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RATINGS: 371   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (2833) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2626) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Draft to snifter. Reddish pour. Aroma is lemont hops. Taste is bitter. Not much going on. Meh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (795) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geraldusek89 (28) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Really excited about this one, being from Chicago. Beautiful color, moderate lacing. Aroma is fantastic. Fruity and resiny. Taste is a balanced, hop powered yet fruity wave of deliciousness. Four pack for $9.99. Great value for a great beer. Try if you can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some slight earth, nice orange, mango, slight pineapple in there into a bit of booze, lemon. Taste is a mix of lemon, grass, pineapple, orange, and mango into a bit of caramel, toffee, finishing fairly bitter, slightly boozy, slightly tropical fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3038) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a deep golden almost copper color with a finger of sticky eggshell foam. The nose is interesting, bready malts, citrus, pine, musky melon. The palate follows with nice layers of dank earthy fruit, pine, citrus and a round clean malt backbone. Pretty nice drinker for 9% !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours a slightly hazed, orange color with a 1/4 inch, very dense cream colored head. Aroma is very hefty with a large orange, grapefruit and pine nose to the brew with a sweet malt background to bolster the hops presence. Flavor is well balanced with an early pine and orange melding slowly transitioning too some light noble hops-like grassy notes and a smooth sweet, lightly toasted malt finish. Body is modest with a slightly crisp feel, mild amounts of carbonation and as it warms, a semi-noticeable extracted hop oil flavor (assume its a combination of the high hop and high alcohol). Overall a pretty good brew but nothing out of this work unique. Just another big hopped, high alcohol beer thats well crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Deep golden pour,one finger white head,good lacing.Aroma of orange /grapefruit peel,pine needles and straw/grass.Fresh hop notes, lemon,grapefruit ,melon and grass.Medium body,soft carbonation.Slightly sweet malt backbone,but finish is dry with a lingering orange pith note.Very smooth for 9%. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Well balanced hop to malt taste. Fresh lemon, grapefruit, and slight pine smell. Beautiful amber with ample carbonation. Hop bitterness up front with a caramel malt finish. Nice Imperial IPA that keeps the balance while enjoying the hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3271) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle, from triangle Wine, bottle on 07FEB14. 1120. real good aroma, sweet . Citrus, orange/grapefruit, caramel, herbal. BitClean brownish orange color, ok head and lace. Bittersweet flavor, medium body, oily viscous mouthfeel , bitter finish that’s a darn fine iipa, real good aroma and mouthfeel.

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