Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.15/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
(on tap at Rogues Gallery - served in a snifter)
A: deep reddish-orange hue, relatively clear.... tuft of sticky foam at the onset, falls down to the sides, little lace
S: toasty malts and dark, grungy, leafy, dried hop flowers.... fumes from a pool of surface booze opening up the sinuses... mild caramel, spicy orange
T: nothing unique, per se... just a big, thick, slick malt foundation - sweetish, gummy candy ... candyish orange-y hops... spicy-bitter hop fuzz in the finish, riding a wave of cordial booze... lingering tobacco-like note in the aftertaste
M: pretty damn viscous and full-bodied for an IPA... reminds me of a Belgian ruby-red holiday ale, hopped out the ass with American cones... substantial tonic alcohol warmth, however, smoothed/smothered out by the resiny/dextriny body
O: boldly-hopped but oily-smooth "IPA"... I'm not sure I'd pour this into a snifter, though I'm sure it helped better concentrate the aromas - a balloon or tulip would be more desirable - display some head, see where it goes... this is a bit of an odd hoppy beer - drinks more like a hop cordial... perhaps worth a second chance
Serving type: on-tap
04-12-2014 22:07:00 | More by Bouleboubier
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,172 ratings.