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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma is citrus, pine and a hint of syrup/sweetness. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, fruit, mild syrup/sweetness, a hint of hop resin and a mildly bitter/tangy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 30, 2014
Very hoppy and quite double IPA indeed. NIce to appretiate easy to drink but not so much enjoyable for my standards.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3627) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. Amber in color with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pine, floral notes, lots of tropical fruit and citrus. Taste is of caramel, booze, grapefruit, mango, and light resin and bitter florals.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3586) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Nice citrus head with good malt profile. Well rounded IPA. Pours amber with good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Average carbonation. Some citrus sourness in finish. Tap at Churchkey .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2014
bottle, a little old, 3 months old, sweet and still pretty hoppy, your standard dipa from 4 years ago, decent

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very clear light amber color with a slightly largish off-white head on it. Nose has a bit of hoppiness in there, but actually seems to be more malt forward, with a mix of grass and toasty and hay. Taste is slightly sweet up front, though you can get some bitterness to it. Just not a great example of the style, IMHO.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy orange-amber with a short, creamy, tan head. Aroma is orange/tangerine, tropical fruit. Taste is orange-peel, caramel malt....peppery, herbal bittering. Strong citrus. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap at the source... Golden mostly transparent hue and topped with a creamy soapy white head... Aroma of crystal malt and citrus combined altogether. Earthy and sweet. Nothing unique... Flavors more of the same with moderately sweet, citrus and a deeper malt tonage. Just above medium bodied with a lighter level carbonation. Not my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (3347) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3295) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber with creamy white head. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, biscuit and cereal malts, grapefruit, and light toffee. Flavor is hop bitterness throughout with some supporting dry malts and light fruit esters; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.


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