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RATINGS: 332   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


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 (6864) - 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 (12033) - 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 (3989) - 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 (4187) - 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 (10406) - 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 (1593) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Draft at crunchy's. clear copper with a white head. Strong hops with slight grapefruit. Spicy and some malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (4300) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2013
On draft at Lost Dog in Mclean VA. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Piney hop nose. Strong malt presence with some grassy notes. Moderate to high carbonation. Bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9442) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2013
On tap at Cole’s, Buffalo. This did not come across like a DIPA, closer to a hoppy imperial lager. Mild citrus, well carbonated, minerally. Light grapefruit coloured body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1534) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Citrusy and piney hop aromas, and some caramel. Clear darn orange with a mostly lasting white head. Slightly sweet and very balanced. Medium bodied, very smooth, and with a slightly lingering, bitter finish.


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