Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA

Great Lakes Chillwave Double IPA

Rated 3.760 by BeerPals

Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing Company

Cleveland, OH, United States

Style:  Imperial IPA

9.4% Alcohol by Volume

80 International Bittering Units

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Great Lakes surfers work hard for their thrills. They wake before dawn, listening to the weather report like school kids hoping for a snow day. If the waves are worthy, they ride. No matter the cold, no matter the season, no matter the frozen crystals gathering in their beards, or the wind- whipping, white knuckle conditions they must face. To these chill rust belt surf dudes, it’s all good. Yeah, it sounds a little crazy, but we didn’t craft our Double IPA for the faint of heart. With a flash of Mosaic hops and a kiss of honey malt, it’s a rush in a bottle. Ride our Chillwave. Then go out and find your own. Style Origin: Distinctively American, the Double IPA or Imperial IPA is thought to have originated in California. This fairly new style is a heartier, hoppier version of the traditional IPA with a higher alcohol content, creating a very strong and flavorful drinking experience. Flavor: Hop-forward with a balanced blend of Mosaic and Nugget hops Ingredients: MALT Harrington 2-Row Base Malt: Allows color and flavor from other specialty malts to come through; makes for very clean beer Caramel 45: Contributes to amber color; provides complexity Honey Malt: Contributes sweetness HOPS Mosaic: New U.S. hop; provides floral, tropical, fruity, and earthy characteristics Nugget: U.S. bittering hop; provides floral, resiny aroma and flavor Cascade: U.S. hop with citrus characteristics for aroma Pairs With: Smoked beef brisket, grilled lamb, sharp and rich cheeses, and sweet desserts Shelf Life: 90 days

ID: 56415 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 8 years ago

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Overall Rank705
Overall Percentile98.6
Style Rank66 of 2050
Style Percentile96.8
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score4.5
Average Score4.086
Weighted Score3.760
Standard Deviation0.219

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  • BEERDOG 1556 reviews
    rated 4.1 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    From St Charles, IL (can't remember the store's name at this moment). Clear amber pour and a creamy ivory head. Grapefruit nose along with ample resins. Nice so far. Flavour replicates the nose, plus a malty influence. Solid body. Not super bitter, bitter enough, and the booziness is kept to a minimum. Well balanced. A very good beer, and, FINALLY got Ohio as a state!

  • R.ROUX 395 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Bottle obtained in a trade. Best by 6/15/2015. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. Zero lacing (see carbonation comment). Super fruity smell. Aromas of grapefruit, mango, peach, apricot and a hint of lemon. Tastes as it smell, with some bready malt and earthy overtones. A bit of resiny goodness as it warms a little. Full mouthfeel, but a bit short on carbonation (guessing its due to being close to it's best by date). A pleasant surprise. I will be trying a fresh one when it's back in season. Good stuff.

  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Another from my recent Ohio haul. Amber orange pour, ample tall white head, nice curtains of lacing. Big ass tropical aroma: pineapple, grapefruit, peach, mango, with some honey and goodness and honeysuckle. Big, almost syrupy, and f'n fantastic. Kudos Great Lakes.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    There's many exceptional DIPA's out there but I think this one is close to the top. Bitter and sweet balanced to perfection. Honey, pineapple, melon grapefruit and pine. Full,chewy and oily mouthfeel. Reminds me of their Alchemy Hour. Pairs well with another one.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 3.8 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Resiny pine and a sturdy malt backbone great the nose. Plays off one another well, though I admittedly prefer slightly more aromatic and citrusy hops in IIPAs. This is definitely a well made beer, though - balanced and tasty. Toasted malts and pine in the flavor. Solid feel. Not overdone. Thanks, heybeerman. Great Lakes is solid!

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Very solid dipa, though maybe not quite west coast. A sweet, resin hop burn from start to finish, just what I look for in this style. Too smooth for this abv, this could be a dangerous beer. It isn't very visually appealing but that is probably the only bad thing. The nose and the flavor make up for it.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 4.0 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Recently released west coast inspired IIPA from Cleveland's biggest brewer. Been able to sample on draft and from the bottle. Intense aroma that perks my interest and brings an instant smile to my face. Sturdy flavor that follows suit. Mosaic hops are the ring leader throughout this brew providing copious amounts of grapefruit, mango, and peach influences. The hops become a bit catty in the flavor, but the aroma is full on puckering citrus. Slight caramel and dough malt presence, a little more malt influence than should be in a west coast version. Dark copper body, 1/2" creamy head and very thick lacing. Striking bitterness and a tad boozy followed by a residual sweetness that most hopped up Great Lakes beers contain. Overall it's a grand effort by this brewery, and definitly worthy.....but I'll continue to turn to White Rajah & Head Hunter for my local IPA fix.

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