Cybercat (4884) - Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Comes out of the tap hazy amber with a nice fine-bubbled buff head. Aroma is quite hoppy, as resiny as woody. Flavor is very hoppy, in this case a little more woody, slightly sweet, with citrus and evergreen hints.firm texture has fizz to spare. Get goosed!
nathan30533 (1007) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great tasting, amazing looking, sexy imperial pale ale. Great, great, great ale.
roblankey (5) - Streetsboro, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours with a very nice white head very easily. Taste is potent but not overly alcoholic. Very nice "grapefruit" hoppy flavor.
ronaldtheriot (1727) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Illinois has a thin, bone-colored head, a clear, burnt orange appearance, some bubbles, and minimal lacing left behind on the glass. The aroma is of sweet, sugary, malt, and fruity, hop resins. Taste is of those elements, with a very forward and robust hop oil bitterness. Sweetness and white bread are also noticed. Mouthfeel is high medium, and The Illinois finishes puckering dry. RJT
LKay (149) - Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very refreshing, lighter colored DIPA. Grapefruit and zesty lemon effect. Very hoppy, fruity and floral.
MattyKakes (117) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My rating is pretty on point for this gem. And yes, it’s damn good. Hitting a max of 9% , this brew is incredibly smooth. Nice Mellon, citrus scent along with a mouthful of candy resin orange peel. A must have , if you’re going for a strong IPA. Cheers!
polo_marco (265) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Haslinger (907) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at a tap take over at Provisions Market, great coppery amber pour into a snifter, wonderfully hoppy aroma. Taste is a delicious blend of multiple types of hops, a little bitter, a little bit sweet but all together delicious. This beer is just dandy, FLW would be proud to have his magnificent mile high masterpiece realized in this beer
soupy (35) - - JUN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full bodied beer, copper pour, thin head, easy on the palate despite the 9% ABV, a great double IPA.
TattooJack (466) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Four pack into the pint glass, nice orange foamy glass of beer. Lacing to the tune of 6 drinks per pint. Very nice, I lived in the neighborhood of FLW which is Riverside, IL and this beer has the creativity of his architecture. Very unassumingly strong, before you know it all 4 bottles are gone.