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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

2,636 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,636
Reviews: 429
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 269
Gots: 343 | FT: 13
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:
Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 02-17-2013

Formerly known as Alchemy Hour Double IPA.
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Ratings: 2,636 | Reviews: 429
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hopbomb, not bad but not really my style.

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Doing a taste test of this Chillwave Double Ipa vs. Victory DirtWolf Double Ipa.
date of 05/05/14 on the label using a Chimay goblet.

A- Pours a nice dark burnt orange-copper color with a nice off-white two finger lacing which settles nicely into swirls of white on the top.

S- Has a really nice peach/mango/pine smell that is incredibly inviting, can't wait for the taste.

T- Not overpowering but definately very palatible, mellow bite for a 9.4 percent ipa, pleasant but not the best out there. It is damn good but I might be leaning towards the other dipa I'm trying at the same time. This one may have a little age on it compared to the Victory Dipa I am trying though.

M- Again, not terribly bright feel, more of a slow, mellow taste with a great smell that washes over really smoothly, Great Lakes knows how to make a great beer!

O- A really outstanding Dipa, not the best I've had but right up there, probably top 10, there are just so many good ones now...and so little time!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into an IPA glass

A - Pours a clear copper color with a big white head. Light carbonation. Nice lacing on the glass. Legs fall quickly.

S - Orangey citrus, grapefruit, a touch of dankness, and a hint of malt backbone.

T - Grapefruit and orange up front. A small touch of dankness. Really enjoyable.

M - Prickly on the tongue. Finishes dry. Very light bitterness. No trace of alcohol.

O - A very good citrus-forward west coast style IPA. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: An aggressive pour resulted in a two finger head in the snifter. Bright white with mixed soap like bubbles. As it slowly receded a cotton looking lacing was left in its place. The beer is a medium dark copper color with small amount of haze and a constant stream of bubbles climbing to the top.

S: Wow. Large citrus hop aroma. Pineapple is the dominant scent followed by grapefruit and mango. A light graininess from the malt and no detectable ethenol or off characteristics.

T: Great big juicy citrus hop flavor on par with the aroma, pineapple and grapefruit dominate. There is also some pine and berry notes. The bitterness is firm but round and not harsh at all (lots of late hopping I'm guessing). The malt backbone is nice and subtle coming in with a toasty grainy character. Balance is hugely on the hop side. Clean fermentation character, no esters to speak of.

M: A juicy oily sensation left on the tongue like most late hopped IPAs. The carbonation is on the medium to moderate side maybe a tad high coming of a bit bitting. The body is meduim with the hops giving the impression of much more then it probably is.

O: The bottle I had was very fresh and very delish. I've had a lot of GL over the years and they have been solid, but this one blew me away. Big juicy aromatic and a great combination of hop flavors. I would compare it to Head Hunter or even Dirt Wolf with less dank.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour from recent batch nice fluffy white head solid good lacing and well carbonated. Nose is sweet malt, mango, alcohol and a touch of resin. Taste is vegetal, bready and boozy. The strength of the beer overshadows the hop profile which is a shame. Mouthfeel is great for a DIPA with great bubbly medium-high mouth coating. On the whole I am continuously let down by this one. I had it when it was released under another name and a few bottles of this year's and think the flavor is just a disappointment. I would not grab this on tap even if it was same day fresh.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,636 ratings.