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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wrightís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3501) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pine, floral notes, lots of tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is of caramel, booze, grapefruit, mango, and light resin and bitter florals.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jayzz (202) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2014
A sweet IPA. Smells like grass and has a light fruity flavor. Amber color and foamy head. Liked it!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2416) - California, USA - APR 7, 2014
7 Apr 2014, bottle. gold, clear, some slow steady bubbles, foamy head. nose is grapefruit rind and mild sweet granola malt. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. grapefruit rind, some buble gum, alcohol is sweet but aggressive. Really good!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours copper with a slight white head. Aroma is citrus over a warmish light treacle. Med body or better. Flavor is very citrus with suggestions of pine. And odd fruits. Not like Mosaic, but makes me think of that. Heck, Iím even imagining a little anise. This is very different and unusual. Finishing hoppy and bitter and pretty dry. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (513) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Growler from Joe Canalís in Lawrenceville, NJ. Pours a hazy amber orange with a big rocky beige head. Aroma is big grapefruit citrus hops with toasted malt. Out of the gate, big bittersweet toasted malt and peppery hop flavor. Lotís of alcohol noticeable. Not a lot of depth, just bitter and strong alcohol. A bit pricey at $12.99 for 32 ounces. Finishes dry and intensely bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3070) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with a slightly largish off-white head on it. Nose has a bit of hoppiness in there, but actually seems to be more malt forward, with a mix of grass and toasty and hay. Taste is slightly sweet up front, though you can get some bitterness to it. Just not a great example of the style, IMHO.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1091) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2014
logged in from untappd - doesnt hide its % as well as some other dipaís out there do. a bit hot

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Seannpc (10) - - APR 3, 2014
This has a lighter orange-brown color and is very floral in smell. Nice level start and finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
odinstyr (541) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy orange with a minimal white head. Smells of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is bitter and sweet - citrus hops, hint of spruce, mild cracker at the end.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours a clear copper / golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out piney hops, citrus notes and lots of biscuity malt notes. Flavour is fairly unbalanced and rugged, unfortunately skewed towards the sweet malt, cereal malt, and grassy hops. Doesnít seem as sweet at first, but leaves a slight cloying quality after a while. Itís got some rough edges, but itís okay.


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