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:
3,320
Reviews:
509
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
677
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 3,320 |  Reviews: 509
Photo of Brock915
4.98/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BigGerm
4.98/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A very well balanced double. A little malt taste mixes with the grapefruit/citrus flavors. Lacks any alcohol like taste given the ABV.

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Photo of Bonis
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Hoppytree
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

5/3/15 best buy date wow this is a great DIPA L: dark amber with huge 4 finger cream colored head S: light citrus and floral with a little mango and papaya smells
T: same as smell with a slight hop finish F:Creamy O: to bad they don't have this all the timeYUMM

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Photo of DanSamide
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MorganH
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of pmsmith440
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best double IPA's I have ever tasted. Incredibly balanced, nice hop vs. fruit hit, great drinkability. Not nearly as bitter as you would expect for 9+ ABV (will sneak up on you quickly if having more than one). Terrific IPA!!

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Photo of shaneyjj
4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I would seek this one

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Photo of rjvanston
4.94/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DeliciousDetroiter
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OMG. This is my new favorite.

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I look forward to this stuff every year!

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Photo of Sgtgibbs
4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Another fantastic Great Lakes beer

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Photo of erindrake4
4.92/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Finally Great Lakes Brewery in Cleveland, Ohio has a beer that can compete with the big dogs. There are a few others that are great beers, but the Alchemy Hour is one of the best double IPA's I'd had.

Great color and the nose is a bouquet of fresh flowering hops. You would think it's super bitter for being a double IPA but it's not. There is smooth finish and you can't tel that there is nearly 10% ABV.

A true winner. Thanks Great Lakes

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

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

Photo of rrafnad
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of KtMacs
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gkrishnan704
4.89/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MikeDL
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the best Double IPA i have had so far. The taste is phenomenal and goes down smoothly, very easy to drink

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Photo of blackcutlass
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This was my gateway IPA due to the honey malt. It's a nice transition into the hop backbone. Definitely a sipping beer. It's so rich and so well balanced. The smell is incredible.

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Photo of ThreeJs
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Cfrank
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle: Beautiful label! I learned that you can actually surf on Lake Erie on occasion!

A: A deep orange hue with a nice off white head that lingers.

S: Delicious sweet smelling nectar.

T: It is delightfully tasteful with favors of honey and citrus and orange and has a little grapefruit finish. One can barely notice the alcohol.

M: Very smooth...nicely carbonated!

O: Fucking fantastic! This is one of the best DIPAs on the market! Great Lakes had outdone themselves. This is my favorite DIPA and will drink this all season!

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Photo of Brentquarterman
4.88/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,320 ratings.
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