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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

2,228 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,228
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 214
Gots: 176 | 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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gabedivision

New York

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a snifter glass 5/25 enjoy by date

A- pours a deep burnt orange, with a 1/4 head, that thins to a lace with some visible carbonation

S- Oranges, mangos, pineapples, grapefruit , tons of citrus, loads of heavy floral scents packed mid sniff, a touch of pine and grapefruit skin on the end

T- Pungent orange and grapefruit right up front, again very floral mid sip, heat from the alcohol can be found also but not overly aggressive, finishes very very bitter.

M- Full bodied, medium carbonation, soft and juicy in the mouth, leaves the tounge dry and wanting more and the palate destroyed from bitterness

O- Really good DIPA from GLBC, this beer took me by suprise, huge citrus notes, huge floral notes, just all around classic DIPA every thing fits just right.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 01:31:07 | More by gabedivision
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BellsFan

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-23-2013 00:59:47 | More by BellsFan
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DrewV

New York

3.98/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A good looking beer, about a full finger or so of white head on top of a golden amber liquid body. Smell is the typical unique Great Lakes malt aroma, backed up by some floral and fruity hops. Taste is more of the same, following the typical Great Lakes recipe for IPAs. Similar to Lake Erie Monster, but less hoppy and more fruity, although I wouldn't really classify the taste as "fruity". It's more floral and citrus if anything, but either way it's less aggressive than The Monster. Mouthfeel is decent, once again similar to the other Great Lakes offerings. They don't deviate much from their base recipe, and this brew is no exception. However, at 9.4% ABV, it's a high-gravity option that has good flavor and low alcohol presence. All in all, a winner and a solid B+/A- rating.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 00:24:38 | More by DrewV
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-22-2013 20:15:05 | More by Tyrawlings
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Beejis60

New York

3.1/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- About average.
S- Good nose; kinda sweet, citrus with a touch of alcohol
T- Not that great. VERY boozy, a bit too sweet for an IPA. A bit too floral and too little citrus for what I like in a DIPA. Lake Erie Monster is MUCH better.
M- A bit thin and flat.
O- Meh. Would rather have Lake Erie Monster... or the new Rye of the Tiger when it comes out.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 17:40:00 | More by Beejis60
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JVan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-22-2013 15:01:39 | More by JVan
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crytion

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 14:42:15 | More by crytion
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-22-2013 14:09:23 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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Iustus

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 13:22:28 | More by Iustus
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screamking

Ohio

4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-dark apricot, with small white head, carbonation from the bottom, some lacing. 4

Aroma-Grapefruit, orange, piney, lots of citrus, honey, fresh floral arrangement. 4.25

Taste-same as smell, grapefruit is right up front, maple syrup, brown sugar, pineapple, orange peel, dried apricot. 4.5

Feel-medium bodied, not watery, perfect ratio of bitterness, coats palate and stays, this is what a double should feel like. 4.75

Overall-More, that's how my mouth feels after a drink. Really solid stuff coming out of Great Lakes these days. High ABV that can hardly be tasted. Priced right, available everywhere in my area, even saw it at a gas station. As good as hopslam, if not better in some ways. 4.5

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 05:02:06 | More by screamking
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Eastside151

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-22-2013 03:29:25 | More by Eastside151
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-22-2013 03:26:49 | More by Ncpogs
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DingleHouse

Ohio

4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite simply the best thing Great Lakes has done. And they don't miss often. Good hop up front but mellows quite nicely. The ABV is sneaky on this one. A couple pints of this will surely wash away the rigors of the day. If HopSlam was to your liking, then you have just found a fine substitute.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2013 02:48:04 | More by DingleHouse
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Noonan425

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-22-2013 02:46:19 | More by Noonan425
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callmeoz

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.8%

02-22-2013 02:41:33 | More by callmeoz
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alex021224

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-22-2013 02:14:01 | More by alex021224
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Gomeza

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

02-22-2013 01:46:24 | More by Gomeza
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden amber color with puffy, 1.5 finger white head.

S - Fruity, mango and grapefruit, orange peel. Earthy undertones, good malt bill.

T - Packs a punch, very aggressive on piney hops up front, transforms into a lot of puckery sweetness before fading back into floral, bitter hops. Very good.

M - A tad dry, puckering. Robust.

Overall - An outstanding, outstanding brew by Great Lakes here. Excellent brew.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 01:45:58 | More by BeerBuckeye
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zimm421

Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Bottled dated fresh til 5/1/13. Appears a nice dark orange, with as light amber hint. Good off-white head that leaves substantial lacing.

Nose is full of hops, tons of pine, citrus, and floral notes. Some underlying sweetness, but it doesn't jump out at you. The taste doesn't completely align with the nose, as the malts are much more present. Lots of resinous pine, as well as the nice honey malts. Very complex, and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, with not a lot of carbonation. Works pretty well with everything else going on. Overall this is a great brew, nice and complex, and pretty drinkable for the style. Definitely glad I grabbed this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 01:07:14 | More by zimm421
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

02-22-2013 00:44:55 | More by FievelGoesWest
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homebruontap

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-21-2013 23:30:05 | More by homebruontap
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-21-2013 22:03:09 | More by MarkFy
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HopsandVines

Ohio

4.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio has a beer that can compete with the big dogs. There are a few others that are great beers, but the Alchemy Hour is one of the best double IPA's I'd had.

Great color and the nose is a bouquet of fresh flowering hops. You would think it's super bitter for being a double IPA but it's not. There is smooth finish and you can't tel that there is nearly 10% ABV.

A true winner. Thanks Great Lakes

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 21:58:19 | More by HopsandVines
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fluidmotion

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

02-21-2013 21:29:04 | More by fluidmotion
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ABOWMan

Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a clear honey color with fluffy straw colored head. Aroma is of grapefruit, clove, lemongrass and fresh pine resin. The flavor is reminiscent of ripe ruby red grapefruit, with bready/malty sweetness. Some alcohol in the nose but it Mary's nicely with the hop and malt balance. Mouthfeel is rich and full and the drink ability would be wonderful if the Abu wasn't 9.4% great job GLB.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 18:51:08 | More by ABOWMan
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.