Thursday, May 2, 2013

Great Lakes Brewing Company - Alchemy Hour Double IPA

Talk about your summer IPA's, this one is like the tropics in a glass, if the tropics were full of alcohol, which in my experience they are.

I know, I know, Nick does another Great Lakes review, well deal with it! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! The boys from Cleveland do it again with this gem. It's a nice hazy light amber/orange with a bitterness and ABV (9.4%) that will knock you off your stool (or couch, or toilet, wherever you choose to enjoy). The nose is bitter and sweet with the scent of tropical fruits, and the finish does hold true to the smell.

Now let me tell you, I have experimented in drinking these all night, and they will knock you on your ass. So if you like that feeling, which is why im guessing you're on this site, go ahead and slam em.

Keep an eye out for this one, and keep an eye out for it as a different name. Currently there is a lawsuit that is making them change the name because some beer bums decided to copyright the name "Alchemy" in any beer name. Sounds dumb to me, somehow they won, but i'm no lawyer.

-Harrington 2-Row
-Caramel 45
-Honey malt


Other Great Lakes Beer Reviews
Lake Erie Monster IPA
Conways Irish Ale
Commodore Perry IPA
Eliot Ness Lager
Rye of the Tiger IPA
Christmas Ale

Drinkability: 8/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 5/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 7/10

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