The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.
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3.66/5 rDev -6.6%
Bought a 4 pack of 12 oz bottles. Poured into glass. A-deep amber with good retention. S-burnt licorice, prune scent. Alcohol present. I already know malt is apparent. T-slight pine with malt backbone. Light citrus. M-medium body that coats the tongue and sits nicely. O-malt overbalanced this imperial just a tad but flavor is established so leaves a nice resiny taste on the buds. Will drink again because the nose detects alcohol as well as the label but the taste not too much.
08-03-2014 07:01:41 | More by Jefriedrichs
3.96/5 rDev +1%
Picked up a single at Total Wine back in early June for $2.99. Bottled on 2-10-14.
Beer poured orange with a pretty good white head on the initial pour.
Nose is full of citrus.
Taste is citrus and pine with a hint of tropical fruit. Caramel and pale malts attempt to balance this out but the alpha hopping leaves a piney hop residue.
Mouthfeel is pretty lively and prickly on the palate.
Overall another nice example of a double IPA. Not bad considering this is almost 6 months old!
07-28-2014 00:14:17 | More by arizcards
The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.