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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2014
first whiff is backed up drain, then resin, caramel, distant pickle. lightly hazed golden amber with modest off white head. Woody flavor with a little citrus, slight metallic thread & yes that swampiness. Works well in the mouth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3572) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
bottle, a little old, 3 months old, sweet and still pretty hoppy, your standard dipa from 4 years ago, decent

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
epruittftw (18) - fort worth, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Poors an orangish hue. Very smooth imperial ipa, doed not taste like 95 ibu, 9%. Had in bottle from central market. Definitely a top 5 imperial ipa right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3246) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2014
12oz bottle 6/29/14 (Osco Mix A Six)-42° in Snifter-Pours a murky orangish amber with a two finger off white head. Aroma of hops and more hops. Taste of hops, malt, and caramel. This full bodied brew is not a bad double IPA but there are better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7341) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle. Orange juice malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Hazy golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange malt and strong bitter spruce/grapefruit peel flavor. Nice body. Good but nothing to set it apart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3767) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma is citrus, pine and a hint of syrup/sweetness. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, fruit, mild syrup/sweetness, a hint of hop resin and a mildly bitter/tangy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2014
21 karat pour with subtle carbonation that produced a small soapy head. Tart grapefruit, bright tangelo, lemon zest, and candied orange. Not enamel peeling but a well balanced example of the style. Enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle. Pours an orange color wit white head. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, piney, bitter. taste is bitter, hoppy, piney, a bit sweet in the finish. Pretty nice ipa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
78samh (123) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2014
12 oz bottle, clear orange, good head that fades leaving lots of lacing. Aroma of pineapple and peaches, a little floral. Great malt background and loads of hop flavor make this a very balanced and dangerous beer. No way this is %9. Its well hidden. Great IIPA!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1711) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Clear medium amber with a small bag that soon reduces to a thin top coat. Hop dominated aroma followed by a slightly more balanced flavor. Fruity with a mix of soft fruits and not just citrus. Medium body with lively carbonation. Mild bitterness. O. OK


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