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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Draft. AMber beer with a cream head. Big grapefruit and summer fruit aroma. Grapefruti and tropical fruit flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruti and triopical fruit lingers with backing malt.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bebum (310) - - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2014 Medium copper, clear, avg lacing. Full body, well balanced mouthfeel, with alcohol, sweetness, flavor, body and bitterness in proportion to each other, long aftertaste. This beer best quality are its complex and intense hop flavors, which include floral and herby notes. Rich malty background.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap at Sugar Maple. Clear amber with a thin off-white sticky head. Aroma is tropical with mango, toffee, pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet and tropical with mango, pineapple, caramel, bready malt and a moderate bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (5591) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Bright, sparkling light copper pour, sticky snow white head, nice lacing. Aroma has some cat urine essence, very resiny and warming. Flavor is full-bodied and delicious with heavy doses of maple syrup sweetness, some mango fruitiness, just the right amount of citrus bitterness. Chewy, sticky mouthfeel. An enjoyable diversion.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4082) - SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Pours clear amber with a nice off white lacing head. Aroma is malty caramel hoppy piny citric fruity. Flavor as aroma, great bitter piny resin bite with a longlived grapefruit piny finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9948) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, pine, orange zest, pink grapefruit and light tangerine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, pine, grapefruit and light orange zest with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1961) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. bottled on 2/18 or so. about a month rotted. Holy cloudy murky orange pour with no head. didn’t expect that from AB InGoose. nose of pungent Citra and dank hops. Not familiar with meridian hops though. Taste is kinda flat compared to the nose. maybe this is just too cold. Kinda thin mouthfeel, which is fine, but honestly, not much hop flavor. I really wanted that nose to come through in the flavor, but it just doesn’t. A light orange and citrus comes through as it warms. maybe I should go drink a can of something else while this warms... ok so I came back to this and I still feel that the hop flavor is lacking for a DIPA. Solid beer without fault, just needs more hop flavor. also, as the beer warms clarity improves greatly. must be just chill haze.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3/23/2014. 12oz. bottle. Pours cloudy amber color with a white head. Aromas of hops, caramel, tropical fruit. A little boozy but with refreshing flavors of hops, malt, pine, citrus. A solid DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a medium, frothy, manilla colored head. Strong floral and fruity hops up front int he aroma followed my toasted malt and caramel. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus notes and pine notes. Body is medium and chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, lots of floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus oils, pine notes and sweet malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2639) - California, USA - APR 7, 2014
7 Apr 2014, bottle. gold, clear, some slow steady bubbles, foamy head. nose is grapefruit rind and mild sweet granola malt. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. grapefruit rind, some buble gum, alcohol is sweet but aggressive. Really good!


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