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Pegasus IPA - Argus Brewery

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Pegasus IPAPegasus IPA

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of monstarr1234
4.88/5  rDev +48.8%

I had previously stated that Southern Tier IPA was my favorite as far as India pale ales are concered, but I stand corrected.

I was turned to this particular brewing company late last year at a beer and wine convention here in Illinois, and this beer stood out against many competitors.

Pegasus IPA is the best and smoothest IPA that Iv'e ever had.

If your looking for a smooth India Pale Ale without all of the bitterness and bite, look no further.

This beer is awesome, and is my personal favorite.

A big thumbs up and kudos to Argus Brewers out of Chi-town for making the best IPA Iv'e ever had.

Also, this is one of the rare beers Iv'e had that actually comes very close to tasting as good in a bottle that it does on tap.

The mouthful effect loses a bit vs tap to bottle, but otherwise, the taste is right there.

monstarr1234, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Metal4Breakfast
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Metal4Breakfast, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

ffshore545, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

ChicagoShakeAndBake26, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of matjack85
4.28/5  rDev +30.5%

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.

matjack85, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of NIURicky
4.25/5  rDev +29.6%

NIURicky, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of thumperskibum
4.14/5  rDev +26.2%

I heard that there was a new brewery on the south side of chicago in a hell neighborhood. Found this label at a big chain liquor store and bought a sixer. After a long day at work, I cracked one open and was wildly suprised. The head on this beer was thick and meaty. The aroma was great, and the taste was shockingly great. Definitely a winner.

thumperskibum, May 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

JuniperJesus, Jan 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

larryarms847, Aug 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

ChipChaight, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

sweetlou25, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +22%

AirZombie, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

lupercmda, Sep 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22%

mspanos, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

Molson2000, Sep 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +22%

kehlah, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

KC9LDB, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4/5  rDev +22%

Appearance
Dark brown, slight lacing, small head
Smell
Strong malt and hop present, toasted scents
Taste
Wonderfully balanced blend of bitterness and bite. Roasted malt flavoring, lingers
Overall
One of my favorite IPAs that even rivals the 60 min IPA for my affection. There’s a strong hop/malt/bitter presence but not overly so, its strong yet drinkable. I’ve never had it in a bottle, only on tap many…many times.

-BeerandWhiskeyHq.com

BeerandWhiskeyHQ, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

flyersfan900, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22%

eheinz, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mrbugawkagawk
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%

appearance: ruby red, very clear, finger worth of head to it.

Smell: I smell cascade here, with a hint of citrus and a small caramel backbone.

Taste: I get citrus with caramel sweetness.

I have had this beer a couple of times. seems like they have been improving the beer over the months. alot more hoppy than it started out. i will try it again. I love local brews.

mrbugawkagawk, Jan 14, 2011
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3.76/5  rDev +14.6%

Marvicsin, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

ryanmcd, Jun 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +14.3%

bcuz7, Sep 02, 2013
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Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.