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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (5980) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours crystal clear light copper with a modest off-white head. The aroma has tangerines, funk, floral notes, cotton candy and lots of maltiness to offset the hops. The body is fairly full with light graininess and fairly soft carbonation. The taste starts off with lots of sweet maltiness, piny / tangerine/ mild fruit hoppiness. There is a big big malt backbone to this one. The finish has gentle hoppiness with fairly aggressive sweet caramel maltiness. For a double IPA this is one sweet cloying example. The hop are definitely here, but they cant overcome the sweetness that its up against.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3183) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at HOTB. Pours a clear dark orange with a slight white head. Aroma is of tangerine and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel and slightly sweet. Still well done.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (5887) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft @ Three Fires. Sweet fruity candy orange and light spruce aroma. Slightly hazed pale orange with a moderate off-white head. Sweet fruity orange, caramel malt, and alcohol flavor. Medium body, prickly carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4380) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. bottled on 2/18 or so. about a month rotted. Holy cloudy murky orange pour with no head. didnt 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 doesnt. 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.

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
r464 (2320) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Hoppy aroma. Smooth, slightly sweet. Hints of citrus, pine, mint, and a hoppy finish that is just slightly bitter. A bit earthy, the alcohol is well masked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Thanks rbrazell. Clear bright orange small white head. Bright hop character, green fresh hop/grass aroma. Sweet malt with a strong bitter finish. Classic double ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from Market Square. Clear deep orange pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of grapefruit, mandarin orange peels, pine, cake batter and caramel malts. Flavor is similar and surpringly smooth with a bitter hop balance throughout the ending. Not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (13672) - 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.


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