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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

2,299 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,299
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 190 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,299 | Reviews: 358 | Display Reviews Only:
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dubsquad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-14-2014 19:58:33 | More by dubsquad
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Jasonchair

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-14-2014 19:32:32 | More by Jasonchair
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.98/5  rDev -7%

I heard great things about this beer so I was excited when I found a four pack after the initial run that I missed out on. The bottles that I picked up were less than a week old when I bought them. My first impressions of this beer were very favorable but then unfortunately, later bottles didn't taste quite as good.

It seems like so many double IPAs are very sweet and malty as a big malt backbone is needed to balance out the huge hop bill. Originally I thought this beer was sweet but very hop-forward. As I cracked open more and more bottles of this, I started to think this beer was overly sweet and it masked the crisp, bitter hops I hoped to find.

Overall, this beer is very good but for whatever reason, my impressions of it got worse with the more bottles I drank.

06-14-2014 05:27:01 | More by mjpolzin
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Eddyfunt

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-13-2014 21:56:19 | More by Eddyfunt
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ThreeTens

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-13-2014 21:48:39 | More by ThreeTens
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HopheadCC

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-13-2014 02:27:16 | More by HopheadCC
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Gus_13

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2014 20:15:21 | More by Gus_13
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Dag48

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2014 04:08:07 | More by Dag48
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2014 03:36:17 | More by Dolfan907
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bsm789

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-12-2014 01:30:26 | More by bsm789
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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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ThurmondTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-11-2014 23:30:20 | More by ThurmondTX
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Gunch52

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-11-2014 22:57:22 | More by Gunch52
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ThaJokerWild

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-11-2014 17:57:30 | More by ThaJokerWild
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csoult

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-11-2014 12:05:22 | More by csoult
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Liondiscs

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

06-11-2014 08:36:38 | More by Liondiscs
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%

Bottled 5/11/14, a nice surprise since I thought this was a winter seasonal.
Poured into tulip; dark orange-gold, clear with a minimal white head that fades but leaves tons of delicate lacing.
Smells boozy and sweet, like fruit and fermented honey.
Taste is almost overpoweringly sweet, until the hops come in and save the day at the last second. They bring piney bitterness along with juicy citrus and tropical fruits. Less Mosaic character than I would have hoped for.
Mouthfeel is oily, and it has quite a body even for a DIPA.
Overall, this is a DIPA built like a barleywine with the hops to back it up. Almost too sweet, but the hops balance it well enough. Not for the faint of heart!

06-10-2014 23:01:28 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-10-2014 20:58:46 | More by wvbrewcrew
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JNewbs

Ohio

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-10-2014 19:07:57 | More by JNewbs
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mgr78704

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-10-2014 14:25:23 | More by mgr78704
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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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PhilMiller

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-09-2014 00:42:37 | More by PhilMiller
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nickbman

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-08-2014 04:41:35 | More by nickbman
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

06-07-2014 23:58:27 | More by Jspriest
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Nobcefus

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-07-2014 23:45:49 | More by Nobcefus
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,299 ratings.