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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap @ Beer Exchange. Dark orange in appearance, nice floral scent. Taste is grapefruit, fresh citrus, floral hops, juicy and bitter. Solid.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (1417) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2016, Parsons Green, London in July 2016 - Orangey Gold in colour. Good off-white head. Excellent lacing. Very Fruity; citrus orange and tropical fruits. Hoppy; piney resinous hops. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Sweet-bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Nice Impy IPA! (2016-07-02)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
GRM (3855) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Glass, 16-ounce, draught, at DArcy McGees, savoured on August 12 2016; eye: coppery, clear, no effervescence, ring of tan head, good lacing; nose: pine, malt, light tropical fruits, resin, bittering hops, light tangerine; mouth: pine, malt, light tropical fruits, resin, bittering hops, light tangerine, dry finale in bittering hops with presence of alcohol acridness, full body, quite bitter, slightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: once is enough FRANAIS Verre, 16 onces, en ft, chez DArcy McGees, savoure le 12 aot 2016; il : cuivre, limpide, pas deffervescence, anneau de mousse fauve, bonne dentelle; nez : pin, malt, lger fruits tropicaux, rsine, houblon amrisant, lger tangerine; bouche : pin, malt, lger fruits tropicaux, rsine, houblon amrisant, lger tangerine, finale sche en houblon amrisant avec prsence dcret dalcool, corse, pas mal amre, trs lgrement sucre, texture rugueuse; en rsum : une fois, cest assez

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (402) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2016
12oz bottle - the pour is pretty typical with a clear copper color and a med off white head. Sweet caramel and pine resin aroma. Big flavor here...syrupy maltiness, bitter pine and some citrus peel. Quite tasty

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4930) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle: Poured a murky brown with off white head. Sticky aroma of floral. Taste is malty sweet caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Thin light beige head of fine bubbles with decent carbonation. Rich malty aroma with lots of sweet caramel, fresh laundry, fresh pumpkin, piney hops and some toffee. Color is a hazy dark copper. A lot more hops presence in the flavor. Lots of piney hops, mild malts, cough syrup and tea leaves. Bit thin in the body and the result is a pretty hot brew. Sort of an unbalanced brew but still a tasty one.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
billtheman (86) - milford, Delaware, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Well alright, FINNALY a place in Delaware had the real thing. Stores out here had some Goose Island beers, but when I looked on the label it was brewed and bottle in New York. Bought a 6 pack and no where near the taste of the original Goose Islands. Now I went in a store in town and they had the real McCoy, brewed and bottled back in sweet home Chicago. I hope that they continue to carry the real thing .I live 10 miles from the Dogfish brewery, not Ill have a pick n choose option between brew from two great brewerys.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shag (2879) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bright orange with a white head. Aroma contains orange, lemon, and perfume. The flavor is slightly bitter with some reisiny presence. Orange peel balanced with some sweetness. Overall great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocJitsu (1823) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Poured way too gently by the new girl at WOB in Pensacola. No head, but its a murky, pretty golden-orange. Bubbles emanating from the bottom seemed to fight slowly through viscous liquid. Candied pineapple on the nose. Syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is less fun than the nose. Orange and candied pineapple flavors.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyCraft (6451) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Another beer from Goose Island that harshed my buzz. Small sample at mile, pours clear brown gold with medium lacing and small white head. Notes are grain alcohol and stale wood. Maybe a touch of orange booze to round out the grossness of this brew. Christ

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jspencer78 (35) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Very nice, smooth IPA with a great bitter kick late. Not usually a fan but this could help turn me into a hop head


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