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Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA
« on: March 02, 2013, 05:46:18 PM »
I don't remember this seasonal last year, so I'm guessin that it is new this year? Anyways, it is a great change of pace DIPA. It pours a nice amber color and has the nice amber malt taste and smoothness. The blend of nugget and mosaic hops gives it the nice change of pace. I feel that the aroma is very orangy, but the bitterness and taste if very earthy. It's not piny or fruity....kinda a smooth earthyness. The 9.4% ABV is very well disguised. I won't say that it is my favorite DIPA, but it is certainly a great change of pace. This DIPA might appeal to people who aren't fans of the traditional smack you in the face DIPA's that are out there.
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Re: Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 02:07:42 PM »
I don't remember this seasonal last year, so I'm guessin that it is new this year? Anyways, it is a great change of pace DIPA. It pours a nice amber color and has the nice amber malt taste and smoothness. The blend of nugget and mosaic hops gives it the nice change of pace. I feel that the aroma is very orangy, but the bitterness and taste if very earthy. It's not piny or fruity....kinda a smooth earthyness. The 9.4% ABV is very well disguised. I won't say that it is my favorite DIPA, but it is certainly a great change of pace. This DIPA might appeal to people who aren't fans of the traditional smack you in the face DIPA's that are out there.

Sounds like my kinda beer but I doubt  that I can get it...bummer

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Re: Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 03:08:55 PM »
I tried Alchemy for the first time last Friday and I really liked it.  They use Mosaic hops and it has a wonderful tropical fruit flavor and aroma.  I think I like Mosaic better than Citra now.  A guy from my club didn't like it and said it was just too much and couldn't finish the sample.  I just like a different flavor from IPA's every once in awhile instead of the same "C" hops.
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Re: Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 07:31:11 PM »
I tried Alchemy for the first time last Friday and I really liked it.  They use Mosaic hops and it has a wonderful tropical fruit flavor and aroma.  I think I like Mosaic better than Citra now.  A guy from my club didn't like it and said it was just too much and couldn't finish the sample.  I just like a different flavor from IPA's every once in awhile instead of the same "C" hops.

A buddy I work with said that he wasn't a fan. He said it tasted peppery to him. I can see it in the earthiness that I get, but I didn't get a strong spice flavor. I did think the aroma and taste were way different. Like I said, very tropical/citrousy (I get strong orange) aroma, and a very earthy taste.
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Re: Great Lakes Alchemy Hour DIPA
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 08:38:41 PM »
I got a strong orange aroma also, but a different orange aroma than like Amarillo.  I also could taste the orange flavor along with the other tropical flavors. 
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