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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

2,379 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,379
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 236
Gots: 210 | FT: 9
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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2.9/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA was disappointing. This is meant to be a DIPA. Where are the hops?

A: Clear orange colour and a head that fades to nothing fast. 3

S: Grainy and not especially hoppy. 3

T: Grainy and malty with some subtle citrus hoppiness. Disappointing lack of hops. 3

M: A little flat. 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a slightly hazy medium amber color, with a thin cap of white bubbles for a head, a few strands of lacing on the glass. Aroma was decent, citrus, pine, but there was an underlying soapiness in there that was quite unpleasant, and that I hoped was not going to translate into the taste. Well...it did. Pine/herbal hop notes, orange oil, with a major soapy element going on, and a rather sweet malt base; higher alcohol is not hidden. This really did nothing for me. Too sweet, too soapy. Slick mouthfeel, medium body, unpleasant aftertaste. Not at all exemplary of the style. Will not be revisiting this one.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,379 ratings.