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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

The IllinoisThe Illinois

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BA SCORE
88
very good

545 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 545
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%


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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soju6

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2013 Artisans Craft Beer Festival.

A: Pours a copper color with a creamy head and good lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus and pine with a bit of malt sweetness and grain.

T: taste of citrus with a mold malt sweetness and grain. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body and crisp.

O: Nice beer for the style without being overly hopped.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2013 16:24:03 | More by soju6
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This beer is like an arrow shot from one of those olympic bow and arrow bros - straight like an, umm, arrow. Yeah... It's straight like Derek Jeter and solid like his ability in the late 2000's (this isn't four World Series' in a row Jeter, but it also isn't 2012 break your ankle on a pivot, Jeter).

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So if you like "slightly above aite," have at it!

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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 545 ratings.