Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DeFaz:
4.31/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I don't know how many people actually surf in Lake Erie as the picture on the bottle and label suggests, but I do believe that this is a very well done DIPA (and my expectations for DIPAs are high).
It pours with very nice lacing and a sizeable head with good retention. The smell is all about tropical fruit and with a touch of alcohol. The taste is bitter but with a touch of sweet malt for balance, and there's lemon and melon in there. The mouthfeel is pretty much spot on, with perfect thickness and carbonation but also some burn from the alcohol and overall astringency.
Overall, this is a very worthy DIPA. I'm not familiar with Mosaic hops, but this is a bold beer, even for a DIPA. It has the bitterness DIPA drinkers look for and enough flavor to appease any beer drinker, along with some sweetness from some good tasting malt that provides a touch of balance just to say that it tried.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 22:13:54 | More by DeFaz
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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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