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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1365) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Clear yellow pour, frothy head. Nice hop flavors with a bitter finish. Citrus and grass. A bit harsh and unbalanced, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2537) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 12FEB14. So it is a little old. The pour is a milky copper-orange color with a bountiful, foamy off-white head. The aroma is floral, resiny, and hoppy like an Imperial IPA might be. A type of orange or pear feel to it too. The body is medium. The taste brings out an explosion of bitterness through those floral hops. A weird sort of astringent acidity surrounds this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1206) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2014
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a hazy yellow amber color with a bit of head. Viscous with intense hops. Some alcohol harshness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4376) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours a dense and murky reddish orange with two fingers of sandy tan head. Nose is a bit muddled, oxidized and papery with some heavy citrus rind notes and piney notes. Rich flavor, bit too much body and malt presence to my taste. Citrus rind and earthy biscuity malt. Piney notes as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrownALEx (346) - Portland, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Looks great, tastes great. Smells pretty good. Palate is full bodied. Overall a wonderful dipa. Would get again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2014
I expected this to be a really big beer. But it fell a little short for me. Maybe I’m spoiled by the other big hoppy brews out there. It’s worth a try but don’t expect the moon and stars

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1844) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Drank out at Prosperity this year. Remember being blown away actually. Great DIPA. Flavor packed and resinous through the finish. Doesn’t stick, it’s clean but packs a punch!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nathan30533 (903) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Great tasting, amazing looking, sexy imperial pale ale. Great, great, great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2606) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On draft at Isaac Newton’s. Nice notes of pine, hop, caramel malts and grapefruit. The blend was near perfect and the body was full. A very enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (825) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2014
pours a hazy peach with a lasting white head and some spotty lacing. Surprisingly malty aroma with notes of vanilla and stone fruit. taste has notes of vanilla, apricot, green apple and a hint of orange. finish is note overly pronounced but present and pleasant. a fine beer.

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