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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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2,363 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,363
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 231
Gots: 206 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

stortore, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Hendrick24, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

MNBeer1017, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

MacDonaldT84, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

srgj88, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ddedhed, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of DIM
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

DIM, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of glass_house
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a footed tulip

Pours a deep translucent amber with 2 fingers of off-white head, leaving a thin cap and some lacing. Smells fantastic. Big juicy grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, raw honey, fresh cut grass, and bitter pine.

Quite a bit going on in the flavor. Citrus rind and a variety of sweet tropical fruits make an immediate impression, but faint bready caramel malt lends a helping hand and some impressive balance. Bitter pine resin has the last word. I do find myself wishing that the citrus was as bold as advertised in the nose. Feels light-medium-bodied with smooth crisp carbonation. Could be a little heavier and stickier for my taste.

Overall a very good offering from Great Lakes. Not in the top tier of DIPAs, but rock solid and nothing to complain about. High quality brews like this at a great value make me very glad that I have easy access to everything they make.

glass_house, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

PatB1987, Mar 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Knoxrb12, Mar 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

JMAntus, Mar 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

waskojat, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.94/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a nice copper color with a tan head, nice lacing

S: nice citrus notes, pine and bread from the malts

T: Slightly sweet red grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel and a hint of spice

M: nice body, resinous with a dry finish

O: Another winner in the overall dipa market. will drink again

arlingtonjoe, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Gibhops, Mar 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Steve_Trick, Mar 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Blaze5445, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BillRoth, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of jbaker67
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange amber color. Medium-sized rocky white head. Rich sweet malt aroma with a big pine hop bouquet. Huge bittersweet toasted malt flavor has a complex hop bill. I detect notes of citrus, pine, tropical fruit and chewy, resiny bitterness. The 9.4% alcohol is easily lost in this complex menagerie of malt and hop flavor. Despite the huge flavors here, there is a sense of balance that allows for a wonderful warming and spicy bitter finish. Nice clinging lace stays through to the finish.

jbaker67, Mar 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

indybearsfan, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Sweffin, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Drs3, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

fellowrs, Mar 02, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2014 bottle into a tulip glass. Bright syrupy amber, with a head of tiny bubbles that dissipate quickly.

The aroma is killing me. Clementine and honey, altered by some umami scent (mixed butter and jam?) Caramel. Yum. Wait, I've got it: it's popcorn!

Intriguing anonymous super-fruit flavor, like a peach/navel orange/banana hybrid. Sweet middle. Bitter finish is straight-up pith of lemon.

Medium-bodied, smooth, sticky, and sweet. Sure, the hops rule, but they're nearly shown up by the sweet, bready malt. Finishes medium-dry.

A masterpiece of balance.

martyl1000, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

BrandonSeal, Mar 02, 2014
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,363 ratings.