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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

2,391 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,391
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 255
Gots: 214 | 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:
Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 02-17-2013

Formerly known as Alchemy Hour Double IPA.
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.22/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was so excited when my beer guy got this in at the store. Having not tried alchemy hour I was thrilled to sample chillwave. THIS ale pours a beautiful clear copper color with a thick white head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is a very fresh blend of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit. There are a lot of fresh hops here, supported by just enough malt to some what balance this beer. The mouth is medium bodied and coats the palate gloriously. As far as flavor, this one has it going on. It is a total hop bomb with tons of citrus, pine, and grass. There are significant notes of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit. This is way beyond what I expected from a nob west coast ipa. Beautifully bitter and hoppy and so fresh one can almost taste the tap. This is a brewery that I had long ago lost faith in but if they can produce s west coast style ipa like this than maybe I should rethink my opinion.

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2/5  rDev -53.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

finally, another great DIPA. actually pretty similar to hop ranch, but no weird off notes. big grain and citrus note, earthy and fresh, juicy and dank. all the typical adjectives and more. clean, fresh, tasty. not even that pricey compared to the other 4 pack dipa's.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I hate to say but this is the second Dipa this year that disapointed me again last years offering was better but this is still very good I only have 1thing to say is where did all the sweet grapefruit go that this had last year for me a bit disappointing

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,391 ratings.