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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (4888) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 21, 2014
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a typically carbonated transparent dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy. The hot sharp mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of bitter mild citrus crisp and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft @ Three Fires. Sweet fruity candy orange and light spruce aroma. Slightly hazed pale orange with a moderate off-white head. Sweet fruity orange, caramel malt, and alcohol flavor. Medium body, prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (999) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. bottled on 2/18 or so. about a month rotted. Holy cloudy murky orange pour with no head. didn’t expect that from AB InGoose. nose of pungent Citra and dank hops. Not familiar with meridian hops though. Taste is kinda flat compared to the nose. maybe this is just too cold. Kinda thin mouthfeel, which is fine, but honestly, not much hop flavor. I really wanted that nose to come through in the flavor, but it just doesn’t. A light orange and citrus comes through as it warms. maybe I should go drink a can of something else while this warms... ok so I came back to this and I still feel that the hop flavor is lacking for a DIPA. Solid beer without fault, just needs more hop flavor. also, as the beer warms clarity improves greatly. must be just chill haze.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (315) - - MAR 20, 2014
Aroma Is plentiful with hops, pine,fruits,grapefruit, raisin. , appearance is Clear red color. Creamy white head. Taste: creamy. Alcohol, tar, pine grapefruit. Very complex. Pretty nice. Smooth feel. Goes down easy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1457) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from Market Square. Clear deep orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mandarin orange peels, pine, cake batter and caramel malts. Flavor is similar and surpringly smooth with a bitter hop balance throughout the ending. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, pine, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hondajunkie (87) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a hazy golden color with a 1 finger white head that hangs around for a little while. Citrus, grapefruit and floral notes dominate. Smooth mouthfeel with above average carbonation, tastes of grapefruit, caramel malt, slight hop tartness on the finish. Was hoping for more body but it works here. Some alcohol burn noticeable. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Draft from federal taphouse Lancaster. Pours orange with a half inch of white head. Doesn’t leave much lacing in the glass. Nice floral notes on the nose. Some solid floral notes on the tongue. Hides the alcohol well. Fades a bit as I drank it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (1786) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Hoppy aroma. Smooth, slightly sweet. Hints of citrus, pine, mint, and a hoppy finish that is just slightly bitter. A bit earthy, the alcohol is well masked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (401) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Thanks rbrazell. Clear bright orange small white head. Bright hop character, green fresh hop/grass aroma. Sweet malt with a strong bitter finish. Classic double ipa.


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