Chillwave Double IPA - Great Lakes Brewing Co.
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4.26/5 rDev -0.5%
Enjoy by: 05/06/13
Hazy burnt orange with a tight, frothy head. Super juicy, pulpy citrus aroma - resin, some sharp earthy notes, and moderate alcohol. The flavor is quite hoppy: all tropical and citrus fruit. There is quite a bit of sweetness under all those juicy hops. Rindy, resinous, and floral, but it's mostly all about the fruit...the aftertaste is like ripe mango. Slick, oily, medium-full body with perhaps a bit too much heat. Pretty tasty, but I wouldn't drink more than one in a sitting.
03-09-2013 01:20:36 | More by wedge
4.49/5 rDev +4.9%
Had on-tap at Appalachian Vintner Asheville. Served in a Brooklyn Brewery pint glass.
A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.
S- Oh baby. Super dank grass and citrus rind notes ooze from the glass. Pungent with a slight booze fume.
T- Flavor stands up to the aroma decently with more citrus than earth though. Notes of juicy fruit, grapefruit and even a touch of guava spiciness. Malt works as a good balancer but doesn't have a large presence. Alcohol is insanely well hidden.
M- Tingly, prickly and sharp but at that great middle ground where things aren't too intense. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.
O- I love it when a beer lives up to its hype. Just about every bit as good as I expected.
03-11-2014 23:42:22 | More by Immortale25
4.19/5 rDev -2.1%
a: Bright, clear golden color; served with a thick, off-white head.
s: Tropical fruit hopiness; pineapple and zesty citrus. Plenty of sugary caramel and some great as well.
t: Mirrors the smell for the most part. Relatively low bitterness with lots of fresh tasting tropical fruit goodness. A tad sweeter than I prefer with some well incorporated booze.
m: Medium body and creamy.
o: Dangerously drinkable and almost, but not quite, top tier. Really liked this one though.
03-04-2014 02:59:26 | More by DIM
4.09/5 rDev -4.4%
Just hit shelves last week, was released @ the brewery pub < 7days ago.
The beer pours a clear coppery amber with 3/4" of white head that settles down to a centimeter of fluffy white blanketing. There is sticky lacing and it appears generously carbonated. The nose is predominantly spicy and piney hops with a touch of grapefruit/citrus. Booze and sugar become more prominent as it warms. The taste pushes forward a big sweetness to balance out this bitter beast; it's reminiscent of granulated sugar on grapefruit, which is then followed by a lingering lemon zest bitterness. Sharp, bitter hops clash with a huge malty sweetness in the mouthfeel, leaving the nearly 10%abv as an afterthought. It's grapefruit rind bitterness is well matched by sweetness resulting in a (surprisingly) drinkable DIPA. This beer reminds me of "this one goes to 11," with some obvious differences. If you're in the mood for a fresh, syrupy, hopped up DIPA that's affordable and easy to obtain (north east region)...this is your beer.
02-25-2013 00:14:30 | More by ThePorterSorter
Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,279 ratings.