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RATINGS: 335   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.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie (919) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a nice deep coper with white head. Nose is floral and vibrant. Tast is a bit more abrasive and unbalanced than I had hoped for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12 oz bottle pours an almost clear amber/orange color with small off-white head and some lacing. Amroma has pine resin, fruits, and caramel. Taste is sweeter than expected, with lots of caramel in the middle, but a dry bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Body is medium + with average carbonation and a slighlyy oily mouthfeel. This DIPA did not disappoint.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1729) - Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Tap - average size foamy head, medium copper color, big piney hop aroma and flavor, mild citrus hops also, fair malt backbone, mild alcohol notes, very good overall

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2215) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Hazy orange-amber. Off-white head. Caramel, herbal, orange, bready aroma. Taste is mildly sweet, somewhat fruity, and moderately bitter. Medium body; dry. Lacing is heavy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sloth (2647) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Medium sized tan head, good retention and lacing.Hazy, gold hued brew. Malty, piny nose, caramel. Body is full, soft carbonation, slight astringency, bit sticky. Overly sweet malts, slight danky notes, iced tead and alcohol. Overly sweet finish with notes of caramel and a lame bitterness. Not my kinda IIPA. 12ozer from statelineliquors.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3324) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served cold in a tulip glass. Murky amber with a fair light tan head. Rich sweet fruitiness, caramel malt, a bit of resin, light citrus. Medium+ body with creamy carbonation. More resinous than the nose, quite sweet and fruity, a little peppery, caramel malt; sweet with fairly big bitterness and a long, very hoppy finish. Pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1826) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. No bottle date, so no idea how old. Pours golden orange with a high foamy white head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has tropical fruit, pineapple, and sweet caramel with a bit of pepper. Later down in the glass the honey really kicks in. Taste is led by sweet caramelly malts, with pineapple, mangoes, honey, pine and some alcohol. Medium boided and sticky. Finishes nicely blended between bitter and sweet, with length, and some of the pepper showing in the late finish. Goose’s homage to Hopslam? Perhaps 80+% of that super quality brew, and overall a solid tasty offering. 14.8

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (296) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Four pack into the pint glass, nice orange foamy glass of beer. Lacing to the tune of 6 drinks per pint. Very nice, I lived in the neighborhood of FLW which is Riverside, IL and this beer has the creativity of his architecture. Very unassumingly strong, before you know it all 4 bottles are gone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3969) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
En fût au Riverside Market Cafe, Fort Lauderdale. Une bière orangée. Un bon col mousseux qui s’accroche. Des arômes d’oranges avec d’autres fruits, des fleurs et un soupir caramélisé. Des saveurs florales et fruitées. Pin ou épinette. Orange et pamplemousse. Mange mûre. Malts pour balancer. Pointe résineuse qui s’étire avec l’alcool résineux. Une bière pétillante avec son corps moyennement arrondi. Une finale amèrement fruitée qui chauffe un peu ma langue. Une bonne bière. Respectable buvabilité. Branchée lors du Black Friday.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (623) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Thanksgiving bomber 11-27-14. Prominent alcohol, with strong orange hops flavor. Med bitter finish. Cloudy hay color, good creamy off white head. 9.22 bd, 7.8 bry a little bitter, good flavor. 5.5 kevmar not a good IPA, not good flavor unlike Ballast point IPA.


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