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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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2,379 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,379
Reviews: 365
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 237
Gots: 210 | 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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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
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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4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

Photo of glass_house
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,379 ratings.