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Pegasus IPA - Argus Brewery

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Pegasus IPAPegasus IPA

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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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spycow

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-12-2013 07:27:40 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Served in a flared pokal at Bliss.

After this second offering, I wonder if we're gonna be seeing more of Argus here at Bliss in the future...? Regardless, this stuff pours a clear orange-brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises honeydew rind, mentholated pine, toffee, and a touch of buttery biscuit. The taste brings in more of the same, with the toffee taking on more of a rich caramel character, which comes fairly close to balancing the hops completely. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty decent IPA, straight up, just nothing all that impressive.

10-10-2011 06:07:55 | More by TMoney2591
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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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beernads

Florida

3/5  rDev -8.8%

01-25-2013 10:33:28 | More by beernads
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8.8%

03-07-2012 02:16:06 | More by imperialking
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +4.9%

Appears a transparent amber with a small white cap that slowly fades into a mild cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of perfumy, herbal, spiced hops.
Taste is very mild with notes of toasted nuts pulling through with cracked grains and cereal. I thought it was a decent beer but I was looking for a more complex beer being that this beer is based off of a Colorado brewery's recipe.

06-17-2010 16:52:07 | More by weeare138
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +14%

01-16-2013 04:45:53 | More by brandoman63
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +4.9%

The color is a dep copper and amber hue with a little ruby darkening the color palate. There's very little bubbling and just a little head and residual foam.

Nice malty IPA aroma. The heavy toasted malt makes me think of caramel drizzled sweet bread. The mild bitter orange peel adds nice contrast to the sweet malty aroma.

Syrupy orange, hop resin that gets musked up by a little B.O. in the tongue. Not overwhelming, the B.O. flavor, just subtlely off-putting. The middle and finish is all caramel malt, sweet biscuits, and Wonderbread crust finish this AIPA off with a sweet finish.

01-29-2011 01:49:44 | More by scruffwhor
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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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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-20-2011 05:50:40 | More by barnzy78
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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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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -8.8%

08-17-2014 19:38:01 | More by smartassboiler
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

09-22-2013 02:49:24 | More by Gagnonsux
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GbVDave

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -7.3%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist!

A: Pours a striking dark ruby with two fingers of sticky, rocky head. Retention was excellent with a small amount of lace left behind.

S: Lots of caramel and toasted grains. Very malt forward. The hops that struggle through smell quite medicinal.

T: Just as above. Aspirin-y hops and loads of sweet caramel and toasty malt.

M: Very smooth with nary a trace of hoppy bite.

O: We couldn't get over how totally average this beer was. Seemed to patterned after mid-1990's IPA's that were put out by now shuttered breweries. Sorry guys, but the bar has been raised considerably...get with the program.

10-25-2011 00:34:35 | More by GbVDave
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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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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-20-2011 03:10:20 | More by jenray
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -8.8%

11-12-2013 05:51:33 | More by IdrinkGas
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +14%

07-16-2014 01:47:04 | More by smithj4
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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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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +21.6%

09-09-2012 23:12:25 | More by Molson2000
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +21.6%

09-15-2012 23:59:53 | More by lupercmda
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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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krome

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-05-2013 16:21:47 | More by krome
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shand

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -24%

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

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -24%

04-12-2013 04:20:11 | More by cadaugherty
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Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.