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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 12, 2013
I personally would not call it a DIPA but this really tastes good. The mixture of Citra and Meridian work well together. Definitely citrus forward and a strong with bitterness but it does not ruin the palate at all. Good carbonation too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2380) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
A solid dips. Amazing dark orange pour with great lacing. Some dank and resiny aromas. A well balanced dipa that isn’t all malt and isn’t all hops. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2349) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Clear tannish orange in color... Aroma of herbs, basil, citrus hops.... Flavor is light and crisp, not overly malty, herbs and grassy hops dominate... Lightly bitter on the palate... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
legion242 (2338) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Poured a medium red with a fluffy head. Slight nose. Not as intense in the mouth as I would have liked. My recent hop needs we’re not met.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at HOTB. Pours a clear dark orange with a slight white head. Aroma is of tangerine and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel and slightly sweet. Still well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftycarl21 (2300) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey in DC. Beautiful hazy bright orange pour with a smallish white head. Nose is absolutely rife with big fruit character, including sweet orange, pink grapefruit, Hawaiian Punch, and bits of lemon zest. The flavor brings forth a distinctly fruit-forward IPA as the aroma implied, with low bitterness for the style and a sweeter finish, though still obviously hoppy and bold. Not a particularly impressive palate, but not flawed in any way either. Quite tasty, though maybe not meriting its price point. Still, very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2286) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pour at Autumn Brew Review 2013. Amber pour with a white head. Nice big hoppy citrus nose. Big citrus again in the taste, strongly bitter finish but still bright and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2227) - London area, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Thanks to Mark for this bottle! Pours orangish with a hint of red and a loose tan head. The smell is a hint of cherry, caramel and citrus. The taste is rich malt, cherry, citrus, ending dry and crisp. Medium body with fine carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at Independent Ale House. Pours golden orangish amber with white head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine, resiny hops, and some caramel. Flavors of grapefruit, pine, caramel malts, little toast, and good dose of bitter hops. Finishes with bitter hop burst ad residual sweetness of the caramel malts. Nice.

   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.

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