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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
95
world-class

2,219 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,219
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 214
Gots: 175 | FT: 12
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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Ohiolager

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

chillwave double IPA 4pk bottles $8.99(OH) aka known as alchemy hour double IPA.

12 oz brown bottle poured into an etched pint glass. freshest taste date clearly marked, as always.

pours a deep dark copper color. very crisp and clear, a two finger head that left good lacing.

the smell is amazing! i smell a robust outburst of hops. a sweet citrus smell with lots of hoppy action and a subtle pine smell. its telling me come on in and sit down for a while.

the taste is even better. the 9.5 abv is super masked. tastes no stronger than 7.5 abv. a hoppy outburst, followed by a grapefruit citrus taste, finished off very smoothly and with subtle piney souroundings. the after taste is less bitter than any IPA i have ever tasted. (80 IBU's)

mouth feel is rather light. i was not expecting this at all. feels half as thick/heavy as their 7.5 abv commodore perry. still i have no complaints here.

overall this is a great DIPA from the guys at great lakes. A very strong DIPA with moderate IBU's. I always pick up a few four packs when that season comes around. I like the taste of this better than rye of the tiger, but i like the IBU's of the tiger better than chillwave.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 04:29:05 | More by Ohiolager
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bigflatsbeerman

New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Dark bronze color. Very clear, poured a two finger head with vigorous pour.

Smell - I'm getting a piney smell then get the smell of Mosaic Hops.. Smells good.

Taste - Taste seems less than what I smelled. Decent beer, but taste just seems to fade away.

Mouthfeel - At 9.4% ABV the alcohol is well hidden which is important to me.

Overall - A good DIPA, but not the best in my opinion. I enjoy Victory Hop Ranch more than this, but would put this ahead of Victory DirtWolf.

Serving type: growler

03-15-2014 04:05:19 | More by bigflatsbeerman
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RobDB

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-15-2014 02:36:57 | More by RobDB
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-15-2014 00:46:14 | More by kmos27
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Slemendous

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance
Copper, clear, 2 cm head when poured, consistent carbonation throughout.

Smell
Sweet, floral and piney/honey

Taste
Hits more towards back of the tongue and roof of mouth, a bit sweeter than balanced.

Mouthfeel
Light, pops a bit I guess…

Overall
Solid beer, not great enough that it would be at the top of my list for a pick when sitting down for a strong double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 00:01:50 | More by Slemendous
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-14-2014 22:43:28 | More by ZEB89
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Diane_Brew

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber. Very orange-y. Uuummm. Not very pretty. Like, one of those (what's that birth stone that's that color? Amber? Is it amber?), I dunno that ugly birthstone that is amber color.

S: Grapefruity with some snot.

T: Plain to grapefruit taste. ALL IN ONE SIP! You can really feel it on the outside of your tongue; like a big dong on a Friday night. Like a good once a night beer.

M: Luscious and thick like an Italian man.

O: It won't give you a headache.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 22:30:20 | More by Diane_Brew
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macher0

Kentucky

3.86/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle to drinking glass - alls I had.

A. Dark copper color with a finger egg shell head that retreats to a fine bubble rim. Some laces.

S. Nose has strong malt backbone. Hops are prevelant. Minor notes of cat piss, grass, grain, and pine.

T. Strong malt backbone. A noticeable sweetness. The hops come through as sweet pine. Notes of grass, grain, resin, honey, and multi-grain bread.

M. Not very smooth. Thick. Moderate carbonation. Full body.

O. I was a little disappointed. I felt the sweetness actually lended to the lack of smoothness. This ale was overshadowed by other top shelf DIPAs that came out this season. With that said this is a good beer and worth the 10.99 per 4 pack price. I recommend this but I won't keep it around.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 20:42:26 | More by macher0
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nodder

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-14-2014 19:13:22 | More by nodder
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koutkid41

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Beautiful golden copper. Nice off-white that keeps for awhile. Nice lacing

S: Strong Mosaic hop aroma, really pungent almost a like a pleasant skunk to it. love it. Strong tangerine and hints tropical fruits in full force. Some grass. Alcohol is well hidden nicely.

T: Like the aroma good amount of tangerine with hints of pineapple and mango. Light bready and sweet caramel. Bitterness is soft, not even close to being harsh. Alcohol is still hidden.

M: Lightly sweet not not alot. Light to medium body that goes down smoothly. Really nice.

O: I really really love the mosaic hop, aromas and flavors are amazing. This beer is amazing, really easy to drink beer. An easy decision to be a new go to beer, hope to see this around more.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 18:05:49 | More by koutkid41
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-14-2014 16:24:14 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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acehart1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-14-2014 06:48:27 | More by acehart1
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Maillard

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-14-2014 05:43:43 | More by Maillard
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

APPEARANCE: Bright, brilliant orange. Wisps, tiny wisps, of foam cover small patches of the surface after the half-inch head falls down. There is not a whole lot of lacing, but a few very small spots cling to the glass throughout.

SMELL: Yummy. This beer is FRESH. Very piney. Some grass and citrus notes sneak in behind the pine to round it out. The smell really whets the palate for this one.

TASTE: Wow. The taste is just as good as the smell. A wonderfully bitter (and quite grassy) backbone is the base for a wide array of hop and malt flavors to dance around on. The hops contribute pine, a touch of lemon zest and a hint of grapefruit, in addition to that nice grassiness. The honey and malt sweeten it to the point of almost making it a dessert beer. There is a lot going on here.

MOUTHFEEL: Sweet, but balanced. The body is medium to full and it has a very pleasant stickiness to it, reminiscent of Oskar Blues Gordon/G'Knight.

OVERALL: I LOVE Hopslam. This is on par with Hopslam.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 05:37:21 | More by StoneTSR
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Aknight90


5/5  rDev +16.8%

03-14-2014 04:40:23 | More by Aknight90
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azdback

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-14-2014 04:21:22 | More by azdback
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themanilow

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-14-2014 02:35:44 | More by themanilow
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MaximumYuks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-14-2014 02:24:22 | More by MaximumYuks
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-14-2014 01:33:37 | More by Axic10
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Soloveitchik

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-14-2014 00:04:05 | More by Soloveitchik
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-13-2014 23:39:51 | More by elevatedgreens
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MPPHISH

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-13-2014 22:37:23 | More by MPPHISH
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Doublicious

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

03-13-2014 21:47:13 | More by Doublicious
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-13-2014 19:43:20 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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iJyuken

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-13-2014 16:45:29 | More by iJyuken
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,219 ratings.