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:
324
Gots:
676
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%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

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4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz brown bottle with freshness date.

A: A crisp copper-orange. Nice head retention. Lacing proved to be nice throughout.

S: A bit tropical (grapefruit, pineapple, orange) with a nice aroma, but not overpowering.

T: Tropical aromas translate to taste, but also strikes a nice balance between hoppy bitterness and sweet honey malt. Ends on a slightly bitter note that I find enjoyable.

F: Carbonation level seems on point. Good mouthfeel.

O: Been waiting to try Alchemy Hour since I heard about it a few months ago. A tad sweeter than my normal goto DIPAs/IIPAs , but very tasty. One of the smoothest drinking 9.0+ abv beers I've had.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.45/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle best by 5/2/13 poured into Great Lakes snifter:

Pours a brilliant deep clear orange with an off white head that quickly dissipates to a slight ring on the glass. Aroma is of big tropical fruit notes, peach, mango, orange peel, muted pine, booze, honey sweetness. Upfront there is a big pop of tropical fruits followed by a honey sweetness in the middle of the mouth. At the back of the palate the sweetness transitions to a dry finish with grapefruit puckering bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to medium light. Deceptively smooth and light, the alcohol is perceptible but well hidden. What alcohol does come through helps cut the sweetness and keep the beer well balanced. A well crafted and enjoyable west coast DIPA by Great Lakes with a midwest uniqueness.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep orange/brown, looks almost exactly like honey. Smell is great! Mango, pineapples, grapefruit, smells like a tropical fruit salad. Taste is similar to the scent, grapefruit up front, some pineapple sweetness, finishes bitter with a touch of booze. Drinks very smooth for the ABV. Carbonation is spot on. Great mouthfeel. Great Lakes has really done a great job here. People should seek this out, I would say this is easily on the same league as Hopslam.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.76/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A tropical beer to warm your soul and welcome higher temperatures! Pours a dark orange with a lasting head. Grapefruit and citrus with a pineapple sweetness and a slight sharp aftertaste. A nice balance between sweet and bitter. Nicely carbonated and resonates in the mouth. Great Lakes has created one nice DIPA, just sip slowly...this one is very good and very strong! Can't wait to see the new label for this one!

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

Best before 5/3/13. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden color with a white head which fades pretty quickly. The aromas are amazing. Lots of sweet mango and fresh pineapple. Grapefruit rind is in the mix as well as some "onion/garlic" notes as well in the nose. This smells absolutely wonderful. The flavors are extremely tasty. Malt takes a backseat, but it's still slightly noticeable. There's a great balance between the bitterness from the hops and sweetness from the honey malt. It's a great battle. Tropical flavors, but there's still a subtle earthiness. The mouthfeel is wonderful. It feels light for such a big beer. It's extremely smooth and the carbonation makes this beer dangerously drinkable. There's a kiss of heat, but it's basically non-existent. Alcohol goes basically unnoticed although it'll give you a slap every once in awhile. This is an extremely easy drinking beer.

Bravo! Great Lakes hit a homerun with this one. I'm not being a homer. Hopheads should rejoice!

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New brew from GLBC. Has Mosiac hops which seem all the rage (bred from Simcoe and Nugget).

On tap at the brewery, 10oz pour will run you $6.

Honey-orange elixir served in a snifter. One-finger head lingers then settles to a 3mm rim of white foam. Moderate amount of lacing coats the glass.

Huge tropical notes of mango, pineapple, oranges. Subtle grapefruit and pine.

The tropical notes hit first then nice subdued piney bitterness. Nice.

Nicely carbonated, a bit sticky aftertaste but oh so smooth for a >9%er.

Danger! This is one smooth DIPA. Could easily forget it packs a huge ABV. At $10 for a 4-pack, competes nicely with Ohio's other hop forward brews: Head Hunter and White Rajah.

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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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