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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

2,358 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,358
Reviews: 364
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 229
Gots: 205 | FT: 10
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

JamieDuncan, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JimBNP, May 10, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a dark golden orange body with good head and lace patches with an aroma that can be described as both citric hopped and touches of grapefruit sweetness as well as some caramel/sugary goodness. Medium-bodied beer that goes down easy and has both a citric hop and grape profile that is balanced with some caramel sweet malt for a beer that is both hoppy and sweet. Nothing earth shattering or new in this beer but it sticks to the "rules" and does the style justice.

clayrock81, May 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jpd7374, May 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

BuffaloTapHugger, May 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Hostil1, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

KOP_Beer_OUtlet, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

vonnegut21, May 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

Wayne17, May 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

bubseymour, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Zetcha7x, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

wcu80, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

marmstrong1212, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ebogenrief2, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Bunuelian, May 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

1BeerToRuleThemAll, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Ilovelampandbeer, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Beer4B, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

facesnorth, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

XmnwildX12, May 08, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Pours a clearer orange color. This beer is darker orange. Head grows like bread after the pour.

S-Smells somewhat oxidized. Perhaps this one is not as fresh as anticipated. The hops are still there in a respectable fashion, however. Mosaic and Nugget hops bring me more than enough tropical fruit and (maybe I'm reaching) eucalyptus. Malt seems to be a standard caramel variety.

T-Yeah, this seems a bit too long in the tooth. It still tastes pretty great but I can just tell it's dying off. The hoppiness still brings the candied citrus, tropics and herbs but they're weaker than they should be. The sweet, thick maltiness has grown with age as well. Lots of caramel that enhances the sweetness of the citrus flavors.

M-Softer bubbles. Body is fairly heavy. Bitterness is damp and heavy. Alcohol sneaks up slowly.

O-I enjoyed this as it was probably nearing its flavor demise. I still enjoyed it, though. I bet this fresh is pretty delicious. I must revisit, too bad they don't distribute around here.

VelvetExtract, May 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

WiserBud, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Zachtheporter, May 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

WillRadar, May 07, 2014
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 2,358 ratings.