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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.


3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3062) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Lots of hops in the aroma. Citrus and pine. The flavor has a malty sweet start with a nice amount of hops in the back end. Well carbonated, crisp for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (3016) - Gray, Maine, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Pours a deep golden almost copper color with a finger of sticky eggshell foam. The nose is interesting, bready malts, citrus, pine, musky melon. The palate follows with nice layers of dank earthy fruit, pine, citrus and a round clean malt backbone. Pretty nice drinker for 9% !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2014
21 karat pour with subtle carbonation that produced a small soapy head. Tart grapefruit, bright tangelo, lemon zest, and candied orange. Not enamel peeling but a well balanced example of the style. Enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Sampled while I’m pouring GI at Blarney Stone’s Brew Fest. This assaults my nose right away with the big piney catbox smell of big American hops. Then a big malty smack in the face that stands up to the extreme bitter these hops put down. Thick malty mouthfeel, and you can sense the alcohol doing its dirty work. Alternating between sipping this and BCS. Life is good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2934) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap at MacGregor’s, very enjoyable. Tiny bubbles, dark clear amber, clean thick head. Citrus and mango along with malty notes waft out. Some of the same in the palate, very subtle and delicate. No alcohol detected. Really good.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2930) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Aroma: Oranges, Sweet Malts, Mildly Floral Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head Ring, Great Lacing Taste: Oranges, Sweet Malts, Lemon Rind Mouthfeel: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Sweet, Balanced

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft. Loads of pine and citrus with a huge caramel malt backbone. Very good, although a bit boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle, bottled on March 27th, just arrived in Madison, pours a clear amber gold with a thick white head and tons of lacing, little bubbles through out, nice looking bier, aroma has a little bit of citrus on the nose with some fruit coming through as well, the flavor has a bitter front end with a little bit of pine and fruit in the finish, still dry through out though, kind of different, good thing is the 9% isn’t tasted at all, not bad I suppose.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2873) - 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


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