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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

2,622 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,622
Reviews: 427
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 269
Gots: 333 | FT: 13
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:
Beer added by: CaptCleveland on 02-17-2013

Formerly known as Alchemy Hour Double IPA.
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Ratings: 2,622 | Reviews: 427
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12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Hazy golden-amber with a short head that dissipates immediately. Low carbonation.

Nose
Pineapple, papaya, candy coated oranges, mango, caramel and something that resembles lactose?

Taste
Mango, papaya and notes of pineapple. Rich caramel and candied citrus. Touches of toffee. There does seems to be this strange (yet welcome) lactose component. Starfruit and honey. Finishes with resinous pine and florals.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, oily, sticky and dry.

Overall
Complex and nicely balanced. The 9.4% abv isn't noticeable. Pretty much everything you'd want in a DIPA, but there is this milky flavor that sets it apart.

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Thanks to WCW for getting me a couple of bottles of these.

Poured from a 12oz bottle, best before 05/11/14.

Pours a clear honey-gold body with thick foam staying around 3 fingers thick; tight lacing all around. Wonderful sticky hops in the aroma. Flavor is more mellow; crisp caramel malt mixed with hop juice but very balanced, maybe a bit too much? Bitterness is not strong and ends in a real sweet tooth. Very drinkable but disappoints a little as i found it a bit too tame.

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A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Body is clear coppery amber with small khaki-colored head. Some splotchy lace.

S: Sweet malt surprisingly dominates at first - think caramel malt & brown sugar. Hops are more noted after a little while: faint apricot and tropical fruits.

T: Follows the nose, with a sweet malt foundation - caramel malt, toffee - then tropiclal fruit (pineapple) hoppiness. Finishes with sweetness doing battle with the hops. Sweetness prevails, which is disappointing to me, as I like my DIPAs to have a strong hop bitterness.

M: Full in body; slighlty slick.

O: This is good, but not great.

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 2,622 ratings.