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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2065) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Cool to be rating a beer inspired by FLW less than a mile from his AZ campus. Amber colored pour with a white head. Fresh hops hit the tongue, some grapefruit peel, lemony notes, nice floral hop bill that lends to some grassy notes and then there is a nice backbone of malt. But the hops do steal the show.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Draft at Eulogy. Clear deep amber pour. Gently sweet but mostly dry. Well blended. Strong hop character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at 312 block party. Poured reddish orange with light white head. Quite hoppy grapefruit aroma. Light carb med body. Sweet bitter light resinous taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1600) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival. Pours a copper color with a creamy head and good lacing. Aroma of citrus and pine with a bit of malt sweetness and grain. taste of citrus with a mold malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body and crisp. Nice beer for the style without being overly hopped.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2922) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Sampled at the 2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival. It poured a mostly clear dark orange color with a small off-white head. There was plenty of carbonation in this one. The aroma was plenty of hop notes with light sweet malts. The taste was of light citrus hops, pine and citras. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
On tap @ Hollingshead. Orange pour with a white head. Nice lacing. Floral hops, orange rind, and pine. Bubblegum, grapefruit, and some caramel. Weird. Flavor is sweet caramel, some bubblegum, and pine. Floral hops, orange, and a touch of grass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap @ Beer Exchange. Dark orange in appearance, nice floral scent. Taste is grapefruit, fresh citrus, floral hops, juicy and bitter. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2013
draft at Coles. Orange amber pour. medium to fuller body. piney/grapefruity bitterness. big caramel malty backbone. decent IIPA not great


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