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:
3,322
Reviews:
510
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
324
Gots:
676
For Trade:
11
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -70.4%

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1.84/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of Sabtos
2.38/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Dark amber with a minimal head, leaving a thin collar.

Sweet light caramel notes on the nose, some honey, with an oddly big void left where hops should be for the style.

Grahamy caramel flavors again, with not much if any bittering. Honey, and maybe a touch of mango from the hops.

To be honest this is closer to an an amber ale.

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Photo of jordanokeywilson
2.47/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my style. Not bad, just not my style..

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Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
2.48/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of RichB1
2.61/5  rDev -38.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer just continues to underwhelm. Keep trying to like it based on other reviews, and each time, I end up trying to decide what the hype is. This beer just doesn't do it for my taste

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Photo of mozif
2.72/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Too sweet. It kills the hop flavor. Unfortunately unimpressed...

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2.75/5  rDev -35%

Photo of Endeavor11
2.8/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Lingering malt taste that I do not like.

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Photo of JoeMarinello
2.82/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.86/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vandemonian
2.9/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Great Lakes Alchemy Hour Double IPA was disappointing. This is meant to be a DIPA. Where are the hops?

A: Clear orange colour and a head that fades to nothing fast. 3

S: Grainy and not especially hoppy. 3

T: Grainy and malty with some subtle citrus hoppiness. Disappointing lack of hops. 3

M: A little flat. 3

O:2.5

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2.92/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Way too much grapefruit flavor for me.

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Photo of blankenhoney
2.93/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a dark, burnt orange; almost amber. On the nose I got a heavy dose of candied tropical fruit. Sweet mango is jumping out, along with some tartness. Taste is incredibly sweet, with lots of malty caramel. Finishes with mild bitterness. Mouthfeel was fine. Just kind of a meh beer for me, and way too sweet for where my palate's at. Needs more hoppy bitterness to balance things out.

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2.93/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a slightly hazy medium amber color, with a thin cap of white bubbles for a head, a few strands of lacing on the glass. Aroma was decent, citrus, pine, but there was an underlying soapiness in there that was quite unpleasant, and that I hoped was not going to translate into the taste. Well...it did. Pine/herbal hop notes, orange oil, with a major soapy element going on, and a rather sweet malt base; higher alcohol is not hidden. This really did nothing for me. Too sweet, too soapy. Slick mouthfeel, medium body, unpleasant aftertaste. Not at all exemplary of the style. Will not be revisiting this one.

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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3/5  rDev -29.1%

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,322 ratings.
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