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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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2,863 Ratings
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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Ratings: 2,863 |  Reviews: 887
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear orange with a white head that lingers and laces.

Smells of bready, astringent grapefruit and some other floral notes.

Taste is bready, cracker stone fruit that goes into a more grassy and floral middle before ending on a bitter, slightly spicy hop note with lingering sweetness.

Medium to lighter body with overly present alcohol. Oddly boozy.

A fine enough IPA that is malty and hoppy with notes of spice and stone fruit but too boozy for its own good.

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Photo of cragus
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

355mL bottle into snifter
A - Pours a clear golden amber with a finger of rapidly dissipating head and no lacing.
S - Grapefruit, soap, apple, very light note of cherry
T - Citrusy hops, grape, apple, and a surprising amount of maltiness for an IPA.
M - Moderate body with low carbonation.
O - A tasty beer. A bit maltier and less citrusy than I usually like IPAs, but tasty nonetheless.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into tulip. Courtesy of my brother. No date on the bottle.

A- Slightly hazy bright orange pour with a two finger sticky off white head. Lacing is chunky and sticky.

S- Sweet malts, peaches, mango and strawberry. Slight pine. There is a subtle spiciness to it (almost like it had rye added to it)

T- Sweet peaches, grapefruit and a little pine. Malt backing is chewy with a lingering bitter finish and a touch of alcohol.

M- Light to medium body, good carbonation and a touch of alcohol warmth.

O- Surprised I've never tried this before. I am more of a West coast American IPA but this was enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken at a cask party.

Semi-hazed orange-ish amber in color just like most other IPAs on the market, a slim ring of foam for a head, some minor lacing left behind. Aroma and flavor both contained an very high amount of orange and grapefruit peel to pine resin ratio over the top of a balancing toffee malt. Hits the sweet-bitter balance and really close to the smoother texture / medium carbonation I prefer in my IPAs. Mainly this one is memorable for the citrus peel focus over other kinds of hopping.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light amber in color. Weak standing for a head, and what was left of it went away in a heartbeat. I'm left with a waning gibbous of foam on the surface. 2.5

Ripe orange and grapefruit hop presence with a bonus of earthy humulus tones and semi-herbal quality. Biscuity malts with a noted sweetness that carries out from the mouth of the glass. 4.0

Chewy grains that are nicely baked like flaky crusts. Huge earthy tones dominate the citrus of the hops. Hoppier than most English varieties. Not as sweet as expected, nor as bitter, but the bitterness surely holds up for awhile in the finish. A little chlorinated. Still some nice stale bitter orange and spice notes about in this one. 3.5

Lower tier on carbonation. And, the body is thin enough to reveal the alcohol. Could have a few more 'blankets on the bed' to make this more drinkable. 3.0

A great-smelling and decent-tasting English IPA, but seriously missing that 'sling-one-back' drinkability that usually forgives any sins (flaws) to the brew. Still recommended. Perhaps falling short because I had a sip of a tasty Penn Cheeky Yinzer earlier this evening. 3.5

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4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at MacGregor’s Grill and Tap Room in Canandaigua, NY. It arrived in a flared pilsner glass. This beer showed a pale golden color. It held a one finger tall white head which gave medium retention. Clarity was full and translucent, with no sediment noted, and carbonation appeared moderate. The nose sang with brisk hops of citrus and huge pineapple. There were notes of green apple acetylaldehyde, warm mustard seed, lightly toasted pale malts, and faint fusel booze. These all melded gloriously together, with a syrupy sweetness of honey and melon. Our first impression was that this beer was by far the best of the day, and was nicely fruity. As we sipped, pale malts and pineapple sweetness started things off. The hops exploded with herbal and citrus qualities, pulling us to the middle and the peak, which showcased more bitter hops, with spice, and honey sugars to cut. The finish of the sip was wrought with more even, spicy hops, which gave some grit and earthiness to the final flavoring. The aftertaste breathed very bitterly, of grassy, leafy hops, Band-Aid medicinals, peppery, minerals, gravel, and fusel booze. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. Each sip was cool, with a dry coating, leaving an astringent streak down the tongue. There was great froth, slurp, cream, and pop to each sip. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drinks with great ease.

Overall, what we found to be most enjoyable about this brew was the blend through the nose, and the follow through in the taste. This beer had the perfect amount of syrupy sweetness to complement the lightly toasted malts. The fruitiness and fresh hop qualities put this one over the top, with every category being stylistically sweet, even, and robust.

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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 2,863 ratings
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