Chillwave Double IPA | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Chillwave Double IPAChillwave Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.28/5
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:
#608
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
3,322
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
677
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 3,322 |  Reviews: 510
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into an IPA glass

A - Pours a clear copper color with a big white head. Light carbonation. Nice lacing on the glass. Legs fall quickly.

S - Orangey citrus, grapefruit, a touch of dankness, and a hint of malt backbone.

T - Grapefruit and orange up front. A small touch of dankness. Really enjoyable.

M - Prickly on the tongue. Finishes dry. Very light bitterness. No trace of alcohol.

O - A very good citrus-forward west coast style IPA. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Photo of guityler83
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: An aggressive pour resulted in a two finger head in the snifter. Bright white with mixed soap like bubbles. As it slowly receded a cotton looking lacing was left in its place. The beer is a medium dark copper color with small amount of haze and a constant stream of bubbles climbing to the top.

S: Wow. Large citrus hop aroma. Pineapple is the dominant scent followed by grapefruit and mango. A light graininess from the malt and no detectable ethenol or off characteristics.

T: Great big juicy citrus hop flavor on par with the aroma, pineapple and grapefruit dominate. There is also some pine and berry notes. The bitterness is firm but round and not harsh at all (lots of late hopping I'm guessing). The malt backbone is nice and subtle coming in with a toasty grainy character. Balance is hugely on the hop side. Clean fermentation character, no esters to speak of.

M: A juicy oily sensation left on the tongue like most late hopped IPAs. The carbonation is on the medium to moderate side maybe a tad high coming of a bit bitting. The body is meduim with the hops giving the impression of much more then it probably is.

O: The bottle I had was very fresh and very delish. I've had a lot of GL over the years and they have been solid, but this one blew me away. Big juicy aromatic and a great combination of hop flavors. I would compare it to Head Hunter or even Dirt Wolf with less dank.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of unclejazz
3.77/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour from recent batch nice fluffy white head solid good lacing and well carbonated. Nose is sweet malt, mango, alcohol and a touch of resin. Taste is vegetal, bready and boozy. The strength of the beer overshadows the hop profile which is a shame. Mouthfeel is great for a DIPA with great bubbly medium-high mouth coating. On the whole I am continuously let down by this one. I had it when it was released under another name and a few bottles of this year's and think the flavor is just a disappointment. I would not grab this on tap even if it was same day fresh.

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4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this our of a tulip
Look - copper color and you can see right through it. Good head that lasted for less than 30 sec
Smell - best smelling dipa I can think of. The hop and citrus aroma is incredible.
Taste - just like the smell but slightly hopier. Has a great grapefruit mango citrus taste. More mango than anything else and it sits in your mouth for a while.
Mouthfell - slight carbonation thick for how clear it is but fairly smooth.
Overall - one of the best Great Lake beers if not my favorite. I hope to find this in tap somewhere!

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,322 ratings
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