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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

2,299 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 189 | 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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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-12-2014 21:13:11 | More by threedaggers
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-19-2014 02:53:22 | More by Daniellobo
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-13-2013 23:27:01 | More by brez8791
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-22-2013 03:50:08 | More by mdillon86
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

04-22-2014 22:53:22 | More by IrishColonial
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-09-2014 21:49:27 | More by SadMachine
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-17-2014 01:37:00 | More by PittBeerGirl
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-13-2014 20:00:40 | More by muskiesman
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-22-2013 20:15:05 | More by Tyrawlings
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wedge

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%

Enjoy by: 05/06/13

Hazy burnt orange with a tight, frothy head. Super juicy, pulpy citrus aroma - resin, some sharp earthy notes, and moderate alcohol. The flavor is quite hoppy: all tropical and citrus fruit. There is quite a bit of sweetness under all those juicy hops. Rindy, resinous, and floral, but it's mostly all about the fruit...the aftertaste is like ripe mango. Slick, oily, medium-full body with perhaps a bit too much heat. Pretty tasty, but I wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting.

03-09-2013 01:20:36 | More by wedge
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-15-2013 14:00:32 | More by ncstateplaya
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-03-2013 15:08:27 | More by RedneckBeerz
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-27-2013 14:51:47 | More by thewimperoo
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%

Had on-tap at Appalachian Vintner Asheville. Served in a Brooklyn Brewery pint glass.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Oh baby. Super dank grass and citrus rind notes ooze from the glass. Pungent with a slight booze fume.

T- Flavor stands up to the aroma decently with more citrus than earth though. Notes of juicy fruit, grapefruit and even a touch of guava spiciness. Malt works as a good balancer but doesn't have a large presence. Alcohol is insanely well hidden.

M- Tingly, prickly and sharp but at that great middle ground where things aren't too intense. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- I love it when a beer lives up to its hype. Just about every bit as good as I expected.

03-11-2014 23:42:22 | More by Immortale25
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-06-2013 02:01:03 | More by 2dogbrew
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-29-2014 02:10:30 | More by TX-Badger
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seeswo

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-21-2013 04:07:54 | More by seeswo
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duff247

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-29-2014 03:48:02 | More by duff247
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

04-01-2014 03:01:21 | More by lupercmda
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2014 22:54:58 | More by Falcone
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%

a: Bright, clear golden color; served with a thick, off-white head.

s: Tropical fruit hopiness; pineapple and zesty citrus. Plenty of sugary caramel and some great as well.

t: Mirrors the smell for the most part. Relatively low bitterness with lots of fresh tasting tropical fruit goodness. A tad sweeter than I prefer with some well incorporated booze.

m: Medium body and creamy.

o: Dangerously drinkable and almost, but not quite, top tier. Really liked this one though.

03-04-2014 02:59:26 | More by DIM
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-10-2014 02:51:07 | More by twenty5
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-26-2013 12:33:28 | More by egrace84
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

04-30-2013 02:12:51 | More by hilgart1
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-25-2014 13:23:27 | More by JamLand
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.