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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1894) - Silver Spring, USA - AUG 6, 2013
On tap 5oz. sampler at The Bistro in Old Line Wine in Beltsville, MD. Clear, amber-copper with an off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of pine, lemon, caramel and light fruit. Taste of intense caramel, pine and citrus--all nicely in balance--with some floral hops at the finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1749) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On tap at 7th West. Pour is a murky orange, tons of citrus hops on the nose and tongue. Creamy, sticky mouth feel. Not bitter, slightly sweet. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Deep amber with a thin white head. The nose has a lot of bright berry and citrus with a touch of iced tea and some soft caramel as well. Bright and fruity with some lingering yeasty esters on the back. Sort of barleywineish with some lingering sweetness. A really nice brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7829) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft from Craft and Capone’s. Pours hazy dark straw toward copper wth clingy off-white head. Nose is huge tropical fruit, with notes of mango, tangerine, grapefruit, heavy black pepper, huge balanced caramel malt bill, and a smooth, delicious finish. This beer kicks major ass, and I dare say in a blind taste test would stand up to and even kick the ass of many of the world’s elite IPAs/IIPAs. I look at Chicago as a slightly better version of Detroit, and I look at Illinois as a superior IIPA. Get ya some now, or be labeled a moron, you moron! And if you cannot get this due to regional considerations, then I will gladly rescind the moron label, punk!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (884) - USA - JUL 31, 2013
Somewhere between amber and gold in color with a thin white head. Aroma is floral with a touch of pine. Flavor is bright pine hops that finishes a bit sweet. It could have a little more malt to balance it out, aftertaste is a touch astringent. Still pretty tasty though. Wife: 3.9

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 31, 2013
July 31, 2013 - on tap at iTap Chesterfield during GI tap takeover. Copper pour with big head and lacing. Aroma was malty and both piney and citrus hops. Taste was a nice blend of the malt and hops. Finish was clean and this had a nice medium body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4707) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Nice crisp light copper body, perfect 2 centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of hops, malt, alcohol and more resinous hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a good malt backbone, some pungent sweetness and a biting hop note. Aftertaste is very well rounded with a great maltiness, some light sugars, a lot of alcohol and a bunch of residual resin, grapefruit and piney hop notes. Overall, a very nice strong imperial IPA with a complex and somehow smooth finish! Great to try at the pub here in Whole Foods. I sampled this pint on draught at Whole Foods in New York, New York (Columbus Circle) for US$9 (way too much, but i’m paying for real estate).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pours and orange-amber color with an aroma of citrus, pine, caramel, and some floral undertones. Citrus flavor with toffee, pine, and a firm hop backbone. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
On tap at Capone’s. Poured an amberish color with a small sized off white head. Pine, floral hops, and some caramel.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LKay (110) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Very refreshing, lighter colored DIPA. Grapefruit and zesty lemon effect. Very hoppy, fruity and floral.


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