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The Illinois - Goose Island Beer Co.

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The IllinoisThe Illinois

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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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Photo of baybum
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of A_bit_of_the_Sacrament
4/5  rDev +2%

Surprising malt background for a generously hoppy offering. Lots to experience in this brew. Citrus. Pine. Sweet caramel notes. Very satisfying but at 9% it's like a punch in the face.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of chefhatt
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Has a dark orange color body with a small foamy head.
aroma has a pine, bitter smell to it.
taste is piney and has a little bitterness to itm
mouthfeel feel is good and overall a good dipa

Photo of katelynxandrea
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Good for an imperial IPA , good hops, medium body.

Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%

Floral hops, pine, and muted citrus accompany slightly sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Flavor reveals a sweet, lightly toasted malt backbone, with a fairly bitter finish. Soft citrus and floral notes weave throughout. I appreciate the malt presence, and the bitterness balances well, but it could use a little more citrus to contrast.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of branmuffin91
4/5  rDev +2%

95 IBU (i.e. bitter). Sweet, sticky caramel taste upon first sip. Citrus aftertaste. Seems to get better after every sip. Must pour in glass.

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.84/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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