Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Share this beer with friends!
Medium bodied and well hopped with dry, fruity aftertaste, this monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - AUG 1, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-29-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance Served a lightly hazed golden amber color with a one finger white head. The head had a decent level of retention but eventually fades to give a good level of lacing. Smell The aroma is a nice blend of fruit and hop. The fruit is a mix of tropical aromas of pineapple and mango with hints of tangerine while the hop aromas is dominated largely by a grapefruit smell. While grapefruit is the strongest hop smell there is also a lighter earthy and floral note aroma as well. While the aroma is rather light overall for an IPA it is quite pleasant. Taste The taste begins with a breadiness mixed with some of the tropical fruit and some grapefruit hop flavors. While sweeter in the beginning, the hops start to win out over the tropical fruit sweetness and the beer begins to bitter ever so slightly. Hop flavors of an earthy nature join the grapefruit which, in the end, leaves a nice balanced hop flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel The body of the beer is just above average in creaminess. The carbonation level is quite average. The creamy body is nice for the malty and the hop flavors and makes it quite smooth on the tongue. Overall A wonderfully tasty IPA. Very smooth flavor transitions and a great flavor profile. One to go to again and again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2269) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle received in trade from a non-RB member. The pour is light to medium amber with a lasting off-white head. The aroma begins with a roasted malt character but becomes a bit strange with a buttery kind of hop scent. The body is medium. The taste also has this sort of biscuit start but the hops turn more floral than the aroma suggests.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1378) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA has a fairly thin, white head, a clear, bubbly, golden appearance, and a good amount of lace curtain left behind on the glass. The aroma is of semi-sweet white bread, some tart fruit, hop resin, and subdued barley. Taste is of all that, with a pronounced, yet not harsh, straight-forward hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA finishes on the dry side and decently drinkable. RJT

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (2468) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and grain. Taste is sweet malts and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with white head. Aroma is fairly sweet. Caramel, syrup, floral notes. Don't get too much hop aroma. Taste is moderate bitterness with a nice malt backbone. Flavors of flowers, caramel, toffee, biscuits, pine and a little spiciness. Overall a pretty soild IPA but for the style I don't think this is one of Great Lakes better beers which are normally incredible. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (1011) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Golden with frothy white head. Nice, thick lacing. Caramel, citrus, candy, and mild lemon aroma. Medium bodied, syrupy, sweet malt, mild alcohol notes. Decent balance, medium bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ScipioA (343) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Shiny gold penny orange appearance looks quite nice. Undistinguished slighlty alcohol and pine aromas that continue into the flavor. Generally unimpressive IPA, its fine but not really anything special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (619) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On tap poured into a shaker. The aromas are toasted caramel and bread with a touch of citrus. It pours a clear brownish gold with a soapy white head. The head reduces down to a medium thin ring with a surface dusting and leaves behind a decent, light density lacing. Its taste is a medium high bitter with a medium sweet. The oily texture is complemented by a light, fuzzy carbonation. Its full body finishes with bittersweet citrus and toast along with a caramel note. There a strong resin presence in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Good IPA, golden color and balanced hops . One of the better IPA beers Ive had. I like that it is more classic versus many of the fruity ones out there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2523) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle: Golden, light-amber color with tangerine highlights; hazy, cloudy, & topped with a sticky, foamy white head. Aroma of dense, spicy hops, pungent grapefruit rind, citrus peel, dank earth, & herbaceous tones. Undercurrent is very sweet & malty; caramel & toffee, big-time residual sweetness... Smells like an over-hopped, "light" barley wine. Lots of CaraMunich malt in the first sip, too... Very sweet, caramel, toffee, baked bread. A little bitter twang from the hops, a touch of pungent grapefruit & some white pepper, giving a mild floral & leafy finish. Some mild fusel alcohol notes as the beer warms, strange for only 7.5% ABV. Finishes with a touch of grapefruit pith & a helping of borderline sugary sweet caramel malt. Not awful, Im just personally not a fan of IPAs being this sweet.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 89

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50