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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,315 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,315
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 195 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

CaptDavyJones, Mar 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Nfrey, Mar 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

ecut11, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of nUgZ
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a mostly clear copper color with a half finger head and light lacing.

S: Tons of citrus and floral hops dominate the smell. Alcohol is barely noticeable as well.

T: Very hoppy and slightly bitter with a touch of sweet malts. Alcohol is a little more prominent, but still well hidden for the ABV.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Smooth.

O: Wow!! I'm very impressed with this beer. It's very smooth, exceptionally drinkable, and quite tasty. Well done Great Lakes!!

nUgZ, Feb 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

JOhioBeer, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Bill235, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JoeLacy, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

MarkJBurch, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

shep8821, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of whiterabbit
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow.

Poured from bottle, nice golden to light copper color, great lacing, short head that dissipates, but light foam remains. Smells awesome, inviting light and sweet. Taste is mango, apricot, light grapefruit, followed but crisp, but not biting piney, Mellow. Not bitter.

Simple put blew me away. I expected good, got great. an absolute must try. Great Lakes puts out some amazing beers, spot on, but this may very well be their finest work to date, and that is saying a lot!. As good as if not better than any DIPA out there, get it, you will be very pleased. Others may have more love and notoriety, but this will stand up against any of them.

Way to go Ohio, you nailed this one!!!

whiterabbit, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

BeerBucks, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

GennyCreamAle, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

sixerofelixir, Feb 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

laxer8811, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Pensfan0782, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

beergorrilla, Feb 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

hemorhoidzz, Feb 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nrombes, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Holmes698, Feb 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

KevinGordon, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

mscudder, Feb 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

tdmccarthy, Feb 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mjtiernan, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of brewcrew76
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Fairly clear, deep orange, light copper with a few finger white head.

S - Juicy hops, candied citrus, grapefruit pith, floral, resiny hops in a weed like aroma, honey and caramel malt.

T - Candied citrus, honey sweetness, herbal, catty, grapefruit rind, maybe a touch of garlic and a lingering weed resin.

M - Medium body with good carbonation and a dry resiny finish.

D - Very interesting hop. Don't get the "Citra on steroids" description I read of the hop but very unique flavors. 9.4% abv completely hidden.

brewcrew76, Feb 27, 2013
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,315 ratings.