1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pegasus IPA - Argus Brewery

Not Rated.
Pegasus IPAPegasus IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

138 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 138
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 76-100 | 101-125 | 126-150  | next › last »
Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 28 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of benewton
2.05/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

benewton, May 23, 2011
Photo of scruffwhor
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
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
Photo of iota
2.48/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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 : )

iota, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of matjack85
4.28/5  rDev +30.5%
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
Photo of mrbugawkagawk
3.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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
Photo of wmtxbb
2.25/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

wmtxbb, Dec 04, 2010
Photo of jwinship83
2.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

jwinship83, Sep 25, 2010
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance -- Pours a ruby red with pink and gold highlights and a finger of sudsy beige head.

Smell -- Tropical fruits, mild earthy bitterness, toasted malt, a dab of caramel sweetness.

Taste -- Grapefruit and pineapple up front along with dry and toasty malt. The hop bitterness is pretty significant in the mid-palate. Pine resin and caramel malt in the finish.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-bodied, moderate prickly carbonation. Finish is clean, a bit dry.

Drinkability -- Noble first effort for a new Chicago brewery. Definitely worth a shot.

yeahnatenelson, Sep 17, 2010
Photo of hawks10
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saw this at Binny's Willowbrook today, brewed in Chicago by a family from Burr Ridge, very very local...

12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass, no freshness dating but supposedly this batch was bottled less than a week ago...

Pours a nice dark red/copper color, very clear, I guess I like a little haze in my APA's/IPA's. Two fingers of light tan head forms, sticks around for a bit and recedes to a thin layer of haze...

Was hoping to get a better aroma out of this one, unfortunately the malt takes center stage here and not the hops. Caramel and toffee, a bit sweet with just a touch of hop bittering...

Taste is a bit better than the nose would indicate. Good balance between subtle piny hops and the somewhat sweet malts...

Nice and clean, medium bodied with decent carbonation. No lingering bitterness, finishes clean and crisp and is very easy to drink...

Not bad. Always like trying a new local, and this one is both very new and very local. Good initial offering by Argus Brewery, I look forward to seeing how they develop over the coming months...

hawks10, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of sweethome
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a depp ruby red color. Pretty much no head. Sweep carmel malt smell, a bit of fruitiness.

Rather clean entry, ripe fruits, carmel malts. A little grapefruit bittering - but fails to overtake the big sweet maltiness.

A flavorful beer. For an IPA, seems dark and sweet. Lacks full bittering as a balance to the sweet malts. Considering by style, that seems a bit off - but nothing off on flavor profile here. I would call this more of a red ale.

For a new brewery - a decent effort.

sweethome, Aug 28, 2010
Photo of beereality
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A vigorous pour produces a nice big frothy white head over what looks to be a red ale. Head dissipates quickly. Smells nice, kind of light pine, but not a big nose on this one. Head completely disappears before I can get my lips to this one. Very light flavor, not a big hop presence(too bad) almost macro like. Crisp and light. I think this would make a good lawn mower beer. Not to light and most certainly not to heavy. Not as hoppy as I like, but drinkable. A big thank you goes out to Lucas at Malloy's for this sample.

beereality, Jul 26, 2010
Photo of weeare138
3.45/5  rDev +5.2%
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
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

tjsdomer2, May 25, 2010
« first ‹ prev | 76-100 | 101-125 | 126-150  | next › last »
Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.