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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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2015
bottled, amber to orange color with thin foam, aroma is light floral and toffee caramels, flavor is caramel, malty to sweet and bitter, plain finish

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Braudog (6497) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Standard visuals, golden amber with a medium, creamy head. The aroma is over-the-top perfumey, with an almost off-putting floral sting. The beer drinks with an average mouthfeel, neither thin nor as heavily bodied as some DIPAs. That same odd sense of spring pollen is evident in the taste, particularly in the too-mushy finish. (#5487, 4/17/2014)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PhillyCraft (6497) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6327) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle: Pours hazy orange-amber with a short, creamy, tan head. Aroma is orange/tangerine, tropical fruit. Taste is orange-peel, caramel malt....peppery, herbal bittering. Strong citrus. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Orange pour with a white head. The aroma has some strong perfume and flora notes as well as some orange citrus. The flavor has some bitter floral notes with some light pine and orange thrown in. There is also some biscuit malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6105) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a medium, frothy, manilla colored head. Strong floral and fruity hops up front int he aroma followed my toasted malt and caramel. Taste is caramel, sweet malt, toasted grains, floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus notes and pine notes. Body is medium and chewy with a moderate, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more caramel, lots of floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus oils, pine notes and sweet malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6083) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma is citrus, pine and a hint of syrup/sweetness. The flavor is citrus, grapefruit, fruit, mild syrup/sweetness, a hint of hop resin and a mildly bitter/tangy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Pours crystal clear light copper with a modest off-white head. The aroma has tangerines, funk, floral notes, cotton candy and lots of maltiness to offset the hops. The body is fairly full with light graininess and fairly soft carbonation. The taste starts off with lots of sweet maltiness, piny / tangerine/ mild fruit hoppiness. There is a big big malt backbone to this one. The finish has gentle hoppiness with fairly aggressive sweet caramel maltiness. For a double IPA this is one sweet cloying example. The hop are definitely here, but they cant overcome the sweetness that its up against.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Draft at District Tap House. Murky orange with s beige head and mid-heavy lacing. Aroma of orange, pine, and butterscotch. Flavor is odd. Almost reminds me of a creamsicle or something with game orange flavor. I cant exactly pinpoint what, but it definitely tastes different than I expected. Its almost creamy. A bit of boozy heat comes through on a mid-plus bodied beer with an okay overall feel. Decent, but not something is rush out for again.

4.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thedm (5952) - Fredonia, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2014
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a typically carbonated transparent dark orange colored body. The mild aroma was hoppy. The hot sharp mildly vinous crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of bitter mild citrus crisp and hops. A wonderful best in class brew.


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