Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

very good
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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Photo of Hibernator
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA
12 oz brown bottle
Freshness date marked for 12/03/10
Served in a 20 oz tulip glass

Pours a hazy orange with a frothy white head on top. Awesome trails of sticky lacings on the side of the glass.

Major whiffs of hop bomb citrus nuggets. Malty sweet in the nose with additional whiffs of citrus fruit.

A syrupy and sweet sip with a biscuit malt backbone to match. Strong hop profile with flavors of grapefruit, orange and pine notes. Bitter and biting hop finish, but juicy sweet too. the 7.5% ABV is quite well hidden.

A very nice representation, I would rate this Commodore Perry IPA right next to Brooklyn IPA as two of the better domestic English India Pale Ales that I've had the pleasure of enjoying.

Yet another winner from Great Lakes Brewing Company.

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Photo of MKrauss
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of jhartley
3.04/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful crystal clear golden body with a soapy bubble head, leaves a minimal amount of lacing in the glass.
Not getting much in the way of hops, was expecting a lot more; mostly a dry biscuit malt smell. Hoping this bottle isn't old, even thought the best by is 04/15/15.
Taste isn't that great. It has a nice bitterness to it, just really dry on the end.
Super easy drinker, just not my rocking my world. Was kind of hoping for a juicier IPA than this, I guess.
Overall, I might try this again if I find a "fresher" bottle, because this one has not impressed me like other offerings from Great Lakes. I do have to say that I hate best by dating.

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Photo of Lanstrum
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An interesting ipa from GLBC

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Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lovindahops
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into tulip glass.Best by 6/14/10 on bottle

A- pours a monsterous head with a light amber color. Carbonation is intense on the brew. Lacing is as bubbly as a cloud

S- some citrus and pineapple themes. Tropical is the best way to describe the beer. There is a slight bread like malt scent. I wish the scent was as impressive as the initial appearance of the beer

T- some bitterness and citrus flavor are the beginning an the end of the brew. In between there is a light IPA theme. There is some sweet piney tones

M- light and crisp. An easy drinking IPA

D- For 7.5%, this goes down pretty easy. The crisp and light taste still has some bitterness. I did like the beer and I think of it as that light IPA on the market.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours perfectly with a four finger thick white head, and has a crystal clear copper colored body.

Good toffee and caramel sweetness, and nice lemony citrus hops quality. This is comparable to the taste as well, but finishes up with a bitter grapefruit flavor.

Mildly carbonated and slightly oily in the middle. Finishes up a little warm.

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Photo of thain709
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The body was a bright and slightly cloudy with some active carbonation...there was a creamy white head that fell into a spotty cap...some rings of lace were left

S - The citrus hops dominate the nose versus the caramel malts...very surprising

T - Once again...very surprising here for an English IPA...bright, sweet, citrus hops are present throughout the entire beer...they prickle your tongue in the beginning and keep lingering at the end...the malts and caramel in flavor and are there to provide that traditional backbone

M - Medium only problem was that it was a bit watered down...dry

D - This wasn't a bad English IPA...there were a lot more hops than what I was expecting and that's not a bad thing! A good brew to try from Great Lakes

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

A: Light orange-amber body with a nice foamy, tiny bubble head. Quickly receded. Spotty lacing.

S: Bright citrus/floral/pine notes. A little of everything here. The orange character is the most striking aroma. Slight bready malt body in the background.

T: First sip was a bit disappointing. The flavor was really muted and generic. Each subsequent sip, however, revealed new flavoring. In general it was much like the nose, orange up front with floral and pine notes carrying the remainder. The malt didn't hide, but also did not distract from the nice hop bitterness.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Nice carbonation. Somewhat rounded finish.

D: Pretty solid. Could easily be an easy every-day drinker. Lacking in complexity and umph to really standout however.

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

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamBear
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-golden, slight darkness with a stable white head

S-mostly hops. some citrus, some grains. good aroma

T-comes in with a syrupy and bitter taste of hops and citrus. it tastes as if the ABV is higher. matching after-taste with some herbs with the bitterness.

M-medium ceamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-easy drinking IPA though not worth it if others are available. worth a try though.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden amber with a small white head.

The smell is earthy hops,raisins and plums, very nice.

The taste is malty with earthy hops.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall a very nice English ipa which hides its abv very well.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gtg642
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of firkingroovin
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz single poured into a standard pint. BB date of 5/2014. Purchased from Wegman's in Collegeville, PA.

A-golden pour. small white head that quickly recedes. no retention. no lacing. ton of carb bubbles at the pour, but they quickly dissipate. looked great for the first 30 seconds then kind of dulled.

S-major citrus. grapefruit. some pine. hops. some malt.

T-spicy hops. some caramel malts. grapefruit. some alcohol taste, but no overpowering. bitter finish.

M-light to medium bodied. little carbonation. smooth. dry finish. typical ipa.

O-nice ipa but nothing spectacular. I had high expectations for this beer and feel kind of let down. maybe I'm just over ipa's at this point. not all bad though-I would definitely pick this over many of ipa's.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Type: 12 oz bottle
Glass: pint
From: Plum Market in Ann Arbor
Price: $10 a six-pack

Appearance: orange in color and with perfect clarity. a finger and a half of a white foamy head that hangs around and leaves a nice lacing.

Smell: herbal and citrus hops mixed with a fruitiness and a touch of grains

Taste: starts off with the fruit followed up by some hops. bread comes in lightly but is quickly taken over by more hops.

Mouthfeel: bitter and a bit sticky, but not overly either

Overall: this is the first IPA that i have truly enjoyed every sip of. I love the bread flavors that come through and the fruity beginning. definitely a must try for the quality and price

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass the liquid is yellow with good carbonation. The head is a nice big 2 fingers, whiet foam and little lace.

The smell is a woodsy nutty hops. A nice light malt adds balance.

The taste is quite good this is a very nice tasting brew, the malt and hops work reall well. Mildly bitter hops have a woodsy and citrus taste and a nice nutty malt is very good as well.

The mouthfeel is good, medium body and ok carbonation. Smooth and creamy to boot.

The drinkability is very good, I am really liking this well done brew.

Prosit, MK

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Photo of JeffKowalek
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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