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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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145 Ratings
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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 17.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 18 | 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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3/5  rDev -8.8%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TMoney2591, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

emerge077, Feb 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

beernads, Jan 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

imperialking, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of weeare138
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

weeare138, Jun 17, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

brandoman63, Jan 16, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +16.7%

Tone, Nov 03, 2014
Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WoodBrew, Dec 24, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

scruffwhor, Jan 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

barnzy78, Nov 20, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

enelson, Apr 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

smartassboiler, Aug 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Gagnonsux, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +14%

smithj4, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

IdrinkGas, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

lupercmda, Sep 16, 2012
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2.4/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

homebrew311, Nov 13, 2011
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3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

GbVDave, Oct 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

jenray, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

Molson2000, Sep 10, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

krome, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

jgunther71, Aug 15, 2013
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Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.