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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,029 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,029
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.2%
Wants: 19
Gots: 91 | 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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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,029 ratings.