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RATINGS: 325   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bif (1613) - 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 (2981) - 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 (12277) - 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 (6629) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11891) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Draft. Large off-white head atop crystal clear amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some straw. Medium-full body, some resin, low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Poured from draft at sheffields. Darker orange. Tons of foamy white head. Sweet and hoppy fruit aroma. The citra hops give an amazing smell and taste. Smooth. Delicious IPA. Great beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3976) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
On tap. Comes golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, other citrus fruits, pine, malt, and caramel. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at Sedona, Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of herbal, melon, resin hops and pale malts. The taste is melon, herbal, mild pine hops. Almost watermelon. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1516) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. clear copper with a white head. Strong hops with slight grapefruit. Spicy and some malt.


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