Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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2,840 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a bottle at Cork City in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a golden yellow to orange in color with some light hints of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall off-white head that shows very good retention properties with a thick cloud-like layer remaining over the entire surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: The smell is dominated by the citrus hops - more of an orange/orange zest aroma than lemon but with some more subtle hints of lemon as well. Overall not too intense a smell to this beer though it does become more pronounced as the beer warms.

T: This beer has a fair amount of lingering hop bitterness which is contributed by the citrus hops present (this is more of the citrus zest/rind taste). There is a very light amount of malts in this beer.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable and a nice beer but probably too hoppy/bitter to be a sessionable beer in my opinion. The citrus hops are really highlighted in this offering.

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at Cork City, Hoboken, NJ

A: The beer is clear yellowish orange in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away.
S: There are very light aromas of citrusy hops in the nose; however, these become much stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The citrus flavors in the taste are much more pronounced compared to the smell—grapefruit stands out in particular. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness and no malty flavors are noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy drinking and has lots of citrusy flavors without being too bitter.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden with pretty nice clarity. The short and sticky head; settles into a faint cap. Leaves tons of lacing.

S: Some fruits in the nose are the usual suspects – grapefruit, orange juice, maybe even some of that sticky apricot smell. It’s sweet but the smell is spicy too. It has some of that peppery hop quality in-common with a pilsner.

T: Fruity, bitter, and a little peppery at once. Relatively complex. Theres a citric component, apple, white pepper, and bread crust. Nice.

M: The finish is great – juicy, bitter, and a little dry.

O: Solid offering. There are lots of very good IPAs out there; this is one of them. It’s clear, bitter, and features some juicy fruit.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Date of 05/15/12 stamped on the bottle.

Pours a crystal clear orange with a half finger of creamy head. For such a small amount of head, it does last a while. Smell includes a hint of malt sweetness, but mostly hops - piney and citrus. The taste starts with hop bitterness, but then blends with malt and finishes with dryness. Its actually very nice and not as hoppy as i was expecting. It has a nice light to medium body and a smooth mouth feel. The alcohol is well hidden.

My first English IPA, and it does have a different feel and taste than the American IPAs that i have been tasting. I am enjoying the multifaceted taste as the other flavors of the brew pull the hops into a nice balance. Well done.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

My exploration of Great Lakes' lineup continues.

A - Pours a clear golden color with a small head and pretty good lacing.

S - Light floral hops, a bit of citrus mixed with the malty backing. Nice, but not particularly strong.

T - Nice citrus flavors, hop bitterness merge with the bready, biscuity malts. Well balanced, and definitely an East Coast style IPA.

M - Medium bodied, very crisp and drinkable. Once again, very well balanced and an inviting brew. Almost perfect mouthfeel.

O - This is a very good and enjoyable IPA. It doesn't overwhelm, but it doesn't try to. Recommended if you want a basic IPA to enjoy and have a few of. After trying some of their other offerings, I can say that I'm very happy to have Great Lakes in Virginia now.

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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 2,840 ratings.
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