Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.75/5 rDev +11%
Pours copper. Ever so slightly pale for a DIPA, but the head is one of the fullest on longest lasting for the style.
The aroma isn't aggressive hops, but it definitely has a hefty amount. There's a definitive fruity sweetness to the nose, and malt is kept to a minimal.
The taste is expertly balanced. This is probably quite appealing for most, but it's a bit too balanced for me. I love when the hops dominate. It has a very nice clean flavor, and it doesn't blur like many DIPAs. The malt and hops have their own independent flavors without impeding each other. The fruit also gets its own unique place.
The body is full, and medium to light in weight. The finish is considerably dry. Carbonation keeps it smooth while not being prickly.
Overall, this was a very solid beer. I was quite impressed with it even with my preference for a one-sided DIPA. This would be a definite recommendation to anybody who is looking for a more inviting DIPA with less harshness, that at the same time holds true to the style.
06-22-2013 00:37:26 | More by BBP
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.