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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (2863) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from Brook Falls Discount. No bottle date, so no idea how old. Pours golden orange with a high foamy white head leaving a lot of lace. Aroma has tropical fruit, pineapple, and sweet caramel with a bit of pepper. Later down in the glass the honey really kicks in. Taste is led by sweet caramelly malts, with pineapple, mangoes, honey, pine and some alcohol. Medium boided and sticky. Finishes nicely blended between bitter and sweet, with length, and some of the pepper showing in the late finish. Gooses homage to Hopslam? Perhaps 80+% of that super quality brew, and overall a solid tasty offering. 14.8

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Four pack into the pint glass, nice orange foamy glass of beer. Lacing to the tune of 6 drinks per pint. Very nice, I lived in the neighborhood of FLW which is Riverside, IL and this beer has the creativity of his architecture. Very unassumingly strong, before you know it all 4 bottles are gone.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
En ft au Riverside Market Cafe, Fort Lauderdale. Une bire orange. Un bon col mousseux qui saccroche. Des armes doranges avec dautres fruits, des fleurs et un soupir caramlis. Des saveurs florales et fruites. Pin ou pinette. Orange et pamplemousse. Mange mre. Malts pour balancer. Pointe rsineuse qui stire avec lalcool rsineux. Une bire ptillante avec son corps moyennement arrondi. Une finale amrement fruite qui chauffe un peu ma langue. Une bonne bire. Respectable buvabilit. Branche lors du Black Friday.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Syzzer (644) - Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Thanksgiving bomber 11-27-14. Prominent alcohol, with strong orange hops flavor. Med bitter finish. Cloudy hay color, good creamy off white head. 9.22 bd, 7.8 bry a little bitter, good flavor. 5.5 kevmar not a good IPA, not good flavor unlike Ballast point IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (3576) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at Dixie. Murky golden Amber pour with a white head. Pine resin hop aromas. Lots of malty notes with tangy grapefruit and mineral hop notes. Good body and mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (2017) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle from State Line. Bottles in Feb and consumed in Nov. I guess that is my fault and State Lines fault. . Cloudy straw pour with smallish head but good lacing. The aroma is sweet citrus. Sweet. I wonder if my bottle is old or if this beer is just really susceptible to aging. Sweet with hop flavors of citrus, resin, but not much kick. It tastes like it would be better if fresher. I rated it higher than I otherwise would have because of the age, which I wont hold against the brewer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
It's a dipa for the serious beer drinker, it focus more on the deep malt while having a hops wallop. Enjoy this beer, don't waste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (3126) - Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Appearance is deep amber with a medium, off-white head. Aroma is bready, malty and citrus hops. Flavor is malt, citrus, fruit and resin. Resin and citrus on the finish. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (371) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft @ WOB, RSW. Hoppy aroma. Rusty orange color. Hoppy flavor, little citrusy. Full bodied. Nice DIPA!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mensch (289) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
The aroma is more like a smooth, almost bland, Sullivan than knock-your-socks-off Gaudi or sock-you-in-the-eye Gehry that I usually expect from a DIPA. The malt flavor is dominant and quite tasty like Calatrava, and well-structured like another Chicago favorite, Mies van der Rohe. Excellent, an Eiffel, not transcendent, like a Le Corbusier.


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