RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2007 Nice aroma of grapefruit. Color is solid, not cloudy but orange. Not a whole lot of citrus in the flavor, but a solid resin/hops presence. The body is not weak and watery like other IPAs, but is solid with good bitterness. Not complicated though, pretty mono directional. Bitterness could be balanced more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Today, I found one of the new sixers of ruination. As we all know, ruination is a wonderful beer, but I paid 14$ for the sixer. At just under 8%, I found Great Lakes Commodore Perry IPA at the same time, for half the price. The commodore is excellent, with a sweet toffee flavor to compliment the delicious hops. Ruination a good beer? Yeppers! Commodore Perry in the same league? Yeppers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle and served in my GI IPA, a perfect clean deep golden hue topped by a fluffy head and excellent lace. The aroma was a combination of both grassy herbal hop and resiny fruity hops along with a pale malt and biscuity ester. The flavor matches the nose to a tee with a constant bitterness balanced by a slightly sweet malt layer. A wonderful combination that allows both hop and malt to shine. The mouth feel is refreshing and a tad dry and metallic, I would never guessed the ABV to be 7.5% for it is well hidden. Not a huge over the top IPA but one you could finish off a sixer in an evening with zero problem.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of Drew! Pours a clear, medium yellow color; off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, coating the sides of the glass. Plenty of grapefruit / citrus hops in the aroma; slightly herbal. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense, chewy citrus hop presence: a bit resiny, with a nice hop bite at the back of the throat; pleasant light malt character underneath; some fruitiness and sugar near the finish. Dense, chewy IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krautdog (15) - Gimmelstmph, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2007
Just tried this out of the bottle. Poured a golden/straw color, I felt it was a bit pale for an IPA but the head was nice and the carbonation was adequate. It was easy on the palette and very tasty with a definite grapefruit taste, perhaps its finished with Amarillo hops? It didnt have the big hop nose of most IPAs I think this in perhaps more in the British style but it is a very good beer and I definitely recommend it to any IPA fans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Yellow/copper with a good sized white head. Somewhat musty aroma with some grassy hops, medium sweet. Rather bitter, lots of noble hops, just a bit of sweetness. Not a run of the mill c-hop IPA. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (6061) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Shared by badgerben. This is a solid pale ale. Herbal hop aroma. Gold color, clear and lightly carbonated. Flavor is mild hops. On the mild side, I am surprised to see the abv is so high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (3424) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Aroma of hops and pine. Golden pour with no head. Looks kind of flat except for some small bubbling. Medium to thick mouthfeel. Strong hoppiness with a fizz is the best way to describe this beer. A little malt in the background but not much. Tastes like it came from the earth with the earthy and pine. I can see shooting at some food and up from the ground came this...blah...I am a dork.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Hm. Not bad. Left a nice lingering bite in the back of my mouth. Not much else to report here. This is tasty, and par for the course.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle poured a clear golden color with a nice white head. The aroma was mildly hoppy with some caramel. Taste was fairly bitter with a clean crisp hop finish. Not too much else going on in this one except being clean and easy to drink.

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