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 thegodfather234
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantasic beer....i just drink this stuff to get hammered. And it works

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

Photo of Hoss76
1.84/5  rDev -56.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jri4
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Light amber with medium head. Lacing on the sides and surface. Smell obviously is big hops but is more notable for the big sweet caramel malt character. Taste has a huge light malt backbone, which is one of the main things I want from a DIPA. Big hops, obviously but the malt is more than up for the challenge of balancing it out. Not really all that bitter- even in the finish, although there is some lingering hop flavor. If anything, it's a little too malty, although I do like it. Medium to full bodied. Overall just a really solid DIPA.

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Photo of dditto2
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Good light amber color, small white head. The hops are strong but the sweetness balances it and makes it citrus grapefruit juicy and balanced. Strong flavor but goes down surprisingly smooth. I've been dipping back into IPAs and this the best one I have had recently. Would drink again.

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an above-average head, with a clear and calm looking golden body.

Smells of piney malts, resins, malt, and various fruits.

Taste is essentially the smell squared. The hop bitterness definitely comes through, and the mouthfeel is relatively light.

Solid beer.

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Photo of DougT
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RMentair
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

part of a flight on draft at Champs sports bar in Altoona, pa

looks really nice in the 5oz glass. hazy orange yellow body with a good off white head. leaves excellent thick lacing.

getting some of the hops bitterness on the nose with a decent fruity smell

taste confirms the nose, good non citrus fruit wash with a sharp bite to it. 9.0 abv is well hidden.

feel is a little above medium, with a sharp finish.

overall, a good solid double ipa from a brewery that knows it's beer.

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Photo of jms3564
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScottyTheBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChilliHeights
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My favorite Great Lakes Beer, a really excellent IPA.

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Photo of Dr_Fox
4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevinhall1
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Loudog1411
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagoish
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jason_hanbury
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of NEOdrinker
4.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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