Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
Enjoyed in a typical pint glass
A: Poured a half finger head with modest carbonation--light lacing stayed with me for the entire brew.
S: fresh, citrus and floral
T: At the beginning was very hop forward with a biting pungent citrus tingle but then some of the sweet tropical notes showed. As it warmed it really softened greatly and dare I say it, had that slightly sweet and a hint of malty tone behind the hop presence that reminded me of Hopslam.
M: tad bit syrupy but hey--over 9%
O: wonderful DIPA from Great Lakes. Doesn't disappoint. Be careful because drinks much easier than 9%. Recommended
03-07-2013 00:09:12 | More by Holsie
4.19/5 rDev -2.1%
Best by 5/02/13
A - Pours out a deep reddish copper color with a sticky head. Looks the way a good DIPA should look.
S - Smells like tropical fruits, and lots of grapefruit. Also smelling some candy and some sweet malt. A slight whiff of alcohol in the nose.
T - Tastes like more fruits, some pine and tons of grapefuit in the finish. Nice alcohol warming, but fortunately no alcohol taste to be found despite the high ABV, a touch of sweet clover honey.
M - Mouthfeel is quite smooth.
O - Overall a great DIPA that can hang with any of them any day of the week. Could use a bit more floral hops in the nose and could slightly detect some alcohol too. Nonetheless a great, unhyped DIPA.
03-07-2013 00:06:16 | More by Star80
District of Columbia
4.4/5 rDev +2.8%
Served in a DC Brau tulip because I have it and you don't.
A: Poured a red, amber, gold color, slightly chill-hazed, and with a massive slightly off-white head that stuck around for a bit.
S: Holy fruit bomb! Sorta like Alpha King's fruit profile, along with a bit of fresh pine sap thrown in for safe measure. Inviting and then some.
T: Such a fantastic flavor. Fresh citrus (mango [first], passion fruit, grapefruit, and orange), followed by the intense pine. Awesome!
M: Spirals left around the glass is always a good sign with this style, along with disciplined sweetness. the booze warming was most excellent.
O: The hell with "Lake Eerie Monster" [which I don't like]. This is the new Great Lakes awesome hop bomb.
03-06-2013 21:34:13 | More by Chaney
3.4/5 rDev -20.6%
The nose is right in line with what anyone would expect for a double IPA. I was very happy with the nose on this one.
The nose doesnt spill over into the taste like you see in a lot of double IPAs. The taste fades away fast and really emties out in the mouth. There is a little bit of warmth, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but there is nothing else to support it. Not much bitterness on the back that would have complimented.
Read lots of great reviews and I was pretty underwhelmed.
03-06-2013 19:41:21 | More by Gotti311
4.23/5 rDev -1.2%
Served on-tap at Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland, OH
A: Pours a hazy deep golden orange in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some bright orange highlights. The beer has a finger and a half tall dense foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thin film in the center of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical/pineapple/mango and citrus/grapefruit hops over the top of light to moderate caramel malts with some sweetness.
T: Upfront there are some light to moderate flavors of caramel malts with just a touch more sweetness than I expected but still in a positive way. Following the malts, there is a moderate to strong flavor of hops with tropical/pineapple/mango leading the way then citrus/grapefruit a little later. Light amounts of spiciness, almost like a white pepper and coriander. Moderate amounts of bitterness which linger in such an enjoyable fashion.
M: Just shy of full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick upfront and kind of sticky towards the finish. Light hints of alcohol warmth and dryness in the finish.
O: As a fan of DIPAs, I was pleased with this selection when visiting Great Lakes Brewing and enjoyed this beer quite a lot. The smell of this beer hit on a lot of the characteristics that I find pleasing in a DIPA. I enjoyed this one somewhat slowly and was glad that I did - I might have to grab another one of these before I leave the Cleveland area.
03-05-2013 12:28:24 | More by dbrauneis
3.74/5 rDev -12.6%
Poured into my tulip from a 12 oz bottle that has a best by date of 5/ /13.
A-Poured a nice deep golden color with great slightly off white head. Has some nice lacing as I drink. Retains a nice quarter inch head.Kind of hazy look. Hard to see through my tulip. Might even have a few floaties in there.
S-Nice hops, strong bitter smell. Almost a strong gasoline smell, but in a good way, if that makes sense. Not the best smell for a DIPA.
T-Bitter, sweet, grapefruit, dry, orange. Slight malt taste on the finish.
M-Has a very good feel for this style. One of the best things about this beer. Very full bodied, and easy drinking, although I find myself sipping this beer more than drinking it.
O-Not a bad beer at all. Very interesting. Very bitter and dry, but sweet. Fairly smooth, acts as more of a sipper DIPA. Pretty balanced with the sweet, but has a nice malty finish. I actually enjoy this beer more as it warms.
03-05-2013 07:43:53 | More by Naters333
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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