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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by Frank Lloyd Wrights 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.

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3.7
DocJitsu (1972) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Poured way too gently by the new girl at WOB in Pensacola. No head, but its a murky, pretty golden-orange. Bubbles emanating from the bottom seemed to fight slowly through viscous liquid. Candied pineapple on the nose. Syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is less fun than the nose. Orange and candied pineapple flavors.

2
PhillyCraft (7114) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Another beer from Goose Island that harshed my buzz. Small sample at mile, pours clear brown gold with medium lacing and small white head. Notes are grain alcohol and stale wood. Maybe a touch of orange booze to round out the grossness of this brew. Christ

4.2
jspencer78 (39) - 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

3.6
Gerbeer (3699) - 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.

3.2
Ferris (15020) - 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.

3.7
jbruner (4697) - 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.

3.4
edgallow (4165) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2016
Sampler at the Missouri Beer Fest. Nice citrus hop aroma and taste. Will have it again.

4.4
polo_marco (332) - 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 Ive ever trled.Nice work!

3.8
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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.

3.5
OsuStu (262) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Golden with a white head. Citrus, hops, and alcohol aromas. Similar flavors: sweet citrus, pine, and booziness.


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