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RATINGS: 370   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cousin_Larry (875) - - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma is citrus and buttery pine. Flavor is way too heavy on the alcohol - almost make you think you’ve mixed vodka into your DIPA. Not as good as advertised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9240) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2016
Draft @ Goose Island night, Hoppy Loft. Orangée, col crémeux. Arôme est houblonné agrumes, retro malté, caramel, avec une impression belge. Palais reste orienté houblon, plus renforcé avec des notes agrumes, malt offrant une pointe de biscuit, pin persistant. Touche abricot avec encore eune marque levure belge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2701) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Tap @ Beer Temple, at Goose Island Migration week, with Markoijelena and Zlotta (a.o.). Clear orange color. Forthy head, not much and with short retention. Aroma’s: tropical fruit, resin. Retronasal: tropical fruit, sour, resinous. Flavor is moderate to full bitter, moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes with a good bitterness. Nice one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (4128) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
Draft at beertemple. Golden pour. Aroma of bitter hops, citrus, pine and mild caramel. Fresh flavor of bitter pine, citrus, soft caramel, grassy hops and some malt. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (2154) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Beertemple’. Clear, golden amber with a tan to white head. Sweetish, fruity-resiny aroma of mango, passion fruit, some honey and pine. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of mango, passion fruit, orange, honey and pine, followed by a medium long, resiny, medium bitter, dry finish. Medium to full body, creamy mouthfeel, flat. Quite good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (10959) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2016
Draft at Beer Temple. Near clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of big fruity hops, tropical fruit, peach, citrus, lychee. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2016
Rating #3000. Draught at Hoppy Loft. APPEARANCE: darker blond beer, nice stable white head. NOSE: fruity, hoppy, bit bitter, dry. TASTE: florar, fruity, hoppy, fresh. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Deep orange. Nose of meaty citrus, grapefruit, pine, and sugary malt. Flavor is sweet, borderline hot grainy caramel with more thick citrus bitterness. Lingering light boozy malt and grapefruit rind. Chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (1026) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2016
Hazy orange with a small head. The aroma is a bit resiny, with some caramel and some mellow citrus, orange and stone fruit and light vanilla notes. The flavor packs a bit more tropical fruit and citrus, and is also very clean. A moderate amount of sweetness carries all the way through to the slightly bitter, resiny finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7697) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2016
On tap at Timothy O’Toole’s Pub, Chicago. Hazy copper with a white head. Aroma and taste of hops, grapefruit, resin and some caramel. Fairly thick body and with a long bitter finish. Also some warming alcohol.

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