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RATINGS: 371   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
polo_marco (322) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (227) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Golden with a white head. Citrus, hops, and alcohol aromas. Similar flavors: sweet citrus, pine, and booziness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (4116) - 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. Id have again.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1553) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Well its unique. Very medicinal and a bit spicy. Pretty clear gold color. Not much fragrance but some nice lacing

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (3484) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 20, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 13 JAN 16. Hops are Calypso, Galaxy, Cascade, Chinook 8.4% ABV per the label, so this is a new recipe. Pours a medium thick, well retained, ivory head, with moderate lacing, over a clear, dark amber (SRM 14) body......nose is pine, citrus, primarily grapefruit, orange, tangerine, from the hops, mild toasted malts, balance to the hops......taste is moderately sweet, with light toffee/caramel tones, from the malts, heavy citrus, with orange, tangerine, grapefruit notes, pine, resin, licorice, finishing moderately bitter, balance to the hops.....mouth feel, medium body, mild alcohol, moderate carbonation with moderate acid. This is a showcase for the hops. The malts are present, but simple and subdued. The hops are definitely in the newer style of I/DIPA with loads of citrus, fruity notes in both aroma and flavor from the hops. As a result it is a bit trite although drinkable. BJCP 8/3/15/5/8

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (974) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2016
Clear golden brown with a light head. Quite piney, some light citrus. Some hay. Quite bitter. Light sweetness. Medium body, kind of oily, not much carbonation. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1824) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 6, 2016
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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6943) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2016
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Clean orange pour. Bitterness and hops with some resin. Not too heavy. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2705) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 31, 2016
Draft 0.15l at Tap takeover Goose Island at The Beer Temple Amsterdam Netherlands.19.03.2016.Taste with Potjebier and Zlotta.Pour it hazy orange with small white head.Aroma fresh squizzed orange and pine.Taste fresh orange flavor,smooth texture,tanderine,some pine on the back,perfectly balancded really good.I liked it.


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