The Illinois | Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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.

Added by nmann08 on 06-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,208
Reviews:
162
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.26%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
174
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.99/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WOW....those were the first words after tasting this Imperial IPA. It has a nice, darker color which leads you to the wonderful malt/hop aroma and well balanced flavor of this beer. Very well balanced Imperial IPA that is smooth and easy to drink. It's got just the right balance of malt and hops. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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4.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A surprisingly good beer that I am glad I tried; I am a fan of Goose Island's Honkers Ale and IPA, but this one tastes more like a west-coast style IPA than a tradional English style one. Good carbonation, great balanced hoppy taste and smell. A winner from Goose Island.

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The Illinois from Goose Island Beer Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,208 ratings.
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