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RATINGS: 332   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2015
bottled, amber to orange color with thin foam, aroma is light floral and toffee caramels, flavor is caramel, malty to sweet and bitter, plain finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2804) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2015
On Tap at Boise PreFunk Murky deep orange Thin quickly receding off white head. Middle of the road bitterness and flavor for a double. Rather heavy palate and a lite papery at the end. The hop flavors are tropicla and fruity, if muted a bit. A good DIPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3531) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2015
On tap at prefunk Boise. Pours out a copper topped with a sand head. Nose is heavy malts caramel malts and dank hops. Taste is more of the heavy malts sweet caramel and a nice hop mix.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1055) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Copper color , medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of pine , caramel and buckwheat honey. Caramel sweetness and hoppy bitterness in taste. Finish is rather dry . Decent double IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tejas (919) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Not good. Just big and way too sweet and boozy. Not balanced at all. Wasted $12 on a four pack. Should've known better than to trust anything from Bud.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2818) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Nicely rounded DIPA, deep amber color, initial creamy head dissipates over time. Caramel, malt and light hoppy aroma. Taste brings in more hoppiness, but still fairly malty.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (699) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2015
インペリアルIP 甘い、ホッピ&

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (915) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a nice deep coper with white head. Nose is floral and vibrant. Tast is a bit more abrasive and unbalanced than I had hoped for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12 oz bottle pours an almost clear amber/orange color with small off-white head and some lacing. Amroma has pine resin, fruits, and caramel. Taste is sweeter than expected, with lots of caramel in the middle, but a dry bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium + with average carbonation and a slighlyy oily mouthfeel. This DIPA did not disappoint.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1659) - Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Tap - average size foamy head, medium copper color, big piney hop aroma and flavor, mild citrus hops also, fair malt backbone, mild alcohol notes, very good overall


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