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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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2,296 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,296
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 189 | 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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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-07-2013 00:10:36 | More by andant
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South Carolina

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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 23:52:18 | More by cmeinz
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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
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-06-2013 21:28:41 | More by bluntedboywonder
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 20:33:39 | More by JoshuaGoins
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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
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-06-2013 17:47:21 | More by throwback
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-06-2013 16:55:11 | More by RichH55
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 14:52:18 | More by Zonian1
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New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-06-2013 10:43:02 | More by nh2032
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 09:07:58 | More by xdtfx
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 03:18:49 | More by kuhndog
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-06-2013 02:01:03 | More by 2dogbrew
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 01:57:15 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 00:59:32 | More by TheFightfan1
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-06-2013 00:57:46 | More by djrn2
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 00:55:39 | More by ChrisMon02
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 00:38:59 | More by jkeffer13
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-05-2013 23:35:50 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-05-2013 20:00:06 | More by warnerry
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-05-2013 17:15:55 | More by johunnic
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North Carolina

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
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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
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