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 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:
#1,089
Reviews:
516
Ratings:
3,357
pDev:
9.11%
 
 
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322
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Ratings: 3,357 |  Reviews: 516
Photo of BlakeAM
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of jman005
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kenlin
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Morey
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of PHBoiler
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Bright golden hue with a relatively thin head that leaves quickly.

Smell is bright and hoppy but not very much citrus. Some yeast.

Bitter forward flavor at first with some maltiness. Hops, light citrus, and honey come through halfway through the glass. Not a bright citrus flavor like many DIPA. More muted and resiny hop character. Smoothes throughout the drinking experience.

Mouthfeel is a bit resiny and viscous, could use a bit more carbonation for me.

Overall, it's worth trying if you're a DIPA fan. I credit Great Lakes for not brewing something highly citrus forward that would get lost in the shuffle. It wouldn't be in my top 5 DIPA, but it's certainly an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of gabedivision
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a snifter glass 5/25 enjoy by date

A- pours a deep burnt orange, with a 1/4 head, that thins to a lace with some visible carbonation

S- Oranges, mangos, pineapples, grapefruit , tons of citrus, loads of heavy floral scents packed mid sniff, a touch of pine and grapefruit skin on the end

T- Pungent orange and grapefruit right up front, again very floral mid sip, heat from the alcohol can be found also but not overly aggressive, finishes very very bitter.

M- Full bodied, medium carbonation, soft and juicy in the mouth, leaves the tounge dry and wanting more and the palate destroyed from bitterness

O- Really good DIPA from GLBC, this beer took me by suprise, huge citrus notes, huge floral notes, just all around classic DIPA every thing fits just right.

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Photo of BellsFan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DrewV
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A good looking beer, about a full finger or so of white head on top of a golden amber liquid body. Smell is the typical unique Great Lakes malt aroma, backed up by some floral and fruity hops. Taste is more of the same, following the typical Great Lakes recipe for IPAs. Similar to Lake Erie Monster, but less hoppy and more fruity, although I wouldn't really classify the taste as "fruity". It's more floral and citrus if anything, but either way it's less aggressive than The Monster. Mouthfeel is decent, once again similar to the other Great Lakes offerings. They don't deviate much from their base recipe, and this brew is no exception. However, at 9.4% ABV, it's a high-gravity option that has good flavor and low alcohol presence. All in all, a winner and a solid B+/A- rating.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beejis60
3.14/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A- About average.
S- Good nose; kinda sweet, citrus with a touch of alcohol
T- Not that great. VERY boozy, a bit too sweet for an IPA. A bit too floral and too little citrus for what I like in a DIPA. Lake Erie Monster is MUCH better.
M- A bit thin and flat.
O- Meh. Would rather have Lake Erie Monster... or the new Rye of the Tiger when it comes out.

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Photo of JVan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of crytion
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
2.86/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Iustus
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of screamking
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance-dark apricot, with small white head, carbonation from the bottom, some lacing. 4

Aroma-Grapefruit, orange, piney, lots of citrus, honey, fresh floral arrangement. 4.25

Taste-same as smell, grapefruit is right up front, maple syrup, brown sugar, pineapple, orange peel, dried apricot. 4.5

Feel-medium bodied, not watery, perfect ratio of bitterness, coats palate and stays, this is what a double should feel like. 4.75

Overall-More, that's how my mouth feels after a drink. Really solid stuff coming out of Great Lakes these days. High ABV that can hardly be tasted. Priced right, available everywhere in my area, even saw it at a gas station. As good as hopslam, if not better in some ways. 4.5

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Photo of Eastside151
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of NickyPogs
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DingleHouse
4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite simply the best thing Great Lakes has done. And they don't miss often. Good hop up front but mellows quite nicely. The ABV is sneaky on this one. A couple pints of this will surely wash away the rigors of the day. If HopSlam was to your liking, then you have just found a fine substitute.

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Photo of Noonan425
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of callmeoz
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of alex021224
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Gomeza
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Photo of BeerBuckeye
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden amber color with puffy, 1.5 finger white head.

S - Fruity, mango and grapefruit, orange peel. Earthy undertones, good malt bill.

T - Packs a punch, very aggressive on piney hops up front, transforms into a lot of puckery sweetness before fading back into floral, bitter hops. Very good.

M - A tad dry, puckering. Robust.

Overall - An outstanding, outstanding brew by Great Lakes here. Excellent brew.

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Photo of zimm421
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Bottled dated fresh til 5/1/13. Appears a nice dark orange, with as light amber hint. Good off-white head that leaves substantial lacing.

Nose is full of hops, tons of pine, citrus, and floral notes. Some underlying sweetness, but it doesn't jump out at you. The taste doesn't completely align with the nose, as the malts are much more present. Lots of resinous pine, as well as the nice honey malts. Very complex, and satisfying.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, with not a lot of carbonation. Works pretty well with everything else going on. Overall this is a great brew, nice and complex, and pretty drinkable for the style. Definitely glad I grabbed this one.

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Photo of FievelGoesWest
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,357 ratings