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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The IllinoisThe Illinois

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BA SCORE
88
very good

924 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 924
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 16
Gots: 71 | 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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Jefriedrichs

California

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
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Hughdevdev

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 20:33:34 | More by Hughdevdev
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Headgoober

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 04:02:07 | More by Headgoober
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MaxPowers

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-02-2014 03:11:02 | More by MaxPowers
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AAG

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

08-02-2014 02:37:31 | More by AAG
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Taco_Picasso

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

08-02-2014 02:25:29 | More by Taco_Picasso
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dgtiii

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

08-01-2014 20:42:50 | More by dgtiii
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Westyn

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-31-2014 15:43:05 | More by Westyn
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Thedaver4220

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

07-29-2014 04:55:34 | More by Thedaver4220
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

07-29-2014 00:32:42 | More by Comparison_Ford
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arizcards

Arizona

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
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Hostabob


4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 23:46:03 | More by Hostabob
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alexsergio

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 19:03:02 | More by alexsergio
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Zackyj23


4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2014 18:43:26 | More by Zackyj23
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mikepcarney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-27-2014 18:41:51 | More by mikepcarney
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2%

07-27-2014 01:57:56 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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griffey123

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-26-2014 18:23:37 | More by griffey123
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Scottqc15

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

07-26-2014 17:40:15 | More by Scottqc15
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funkel81

California

4/5  rDev +2%

07-26-2014 02:12:56 | More by funkel81
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enelson

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

07-25-2014 23:51:10 | More by enelson
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Shafaegalo

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%

07-25-2014 23:49:59 | More by Shafaegalo
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l0rddavis

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

07-24-2014 19:03:57 | More by l0rddavis
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BigHead

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-24-2014 01:24:23 | More by BigHead
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Chuffbomb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

07-23-2014 14:11:58 | More by Chuffbomb
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BuzzFee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2014 23:57:16 | More by BuzzFee
The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.