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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,294
Reviews:
906
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
11.86%
 
 
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117
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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

Photo of jkblr
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle bb 10/31/18 poured into a nonic pint glass at fridge temp 7.7% ABV 70 IBU. The beer pours bright copper tinted amber with abundant light tan head. The head recedes to a thin, but complete, cap and laces the glass very nicely. The aroma is faint with a hint of yeast and caramel. The taste is semisweet caramel and earthy hops in a balancing act. Neither really overcomes the other before the medium bitter and dry finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and adequately carbonated. Overall, good. This is, most likely, a loose or Americanized version of an English IPA. It's pleasant and would be good with food. I would prefer some distinct English hop notes.

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

12 oz bottle from Ohio with a 28 August 2018 BB date stamp served in a pint glass in early August 2018.
Pours clear amber with high clarity and a fine, creamy, white head. Great lacing and decent retention.
Interesting aroma with some alcohol esters and spicy hops.
Mild+ bitterness for style. In a world of a zillion IPAs, this one is well balanced and distinctive. .
Medium body with near medium carbonation.
Overall: a fine IPA.

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Photo of DetectivePiggy
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. I wasn’t expecting to like this but here I am. A big, sweet, TRVE IPA. This beer is frailty fresh but it smells like an old west coast IPA in a way. Subdued op presence and a ton of malt. Flavor is sweet with some goo bite. I enjoy the malt complexity. Sneaky bitterness and hidden ABV. English IPA!

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Photo of Rymish
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,922 ratings