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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

2,314 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,314
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 225
Gots: 195 | 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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Brewzma, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mcgovern1010, Jun 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

tylergoov, Jun 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

msumike89, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

GatorLCA, Jun 29, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +4.7%

Best by May 20, 2014. Opened June 29th, 2014.

A- Low head and lace. Rich golden body with apple juice highlights.

S - Ouh, interestingly sweet and fruity nose. Raspberry jam, tangerine, soft herbal bitters, and bread crust.

T - Sweet and fruity, similar to the nose but with a stronger hop bitterness. Raspberry jam, orange marmalade, toasted bread, honey. Herbal cilantro and woody bitters show up in the center and hang around through the finish.

M - Great mouthfeel. Full for the style with a nice bright carbonation.

O - A great fruit forward DIPA: probably the best example I've had yet in that range of the style.

vfgccp, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Tgunz247, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

dads_basement, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Walkerjgt, Jun 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Will0792, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

esktime, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Stork_Brewz13, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Roze, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

BH712, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

IPAFrankieH, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Wortman1998, Jun 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

leaversuch, Jun 25, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +0.7%

Pours a cloudy, nearly opaque amber, with a double-finger head. Nice, fine, treeline lace.

Aroma is wonderful and bitter citrus grapefruit hops. Very nice!

Taste is a wallop of thick, lavish hops. I get citrus again and plenty of tropical notes along the way. As well, a fairly large malt presence underscores the hop assault for balance. The body here is heavy, taste is heavy (yet, as before, balanced), and oh-so-easy to drink. A superlative IPA!

secondtooth, Jun 25, 2014
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4.58/5  rDev +7%

Arguably the most under rated best IPAS ever. This rare IPA is great. Border line dangerous because how tasty it is. This double is a must try. Used to go by alchemy hour I believe but re packaged as chill wave. Great flavor retention and hard to believe there's any alcohol in it. Very refreshing. But not surprised these guys are great.

Wavymitch, Jun 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

DuffBeer14, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

macesq, Jun 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ackeeper, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Stephenjtorres, Jun 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.8%

Chuffbomb, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

773-F-I-B, Jun 24, 2014
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,314 ratings.