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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA

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2,316 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,316
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 197 | 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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Photo of JohnG190
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber with a thick, off-white head that dissipates slowly. Decent lacing. Lots of tropical fruit and citrus on the nose followed by pine resin and flowery notes. Lots of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, tangerine and orange on the tongue. The pine resin and earthy hops are not as apparent, but they balance out what is almost a too sweet beer from the malt profile. Full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, this is almost perfect DIPA, only the too-sweet finish keep it from the pinnacle!

JohnG190, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of DerekQXQX
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DerekQXQX, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Nathan50
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Nathan50, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Wm_Howard_Taft
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Wm_Howard_Taft, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of brewtalthrone
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

brewtalthrone, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

thatoneguymike, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of ChrisL24481
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear dark orange with minimal/visible carbonation. A small off white head sat atop but quickly dissipated. The aroma is earthiness, pine and resin with some citrus fruit undertones. The earthiness and pine/resin comes through first and the citrus fruit aftertaste lingers for a bit. It is a medium body brew with strong bitterness from the hops. Overall, it is a flavorful DIPA.

ChrisL24481, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Syracuse12
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Syracuse12, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Powerful copper, essentially transparent, with a light head that starts moderately and fades quickly, but leaves nice lacing.

S - Lovely hop hits of fruits, mostly mango and pineapple, with pine and resin, grass and a slight dank finish that works nicely with the whole.

T - Delivers on the smell with a peppery fruit and hop resin core, with a nice cracker malt element offering some balance, but closing with a hard turn toward the bitter, but not unpleasantly so. This is a double IPA that delivers without smacking you in the face.

M - A bit more chewy than I'd like, but moderate carbonation imparts some relief from the dryness of close.

O - I was quite pleased to pick this up from the Jungle Jim's growler fill service when I was in Ohio yesterday. It was something I hoped to try, and to get it fresh is a particular treat. A wonderful rendition of a popular style, Chillwave is one I'd pick up again in a heartbeat.

Tsar_Riga, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

Liberatiscioli, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of SCZ
4/5  rDev -6.5%

SCZ, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of hexasecond
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

hexasecond, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Givemebeer
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pale golden, 1/2 inch head about with lively carbonation.

S: Mango, grapefruit

T: Juicy, citrusy, and some tropical flavors. Some grapefruit and mango as in the nose but also soft kiwi in the mix as well.

M: Medium bodied for an ipa

O: A very nice DIPA and glad I tried it. Burst of hop juice and pretty complex. A comfortable and enjoyable amount of bitterness.

Givemebeer, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of hermit990
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

hermit990, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of addiwilliams
4/5  rDev -6.5%

addiwilliams, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of emyers
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber-hued orange color with a half-inch white head.

Smell: Impressive. Bursting with citrus and tropical hops - tangerine, mango, papaya. No alcohol in the nose. Love it.

Taste: Very similar to the smell - big on the tangerine and tropical fruit hops along with some grapefruit. A tiny bit of caramel malt sneaks in to give some balance on the finish, but this is all about the hops. No real alcohol heat and a nice bittering hop presence on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and pretty dry, although the tropical fruit hop flavors do give a mild perceived sweetness. Medium-high carbonation. Bittering hops dry out the palate on the finish.

Overall: Great Lakes normally kills it and this is one of their best in my opinion. Phenomenal DIPA.

emyers, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of nohopsnothanks
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

nohopsnothanks, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

mpalestino, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of don1481
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle Poured into Mr. Pint.

Appearance: Copper with a small amount of carbonation. Virtually no head at all.

Smell: Very tropical and hoppy with pine notes. Smells... serious. Like it's not hiding anything at all.

Taste: Big, bold IPA flavors abound here, with a bit more sweetness than what you'd find in your typical double IPA. It's different, and here, different is good!

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clear. No alcohol burn to report. Slight stickiness, strangely enough.

Overall: I'm glad I got a 4 pack of this before the liquor store ran out...!

don1481, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crystal clear copper hue with a nice sticky finger and half tall white head. Lots of papaya and mango on the nose along with other tropical fruits, smells great. Incredibly incredibly smooth. Sweet tropical fruits , a bit of pine and grassiness, some sweet caramel and and sweet breads beneath it all, well blended flavors , balanced but overall sweet with bitterness just keeping things in check with a touch of alcohol heat. Really really nice.

jtierney89, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of cjohns73
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

cjohns73, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of NHbeerfishing
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

NHbeerfishing, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of MattCoots
4/5  rDev -6.5%

MattCoots, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of norinco
4.75/5  rDev +11%

norinco, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
4/5  rDev -6.5%

MNBeerGeek, Mar 22, 2014
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,316 ratings.