Chillwave Double IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
3,310
Reviews:
506
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
323
Gots:
672
For Trade:
13
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Ratings: 3,310 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of StrangerTides
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GLBClover85
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
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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Photo of Tarheel219
3.77/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bum4ever
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Dark amber color with a good amount of off-white head that leaves pretty quick
S: Hops and citrus, maybe some orange and lemon in there.
T: Lots of fruit and hops combining here. Aftertaste is sweet and a little sticky.
F: Nice and thick feel here with a good amount of carbonation.
O: Really solid DIPA, just a little too much fruit flavor for my personal taste, but still a really well made beer.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manuel_M
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Imperialjake
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattwanek
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeaconWhite82
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite seasonal beer by Great Lakes. This is either 3 or 4 years in a row I have gotten a case Of Chill Wave. The only bad thing I can say about this beer is it is slightly heavy. Other than that , it rates as a top notch beer.

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Photo of 1mrbeer
4.47/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle "enjoy by 4/30/17" into pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a coarse off-white head. Initial impression is sweetened citrus, morphing into a slightly fruity bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and a little heavier than your typical DIPA. Carbonation is on the light side, which is perfect for the style. Finish is smooth, dry, and slightly sweet. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. A little too much fruity sweetness for my taste, but that's just me.

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Photo of JOldewurtel
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AJmon13
4.67/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of White_Whiskey
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ianmm91
4.91/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.09/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of srfou
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drh88
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleMalt
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a large wine goblet: color is gold/copper, transparent, head is brighter white with fine to small bubbles that present about 1/2 inch thick and then dissipate to a ring on the side, some bubbly lacing.

Smell is heavy fruit, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, well blended; back end sweeter malt noticeable - not caramel but something sweet there.

Taste is similarly fruity - with grapefruit, mango, pineapple; malt is sweet but i dont pinpoint caramel - maybe more of a sweet lingering note from the fermentation. Hops are big, struggling to overtake the sweetness at first but then as it warms they begin to dry out the flavor a bit.

Mouthfeel is softer than many DIPAs, but also a bit on the sweet side at first then reduces to a dryness.

Overall a good DIPA, but a touch much on the lean towards sweetness in the flavor and mouthfeel.

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Photo of rypkr
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dflo32
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuyFawkes
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Enjoy by 6/16/16"; drank 5/2/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a big off-white head; a curtain of frothy lace.

Melon, pineapple, apple cider & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Tart pineapple & sweet apple cider flavors up front; melon notes on the finish. Almost no booze heat. A hint on the sweet side, but bold flavors here. I'd like to try this when it's extremely fresh...

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Photo of Nolster
4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,310 ratings.
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