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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

2,299 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 190 | 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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pottergator

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-07-2013 01:10:23 | More by pottergator
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mobius387

Florida

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%

poured into deschutes snifter. enjoy by date 5/08/13

appearance: pours clear, a gold/amber/red sunset-esk mix of colors. perfect sized white foam head with some residue on the sides of the glass. sediment is suspended in the beer. about as perfect as a pale ale gets.

aroma: soft notes of grapefruit and honey dominate the nose. even more subtly baked sweet smells there. its very nice, just not quite as powerful as some of the other top dipas ive had which is something i look for in a dipa

palate: this beer is more sweet than bitter, so it drinks amazingly smooth, and for an almost 10% beer its alcohol is very well hidden. carbonation doesn't announce itself rudely. overall very very drinkable.

taste: resinous honey and citrusy sweet flavors mix well in this beer. the bitterness from the hops are toned down, so for serious hop heads this doesn't quite scratch the itch like an abrasive ale, heady topper, abner, etc will. but its a great tasting dipa nonetheless

overall: a very nice beer from a fantastic MW brewery. doesnt quite reach the levels of some of the most sought after dipas in the country like HT, pliney, ZD, and the HF ipas, but theres not many as good that is as easy to find.

03-07-2013 00:31:42 | More by mobius387
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mematttoo

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-07-2013 00:27:44 | More by mematttoo
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andant

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

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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Star80

Illinois

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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cmeinz

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

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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bluntedboywonder

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 20:33:39 | More by JoshuaGoins
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

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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throwback

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-06-2013 17:47:21 | More by throwback
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RichH55

Illinois

5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-06-2013 16:55:11 | More by RichH55
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 14:52:18 | More by Zonian1
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-06-2013 10:43:02 | More by nh2032
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 03:18:49 | More by kuhndog
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-06-2013 02:01:03 | More by 2dogbrew
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 01:57:15 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 00:59:32 | More by TheFightfan1
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-06-2013 00:57:46 | More by djrn2
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-06-2013 00:55:39 | More by ChrisMon02
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jkeffer13

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-06-2013 00:38:59 | More by jkeffer13
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WestCoastBrew2

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-05-2013 23:35:50 | More by WestCoastBrew2
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-05-2013 20:00:06 | More by warnerry
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.