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RATINGS: 863   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 20, 2006
The aroma is a pleasent combination of citrus and pine. The color is a golden orange with a white head and decent lacing. The hoppish flavor comes through nicely with notes of grapefruit and an astringent bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle. My least favorite of the Great Lakes brews that I have tried thus far - still, not bad. Pale, clear, orange color with a nice fairly thick white head. Astringent, citrus, piney aroma. Not a ton of flavor on the first impression, but a nice hoppy finish. I did appreciate the body and feel in the mouth - very smooth. Give it a try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2691) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
12oz, Best if enjoyed by Sep 19 06. Pours a clear light golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus and pine hops--though not really grapefruit. Some caramel and biscuity malts are backing up the hops. Flavor is a little bit perfumey with the pine, and the biscuits and caramels come through the same. Medium body, light-moderate carbonation. The last IPA I had like this was the Paper City Indiaín Pale Ale, though Great Lakes executes this better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maddog (391) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2006
A very tasty and hop filled IPA. A tad bigger and hoppier than the well-muscled Burning River Pale Ale, Commodore Perry is very fresh and the hop aroma is tantalizing. This IPA boasts the citrusy hop flavor that I so love as well as a malt presence to create a well balanced beer. The finish is beautifully hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Dark golden color with a moderate off white head. Nice heavy pale malt aromas mix with Light citrus and a pinch of pine. There is a rough raw hops aroma that sticks out a touch and throws things off a touch. Smooth with just enough crispness to make things light on the back of the tongue. Peached and cream start the sweetness and then lead to a more citric bite and light grapefruit. Hints of alcohol in the finish and linger. Iím likely higher with my rating as I like the malt backbone, something I miss in too many IPAs out there right now. A solid offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2009 This bottle poured a clear gold with a medium off white head that collapsed to a thin white ring pretty quickly. Initial aroma is some orange and lemon, followed by a faint light toffee. Medium, clean mouthfeel that is slightly resinous. Bitterness comes on quickly, perhaps a little too quickly, but there is a bit of underlying light malty sweetness. Maybe the scales are tipped a little too much toward the hoppy bitter side, but itís still an enjoyable beer. Not Great Lakes best by any means, but better than most. Update 6/19/2009 - I donít know if theyíve changed the recipe on this, or if this is a fresher specimen, but Iím more impressed with this one. There is a big grapefruit/citrus peel aroma that wasnít in the one that I rated previously. Fresh hoppy aroma and flavors, a big West Coast type IPA. Iím uprating it to a 3.9

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2006
12oz bottle labeled Sep 26/06. Poured medium and see through golden color with a large sized white head. Aromas of citrus, spicey, and Iím getting a yestiness out of it. Tastes of grapefruit, oranges, and pine. Definitely hops here. Medium alcohol in the finish (a little too hot).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2006
On tap @ Riverside in Kent 7/13/06: Light amber w/ a lasting white head. Pretty clear! Piney & lightly lemony citrus hops w/ a some herbal and grassy notes. Toasty malt is medium beyond the hops & lightly nutty for some reason. Caramel is almost absent, but itís there, mostly toasty malt and some bready notes make up for the lack of caramel, and a very light fruitiness. Well balanced but just to bitter w/ piney and herbal hop flavors. Toasty malt again in the palate in even balance w/ hops for flavor, and lightly fruity. Finish is herbal hop and lightly bitter w/ some grassy and caramel notes in the aftertaste which stays mostly grassy. Medium carbonation, medium body, smooth, well hidden alcohol. Itís been a while since Iíve had this, but Iím glad itís back!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 7/15/06: Bottle.
Bright yellow body Hoppy nose. Heavy hop flavor with a touch of soap. End is quite bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2006
pretty bad. perfectly clear, orange brown. smelled pretty hoppy. very dry, almost some off-tastes. i need my IPAs to have more of a malt backbone. some lagering yeast flavor, surprisingly


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