Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

very good
2,848 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-30-2003

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A nice golden yellow color to the body. Poured a thick white head that clung to the glass all the way down.

Smell: Soft, mild malt aroma. Slight citrus scent.

Taste: Mildly bready at first. Finishes with a dry, hop bitterness. Clean finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body. Very little tickle from the carbonation. Goes down easily.

Overall: Bottle dated (best by date?) 11/20/11. Not bad for a traditional styled IPA. Perhaps some of its malt characteristics would have come through if it wasn't slightly past its shelf-life date (I picked it up in Ohio in mid-October, thus I think the bottle date is a best-by-date).

Re-reviewed 10-22-15 (original review 12-12-11)

Original ratings: 4.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5

Bottle info: 11/15/15 16534GM

The look is still fantastic. The smell has a stronger citrus character to it. The flavor is stronger, bolder; mild fruitiness in addition to the bready taste; more intense hop bitterness; faint caramel notes.

Overall, a vast improvement over the original beer's review. Freshness for IPAs may indeed be key for things...

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

Appearance: Perfectly clear. Nice deep gold. Head is bright-white, creamy, and lingers as a thin cap for a good bit. Depth of color is fantastic.

Smell: Bready, floral, and laced with caramel. Delightfully sweet. Touch of citrus zest. Is that mint? I think so! Nice compliment of bready malts keep it all on an even keel.

Taste: Slap of resin and mint quickly cover the malts. Lingering sweetness. Floral and herbal and minty. Did I say minty? Loads of hop flavor. Malts run a touch biscuity and carry hints of caramel sweetness. Sticky bitterness is unrelenting. Malts put up a fair fight, helping balance the hops. The only thing that jumps through is the bitterness. Nice toasted compliment adds a nice touch.

Mouthfeel: On the high side of medium. Carbonation is on point. Smooth and pretty clean.

Overall: I love that this avoids either coast and offers a ballsy approach of its own. Loads of hop flavor refuse to be tied down. Easy drinking at first, but more than a few would leave nothing but bitterness for days.

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A- Very light copper color. No head visible at all, really.

S- I am stunned by the lack of aroma on this one. I can detect no hops at all.

T- Pretty interesting for an american IPA, albeit an english style version. None of those piny, grapefruit, green flavors we chase. It does, however, have a pleasant crisp dryness to it than in my opinion makes it pretty nice to drink.

M- The carbonation plays very well with the flavors on this one.

O- Interesting beer, glad I tried it, won't seek it out.

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Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 2,848 ratings.
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