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
Ranking:
#661
Reviews:
512
Ratings:
3,346
pDev:
9.11%
Bros Score:
4.03
 
 
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322
Gots:
689
Trade:
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4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rich golden and orange coloring sits below a a nice bubbly but stiff head.

The scent was complex enough but needed to be more robust. Citrus and floral hops coexist nicely with grapefruit and pine together. Hints of lemon mix with earthy onion tones.

The taste is beautiful, which really is what matters. Grapefruit and honey hit the front of the tongue and pine, earth, and musk follow. Sweet at times, bitter to end, this is a smooth easy drinking beer. At 9 percent there's no hint of alcohol in taste or feel making this a dangerous brew to boot.

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5/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Dark tanish burnt orange with a 1 inch creamy head, and lots of sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet citric tropical fruits, orange, pineapple, grpaes, mellon, grapefruit. Some caramel malts, a little alcohol warmth and added sugars.

Taste - Much like the nose, nice upfront blast of hops, very fruity and sweet. All the tropical fruits mix in well with the malts to add a nice, impressive beer. Added sugars along with spices really make this a flavor bomb. Alcohol comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - The tounge gets nailed with the sweet hops, malts and sugars. Palate gets even more hops and a nice roasty malt flavor. The aftertaste is fruity, malty and a little warm.

Overall - This is awesome. A west coast style ipa full of hops and flavor. Sweet fruits but not overly done, the malt backbone really balances and ties everything together. This is a dangerous beer at 9.4%, drinks like a 6%'er. A must try.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Chillwave Double IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,346 ratings