RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

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OsuStu (281) - - MAY 1, 2016
Draft. Golden with a white head. Citrus, hops, and alcohol aromas. Similar flavors: sweet citrus, pine, and booziness.

Bulk_Carrier (6065) - 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. I’d have again.

kassner (1701) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Well it’s unique. Very medicinal and a bit spicy. Pretty clear gold color. Not much fragrance but some nice lacing

drjay44 (3851) - 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

markducommun (1228) - 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

ronaldtheriot (2005) - 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

drfabulous (8660) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 5, 2016
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Clean orange pour. Bitterness and hops with some resin. Not too heavy. Nice.

markoijelena (3187) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, 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.

tsd08460 (1260) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Aroma: citrus, grass, floral,
Appearance: golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,


Cousin_Larry (895) - - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma is citrus and buttery pine. Flavor is way too heavy on the alcohol - almost make you think you’ve mixed vodka into your DIPA. Not as good as advertised.

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