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Ironhorse Chicago Common - Argus Brewery

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 19.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-08-2011

With the re-release of our Common beer, Argus Brewery offers a very unique American beer. This type of beer was brewed in the San Francisco Bay Area from the mid 1800′s to the mid 1900′s, A hybrid style, it uses a lager yeast but is fermented at warmer temperatures typical of ale. Copper colored and medium bodied, Argus Ironhorse has full malt & spicy herbal hop flavors, producing a very unique character unlike any ale or lager.
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A - 2 fingers khaki head over a murky body of orange/copper

S - toasted malts, caramel sweetness, grain

T - caramel-sweetness, toasty malt, spicy hops

M - chewy medium body, medium carbonation

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S: Light aromas of yeast and toasted malts are present in the nose.
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Ironhorse Chicago Common from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.