The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.
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4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.
Appearance: This beer poured a two finger head that reduced to a frothy layer. It is a copper color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Resiny, grassy, pungent, citrus, candied orange, caramel, and warm booze.
Taste: Same as above. IBU'S are definitely there with lingering bitterness in the back of the palate.
Mouthfeel: Warming booze, chalky tingling bitterness, full bodied, sipper, medium carbonation.
Overall: A solid DIPA. Definitely could enjoy this one again.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 20:38:30 | More by Flounder57
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured on tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a hazy, orange-copper coloring with a tall, foamy, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, floral highlights, cannibus, oregano, pine pitch, subtle caramel, and a solid bitter backbone. Flavors are well-rounded, but lack the punch the nose was advertising. Caramel and citrus fruits blend on thw forward tongue, with a light, creme sweet backbone. Subtle resnous and bitter notes build as you drink, as does the booze. Smooth, robust bodied, with a subtle underlying edge. The aftertaste is slowly warming, with a bitter, resinous edge. Slightly effervesced, smooth finish. Not bad, but the palate lacked the punch I was looking for after the aromatic nose.
Serving type: on-tap
07-05-2014 18:21:21 | More by GarthDanielson
The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.