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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

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

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

old bottle that i got my hands on somehow...best before 3/26 so a bit out of date...take this review with a grain of salt.

a - pours a deep transparent orange with hints of amber. frothy 2 fingers of head.

s - caramel sweetness, toasted malts. candied sweetness. citrus is mostly faded, but still glazed in the background.

t - toasted caramel with a soft hint of citrus.

m - some bitterness in the finish. soft, easy drinking.

o - overall would like to try it fresher...but not a bad english ipa at expiration date. malthy, some citric sweetness, nice toasted caramel.

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Light golden hue - classic English IPA. Sticky spiderweb lacing.
S- citrusy hops and lovely rounded, buttery malt
T- Here's the big stand out! Delicious and crisp. Tangy, citrusy hops and sweet buttery malt. End is mild and bready. Time for another sip!
M- Medium MF, suits the beer well. Little bit of fizz.
O- Excellent representation of the style. Tasty! I could session this all day. :)

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - pours a crystal clear light gold with a white head. Nice lace. Bubbly.

S - weak intensity for the style. Citrus and pine hops. Soft malt. Not impressive.

T - drinks like a pale ale with mild citrus hops with a soft piney finish. Tastes alright, but weak for the style.

M - medium body. Slightly oily. Creamy. Low-medium bitterness with a medium sustain. Mild sweetness.

O - not bad. Pedestrian, unoffensive and on the weak side of the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Best by date of 04/12/13.

Great Lakes year-round IPA pours a golden color that has some hop residue in suspension. The sediment is a little unexpected, as most IPAs I've had are very celar and undoubtedly filtered. The sediment is welcome though, as it adds a definite "rawness" to the brew. CP is topped by a two-finger head of tight white bubbles that leave stringy, webby lacing down the glass. A textbook look for an IPA, I'd say.

Since this is classified as an English IPA, don't expect the burst of Cascade par for the style. While the signature grapefruit, orange, and pine characteristics are there, there's also an herbal, earthy bitterness present, as well as some fresh floral notes. The hop presence is pretty big on this one, but some bready/caramel malt hangs in the balance and provides a solid sweetness, and some fruity esters from the yeast are also there. While not a citrus bomb like many other IPAs, this is a very solid beer with its aromas.

Commodore Perry is incredibly smooth for an IPA but is bursting with flavor. The Cascade hops hit the tongue with their signature flavors of grapefruit and pine resin. A substantial malt presence of bread flavors and caramel cut this in the middle, and the finish comes with notes of floral hops and some earthy, tea-like bitterness. This beer strikes a good balance between the American and English style profiles for the IPA, and that in and of itself is a great feat. A well-balanced but assertive IPA.

With a dry and slightly fruity finish, Commodore Perry has a medium body with smooth carbonation. This is very drinkable even with a bitter finish. Also quite refreshing.

Great Lakes is just a solid brewery, period. Commodore Perry is proof that they know how to stick to a tried and true formula for a traditional style while still putting a nice twist on it to stick out from the pack. While not a mind-blowing, earth-shattering IPA, I'd rather have Commodore Perry, which can absolutely hold its own with such a great sense of balance.

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours clear pale gold with a frothy white head with decent retention and nice lacing.

A nice floral aroma dominates the nose backed by herbal, citrus, and pine notes.

A nice sharp floral/herb bite up front, followed by biscuit malt notes. Ends crisp and dry with lemon. This is an easy drinking IPA, it has some big flavor, but it sneaks up subtly and is well balanced. The alcohol presence is a little sharp - otherwise it is very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,861 ratings
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