Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA

IPA’s have widely grown in popularity today and there are many brewers whom focus on hops that are found in most IPA’s. IPA stands for India Pale Ale. This IPA is Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry IPA, 7.5% ABV, from Cleveland Ohio. Commodore Perry is an English Style IPA. Commodore Perry pours a light copper color with a three and a half finger white head that stick around a while and leaves behind great lacing. There is a nice amount of light streaming through the glass, but I wouldn’t call this beer crystal clear, there is also a good amount of carbonation bubbles stream to the top. The aroma on Commodore Perry is earthy with grassy gains and big bitter floral hops, and a tiny citrus aroma. You can really smell the aroma on Commodore Perry as soon as you begin to pour. A slight floral note that seems to be shadowed by a citrus flavor bitter up front follows the taste. There are hints of grass earthy notes throughout the taste of Commodore Perry IPA. The mouth feel is medium with a dry earthy yet hoppy finish. The after taste is slightly less hoppy, but still dry with a floral note, it really stays in your mouth leaving it dry and sticky. This is a bold beer with lots of big bold flavors. This beer is a good English Style IPA. Commodore Perry IPA gets B+, a solid effort from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Commodore Perry is what an English IPA should be, it taste great, but for how great it taste I think that I ABV should have been a little lower. But Commodore Perry is still a good IPA. If you have not tried this one the please do so! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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