Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
88
very good
2,841 Ratings
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPAGreat Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,841
Reviews:
885
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
11.79%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
568
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,841 |  Reviews: 885
Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ajbutzin
3.41/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle thanks to Kevin from work and enjoyed in a snifter.
This nice IPA is straight forward and solid as a steam fired ship. Luminous amber
color with a firm head of white foam that settles to a frothy ring, thin layer, and nice lacing
it is a perfect IPA. Nose of honey malts, light grains, and subtle herbal and grassy hops with a touch
of pine. Flavors follow but exceed in quality with honey and grain notes on the fore, herbal and grassy
hops on the aft, caramel and pine bring up the middle and march to the finish with medium
carbonation and a bitter lightly sweet finish. Overall an excellent version of an IPA.

Cheers

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Photo of acurtis
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VTEno17
3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Colin32
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Perfectly clear straw-orange body, a few lazy bubbles rise slowly, creamy white head leaves tons of lace. This is unbelievably sexy. Nose is clean hops and malt: floral and fruity, with some bread crust. Taste comes off a bit like chemicals. Tons of orange peel and pith, giving it flavor but also unchallenged bitterness, and that toasted bread crust doesn't match well with it. Body is fluid but has some weight and solidness, with almost unnoticeable carbonation that still keeps it lively.
It started off pretty well, looked awesome and smelled pretty good, too. But after the initial sip it started tasting artificial, obviously to its detriment. Felt good, but not enough to make me want to return.

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Photo of Stooven
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BamfBacon
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.8/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

**
04/17/13
Bottle to pint glass.

AROMA is hops and alcohol.
LOOK is light yellow. Very Little head.
TASTE is dry and bitter. Notes of ash wood and something floral.
FEEL: Clean feel with good carbonation.

An OK beer but missing something to make it stand out from the typical IPA.
**

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Photo of Quesophresco
4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apple juice color, tall 3 finger head. Very fluffy, very whippy.

Aromas of spicy hop, pineapple, pale cracker, grapefruit, and tangerine.

Flavors of grapefruit pith, herbs, sharp bitterness, tailing with light toffee and pine. Finishes on herbs and cracker. Very fresh overall but not particularly welcoming flavors.

Feel is medium bodied and resinous, sticks to the palate a bit, and ends slightly dry.

Overall the Great Lakes Commodore Perry is sure to please an IPA lover. I bought it simply because it was another beer to tick off. Done and done. It's okay, but...I won't revisit again.

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Photo of yaksurf
2.99/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of srfou
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JustOneMorePlz
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's got a three finger thick lumpy off-white head, with solid lacing, and a clear deep amber-fading-into-gold. body.

I smell a crisp, yet juicy hop blend we've all known this brew for. Also present is a nearly perfect in and of itself cracker malt/butter mix.

Tastes like mildly sweet citrus before a mid-palate pine bitterness helps this brew stay grounded. All the while that malt complex is holdin' it down. Mmm mmm good!

The mouthfeel is medium with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co. a 4.5. I was kind of shocked that I haven't reviewed this by now & have bought case after case over the years. Guess I got complacent in the normalcy of always having this available, and always fresh at that. Regardless of my dumbassery, certainly pick this up if you already haven't.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper to almost a terra cotta color....if that is such a color. Commodore Perry has a good fruity smell, but not too much of a hop smell I thought it should. The taste is good, but again, not as many hop characteristics that I had hoped. The finish is dry as one would expect. Overall good IPA.

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Photo of mikr
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcghost
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 2,841 ratings.
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