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:
3,316
Reviews:
506
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
323
Gots:
673
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 3,316 |  Reviews: 506
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zkoehn
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chops480
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschwamb
3.37/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of themegamancave
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wheels2532
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Trboley
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ShawnL
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gregaroo
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

4/26/17 - On tap at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA. 9% so 10 oz. pour served In a very inviting 10 oz. clear plastic cup. Clear dark brown color with carmelish colored head. Good beer, but won't become my go-to DIPA.

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Photo of flaskman
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 12 bottles from the bargain bin at .99 a bottle 2 weeks from enjoy by date. Poured refrigerator temp into a 16 ounce IPA glass. Clear amber orange in color with a decent head. Had fair lacing with some residual head throughout the entire glassful. It smelled like a DIPA should with a sweet citrus pine tone to it. The taste was slightly fruity and hoppy without over powering the malt. For a 9% ABV it was pretty enjoyable. The mouthfeel and retention was good with no over the top bitterness and it hid the 9% ABV well enough to not be considered boozy. I found it well balanced and enjoyable.

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Photo of dipaslife4me
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aficionado224
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a very hoppy and enjoyable brew. They even put the 80 IBU on the label. It's a beautiful amber color without too much head but just enough pleasant carbonation and great mouthfeel. There is a citrus flavor that tastes like some of the best hops from Washington state. I am guessing Citra, Centennial, and Amarillo. This is one brew I enjoyed enough to buy more.

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Photo of Tone
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, earthiness, caramel malt, slight sweet malt, hint of tea, grass, piney hops, and spicy hops. Fits the style of an American Blonde Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, spicy hops, piney hops, hint of citrus hops, slight tea, hint of caramel malt, and grass. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of porters4life
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digitalzombie
3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of skrabbenhoft
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbeer40
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
4.23 out of 5 based on 3,316 ratings.
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