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Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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3.88/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,932
Reviews:
907
Ratings:
2,928
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
Wants:
118
Gots:
625
Trade:
4
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Photo of Hitchman
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RoyalT
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance – This poured a bright orange with a sufficient white head.

Smell – This is a terrific mix of simcoe and cascade hops with the sweet malt promised on the label evident as well.

Taste – The ale is a little less balanced at the taste but very good. The hops play off each other quite well with a citrusy pine character.

Mouthfeel – This is a big medium-bodied with lots of dryness on the tongue.

Drinkability – Probably too dry for most people to session but very drinkable.

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Photo of Wizzle32
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had in bottle

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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Blogjackets
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of prisdefer
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bigschoolrecords
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richter525
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Profundobaso
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz bottle. One finger head, though plenty of lacing. A light copper hue.
Smell - a fair bit of sweetness from malts, combined with piney hops. Very inviting smell, and promising.
Taste - strong malty backbone, and lots of sweetness + caramel. hops are more on the fruitier side compared in comparison to the smell. I like the hoppy bite in the end: a nice finish that the beer an added layer of complexity.
Feel - medium bodied with average carbonation. booziness detectable at 7.7% ABV from the sweetness, but in general, alcohol is pretty well masked.
Overall - this is a balanced and complex English IPA that is both characteristic of the style and has some nice additional twists. Personally it's a bit too sweet for me, but I quibble. For its style, an excellent beer.

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Photo of DrewTheBrew
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersampler6
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hmmm...a little surprised by this one. Started off good but then was hit with a strange aftertaste. Pours a nice copper color with just a little lingering head and very spotty lacing. Smells fairly dank, some herbal and floral hops. Taste follows the nose, along with minimal malt and really a bit hit of hoppy bitterness. A little dry, thin and mild mouthfeel with good carbonation. Just a little unbalanced, in my opinion, between the malt sweetness and hoppy bitterness.

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Photo of OhioBeerFan
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite IPAs to-date. Its a healthy 7.7& ABV and is packed with great flavor. It's not too bitter, bringing piney hops and malt flavors up front with the fruitiness. One of the best quality and highly available IPAs on the shelf.

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

Photo of Dr_Gonzo
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tall clear pint glass.

Beautiful glowing amber color with moderate carbonation, finger thick head with good retention and lacing.

Piney hops and resin upfront along with sweet malts. Caramel upfront as well, along with notes of pineapple, apple, grapefruit, lemon, and biscuit.

Hops don't taste as bitter as the smell may lead one to believe, although there is a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Otherwise, doughy and biscuit malts and piney hops dominate, and the mild sweet notes of fruit balance it well. Feels wholesome and smooth.

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Photo of Unclevince
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single - picked up in Cleveland as one of several Great Lakes Brewing beers gifted by our AirBnB host in our fridge on arrival! Pours a clear copper colour with 1 finger tightly packed cream coloured head. Aroma malt forward with some over ripe pineapple, caramel, tangerine. Tastes of fairly typical east coast IPA - caramel malt, spicy hops, and grapefruit - turns to a piney bitterness on the finish, which lingers remarkably with a medium full mouthfeel. Interesting beer that started fairly ho hum but left me pleasantly satisfied with a balanced bittersweetness.

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Photo of Mase8
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jxw326
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KurtisCarman
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rudiecantfail
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Very clear, amber color. Mild off-white head faded to a cap very quickly. Left ok lacing.

S---Sweet malts are dominant. There is some fruitiness in the background, but hops are not really showing here.

T---Taste is much better than hinted at by the aroma. Malts are still strong, but are now balanced out by some hoppy fruits.

F---Medium body without much carbonation. A tinge of stickiness, but not enough to be a major feature of the beer.

O---I'd call this one a middling effort and not worthy of future buys. Decent, but nothing special or distinctive.

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Photo of cochan
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DS31
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,928 ratings