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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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2,391 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,391
Reviews: 366
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 253
Gots: 214 | 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:
Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 02-17-2013

Formerly known as Alchemy Hour Double IPA.
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - pours a nice copper amber with a finger of senwe caramel tan colored head. Fantastic retentiom amd ideap lacing.

S - lots of sweet and citrusy mango and grapefruit, pineapple, and a bit of lemon zest rindy type aromas. Tropical fruits and mouthwatering citrus. Almost a hint of onion like aroma

T - exactly as it smells with an emphasis on citrusy sweetness and a hint of caramel sweetness. More sweet than citrusy but in a tropical fruit kind of way.

M - medium or light bodied, crisp and refreshing
Each sip begs for another

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Bottle poured into teku glass

A: Dark amber, golden color with about a finger of head.
S: Floral with citrus and notes of pine.
T: Starts with the floral citrus and into the bitter pine finish.
M: Great mouthfeel for a double IPA, juicy.
O: Very solid Double IPA, definitely not a disappointment by any means!

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4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: nice golden color to it
S:smells pretty fruity notes of citrus, of slight pine
T: good taste, aftertaste could be less sour... though has the resemblance of grapefruit
M: for the most part, a delight. its the sourness at the finish, and but there is no taste of alcohol
O: a really solid beer, great lakes does not disappoint

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into tulip.

Overall a nice double IPA. I've had it before and remember it being mud more flavorful, full or citrus and pine notes. However this bottle has too much alcohol in the nose, only slightly dissipating in the taste. Tends to overwhelm everything else. Still worth trying, though, since this brewery makes really great brews.

Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,391 ratings.