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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pours deep yellow with white head. Nose of sweet malt and some pine hops. Toffee sweetness with some pine hop taste. Drinkable. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Clear amber pour with no head. Light dry body. Mild citrusy nose. Mild bitter finish. Masks its alcohol quite well. Easy drinking and decently strong. Extra points for the architectural reference!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Clear amber color with ivory head. Pine, spicy, citrusy hop aromas. Spicy, earthy, dank hoppy bitter flavors with a cracker malt base__tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Lots of hops in the aroma. Citrus and pine. The flavor has a malty sweet start with a nice amount of hops in the back end. Well carbonated, crisp for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2463) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Clear tannish orange in color... Aroma of herbs, basil, citrus hops.... Flavor is light and crisp, not overly malty, herbs and grassy hops dominate... Lightly bitter on the palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2711) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Aroma: Oranges, Sweet Malts, Mildly Floral Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head Ring, Great Lacing Taste: Oranges, Sweet Malts, Lemon Rind Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet, Balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at Strong Ale Fest. Pours clear golden, okay foam. Nose is really intense cheesecloth, sticky, not really fresh. Taste is juicy, mildly cheesy still, mothballs, basement, bitter grapefruit peel. Powerful grapefruit peel bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (6108) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Keg @ Sedona. Medium amber pour with a small white head. The nose is hot orange peel citrus, toffee. Pretty aggressive. The taste is similar. Strong malty backbone supporting an intense citrus bitterness. Heavy handed, a bit hot and flabby. Medium body, soft carbonation. No real complexity here. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (520) - - NOV 30, 2013
Growler from Keyport. Clear orange with a filmy head, mild carbonation and decent lacing. Nose and flavor consist of citrus hops, apricots, caramel malts and a bitter piney resin aftertaste. Body is heavy and moderately carbonated. Pretty good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Haslinger (891) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
on tap at a tap take over at Provisions Market, great coppery amber pour into a snifter, wonderfully hoppy aroma. Taste is a delicious blend of multiple types of hops, a little bitter, a little bit sweet but all together delicious. This beer is just dandy, FLW would be proud to have his magnificent mile high masterpiece realized in this beer

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