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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
96
world-class

2,360 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,360
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 231
Gots: 204 | 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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Photo of jrallen34
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

jrallen34, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of hosehead83
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

hosehead83, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jdhasse
4/5  rDev -6.8%

jdhasse, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev -6.8%

DaveHack, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of itsthepleats
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

itsthepleats, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of soroka24
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

soroka24, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -6.8%

oline73, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Grfilwett
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Grfilwett, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of brewskis
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

brewskis, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Bierguy5
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Bierguy5, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of bigbeerfan
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

bigbeerfan, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of cantfindme
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

cantfindme, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of 33nickadams
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

33nickadams, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of valverij
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

valverij, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of BeerBaron
4/5  rDev -6.8%

BeerBaron, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of Mcallaghan04
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Mcallaghan04, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev -6.8%

ssimpson89, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of awdturboiv
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

awdturboiv, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of jwat
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jwat, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of match1112
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

match1112, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of nstorts
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

nstorts, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of buzzy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

buzzy, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of TasteTester
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

TasteTester, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of CBodamer
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

CBodamer, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of deonreds
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

deonreds, Mar 09, 2013
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,360 ratings.