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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Commodore Perry IPA

Category: English Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.7%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Commodore Perry IPA

Category: English Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.7%
Clear pale medium old gold color. Aromas of melon rind, light molasses, pickled ginger, and mango with a silky, petillant, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length rye crusts, apricot jam, endive salad, and honey nuts finish. A generously delicious and satisfying semi-traditional English style IPA with lots of great flavor and texture to offer.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: melon rind, light molasses, pickled ginger, and mango
Taste Flavor: rye crusts, apricot jam, endive salad, and honey nuts
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roasted Chicken, Fish & Chips, Mild Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A generously delicious and satisfying semi-traditional English style IPA with lots of great flavor and texture to offer.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

English Style IPA

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
English style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5-7% in alcohol. They are characterized by classic English hop aromas and a drying bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. This style, probably not anywhere near as bitter as it was when destined for India, continues to be brewed in a toned down manner in the UK and is undergoing a mini-revival at present. This style can be brewed anywhere, as long as English malt and hops are featured. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Meantime India Pale Ale, Sam Smith’s India Pale Ale, Goose Island India Pale Ale and Brooklyn Brewery East India Pale Ale.

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