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RATINGS: 375   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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3.7
   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 (3510) - 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 (2016) - 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 (3171) - 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 (3113) - 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 (323) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Draft @ WOB, RSW. Hoppy aroma. Rusty orange color. Hoppy flavor, little citrusy. Full bodied. Nice DIPA!

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   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (2056) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Pours a hazy rusty orange color with a nice tan head. Taste is deep sweet citrus. Taste is deep sweet citrus as well with bitter resin and pine notes. Finish is moderately long with a bitter sweet citrus ending and packs some pine and resin at the very end. Descent DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1922) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a sweet aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is heavy bitter up front, lots of hops and resin with sweet citrus and fruity notes into the big bitter, dry finish

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Cloudy orange color with above average head and lacing. Aroma of resin hops and brown sugar. Flavor has noticeable amounts of orange with a modest amount of hop bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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