Great Lakes Commodore Perry
From Great Lakes Brewing Co. – This monumental India Pale Ale honors the hero from The War of 1812 who battled the enemy on Lake Erie. AWARDS: * Gold Medal, 2008 World Beer Championships * Gold Medal, 1996 World Beer Championships * Bronze Medal, 1992 Great American Beer Festival
Great Lakes Brewing Co. – Commodore Perry – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 7.5% abv. From trade via ratebeer.com with Dan from PA.
Appearance: Pours a clear yet yeasty amber gold with a decent, 1/4 inch of dense off white foam.
Aroma: Light, equal amounts of citrus, grass, melon, and honey.
Taste: Sweet caramel malt and brown sugar notes to start it off. Citrus (lemon and orange) and melon and a very modest level of bitterness in the finish that is almost trumped by the malt bill. A bit of bitterness lingers, which I am grateful for, as this beer would otherwise be on the sweet side.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied. Border-lining on sticky.
Overall: Solid, can’t say anything bad about it. Might be better suited in the Pale Ale bucket rather than the IPA one.