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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4294) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Pours clear amber with a nice off white lacing head. Aroma is malty caramel hoppy piny citric fruity. Flavor as aroma, great bitter piny resin bite with a longlived grapefruit piny finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scotchzombie (520) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours orange amber and mostly clear with a thick and foamy yellow-white head. Great-looking beer. Aroma is caramel malt, mango citrus and piney hop resin. Taste is a bit short but hits you upfront with caramel malt and citrus-booze and mellows into grass and sweet citrus before finishing with mildy bitter hops. An enjoyable and reasonably priced IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2714) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a light copper with a lot of hops in the nose. Sweeter floral taste to start with a more complex, hoppy, bitter finish. Well hidden alcohol. Very drinkable. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a copperish light amber color with a light tan head. Pleasant aroma with citrus, fleshy fruits, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Flavor is a bit more astringent, with a moderate bitter and hints of ctirus and caramel. Medium body, somewhat oily, with a lingering bitterness in the finish. One of Goose Island’s better IPAs, but doesn’t get anywhere near the bourbon county series.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3571) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
12 oz. bottles poured to snifters, displaying a bright & clear, orangey gold color, with frothy, off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The aroma was a mellow presentation of some dank grain, sweet bread, with citrus & resin. The taste offered some sweetness, a combination of citrus, pit, and tropical fruit, dank, rindy, & citrusy bitterness, and noticeable, DIPA booziness. Medium bodied, with average fizz, and flavor propulsion to the carbonation. A decent DIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice big hops forward flavor and aroma. This was a very tasty Double IPA. Very good Goose Island.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5243) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and lightly citrusy hops, some pale and caramel malts, and some dough. Flavor the same with a lot of malts and a good amount of hops. Average to smooth texture. A decent beer, but not the best of its style.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2702) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
This one is the gas. Tastes like rubbing alcohol with some hopps. Has a slight hint of citrus. Smells like alcohol. Had at home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2447) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Draft to snifter. Reddish pour. Aroma is lemont hops. Taste is bitter. Not much going on. Meh

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (776) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
A nice Imperial IPA. Amber color. Aroma of citrus, alcohol and some malt. Taste is citrus, grapefruit, pine hops and sweet-ish malt. I’m usually not much of a Goose Island fan, but I’ve enjoyed this one enough to get another 4 pack. The Frank Lloyd Wright artwork is what caught my eye at the store - FLW and beer....a great combo!


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