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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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88
very good

1,039 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 96 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: nmann08 on 06-15-2013

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.
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeadyRebekah
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OntheLambic
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kraj30
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

their everyday beers always lack body

Photo of bencren
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pocketharpy
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a orange body with one finger head and an aroma that is a little boozy, has some citric, spicy hops and there is this touch of sweetness (grapefruit?).
Beer is fuller bodied so it's a slow sipper but keeps the booze in check, has some sweetness that might be grapefruit, might be tropical fruit or some type of sugary malt, and balance is kept with a spicy, citric hop edge. Not a typical hoppy IPA but it gets the job done and is worth having.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaemeno3
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sprucetip
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of 57md
3.8/5  rDev -3.1%

Light copper color. Hoppy nose.

This offering has a good malt and hop balance to it but it is certainly nothing extraordinary.

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3.92/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.