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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of dark fruits, sweet caramel malt and citrusy hops. Flavor of sweet caramel malt, lightly citrusy hop and pine notes. Too sweet and malty for me. Some dank hop character as well.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (8236) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Had a deep copper glass from draft .. . medium foam .. . quite a malty dipa, light hoppiness .. . not what i was expecting from the goose .. . . everybody values honesty, until they have an ugly baby.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3634) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle-pours bright orange with a small soapy white head with sparse lacing. nose is massive-lots of tropical notes along with grapefruit, pineapple, lite resin, very sweet smelling (flowers). flavors of grapefruit (pink), pine, lite cleaner, cheese, speramint, and lots of tropical notes. flavors are pretty complex. reminds me alot of their old IIPA they used to make back before the AB buyout. long sweet citric finish with lingering grapefruit, pineapple, and fresh hops. a very solid IIPA!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MacBoost (1816) - Penfield, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2x12oz bottles poured into a man sized mug. Looks slightly hazed tangerine color with a decent sized white head that lasts. Aromas of citrus fruit, some pine sap. Taste is sweet upfront with a lasting bitter finish. Not much in the way of late addition hops hence no real juicy hop expression. Yet still, it is somewhat fruity in a semi-tangible way. Too much sweetness, too much Tylenol. Its not a world beater, just an average DIPA.

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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (4674) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12oz bottle from Proof. Copper pour with thin dirty white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, pine, citrus. Tastes are resin, citrus peel, lemon, floral, pine, sweet bread.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2213) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2014
pours a clear amber with a very small light tan head, and a little lacing. smell is faint, some caramel, and hops come through. taste is oily, hoppy, caramel, citrus, and a nice malt back. ends thick and a bitterness that grows as you drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7808) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2014
12-oz. Thanks J! Pours a crystal-clear pale amber with a dense and creamy white head. Big bright fresh grapefruit and tropical fruit notes on the nose. Light, fairly watery body with lively carb. Lightly toasted caramel with bright and tantalizing grapefruit and tropical fruit notes; crisp and refreshing finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shaunmaloney (42) - Kasson, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Tap at Binkies in tulip. Hop is subtle almost too subtle. Great balance and finishes better than any ipa I have had this year. Its not hopslam, but it isnt far behind. Goose small batch continues to impress. Will have another. Cheers!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cobaink2 (566) - seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Lots of great smells in this one. Fresh grass and slight hits of pine. Appearance of Amber. Would drink this again and again.


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