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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,823 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1823
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%


Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co. visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Alchemy Hour Double IPA.

(Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 02-17-2013)
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BB1313

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Best before 5/3/13. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden color with a white head which fades pretty quickly. The aromas are amazing. Lots of sweet mango and fresh pineapple. Grapefruit rind is in the mix as well as some "onion/garlic" notes as well in the nose. This smells absolutely wonderful. The flavors are extremely tasty. Malt takes a backseat, but it's still slightly noticeable. There's a great balance between the bitterness from the hops and sweetness from the honey malt. It's a great battle. Tropical flavors, but there's still a subtle earthiness. The mouthfeel is wonderful. It feels light for such a big beer. It's extremely smooth and the carbonation makes this beer dangerously drinkable. There's a kiss of heat, but it's basically non-existent. Alcohol goes basically unnoticed although it'll give you a slap every once in awhile. This is an extremely easy drinking beer.

Bravo! Great Lakes hit a homerun with this one. I'm not being a homer. Hopheads should rejoice!

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 00:19:08 | More by BB1313
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Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle acquired in a trade with mps
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Served in a snifter

The liquid poured a hazy, glowing, orangey-amber color and was topped by a super creamy and foamy, one-finger tall, off-white crown. A sheet of drippy lacing coated that glass. The head eventually dropped to a bubbly mass.

The aroma was hoppy and super fruity. Fairly sweet for the style. Candied orange peel dominated. Peach notes also came through strong. Good amount of juicy tangerine and ruby red grapefruit. All in all, punchy yet quite balanced.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose. Amazingly fruity and juicy. Loads of candied orange peel. Good dose of brown sugar. The beer was anchored by a stiff, caramel malt backbone that provided almost a bit too much sweetness. Strong peach and apricot notes. Touch of grapefruit. The grapefruit-like pithiness carried into the finish. Some pinesap came through as well.

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Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA may not be groundbreaking for the style, but it is a really solid and flavorful rendition nevertheless. Fans of more balanced, hoppy beers should definitely seek this one out.

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Best by: 5/11/2014

Thanks for the tick Jake & Mike

App- Right out of the bottle this is a deep dark orange with bottom living golds and yellow. Big frothy head with an off creamy white head with some tans. A little bit of spotted cling down the glass. A bit of pond layer head remains.

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,823 ratings.