Chillwave Double IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA
BA SCORE
94.3%
Liked This Beer
4.28 w/ 3,322 ratings
Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States
greatlakesbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Alchemy Hour Double IPA.

Added by CaptCleveland on 02-17-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#603
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
3,322
Liked:
3,131
Avg:
4.28/5
pDev:
9.11%
Alströms:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
323
Gots:
676
Trade:
11
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,322 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of CistercianFan
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kko12
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dtreindl
4.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AirZombie
4.86/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

incredible. first time trying a great lakes beer. one of the best dipa's ive ever had

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Photo of tkolterman
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great citrusy taste and a good alcohol buzz. Good stuff, my top 5

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Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ACarp
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

served 4/25, best by 5/11
Better than hopslam and Nugget Nectar.
Very berry like and fruity hops ala Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra. Slight alcohol detected in flavor.
Distinctly different hop profile than Pliny, much more fruity and probably the best example of a ""new wave" IPA i have had, with the cutting edge fruity hops, while Pliny stands as the classic and best crafted western IPA. Most comparable DIPA I have had was Enjoy By 4/20/14

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Photo of nihiloexnihil
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2013 bottle poured into DFH/SN IPA glass.

A: Luscious golden coloration, creamy off white head. Significant carbonation constantly bubbling to the surface.

S: Well that's interesting. Orange peel, passionfruit, hints of banana, lemondrops. Triple sec with hints of alcohol. The smell is tropical and sweet.

T: Wow. Again, orange, tropical fruits, honey. Sweet. Barely any hop bitterness on the finish.

M: Light, carbonated, refreshing. This is 9.8%??

Overall: If you look at my profile, and my previous reviews, you will see I love big stouts, barleywines, and the like. I like sweeter beers with high ABV. I've had Heady, Pliny, Sucks, Hopslam, and I've always maintained my preference for maltier, less hoppy beers. Maybe that's why I like this so much. This is the best IPA I've ever had. I will buy much more of this and drink it all summer.

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Photo of Cycle69
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nisman
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jay1078
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of James_Bond_007
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ellis1701
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trainradio77
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greengorilla
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerme124535
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of gw_chacuer
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Manny1909
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aleszu
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12 oz. bottle bought from Whole Foods in Cleveland, OH. Served in tulip glass.

Appearance: Great looking double IPA with good head retention, very nice lacing, deep orange color, mostly clear with a bit of cloudiness.

Smell: Pungent mango, guava and peach aromas. Exceptionally rich smells here.

Taste: Red licorice and sweetness on front that covers up the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Not cloying, very nice on the back end with a little bit of stickiness. Very pleasant, sweet and rich double IPA.

Overall: Well executed double IPA with lofty tropical aromas. A pleasure to drink.

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Photo of Jammyman
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HardyA
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint

A. Pours amber in color, mostly transparent with 1 finger of white foamy head that lasts about a minute then subsides as a film over the surface leaving a spider leg lacing around the glass.

S. Some nice tropical fruits mixed with sweet malts. Grapefruit, mango, biscuit cookie, caramel, strawberry, banana. Smells very inviting for me.

T. Wow. This is superb. All the flavors on the nose agree here. But now I get a little bitterness. Some grassy aftertaste. But the flavors are so balanced. This tropical fruit with the sweet malts and bitterness all blend together so well. I always heard this is good. But this is top 3 if not #1 DIPA for me. Just awesome.

M. The body is perfect for the style I think. 4 on a 1-10 scale. Medium with a slight light/silkyness to it. The carbonation is spot on too. Slaps the tongue when it hits the mouth and continues to spike for a second after the swallow. Finishes pretty clean and makes you want more.

O. There is not much I could say bad about this beer. I was expecting it to be good but not this good. 1 of the best DIPA's i've ever had hands down. I WILL be going back for more.

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Photo of GLBClover85
4.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Another excellent beer from great lakes...might just be my favorite besides edmund fitzgerald. Fruity notes and just enough hops make this an excellent tasting brew. 9.0 alcohol is well hidden..if you see this try it...you wont be disappointed

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94.3% out of 100 with 3,322 ratings
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