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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

2,283 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,283
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 223
Gots: 186 | 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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J-dub


3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-01-2014 20:43:22 | More by J-dub
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meetyouoverboard

Ohio

3/5  rDev -29.9%

05-14-2013 20:55:23 | More by meetyouoverboard
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Filabee

Michigan

3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-04-2014 01:27:50 | More by Filabee
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heytomcat

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-04-2014 00:04:27 | More by heytomcat
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Sean32

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-28-2014 16:58:19 | More by Sean32
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98green

Michigan

3/5  rDev -29.9%

06-19-2014 01:18:50 | More by 98green
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -29.9%

04-20-2014 01:55:01 | More by KJ2013
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Beejis60

New York

3.1/5  rDev -27.6%

A- About average.
S- Good nose; kinda sweet, citrus with a touch of alcohol
T- Not that great. VERY boozy, a bit too sweet for an IPA. A bit too floral and too little citrus for what I like in a DIPA. Lake Erie Monster is MUCH better.
M- A bit thin and flat.
O- Meh. Would rather have Lake Erie Monster... or the new Rye of the Tiger when it comes out.

02-22-2013 17:40:00 | More by Beejis60
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -25.7%

Pours a slightly cloudy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a one finger white foam head that quickly settles into a lasting collar. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Floral hop aroma with a decent balance of earthy and sweet citrus notes countered by a sweet malt backbone. Slightly resinous with grassy pine needle notes followed by citrus peel, caramel malt, toffee and biscuit. Slight tropical presence with grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel but the malt presence is a bit strong for my liking, taking away from the floral hop bouquet and citrus/tropical fruit notes.

Medium bodied with prominent earthy bitterness up front that lingers over the sweeter notes and malt backbone into a dry finish. Dry and resinous with grassy pine needle and spruce tip flavors countered by subtle citrus and sweet malt backbone. The citrus/tropical fruit character from the nose is missing here but there is some caramel sweetness as well as some toffee, hazelnut and biscuit. The high ABV is well masked making this beer easy to drink, but the malt flavors are a bit too prominent for me. Some nice hop flavor up front but it falls off mid-palate with too much malt sweetness for the style.

03-16-2013 05:02:13 | More by corby112
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -24.5%

Poured into a Delirium snifter on 3/10/13

Enjoy by 05/01/13

Dark orange and honey hues; honey depth, too. One finger head dissipates quickly to a layer of tiny bubbles and thicker collar retention. Droopy lace.

Slick hop oil and light booze aromas. Lots of grapefruit, some tangerine and lemon. Hints of pine and a slight herbal nip. Soapy orange. Biscuit and cracker malts.

The taste is more of an herbal/pine combo with too much booze in the middle. Bitterness is moderately high and would be pretty much spot on if it weren't for all the booziness. Oily citrus tones move in after a spell; grapefruit and orange.

Medium full, slick feel. Carbonation is moderate and well proportioned. Still, it's too boozy.

Finally, Great Lakes takes a shake at a decent DIPA; too bad it's upper mid-tier at best.

03-11-2013 03:28:59 | More by Ryan011235
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

04-22-2014 22:53:22 | More by IrishColonial
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themind

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

05-31-2014 14:49:42 | More by themind
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smonice

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

03-22-2013 18:58:11 | More by smonice
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ryandesign1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

06-21-2014 18:19:24 | More by ryandesign1
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AkaFlash

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

05-14-2014 21:33:25 | More by AkaFlash
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bcm75

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

04-07-2014 22:35:04 | More by bcm75
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klesniew

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

03-16-2014 00:16:35 | More by klesniew
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Liberatiscioli

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

03-23-2014 12:23:21 | More by Liberatiscioli
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

09-14-2013 17:06:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Dawgboned37

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

06-10-2014 05:13:22 | More by Dawgboned37
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Centennial

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

07-29-2013 19:22:03 | More by Centennial
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

07-23-2013 04:13:39 | More by Beerlover
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fireman1013

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

12-23-2013 17:06:24 | More by fireman1013
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Trena

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

04-25-2013 14:36:48 | More by Trena
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harrymel

Washington

3.36/5  rDev -21.5%

Best by 14MAY13

Nice copper colored ale with a light creamy sheet. Smells like BO, apricot, peaches, resin, some pine and sweet malts. Nice nose. Flavor is malt, some cracker, some tea and peach. Overall the taste is more malty than I enjoy in a DIPA, but has a herbal character that seems appealing. medium on full bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. Overall the beer isn't bad, but nothing special. In fact, I'd recommend this for somebody that really loves DFH beers, seems to fall in line with their style.

05-02-2013 05:02:37 | More by harrymel
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,283 ratings.