Darkmagus82 (1897) - - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ronaldtheriot (1401) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
doubelknv3 (1016) - Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and grain. Taste is sweet malts and citrus.
ScipioA (351) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shiny gold penny orange appearance looks quite nice. Undistinguished slighlty alcohol and pine aromas that continue into the flavor. Generally unimpressive IPA, it’s fine but not really anything special.
N3lson1 (299) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle.Definitely has flowery aromas.A very dry, well hopped,well balanced beer.
Advocate_Ames (456) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, has a golden amber color, and laces my glass with foam. The aroma is of citrus grapefruit hops with an earthy tone. I picked up on scents of sweet bread like honey malts and a mild booze aroma. The flavor is of sweet malts, mild to medium levels of a lingering bitterness, hoppy flavor, semi dry finish, and weak booze. This beverage is nicely balanced and had a well flavorful body. Overall this is a good beverage, I?d have this again.
RRistow12 (332) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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fitwitchik (375) - USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into a Great Lakes pint glass a golden yellow.
Aroma is grassy sweet. Some citrus.
Flavor is so better than an average IPA. Its grassy good & some slight sweet biscuit. Solid bitter end say s this is a good IPA.
My go to IPA when I can’t get Bells 2 Hearted. :o)
GL you certainly make OH ok for this west coast gal.
puboflyons (2304) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.