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
Ranking:
#654
Reviews:
512
Ratings:
3,344
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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322
Gots:
688
Trade:
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3.38/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draught at the Lincoln Tap House in Cleveland, appearance is burnt orange with a small off - white collar that leaves thin sheets of foamy lace.

Smell is hoppy pine, moderate intensity.

Taste is resinous, oily hops with a chewy malty back-bone of 2 row. Hoppier than the nose, tempered with an orange candy note.

Moutheel is sticky, slippery, chewy, medium+ body.

Drinkability is ok. To sugary sweet for my taste in the style.

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4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into DFH Signature glass. Best by 5/11/14.

A - Pours a bright amber color with thin whisps of bright-white head. Great clarity. Unimpressive retention leads to disappointing lacing.

S - Juicy grapefruit coupled with rich caramel on the forefront. Citrus and tropical fruits are prominent. Faint wet grains aroma hidden in the background. Very nice.

T - Tangy clementine on the tip of my tongue. Full flavored malts follow with caramel and brown sugar. The citrus flavor is present throughout, but doesn't overwhelm. Bitter hops on the back end with a sugary sweet linger. Tasty.

M - Medium-thick body coats the tongue. Perfectly light but bubbly carbonation. Smooth. Easy drinking.

O - This is one I have been looking to try for a while. We don't get Great Lake in Delaware, so I grabbed a 4-pack on a recent pass through New Jersey. I am glad I did. This is a fantastic double IPA with great balance. Citrus is probably the most prominent flavor, but I enjoy the caramel malts that it also offers. Reminds me most nearly to Evolution Lot6, which is among my favorite beers of all time. This is definitely one I will revisit, if given the opportunity.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice amber color with a 1 finger bubbly white head. Nice lacing remains after the head dissipates.

S: Powerful hop and floral scent. Very pleasant - strong but not overpowering

T: Taste follows the nose - great hop flavor and floral taste.

M: Really crisp clean mouth feel. Slightly dry at the end - but in a good way.

O: This goes down pretty easily for such a high ABV. There is no boozy taste and it would be easy to drink 2-3

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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I picked up this case from Breski beverage in Harrisburg enjoyed bottle chilled from a teku.

The color is dark amber bordering on copper with thick creamy head of ecru with fine bead and visibly carbonated. The lace clings well. The smell is mostly citrus fruit with a tropical accent of mango and light dank herbal hop aroma with very light malt sweetness in the nose. The feel is great, very nicely carbonated with medium bitterness that is gentle and ramps up toward the finish with moderatly low alcohol influence, sweetness is present but not excessive.

The taste is great - lots of hop flavor with more of an orange type flavor with mild mango and grapefruit accents. The malt sweetness appears in the taste more toward the end of the glass but really just supports the hops which have a lot more flavor than bitterness and the alcohol is practically non-existant in the taste, there herbal and light pineapple flavors inthe peripheral make this a pretty decent Imperial Ipa to sample in multiples. Overall I would say based on having this side by side with Victory and Goose Island Imperial IPA's as well as DFH it is pretty impressive -very flavorful and not harsh in any way.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

poured 12oz bottle into snifter.

A - Clear and bronze with a 2 finger head on an aggressive pour. Nice retention and splotches of lacing around the glass.

S - Aromas of ripe pineapple and passion fruit. Honey covered bread gives it a big sweet scent.

T - The hops are big, juicy, and tropical. Ripe pineapple, passion fruit, with a touch of bitterness. Fresh baked biscuit drenched in honey makes it delicious. I think of it as a sweet, tropical Hopslam.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. A slick feel on my tongue.

O - This is a very nice IIPA that is more sweet than hoppy, but don't take that as a negative. The juicy tropical flavors come from the Mosaic hop that is complimented by a sweet honey flavor. Easy to drink considering the ABV.

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,344 ratings