Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.44/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75
Appearance: Clear, caramel color, with huge bubbles in the off-white head.
Aroma: Spicy, citrus aroma, with a sweet, clean fruit smell I’d liken to gummi candy. Citrus character is juicy, like tangerine.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Texture is a bit flat, with very little carbonation. Flavor on the tongue is that of light tangerine and strong, resiny hops, which is quickly balanced by a sweet, smoky malt flavor in the finish.
Final Word: A fantastically balanced Double IPA! While the description of the flavors might have seemed fairly straightforward or basic, it’s how rich and balanced those flavors are that makes this beer special. The hop forward nature of the brew allows the flavors and aromas of the hops to be fully expressed and experienced, while still giving the balancing malts their time to shine in the finish. Hop heads will love the strong flavors of their favorite ingredient, while those of us looking for drinkability still have a beer that finishes smoothly and easily! This beer is a must try for any beer lover, and is a great IPA to keep on hand. Drinkers unaccustomed to strong hop profiles might still be overwhelmed by the hop flavors here, but anyone with a few IPAs under their belts will find this beer very satisfying!
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 18:39:29 | More by Louisville-Beer-Reviews
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,236 ratings.