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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soupy (35) - - JUN 13, 2014
A full bodied beer, copper pour, thin head, easy on the palate despite the 9% ABV, a great double IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Tap pour - @ RHP. Pours gold-orange with nice,big, tight tan head. Pine, citrus, orange, and creamy vanilla notes on the nose. Incredible pop of hops, nice and bitter, oranges all over my palate like a sickness. Slightly dry finish, medium-full bodied. Yes!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2084) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Citrusy and piney hop aromas, and some caramel. Clear darn orange with a mostly lasting white head. Slightly sweet and very balanced. Medium bodied, very smooth, and with a slightly lingering, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2931) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle the Beer pours to a clear slightly dark golden color. Aroma is strong pine, citrus, & floral notes. Taste is similar with notes of stone fruit. Overall very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jh773 (247) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 Rich golden orange in the glass (slightly hazy). Smells like caramel biscuit. Thick and caramelly with grassy overtones and just the slightest touch of dark fruit. A surprising amount of carbonation. Further sipping reveals hints of pineapple and increasing bitterness. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (772) - - MAR 20, 2014
Aroma Is plentiful with hops, pine,fruits,grapefruit, raisin. , appearance is Clear red color. Creamy white head. Taste: creamy. Alcohol, tar, pine grapefruit. Very complex. Pretty nice. Smooth feel. Goes down easy.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a typically carbonated transparent dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy. The hot sharp mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of bitter mild citrus crisp and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2014
Nice, balanced. Hides its ABV well. Slightly sweet malts, which is relatively unique. Not particularly bitter. Good.


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