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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

The IllinoisThe Illinois

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BA SCORE
88
very good

566 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 566
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%


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 -9.7%
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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Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 2/10/14.

Appearance: medium golden hue with no haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy tan foam with a hint of an orange cast. Quite attractive.

Smell: big, sweet malt aroma with a relatively subdued hop character. Very caramelly with a little bit of an earthy, herbal and perhaps noble hop aroma. Not too bad, but I prefer a big bouquet in a DIPA.

Taste: sweet, caramelly and malty; the hops are more herbal in character and have a lot more flavor than aroma. Bitterness is high, but appropriate for the sweetness. Good, though it doesn't blow me away.

Mouthfeel: rich body with a great carbonation and a mouth-filling creaminess that won't quit. Bam!

Overall: this is a relatively tasty and inoffensive DIPA, but it lacks the big aroma and bombastic punch that I love so much in the style.

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T-hops first slight bitterness with fruity bite grassy taste with lemonbread malts
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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.