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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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88
very good

1,039 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,039
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 20
Gots: 96 | 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:
Beer added by: nmann08 on 06-15-2013

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.
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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.

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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.)

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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,039 ratings.