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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

948 Ratings
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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 15
Gots: 79 | 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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3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Jefriedrichs, Aug 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Thedaver4220, Jul 29, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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!

arizcards, Jul 28, 2014
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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
88 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.