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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The IllinoisThe Illinois

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BA SCORE
88
very good

818 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 818
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 11
Gots: 52 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first Imperial beer of the year is The Illinois, a 9.0% ABV 95 IBU Imperial IPA that pushes the limits of hop flavor and aroma. Deep gold, complex citrus aroma, balanced clean bitterness, medium to full body.

(Beer added by: nmann08 on 06-15-2013)
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12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a frothy layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Resiny, grassy, pungent, citrus, candied orange, caramel, and warm booze.

Taste: Same as above. IBU'S are definitely there with lingering bitterness in the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Warming booze, chalky tingling bitterness, full bodied, sipper, medium carbonation.

Overall: A solid DIPA. Definitely could enjoy this one again.

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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.