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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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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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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dking1525

California

1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

09-18-2012 12:43:49 | More by dking1525
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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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hopmeister

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.2%

02-15-2012 20:04:47 | More by hopmeister
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xipho

Illinois

2/5  rDev -39.2%

05-30-2012 04:42:32 | More by xipho
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benewton

Illinois

2.05/5  rDev -37.7%

1/2 in. head-not bad.

it's color wants desperately to be bronze, but isn't.

i'm from chicago. i love all of the craft breweries opening up, and, needless to say, i pick them all up. but, this is the weakest craft brew by far.

if this was marketed as a weak amber ale with a slight hop finish, i might be less inclined to dislike it. i just don't sense any IPA qualities.

05-23-2011 03:01:01 | More by benewton
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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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bcsbeer

Florida

2.38/5  rDev -27.7%

Picked up on the sale rack for .50 cents at the local ABC Date on the bottle looked like 13.14.2013?

Poured a muddy brown, with a large amount of suspended debris. Looked like polluted river water. The head was surprisingly healthy with good retention and lacing. The smell was non encouraging, it did not ask me to take a drink. After three sips it went down the drain.

03-26-2014 04:38:47 | More by bcsbeer
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homebrew311

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -27.1%

A: pours a dark cloudy amber, very dark for style, minimal head

S: earthy piney hops, a bit of astringency, kind of boozy... But the abv is on 5.8

T: bitter hops, no malt backbone, tea like flavors, finish is bitter

Mf: medium body, medium carbonation

O: this is a poorly executed ipa, the srm is way off, it is overly bitter and poorly balanced

11-13-2011 18:53:44 | More by homebrew311
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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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shand

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24%

10-20-2013 15:04:29 | More by shand
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jaywes754

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -24%

07-05-2014 22:48:29 | More by jaywes754
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cadaugherty

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24%

04-12-2013 04:20:11 | More by cadaugherty
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cardinals22

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24%

08-10-2014 23:20:20 | More by cardinals22
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Histic

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24%

06-22-2014 04:53:17 | More by Histic
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -24%

07-05-2014 21:22:55 | More by Mini4x
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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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bccrosley

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

07-29-2013 01:25:36 | More by bccrosley
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bigconrad

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

04-21-2012 03:17:47 | More by bigconrad
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durlta

Iowa

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

09-22-2012 22:00:20 | More by durlta
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antoines15

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

04-16-2012 01:03:49 | More by antoines15
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Le_HopHead

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

12-07-2013 18:38:41 | More by Le_HopHead
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jwinship83

Illinois

2.88/5  rDev -12.5%

12oz bottle picked up and drank as soon as the bottles hit the shelves in chicago. always excited to try another local IPA. drank out of my sierra nevada hop tulip glass.

A- this one pours out a darker than expected translucent reddish amber colored body with a small eggshell colored head on top. the head is quick to fade and leaves behind random spots of lacing.

S- sweet caramel malts are the first things that i notice. after that comes some traces of hops. a little bit of floral and a tiny touch of grapefruit. not really what i was hoping for.

T- the caramel malt comes on strong. probably a little too strong given the hop profile. a little bit of floral and grapefruit. sadly in balance.

M- medium bodied. highly carbonated. little flavor left behind after i swallow.

D- this wasnt what i was after at all. i probably wont be checking it out again.

09-25-2010 22:58:59 | More by jwinship83
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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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Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.