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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

2,235 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,235
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 217
Gots: 177 | FT: 11
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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jrallen34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-10-2013 17:04:58 | More by jrallen34
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hosehead83

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a wine goblet.
Chill-hazed apricot in color, with a short-but-sturdy cap of off-white foam.
Aroma-Aromatic boquet of wildflower honey and bold juicy hops. Close your eyes and winter disappears for a brief, fragrant moment.
Taste-Honeyed, toasted malt, brown- sugared tangerine, with juicy, tropical hops providing a snaking, underlying bitterness that weaves nicely between all the flavors. Very smooth for the high ABV. A hophead's tasty treat. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 16:34:26 | More by hosehead83
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jdhasse

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-10-2013 16:19:31 | More by jdhasse
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-10-2013 14:12:48 | More by DaveHack
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 14:00:37 | More by itsthepleats
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soroka24

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-10-2013 11:40:16 | More by soroka24
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-10-2013 05:22:16 | More by oline73
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 03:50:03 | More by Grfilwett
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brewskis

Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a darker orange color with a minimal head that dissipates right away and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Smells of tons of peaches, light juicy orange, mango, maybe some papaya or guava, stonefruit, along with some carmel from the malt, and light honey. Somewhat dry aroma. Taste starts with lots of sweet, juicy fruits. Peach, mango, papaya, and some grapefruit. Sweetness from the honey shows through already. The middle brings more honey sweetness as well as some carmel malts that really balance the fruity hops. Starting to get the resinous bitterness from the nugget hops. The finish a wonderful combination of fruity hops, sweetness, and slight bitterness. Lots of juicy peach, mango, some tangerine, papaya, stonefruit, little grapefruit peel, honey, and carmel. Slightly dry and bitter, but the sweetness cuts the dryness and bitterness wonderfully. Full body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. The mosaic hop never disappoints, and the nugget hops provide a nice resinous bitterness to contrast the fruity qualities of the mosaic hops. Hoppy, yet very balanced and the flavors the hops bring are pretty complex. One of the best showcases of mosaic hops I've had. Excellent double ipa.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 03:02:38 | More by brewskis
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Bierguy5

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 03:01:51 | More by Bierguy5
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bigbeerfan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-10-2013 02:56:45 | More by bigbeerfan
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cantfindme

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 02:13:21 | More by cantfindme
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33nickadams

Michigan

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Transparent amber-orange coloring with a nice froth around the circumference of the tulip.

Smells tropical, citrusy, sweet, alcoholy, some caramel and breadiness.

Citrusy taste, raisiny, and a little sweet on the back end. Some bitterness followed by alcohol. Pleasant and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel is relatively light for a DIPA. Maybe the most enjoyable aspect of the beer for me.

This one is a nice sipper. On the lighter side for DIPA's, which a lot seem to be heavy. I also like the nod to Great Lakes surfers. Surfing one of the Great Lakes is on my bucket list now.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 02:05:45 | More by 33nickadams
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valverij

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

While I absolutely love the Great Lakes Brewing Company, I wouldn't say they're exactly known for their IPA's (the Lake Erie Monster being the exception, of course). Regardless, in a region where every brewer and their mother has 5+ IPA's to their name, this one manages to stand out. While I've had better IPA's, I have an incredibly difficult time finding anything wrong with this brew. From its golden-brown color to its semi-sweet ,"flowery" aroma, this is everything an IPA should be.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 01:51:50 | More by valverij
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BeerBaron

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-10-2013 01:36:48 | More by BeerBaron
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Mcallaghan04

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-10-2013 01:28:10 | More by Mcallaghan04
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-10-2013 01:00:26 | More by ssimpson89
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-10-2013 00:45:30 | More by awdturboiv
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-10-2013 00:03:52 | More by jwat
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match1112

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-09-2013 23:30:29 | More by match1112
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nstorts

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-09-2013 23:02:09 | More by nstorts
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-09-2013 22:04:30 | More by buzzy
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TasteTester

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-09-2013 22:03:10 | More by TasteTester
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-09-2013 21:51:00 | More by CBodamer
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deonreds

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-09-2013 21:43:29 | More by deonreds
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,235 ratings.