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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The IllinoisThe Illinois

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BA SCORE
89
very good

975 Ratings
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Ratings: 975
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 82 | 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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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Snow81, Apr 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

larryarms847, Mar 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

cestlavie, Dec 22, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Ryan3m, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

ejane, Jun 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

tp05lg, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.2%

Bradley_Benbow, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of RAlmeida77
4.83/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW....those were the first words after tasting this Imperial IPA. It has a nice, darker color which leads you to the wonderful malt/hop aroma and well balanced flavor of this beer. Very well balanced Imperial IPA that is smooth and easy to drink. It's got just the right balance of malt and hops. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

RAlmeida77, Feb 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Travcofarms, Oct 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

leprechaunandfatman, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Thickfreakness, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

ffshore545, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

samibr, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

sammyg832, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

blameo, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Brams17, Sep 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

psumjl269, May 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

MattTastrophee, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

zavalagv, May 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

captainbearcat, Jun 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

BeerNDoggerel, Mar 22, 2014
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4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Served in a chilled pint glass at Es Tas Sports Bar Ames, IA. Great muted citrus taste, no after taste of alcohol even though its 8.4%. The cloudiness and haziness make it look great in the light. The feel in you mouth was very smooth, perfect amount of carbonation (just a little.)

TerranceCullen, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of nickapalooza86
4.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours a nice amber color, finger of off white almost cream colored head, nice lacing

Smell is tons of tropical and citrus notes a ton of lemon, kiwi, mango, pineapple, pear, orange, pine sweet bready malt, papaya

taste is tropical fruit, papaya, kiwi, pineapple, citrus, bitter grapefruit peel and orange peel, light pine, a bit of a astringent note, a nice malt backing of sweet bready and caramel backing but the real show here is the tropical and citrus hops

Mouthfeel on the fuller side of medium, nice carbonation, finishes quite dry with a light lingering bitterness that builds as you drink

Great DIPA, grabbed a single will probably get a 4 pack or two sometime!

nickapalooza86, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of alk3kenny
4.58/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark burnt orange color nice clarity. Fluffy white head. Smells of pine, resin, hop, citrus. Very inviting for a fan of dipa. Nice hop bitterness at the start, drying but not overly bitter. Very pleasant. Some boozyness but nothing too overpowering. Very easy to drink this one could be sipped or enjoyed a little quicker. Would seek this out again if given the chance.

alk3kenny, Mar 03, 2014
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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
89 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.