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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 95   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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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3.3
Ronritter (786) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2017
on tap gold pour frothy white head aroma is floral and funk taste is same .

3.2
BlackHaddock (7416) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017
Third beer on my second flight in Devilicious, Temecula California on 10th Feb 2017. Mini haze to the golden pour, the head an off-white affair. Hoppy nose with the Citra hops doing what they do. Taste is hops on a solid malt base, hops win the battle.

3
Cavie (4725) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle from Chicago. Slightly hazy, light orange. White head. Malty nose, sweet. Hops on the nose but not overpowering. Flavor is malty first with a fair bitter presence. Hops seem subdued. Warmth present.

3.5
JPDIPSO (6236) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Light copper color with a smallish ecru head. Full aroma, with citrus, pine, honey, pale malts, hints of alcohol and ripe fruit. Bubblegum sweet start. Hops and grains mingle. Some spice and light licorice. Solid feel. This is not a brew that I could have more than one. Seems to beg to be paired with food. 4/14

3.7
john44 (3133) - 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
GRM (4079) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Glass, 16-ounce, draught, at D’Arcy McGee’s, 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 FRANÇAIS Verre, 16 onces, en fût, chez D’Arcy McGee’s, savourée le 12 août 2016; œil : cuivrée, limpide, pas d’effervescence, anneau de mousse fauve, bonne dentelle; nez : pin, malt, léger fruits tropicaux, résine, houblon amérisant, léger tangerine; bouche : pin, malt, léger fruits tropicaux, résine, houblon amérisant, léger tangerine, finale sèche en houblon amérisant avec présence d’âcreté d’alcool, corsée, pas mal amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : une fois, c’est assez

3.8
CObiased (507) - 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
SHIG (4962) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle: Poured a murky brown with off white head. Sticky aroma of floral. Taste is malty sweet caramel.


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