Commodore Perry IPA is an English-style IPA brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Co., and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a bottle.
The ale pours a crystal-clear copper and is topped by a thick stack of soapy white foam that shows modest retention. Droplets and streaks of lace cling to the sides of the glass. A thin ring of bubbly foam gathers at the collar.
The aroma is faint with a scent of grain.
Its palate is hop forward and begins with a taste of citrus and pine. The tasting mellows with toasted bread and then finishes with a strong bite of peppery and piney hops that lingers on the back of the tongue. A hint of caramel and orange lightly sweetens a toasty malt base.
Its feel is grainy with a medium body and medium-high carbonation. Finishes dryly.
Hopheads are sure to be pleased with a palate whose bitterness is bold and dominant. Its malt adds just enough balance. Its peppy feel suits its hoppy bite well. Appearance is satisfactory but its aroma is practically non-existent. All in all, the Commodore Perry is a well-rounded IPA and represents its style nicely.
Great Lakes recommends the following food pairings with their Commodore Perry IPA: spicy foods and carrot cake.
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