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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

971 Ratings
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Ratings: 971
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 16
Gots: 81 | 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 +1.8%

Gaddabble, Oct 19, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

MShloss, Oct 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Piney, citrusy and delicious. Good beer to wash down bourbon county. Packs a punch but very drinkable

Dwkasper, Oct 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

emeyer, Oct 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

baybum, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Surprising malt background for a generously hoppy offering. Lots to experience in this brew. Citrus. Pine. Sweet caramel notes. Very satisfying but at 9% it's like a punch in the face.

A_bit_of_the_Sacrament, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

beermaned, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

themegamancave, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Has a dark orange color body with a small foamy head.
aroma has a pine, bitter smell to it.
taste is piney and has a little bitterness to itm
mouthfeel feel is good and overall a good dipa

chefhatt, Oct 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Good for an imperial IPA , good hops, medium body.

katelynxandrea, Oct 05, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -3.6%

Floral hops, pine, and muted citrus accompany slightly sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Flavor reveals a sweet, lightly toasted malt backbone, with a fairly bitter finish. Soft citrus and floral notes weave throughout. I appreciate the malt presence, and the bitterness balances well, but it could use a little more citrus to contrast.

barczar, Oct 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

RandyWilde, Oct 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

cnoechel, Oct 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

kingmaker, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

fossage78, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

WhitmansNiece, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

sanitarium16, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

KevChiTown, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

SanFranJake, Sep 24, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

chillwave22, Sep 24, 2014
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4.32/5  rDev +9.9%

tyalan, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

95 IBU (i.e. bitter). Sweet, sticky caramel taste upon first sip. Citrus aftertaste. Seems to get better after every sip. Must pour in glass.

branmuffin91, Sep 21, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%

Jack_Ramsey, Sep 20, 2014
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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 971 ratings.