Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.46/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a crystal clear, sunset orange with a nice fluffy head. The head fades, but has not disappeared 10 minutes in. This just plain looks very inviting.
The smell has the usual DIPA suspects, pine, resin, grapefruit, citrus, mango and a deep dank herbal funk that lingers in the shadows. I picked this up as soon as I opened the bottle.
The taste is also the typical DIPA sensations, but slightly tempered. The malt takes some of the sharp edges from the high hop profile. Again citrus, pine and herbs are upfront, malt smoothness on the backside. Not the usual bitter aftertaste of most high ABV DIPA's. Maybe a tad sweet, but I'm not complaining.
The mouthfeel is slick, not as sticky as some of the other hghly rated IPA's. The carbonation is mild and this is very drinkable for the ABV. Beware! The alcohol is well hidden to my pallet.
Great Lakes has a winner with Chillwave. It might not be the best that I've had, but it can run withthe big dogs. I'm saving room in the fridge for more.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 23:56:24 | More by SFNC
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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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