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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

949 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 949
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 79 | 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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4.32/5  rDev +10.2%

tyalan, 38 minutes ago
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4/5  rDev +2%

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, Yesterday at 01:49 AM
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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 949 ratings.