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Pegasus IPA - Argus Brewery

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Pegasus IPAPegasus IPA

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BA SCORE
76
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130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Argus Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A prominent to intense hop aroma with a citrusy, floral and/or fruity character derived from American hops. Color ranges from medium gold to medium reddish copper. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness, although the malt backbone will support the strong hop character and provide the best balance. A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong india pale ale.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-25-2010)
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shand

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-20-2013 15:04:29 | More by shand
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SjConroy

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-24-2014 21:28:39 | More by SjConroy
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iota

Illinois

2.48/5  rDev -24.6%

Tried on a Whim at Ballydoyle Pub. Chicago has better breweries.

A- Somewhere between amber and orange, decent 1 inch head

S- Almost no hop aroma, dunked my nose trying to catch a whiff of hops.

T- More pale ale than IPA; average hop flavor bookended by underwhelming malt. Slight hop aftertaste.

M- Aggressive initial carbonation gives way to light (perhaps "smooth") mouthful.

D- Average Pale Ale (I really wouldn't class this as an IPA). definitely drinkable, but anything by Two Brothers is a much better option : )

01-18-2011 23:05:32 | More by iota
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.6%

01-20-2014 15:16:39 | More by JuniperJesus
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

02-26-2014 18:41:47 | More by JIMTRK16
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robthepenguin

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

08-31-2012 23:10:09 | More by robthepenguin
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wmtxbb

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -31.6%

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: Really sad. It's a clear amber with no head to speak of. Sort of looks like soda.

Smell: Weird light metallic scent. Hops and malt scent are also very light. So far this brew is striking out.

Taste: Tastes kind of like soy sauce, paper, hops, mixed in with an amber beer. On a second taste, it sort of tastes like tea might be in this beer. Hops give the beer a citrus/grapefruit and earthy flavor.

Drinkability: I really wanted to like this beer. I'm from chicago and I love seeing new craft breweries set up so I was quick to buy this when I found out about it. But I'm really disappointed in this beer. It's not a bad beer, but it is a less than average quality beer. It's not that this beer needs more malt character or hops, it needs to be re-evaluated completely. I would even say this is a good first try. If I'd made this at home I toss the whole batch.

12-04-2010 22:43:31 | More by wmtxbb
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Dave128

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev -7.9%

Poured from a regal looking 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - A moderate pour yields about 3 finger offwhite head. This leads me to think it may be a bit overcarbonated. On the end of the pour some floaties came out. Bottle conditioned or sediment? Lacing is almost nonexistent.

S - Sweet and hoppy.

T - Don't get much malt sweetness.. mostly bitterness and alcohol.

M - As suspected, a bit overcarbonated. Amplified the alcohol and bitterness

O - Nothing too special about this IPA

08-10-2014 02:41:59 | More by Dave128
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +12.5%

Appearance: Dark brown. Tons of nice foam and decent lacing of the glass. Almost like light Guinness Draught (not red though).

Smell: Heavily hopped. Almost smells like some cinnamon as well. Good. A bit burnt.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Like the smell, it tastes heavily hopped. Good clean mouthfeel that doesn't feel or taste watery at all. Once again, good. This batch was skunked or burned.

Drinkability: Delicious pub ale. Goes great with any pub grub. I'm basing this on two experiences with this beer. The first time was better, but it's stilll a great session beer.

Overall: I prefer this a tad over the McCaffery's Irish Cream Ale that Argus Brewery produces. Definitely a good beer!

05-25-2010 20:17:45 | More by tjsdomer2
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Trying the Argus IPA...my first from this brewer. The beer poured a darker rich clear amber with thin white head that is leaving a slight lace. The smell unfortunately is not more than average....there is definitely a floral tone to the scent...i'm think columbus hops...not sure. The taste definitely is more floral than citrus...in fact I am not picking up much citrus. Maybe on the backend there is some bitterness. The mouthfeel is good medium body decent carbonation. Overall....slightly dissappointed...but it would not keep me from drinking again. It is a decent beer.

12-24-2011 04:42:54 | More by WoodBrew
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-03-2013 16:35:22 | More by ohiobeer29
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larryarms847

Illinois

4/5  rDev +21.6%

08-12-2013 02:24:50 | More by larryarms847
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alleykatking

Indiana

1.65/5  rDev -49.8%

Had on tap....

So you are going to name your beer after the mighty Pegasus huh? That winged horse had a lot of Greek mythology backing it up. Lets see if these brewers had enough knowledge to back up this devine name of a beer.

