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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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2,360 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,360
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 231
Gots: 204 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

koopa, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ADTaber, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Immortale25, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

jenray, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

DarthKostrizer, Apr 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jspriest, Jun 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ncstateplaya, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of barczar
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a brilliant medium copper with a solid one inch frothy khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Citrus fruit, pine, and resin jump from the bottle before the beer is poured. Pine and catty hops dominate the aroma, with strong grapefruit and pineapple accompanying fresh cut grass and toasted malt. Lime and dank hops emerge. It's truly a hop explosion.

Citrus undertones of grapefruit, tangerine, and lime offer relief from a fairly dominant oniony flavor that hits early and lingers into a bready malt and slightly sweet caramel backbone. Bitterness is fairly restrained, but counters the sweetness to dry out the finish. There's a resiny and catty character throughout.

Body is fairly full, with moderate carbonation and a fair amount of alcohol warmth.

Great hop character. The aroma is awesome. Flavor is great, but a little too oniony for my palate. I'm sensitive to simcoe, though. Fairly hot, but not terribly offputting. On the sweet side.

barczar, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

TX-Badger, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Hanzo, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of Chaney
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a DC Brau tulip because I have it and you don't.

A: Poured a red, amber, gold color, slightly chill-hazed, and with a massive slightly off-white head that stuck around for a bit.

S: Holy fruit bomb! Sorta like Alpha King's fruit profile, along with a bit of fresh pine sap thrown in for safe measure. Inviting and then some.

T: Such a fantastic flavor. Fresh citrus (mango [first], passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange), followed by the intense pine. Awesome!

M: Spirals left around the glass is always a good sign with this style, along with disciplined sweetness. the booze warming was most excellent.

O: The hell with "Lake Eerie Monster" [which I don't like]. This is the new Great Lakes awesome hop bomb.

Chaney, Mar 06, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a light amber, slightly golden, out of the tap at The Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY. 1 inch head sticks around while, lace sticks to the glass throughout the session.

Smells incredible, tropical fruit, pine trees, no alcohol.

Tastes even better- orange, pineapple, honey, pine, lemon, slightly catty, herbal, dank, marijuana like notes. Such a full flavor here.

Medium bodied, a bit sticky, but mostly dry and pretty refreshing. Well carbonated.

The best hoppy offering from Great Lakes. The new name, Chillwave, is pretty dumb compared to Alchemy Hour, but don't let that dissuade you here.

GreesyFizeek, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Daniellobo, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

markgugs, Apr 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

trxxpaxxs, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Falcone, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

2dogbrew, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Canada_Dan, Mar 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

egrace84, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

hollywood_15063, Mar 02, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

wedge, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

thewimperoo, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

whatname, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

vermilcj, Aug 01, 2013
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,360 ratings.