney, citrusy, juicy.

T- Well-balanced. Sweetness, toasty malt. Hops bring a nice piney/earthy note.

M- Bitterness is strong, and there's a long finish. Medium body.

O- A little knock on mouthfeel. A little strong on bitterness. Overall really great. Taste and aroma are nice.

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Photo of Smk54
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle pour into tulip glass. Color is between amber and copper almost tea colored. One inch white heard that dissipated quickly leaving a lot of lacing. Mild yeast and citrus notes. More hops in the taste than on the nose. Minimal bitterness. Very clean enjoyable IPA. I feel this will satisfy most palates as this is a good balance of malt and hops.

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Photo of phrimplepoot
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought the reviews on this were a little shy of the mark. In joyed this every bit as much as The Calling and Big Eye. Quite good. Subtle hops do an IPA and I mean that as a compliment. I agree with citizen genet except I got a good bit of grapefruit here.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Comes out a nice amber dark orange/light yellow. Excellent clarity, you can see right through it and it glows when you hold it up to the light. Eggshell colored head mostly small bubbles with good lacing.

Smell is good, smells bready with some floral and herbal hops, a bit earthy.

Taste is a slight step down, it's more bready/yeasty than I would expect an IPA to be. Still I think it has a strong backbone in the malt department. You can still taste that this beer recipe had a lot of care put into it for an IPA, not something that was just thrown together and then they hopped the crap out of it. There are some lighter hops at the end that are herbal, earthy but even a little sweet at the end like a biscuit with butter and honey.

Mouthfeel is pretty good. A heavy medium feel. good carbonation level. Starts sweet, bitter in the middle then gradually goes to sweet at the end. Has a somewhat sticky finish with lingering flavors. Nice drinkable anytime IPA, a lot of different foods could be paired with this. Probably a more traditional English IPA or maybe a slightly hoppy ESB than the typical 2016 IPA we tend to expect. Still this is a solid beer by an excellent brewery.

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Photo of gopens44
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice white frothy head over an otherwise ordinary looking clear yellow IPA. Very involved lacing, as after the head receded, we have a full curtain of lace all around.

Nose is really muted. Only thing I'm getting is maybe some malts and grainy bitter smells.

A fairly long pull of a first swig invites immediate bitterness in the form of something between olives and corn. Not my favorite IPA signature, but it seems solid in effort so I get it I guess. A few more swigs in and I discover a biscuity characteristic that isn't huge but it's there hiding behind the bitter and slightly earthy exit.

Mouth feel is medium bodied and very dry throughout. Sheet of bitter solidly resting on the tongue.

Not my cup of tea, but it's not poorly crafted by any means.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look - Crystal clear amber/copper color
Smell - Floral, candied orange, sweet malts, hints of citrus
Taste - Follows the nose. Florally and malty.

Overall - Tons of floral and sweet malts. Decent but not my thing.

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Photo of Ksmoove27
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - clear amber with light head...very little lacing

Aroma - couldn't really grab a strong aroma from this beer...I'll blame it on the environment.

Taste - sweet malt with tropical flavor...nice balanced flavor...can't call the fruity aftertaste but it's not bitter

Feel - light to medium body, light carbonation

Overall - it's ok...a got and move on

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Photo of CitizenGenet
4.61/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A surprisingly worthy IPA. Not overwhelming on the hops, and Great Lakes Brewing has combined the loud hoppy section of the symphony with the respectable and balancing flavor of the malt to create a delightful performance. Other notes were floral, brown sugar, and a suggestion of citrus. I will return to this beer.

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Photo of brianwsnyder
3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love their Edmund Fitzgerald Porter so I had high hopes for this IPA. 70 IBU's and 7.7% ABV had the makings of a winner. However, I was a tad disappointed. Too much of a citrus taste and smell for my tastes.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, Enjoy By 08/28/15, 7.7% ABV
A - amber colored body capped with a tall, creamy white head that holds excellent retention
S - floral and tropical hop nose, pale malt, a bit fruity
T - fruity flavors of grapefruit and mango, slightly earthy, pale malt and a touch of light caramel, faint toasted coconut and apricot
M - medium body, pleasant carbonation, finishes moderately bitter and very dry with puckering grapefruit lingering on the palate
O - it had been a few years since I had this one. I notice the ABV went up a touch, so maybe a slight recipe change since I had it last, but regardless, it was better than I remember. Solid IPA - English or American.

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Photo of Suds
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden peach-Amber in color with an off-white head. The smell is of fruit, with flowery hops and soft pale malt. The taste is balanced, with fresh and herbal hops. Sweetness is underneath throughout. Nice east coast IPA.

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle best by 7/19/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a one-finger head
S: Classic IPA - pine, grapefruit and orange
T: Matches the nose- pine, citrus, a bit grassy
M: Medium-bodied, crisp
O: Nothing striking, just a very solid example of the style

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