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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,331 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,331
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 229
Gots: 198 | FT: 10
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

AnotherBeerGeek, Mar 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

OGunner77, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Ri0
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Clear and bronze with a 2 finger head on an aggressive pour. Nice retention and splotches of lacing around the glass.

S - Aromas of ripe pineapple and passion fruit. Honey covered bread gives it a big sweet scent.

T - The hops are big, juicy, and tropical. Ripe pineapple, passion fruit, with a touch of bitterness. Fresh baked biscuit drenched in honey makes it delicious. I think of it as a sweet, tropical Hopslam.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. A slick feel on my tongue.

O - This is a very nice IIPA that is more sweet than hoppy, but don't take that as a negative. The juicy tropical flavors come from the Mosaic hop that is complimented by a sweet honey flavor. Easy to drink considering the ABV.

Ri0, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

vizzionman, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

drpaj, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

lovindahops, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

sahd-1, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Buckeye_Bill, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

swetsastonic, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of barnzy78
3.84/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, Enjoy By 5/11/14,
L - pours copper, topped with an off-white head that fades holds decent retention leaving some chunky lacing on the glass as it dissipates.
S - absolutely huge tropical nose full of tangerine, mandarin, pineapple, and fresh mango. Very sweet smelling with honey, caramel, and biscuit for malt
T - all tropical flavors here: mango, pineapple, mandarin, loads of sweet honey, some bitterness kicks in but it's short lived, as the ale finishes fairly clean. Booze is noticeable and warming but not too hot
F - creamy, smooth, low-to-ample carbonation
O - I like this and it is good, but I wanted to like it more; I like my DIPA's more bitter, more bready, more grapefruity, and more piny. This is really cloyingly sweet and overly tropical. Other than its awesome aroma, it's a disappointment for me.

barnzy78, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

alienlifeforcecube, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Snooprobirob, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

fluidpower, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

ljthockey7, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

md655321, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ChipMurray, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

dgcarmack, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

voodoofish65usf, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

josephwa, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nyyfanatic213, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Hanselpb, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DrStiffington, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Morakaton, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of jburd19
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours copper with a white foamy head
Nice fruity aroma.
Big tropical fruit flavor, mango bomb with grapefruit aftertaste. Very sweet finish with mild hop bitterness. Medium body.
ABV completely hidden, very easy drinking
Very tasty DIPA, just a bit too sweet

jburd19, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Matthew607, Mar 08, 2014
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,331 ratings.