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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Name Origin: On the West Coast, surfers have a term for that perfect time of day, when the waves are breaking just right and it feels like you can ride forever. They call it Alchemy Hour. In Cleveland, our surfers have to work a little harder to find a perfect swell. Dressed in wetsuits, up at dawn, they camp out on the shores of Lake Erie in near-freezing temperatures, waiting for the ultimate wave. Crazy? Yes. Extreme? Definitely. Alchemy Hour Double IPA pays tribute to the North Coast’s unlikely surf bums and the ancient quest for liquid gold, wherever it may live: on the ocean, in a lake, in a bottle.

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

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4.2
Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Very nice string hop pine aroma. Smooth body, nice strong pine hop taste with some orange citrus. Good crisp aftertaste. Yum

3.9
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On draft at Isaacs. A really nice grapefruit and pine aroma. Nice full body with great bitter hop taste and sweet caramel malt. I was blown away.

3.3
bubblehouse (1556) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Really nice aroma but after that it is a little lacking. Still good and hoppy and very drinkable.

2
MikeLuke23 (291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Slight floral hop aroma, pours a great orange copper color with a off white head that sticks around. Very sweet, malt sweetness and sugar sweetness. Too sweet for me. ---Rated @ your Moms House.

4
jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy orange copper with a finger of cream white head and good spider web lacing. Aroma of candied oranges, grapefruit rind, ripe berries with a little dankness. Taste has some sweetness with citrus and grapefruit rind mid palate. Mid palate the berry flavors come through with a bit of chivy flavor. Aftertaste has an earthy bitterness that builds and some alcohol warmth. Finishes bitter and a bit sticky. Medium bodied with medium/high carbonation. Unique hop flavor from the mosaic hops. Bigger sweetness is balanced nicely by the hops. Pretty easy drinking considering it’s higher ABV. Beer Temple Club March 2014.

3.8
hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Floral, earthy, Mosaic hops in an aroma that also offers tropical fruits and honey. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor presents excellent juicy fruitiness and medium to heavy bitterness flanked by a hint of honey malt sweetness. Lengthy, bitter, dry finish. If I enjoyed the aroma of Mosaic hops, this would have been a 4.0. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

4.3
thorongil2 (3428) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2014
(bottle) (Chillwave Double IPA) clear, bright honey amber colour with a small white head; aroma of tropical fruit, citrus; lightly bitter flavour develops into long moderately bitter finish; thick palate; very nice

4
weihenweizen (4127) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown Chillwave bottle, best by date May 20, 2014 (less than a month old) poured into a snifter. Pours clear copper with small white head. Aroma is excellent grapefruit, medium body, low carbonation, and some small bubble lacing. Taste is rich grapefruit, tropical fruit, some pine, and solid malt backbone. Great double IPA.

3.8
Terminus (3716) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle at a friends house in dc march 2014 pours dark orange with a small white head. Nose is tropical sweetness papaya and mangos. Decent. Flavors are very similar to the nose sweet ready malts and hops are pretty c forward. Lite bitterness of slightly woody hops and some nice tropical notes. Body is lite and easy to drink. Would like to have a bottle to myself.

3.7
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Draft. Brown colored without much of a head at all. Smell is very hoppy, and very sweet. Plenty of citrus notes but a large amount of sugar as well. Taste is pretty sweet. Kind of like 90 minute. Almost seems like a 90 minute clone. It was good but i would get others


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