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Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 2,166 | Reviews: 357 | Display Reviews Only:
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-05-2014 23:10:51 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-27-2014 01:18:12 | More by thedifferencemaker
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-11-2013 16:58:26 | More by GeoffreyM
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Dshep1340

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-22-2014 00:52:39 | More by Dshep1340
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ljthockey7

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-08-2014 21:10:10 | More by ljthockey7
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Rjhami

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-17-2013 05:29:47 | More by Rjhami
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dimchik

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-02-2014 02:57:20 | More by dimchik
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stevepat

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-27-2013 17:58:35 | More by stevepat
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jenray

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-03-2013 14:34:02 | More by jenray
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pest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-08-2014 02:56:16 | More by pest
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brandonati

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-21-2013 01:25:38 | More by brandonati
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Envelopes

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-19-2013 03:13:49 | More by Envelopes
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ThurmondTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-11-2014 23:30:20 | More by ThurmondTX
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JJWIGHT

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-25-2013 13:06:51 | More by JJWIGHT
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koopa

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-26-2014 04:35:33 | More by koopa
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gpawned

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-17-2013 05:04:29 | More by gpawned
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

10-27-2013 02:09:32 | More by BodiesLexus
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-25-2014 23:17:38 | More by thegerm87
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NooseJustice

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-27-2014 13:59:55 | More by NooseJustice
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-24-2013 03:14:11 | More by oglmcdgl
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Westuh

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-16-2013 18:40:48 | More by Westuh
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.51/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle received in trade with iguenard - thanks!

Appearance - Clear amber/copper with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, pine, grassy, grapefruit, earthy notes

Taste & Mouth - There is a low amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel, malts, and hops. There is also some grapefruit and some pineapple mixed with grassy/hay notes. It ends with a malty/earthy/grassy aftertaste.

Overall – Wow, not what I was expecting at all. It tastes like some kind of Oktoberfest version of a DIPA. It's also missing way too much carbonation. Not my type of DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:52:52 | More by spinrsx
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

I learn more about surfing from beer than anywhere else... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of light cream-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, deep grape, light toffee, grass, mixed greens, and a decent amount of chlorinated hard water. The taste brings in more of the same, though the chlorine is thankfully diminished (nearly gone entirely) and there's significantly more citrus rind to be found. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a generally solid DIPA, but one that exhibits occasional characters than just don't endear it to me.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2013 22:32:51 | More by TMoney2591
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John_M

Oregon

3.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Sampled the other day at the Apothecary Alehouse in Morgantown.

Not terrible, but very much a "mehhh..." DIPA. At least for me, this beer is a bit too sweet and isn't nearly hoppy enough. Alcohol is more noticeable than I would prefer as well. Can't see myself ordering this one again any time soon.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 17:16:48 | More by John_M
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neurobot01

California

3.64/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into a pint glass. Best before 5/11/14.

Look: beautiful orange. Pretty minimal head, but ample bubble action.

Smell: really not getting much. Very muted citrusy notes. Or maybe soap. Mostly dominated by what I can only describe as a kind of off note.

Taste: holy crap—oversized flavors on a couple fronts. First: sweet. Really, really, really sweet. Second: tropical fruits. Mango, papaya, pineapple. I've never been to Jamba Juice, but I would believe that this was some sort of spinoff product of theirs. Tasty, but "IPA" is pretty low on the list of things I'd guess I'm drinking when I taste this. Did I mention that this is really, really, really sweet?

Feel: pretty pleasant. In a really, really sweet kind of way.

Overall: I wish I could rate this higher, but I've had honey that was less sweet. I won't rule out the possibility that this lost some character in transit, or that my palate is fatigued, but this just doesn't do it for me as a DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:24:34 | More by neurobot01
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,166 ratings.