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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s grandiose vision for a mile-high skyscraper dubbed "The Illinois," we set out to brew an imperial IPA that would be similar in name and ambition. "The Illinois" Imperial IPA is dry-hopped with three of our favorite hops: Cascade, Meridian, and Citra. the result is a harmoniously hoppy ale with a flavor and aroma that is uniquely Goose Island.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (1580) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Excellent blend of malt sweetness, herbal hops and fruity hops. Nice bitter aftertaste, but some alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2546) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours out a nice darker amber color with a small white head. Aroma is of lots of evergreen hops, pine, sweet citrus, and some lingering boozy notes. Taste is a punch of citrus, some evergreen/piney hops, mildly acidic bitterness, some odd fruity/floral notes and lingering boozy sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8944) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose/taste of perfumy hops, resin, pine cone, caramel malt, sticky sap and citrus peel. Medium body. A bit to perfumy for my liking, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2687) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark hazy copper with foamy white head. Aroma is of piney hops, citrus and mango. Taste has big notes of pine and resin and Grapefruit with a malt backbone. Medium body, medium carbonation. ABV hidden well. Solid DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (178) - - MAY 10, 2014
12oz bottle pours a clear golden amber with a full head and thin lacing. Aromas of pine, citrus, resin, and floral goodness. Nice hop bitterness with a good malt base. Quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2014 Clear light copper. good aroma.MInty fruit,sweetness,caramel, resin, all kinds of good stuffs. Looks great smells nice. drinks nice. I like this size double ipa. Its not quite too malty or sweet but drinks somewhat easy. Has good resin at the end moreso maybe than the bitter. Sweet resinony.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy orange-amber with a short, creamy, tan head. Aroma is orange/tangerine, tropical fruit. Taste is orange-peel, caramel malt....peppery, herbal bittering. Strong citrus. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (774) - Missouri, USA - MAY 7, 2014
A mostly clear orange color with an off white head that settles to a film with decent lacing. Aroma of caramel and citrus with a bit of tropical fruit and pine. Taste is citrus and pine with a layer of caramel running through it. Orange peel and rind bitterness coats the tongue along with some earthiness and a bit of biscuit hiding in the background. Finishes mostly dry with a big but smooth bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp with a medium/full body and a crisp level of carbonation. Big flavors that are mostly in balance for a IPA. Caramel sweetness doesn’t lead the show but is quite noticeable behind the hop flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
On tap at the Food Factory and again in the bottle. Aroma is very bitter grass and pine. Pours light amber with decent carbonation and a medium sticky head. Taste is bitter grapefruit rind, grass, and dry pine. Great hop presence and extremely bitter for how strong it is. Very impressive DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (635) - Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle - deep orange rust with a medium head and spotty lacing. Piney dank hop flavor. Medium to heavy body and mildly dry finish. I’ve had better but this will do for now.


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