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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

2,166 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,166
Reviews: 357
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 207
Gots: 165 | 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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle. Best by May 5, 2013.

Pours a dark, clear copper amber with a cream, off white dense head with excellent retention and streaks of lace. Nose is filled with resiny and leafy NZ hops, green and raw with little malt detected. Flavor unfortunately takes a dive with a strong sweet bready malt base, citrus juice and a tame hop profile with minimal bitterness in the finish. Resiny and chewy medium thick body, well carbonated, but just... ick. The sweet malty and green tasting body without much bitterness is a turn off.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 00:22:26 | More by yourefragile
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 4.29.13
Best by: 05/08/13

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange with a one inch light tan head with good retention.

S - Dank, dark orange, hoppy pine, a touch of carmel malt.

T - Sweet biscuty malt, ripe orange.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body and a touch of bitterness.

O - Balanced and not overly hoppy. Sweet bready and orange.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 04:13:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz.

A: Pours a pretty mandarin color with a small white head.

S: Orange candy, grapefruit, apricot jam, light grass and toffee.

T: Leafy bitterness, juicy and resinous citrus pith, vanilla, dry cracker malt, bitter in the finish.

M: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A good DIPA for when you're in the mood for something resinous and bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2013 04:16:59 | More by Etan
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kojevergas

Texas

3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard branded silver pressure cap and appealing label art acquired in a trade with the very generous Surlytheduff and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. "Double India Pale Ale." Best before 05/21/13. 9.4% ABV confirmed.

"Best served at 45 degrees F." Served right around there - straight from a cooler. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige/light khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, fair froth, and good (~5 minute) retention. Body colour is a bright vibrant tangerine/pale orange. Semitransparent. Translucent. Love the colour and the head. This appearance stands out in comparison to other imperial IPAs. Lacing is thin and uneven. Quite appealing for the style; I'm impressed. It's hard to differentiate appearances; this isn't quite unique but it's certainly special. Head is soft and froty with a milky white complexion on its top. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Citrusy fruity estery hop character is magnificent here; mango, grapefruit, even a bit of orange. Nice nectary hop character as well. Juicy. Pineapple. Tangerine. Grapeskin. Light hop oils. Passion fruit. Grassy and pale malts form the body, with a dash of caramel. Zesty and appealing. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. A moderate strength aroma. I'm really intrigued; the hop character is not at all what I'm used to, but it really works.

T: Hm. Lots of fruit action here; mango, tangerine, orange, a bit of pineapple, maybe kiwi, and really tame grapefruit. Lovely floral hops complement the pale and grassy malt body very well. A touch of oily and nectary hop character, but no pine or anything like that. Zesty lemon pops in the finish. Incredibly well balanced. A dash of milky caramel is present; I'm not too fond of that - it's too redolent of a barleywine and takes me out of the beer for a moment. Nectary honey adds a special touch. This is a very well built brew; no hop bitterness comes through at all. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Really impressed with this one, but that said it could use a bit more complexity and subtlety. Still, the balance alone sets it apart. The sweetness is a touch too high here - something I only notice as I drink more and more.

Mf: On the softer end. Smooth and wet. Not too oily. Good thickness. Full body. Near ideal carbonation. Complements the flavour profile quite well.

Dr: A powerfully fruity imperial IPA with a magnificent balance. Hides its alcohol very well. I'd definitely get this one again; this is a solid effort from Great Lakes. Very drinkable and enjoyable stuff. I could happily drink a few of these in the same evening.

High B

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:35:39 | More by kojevergas
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Naters333

Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into my tulip from a 12 oz bottle that has a best by date of 5/ /13.

A-Poured a nice deep golden color with great slightly off white head. Has some nice lacing as I drink. Retains a nice quarter inch head.Kind of hazy look. Hard to see through my tulip. Might even have a few floaties in there.

S-Nice hops, strong bitter smell. Almost a strong gasoline smell, but in a good way, if that makes sense. Not the best smell for a DIPA.

T-Bitter, sweet, grapefruit, dry, orange. Slight malt taste on the finish.

M-Has a very good feel for this style. One of the best things about this beer. Very full bodied, and easy drinking, although I find myself sipping this beer more than drinking it.

O-Not a bad beer at all. Very interesting. Very bitter and dry, but sweet. Fairly smooth, acts as more of a sipper DIPA. Pretty balanced with the sweet, but has a nice malty finish. I actually enjoy this beer more as it warms.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2013 07:43:53 | More by Naters333
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Callmecoon

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-23-2013 02:22:42 | More by Callmecoon
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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09robejo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-19-2014 06:53:11 | More by 09robejo
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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markcp

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-26-2014 20:44:00 | More by markcp
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menacho1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-29-2013 03:31:42 | More by menacho1
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mzeld

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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falconxman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-22-2013 03:50:08 | More by mdillon86
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BrewStew58

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

04-29-2013 17:29:34 | More by BrewStew58
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-15-2013 20:31:30 | More by BuckTuckian
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Beercanman1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

02-22-2014 10:53:19 | More by Beercanman1
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DrunkAl

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-11-2014 23:43:00 | More by DrunkAl
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-03-2013 06:39:26 | More by largadeer
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wesside89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-29-2013 04:58:54 | More by wesside89
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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pknyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-30-2013 22:37:18 | More by pknyc
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-02-2014 03:33:49 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,166 ratings.