A- Pegasus was a white horse...unlike this beer which was more of reddish coppery color. Maybe it's trying to look more along the lines of the blood that was spilt when Perseus beheaded Medusa from which Pegasus sprang forth? I'm guessing no on that one. It did have a one finger white head though that showed medium retention. Some light streaks of lace on the glass made me realize that if Zeus was drinking this beer he sure as hell wouldn't have put it in the sky as a constellation.

S- Hint of tropical hops in the front. This is quickly left behind as caramel malts with light toasted malts (must be from carrying Zeus's lightning bolts for so long)making up most of the actual aroma. The aroma is very muted dare I say a little watered down (I suppose that's what you get for hanging out with Poseidon). Alcohol really isn't there as well.

T- I wasn't too keen on tasting it to be honest at this point. I mean everywhere the winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, an inspiring spring burst forth. If that's not screaming watered down I don't know what is. Just like I thought....initial sip is light watery citrus hops. This fades quickly to a caramel malt body that dominates the rest of the beer like Bellerophon did to the Chimera while riding Pegasus. Some hints of toasted malt and light bittering hops in the ending don't make up for the lack of really any flavor at all. Alcohol is actually quite noticable in the end being a little on the medicinal side.

M- Light medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is a little on the low side. Light caramel malts and hints of hops left on the palate show up once again in the aftertaste with more of a medicinal alcohol lingering. Flavors were very weak for the style and didn't hold up (unlike the mythology of the actual Pegasus...I mean come one look at the stars). No real off flavors just watery (which I guess they used as a tribute to Pegasus). Light alcohol drying on the palate.

O- I think the beer name should have been looked at again. I could see it being called Icarus for example. I mean they set their sites high I would guess with this beer but it just fell to its death quite quickly. Oddly enough the story of Icarus deals with water as well...just like this watered down IPA. Nice try but a insult overall I feel to the Pegasus legacy.

06-11-2011 09:33:55 | More by alleykatking
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emerge077

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -6.4%

Finally found a single of this at R & J Liquors in Algonquin.
"1339" Julian date inked on the bottom of the bottle, roughly 3 months old.

Served in a tulip glass, it glows a dark crystalline copper color. An initial head of foam, fairly thin and feeble, forming a collar around the edges. Perfectly transparent despite the deep saturated color, darker than most IPAs.

Bready and malty aroma with some vegetal traces that may have once been hops. Subdued and fairly dull for an "American IPA", if English i'd take it, but this is just weak.

Caramel and toast, light indistinct notes of dried fruit. Very slight residual bitterness, as if designed for mass appeal instead of IPA fans. Fairly light and smooth, malt dominated, light carbonation like an ESB or English Pale.

From the label notes it sounds like they just tweaked a recipe from Smugglers Brewpub. Not surprising really... not much about this stands out, but there are few flaws other than lack of hops.

02-28-2012 03:30:49 | More by emerge077
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ChipChaight

New York

4/5  rDev +21.6%

06-23-2014 00:01:10 | More by ChipChaight
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enelson

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2014 23:39:18 | More by enelson
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matjack85

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +30.1%

I had this on tap at the newly opened Ballydoyle's Irish Pub in Bloomingdale, IL. I never saw anything by this brewery before so I was doubly surprised to not only find it on the menu but to then discover it was from a local brewery right here in Chicago.
Served in it's own Pegasus pint glass.

The beer poured a clear reddish brown color with a 1½ finger creamy beige head. Lots of spider webbed lacing clung to the glass as I drank it. Not a bad look.

The smell was all hops - both floral and citrus.

While the hops did dominate the flavor, there was also a significant amount of caramely sweet malt in here to cut down on the grapefruit and piny hop bitterness.

Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with only moderate carbonation.

High drinkability. No alcohol taste at all. I liked it so much I ordered another one.

01-16-2011 10:24:53 | More by matjack85
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +14%

06-27-2014 02:21:04 | More by ryanmcd
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-12-2013 05:51:33 | More by IdrinkGas
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Another6Pack

Michigan

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-26-2011 13:56:19 | More by Another6Pack
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hoppyhead12


3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-09-2014 19:16:26 | More by hoppyhead12
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-12-2013 17:57:27 | More by bismarksays
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-12-2013 18:25:26 | More by Kubrickx
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DoubleMalt

New York

3/5  rDev -8.8%

07-02-2014 23:57:33 | More by DoubleMalt
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TerryB

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-10-2014 00:10:17 | More by TerryB
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Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.