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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,334 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,334
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 228
Gots: 199 | 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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Ratings: 2,334 | Reviews: 362 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

77apm, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of 57md
3.89/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a brilliant copper color with a half finger of head that dissipates quickly but leaves some lacing behind. The nose is a fine blend of hops and citrus. The malt backbone on this offering is solid – in fact, this is quite a well-balanced DIPA. The finish has bitterness along with a hint of sweet, but it’s not super-hoppy. The biggest drawback is that the alcohol gets just a bit too much at the very end.

57md, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

abkayak, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Stevelikesbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Stevelikesbeer, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of gashmoney
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

gashmoney, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of klesniew
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

klesniew, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of sliks96
4/5  rDev -6.8%

sliks96, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Schimms
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Schimms, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Mineo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Mineo, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
4/5  rDev -6.8%

DantheMan75, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

cjgiant, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of AD17
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

AD17, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

caahare, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ECalebrews449, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of LawnMemo
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

LawnMemo, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Ohiolager
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Ohiolager, Mar 15, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

bigflatsbeerman, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

RobDB, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

kmos27, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Slemendous
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

Slemendous, Mar 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ZEB89, Mar 14, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Diane_Brew, Mar 14, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev -10%
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.

macher0, Mar 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

nodder, Mar 14, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

koutkid41, Mar 14, 2014
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,334 ratings.