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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,032 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 1,032
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 19
Gots: 92 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,032 ratings.