Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.05/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
1779th Review on BA
Bottle to Great Lakes Snifter then Speigleau Tulip
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.
Smell- This to me is a smaller version of hop slam. Big creamy hops and slightly malty with a backing tropical aroma and ends with a huge amount of honey and some nose tingling phenols.
Taste- This is a big sweet DIPA. I am actually pretty glad this comes in a 12oz bottle. The flavors are a mix of sweet, savory and tropical. The beginning is a sweet honey flavor that coats the tongue. After that is a bit of savory malts and finishes with deeper tropical fruits.
Mouth- A fuller medium body with a medium and dense creamy carbonation. The sweet of the honey lingers and the tropical fruits stick as well. Not at all what I was thinking this beer would be.
Drink- It's good, but wasn't expecting a Hopslam clone just smaller. A nice offering from a good brewery.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 03:49:05 | More by FosterJM
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I lived in Cleveland for four years in my 20s and probably have more experience with Great Lakes than any other brewery. I've tried all of their regular beers and many of their seasonal beers. I've also been to the brewery twice. This is by far my favorite beer of their's. Usually I find Great Lakes beers too hoppy and bitter. This one is just right though, which is funny considering it's a double IPA. I love the way it looks in the glass. It's just gorgeous. A sort of orangey yellow haze that makes me excited just looking at it. The taste is almost fruity. Tropical fruit. In a good way though. I don't know what else to say. Just try it. I buy it whenever they have it at the grocery store.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 20:37:44 | More by Sleepy_Conscience
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 1,817 ratings.