RateBeer
overall
97
88
style
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (405) - - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Medium copper, clear, avg lacing. Full body, well balanced mouthfeel, with alcohol, sweetness, flavor, body and bitterness in proportion to each other, long aftertaste. This beer best quality are its complex and intense hop flavors, which include floral and herby notes. Rich malty background.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2408) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Draught sample from Brick Spirits. Pours a clear amber color with a finger of foamy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus pulp, lemon zest, and pine. Taste of light caramel malt, bitter grapefruit, citrus skins, and resinous pine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atom (1587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
On tap at Stanley’s NE, pours a clear amber/orange with a small khaki head. Fruity aroma, floral with citrus, and heavy caramel malt. Taste of fresh citrus, hop spice, resinous, with heavy caramel malt, with a slightly bitter finish. Not bad, not amazing, pretty standard.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (7133) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draft. AMber beer with a cream head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruti and tropical fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and triopical fruit lingers with backing malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3623) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
On draft at the tap house in Lemont. Pours a rich caramel color with a small white head. Aroma of strong citrus and pine hopes, touches of floral and nice tangerine aromas. Flavor is rich and bitter. Lots of nice citrus notes in the flavor. Full bodied, big mouthfeel, lots of carbonation. Finishes bitter and delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 23, 2013
Tap. Light amber pour with a lot if white head. Smells of hops and slight malts. Tastes of malt and a lot of hops. Nice bitter hop finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Sample at Brew Kettle. The beer is a clear amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, malt and citrus. Medium-bodied with flavors of citrusy hops, toasted malt and pine. The finish is moderately bitter with a grapefruit aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Serving: Draft at Leesburg Brewing Company. It pours a ruddy copper color with a small off white head. The nose has slight herbal and resin notes. The flavor seems more malt driven than hop forward. There is a solid breadiness the whole way with a little pine resin and citrus kicking in. Medium bodied with average carbonation. This one seems ho-hum to me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2061) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
A solid dips. Amazing dark orange pour with great lacing. Some dank and resiny aromas. A well balanced dipa that isn’t all malt and isn’t all hops. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1879) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pour at Autumn Brew Review 2013. Amber pour with a white head. Nice big hoppy citrus nose. Big citrus again in the taste, strongly bitter finish but still bright and flavorful.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 22 23 24  25  26 27 28 » 32


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50