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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   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.

hopdaddy53's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdaddy53 (2) - - AUG 25, 2013
Had on draft at Mondo's Draft House in Iowa City. Clear Amber color with a nice citrus smell and taste. Very delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspencer78 (21) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Very nice, smooth IPA with a great bitter kick late. Not usually a fan but this could help turn me into a hop head

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (2930) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2016 On tap. Pours a clear copper with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, dry grapefruit and trail mix. Flavors of same with additional sweet malts and dry fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (10791) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Draft - Sweet sticky hops and caramel. Clear gold with a decent white head. Sweet and lots caramel with a touch of booze. Boring but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Sampled at Classic City Brewfest 2016. Pours a clear golden yellow from the bottle with fluffy white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is nice citrus diesel hop profile, with a hint of caramel and pale malt behind. Taste follows, big IPA, but nicely balanced and well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3414) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Sampler at the Missouri Beer Fest. Nice citrus hop aroma and taste. Will have it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (228) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Smells of sweet malts lemongrass and salt water. Beautiful cloudy golden in color. Taste starts of with sweet malts Some lemongrass strong bitter bite at the end. Medium body with light crisp carbonation with nice creamy texture.really enjoy this brew has all the right things that make a great IPA. Goose island makes some,of the best brews I’ve ever trled.Nice work!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a golden amber color. Aromas of floral hops, some sweetness, and a touch of fruit. Flavors of hops, pine and citrus. Light body with a bittersweet finish and long aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (194) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Golden with a white head. Citrus, hops, and alcohol aromas. Similar flavors: sweet citrus, pine, and booziness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3430) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2016
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy semi-burnt amber color. Mild little white head quickly dissipated. Semi-sliding lacing. The smell takes on some sweet to bitter grassy with bitter citric hop driven components. Some floral qualities involved. The taste pretty much sums up all of the previously mentioned flavors. Dry sweet citrus to floral aftertaste. Quick dry floral sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Sipping to sessionable quality. Overall, as a DIPA, it definitely works. I’d have again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1507) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Well it’s unique. Very medicinal and a bit spicy. Pretty clear gold color. Not much fragrance but some nice lacing

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