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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 20, 2014
Aroma Is plentiful with hops, pine,fruits,grapefruit, raisin. , appearance is Clear red color. Creamy white head. Taste: creamy. Alcohol, tar, pine grapefruit. Very complex. Pretty nice. Smooth feel. Goes down easy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2250) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Hoppy aroma. Smooth, slightly sweet. Hints of citrus, pine, mint, and a hoppy finish that is just slightly bitter. A bit earthy, the alcohol is well masked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Thanks rbrazell. Clear bright orange small white head. Bright hop character, green fresh hop/grass aroma. Sweet malt with a strong bitter finish. Classic double ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from Market Square. Clear deep orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mandarin orange peels, pine, cake batter and caramel malts. Flavor is similar and surpringly smooth with a bitter hop balance throughout the ending. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, pine, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4063) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft from federal taphouse Lancaster. Pours orange with a half inch of white head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Nice floral notes on the nose. Some solid floral notes on the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Fades a bit as I drank it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head that hangs around for a little while. Citrus, grapefruit and floral notes dominate. Smooth mouthfeel with above average carbonation, tastes of grapefruit, caramel malt, slight hop tartness on the finish. Was hoping for more body but it works here. Some alcohol burn noticeable. Nicely done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Rich golden orange in the glass (slightly hazy). Smells like caramel biscuit. Thick and caramelly with grassy overtones and just the slightest touch of dark fruit. A surprising amount of carbonation. Further sipping reveals hints of pineapple and increasing bitterness. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet caramel malt and citrusy hops. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, lightly citrusy hop and pine notes. Too sweet and malty for me. Some dank hop character as well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (7736) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Had a deep copper glass from draft .. . medium foam .. . quite a malty dipa, light hoppiness .. . not what i was expecting from the goose .. . . everybody values honesty, until they have an ugly baby.


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