FROTHINGSLOSH (5602) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at the State College beer festival this beer poured a caramel color with a large yellow-tan head. The aroma was sour nut and floral hops. The flavor was strong bitter sour nut, piney hops and floral hops with a bitter and sour finish.
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
06 State College Brew Expo. Pours a translucent golden with a large foamy off white head that sustained and left some lacing. Aroma was very caramel, toffee and some orange. Not very hoppy. Flavors of the same with some pine, citrus and lots of sweet malt and grains.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Dilly Deli: Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma, citrsy, some caramel. Flavor, lots of citrus, with plenty of maltiness to balance. Nice bitterness on the finish, alcohol didn’t come through at all. Pretty solid brew.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was expecting more from this, but didn’t get it. The pour is the best part--a very nice clear golden color with a good head--very good looking beer in the glass. The aroma is full of hops of course--but not an overpowering citrus or floral smell. The taste is medium bodied, with medium carbonation. The flavor was mostly really faint malt and the hops. There was a hint of spiciness in the hop profile.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Black 95tt for this one. From bottle. Pours a pale, clear orange with thin off white head. Nose is resiny citrus and sweet malt. Flavor follows with a bitter finish.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 India’n Pale Ale, though Great Lakes executes this better.
Maddog (463) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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. I’m 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.