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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,173 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,173
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 206
Gots: 167 | FT: 11
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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leaversuch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-25-2014 15:06:15 | More by leaversuch
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secondtooth

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy, nearly opaque amber, with a double-finger head. Nice, fine, treeline lace.

Aroma is wonderful and bitter citrus grapefruit hops. Very nice!

Taste is a wallop of thick, lavish hops. I get citrus again and plenty of tropical notes along the way. As well, a fairly large malt presence underscores the hop assault for balance. The body here is heavy, taste is heavy (yet, as before, balanced), and oh-so-easy to drink. A superlative IPA!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 13:48:29 | More by secondtooth
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Wavymitch

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Arguably the most under rated best IPAS ever. This rare IPA is great. Border line dangerous because how tasty it is. This double is a must try. Used to go by alchemy hour I believe but re packaged as chill wave. Great flavor retention and hard to believe there's any alcohol in it. Very refreshing. But not surprised these guys are great.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 05:00:21 | More by Wavymitch
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DuffBeer14

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-25-2014 03:43:55 | More by DuffBeer14
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macesq

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-25-2014 02:25:37 | More by macesq
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 23:16:48 | More by ackeeper
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Stephenjtorres

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-24-2014 20:51:05 | More by Stephenjtorres
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-24-2014 15:24:45 | More by Chuffbomb
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-24-2014 00:39:05 | More by 773-F-I-B
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jroberts8811

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-23-2014 20:59:31 | More by jroberts8811
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sbrock22

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-23-2014 18:58:24 | More by sbrock22
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cd34

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-22-2014 17:50:35 | More by cd34
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RAlmeida77

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-22-2014 16:08:04 | More by RAlmeida77
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Riggsenater

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-22-2014 03:05:49 | More by Riggsenater
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Clashman320

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-22-2014 02:10:02 | More by Clashman320
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-22-2014 00:52:39 | More by Dshep1340
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2014 23:32:44 | More by my_knew_craft
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Louisville-Beer-Reviews

Kentucky

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Clear, caramel color, with huge bubbles in the off-white head.

Aroma: Spicy, citrus aroma, with a sweet, clean fruit smell I’d liken to gummi candy. Citrus character is juicy, like tangerine.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Texture is a bit flat, with very little carbonation. Flavor on the tongue is that of light tangerine and strong, resiny hops, which is quickly balanced by a sweet, smoky malt flavor in the finish.

Final Word: A fantastically balanced Double IPA! While the description of the flavors might have seemed fairly straightforward or basic, it’s how rich and balanced those flavors are that makes this beer special. The hop forward nature of the brew allows the flavors and aromas of the hops to be fully expressed and experienced, while still giving the balancing malts their time to shine in the finish. Hop heads will love the strong flavors of their favorite ingredient, while those of us looking for drinkability still have a beer that finishes smoothly and easily! This beer is a must try for any beer lover, and is a great IPA to keep on hand. Drinkers unaccustomed to strong hop profiles might still be overwhelmed by the hop flavors here, but anyone with a few IPAs under their belts will find this beer very satisfying!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 18:39:29 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
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ryandesign1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

06-21-2014 18:19:24 | More by ryandesign1
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eblythe1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2014 06:42:15 | More by eblythe1
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Artmcd88

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-20-2014 23:57:54 | More by Artmcd88
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LauraHorn


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-20-2014 14:54:07 | More by LauraHorn
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romulus523

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-20-2014 14:27:18 | More by romulus523
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ryang1428

Delaware

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-20-2014 13:21:42 | More by ryang1428
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arnaudasher


3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-20-2014 04:21:21 | More by arnaudasher
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,173 ratings.