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Ironhorse Chicago Common - Argus Brewery

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76
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 21.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Argus Brewery visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 08-08-2011)
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lwillitz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 2 fingers khaki head over a murky body of orange/copper (4.0)

S - toasted malts, caramel sweetness, grain (3.25)

T - caramel-sweetness, toasty malt, spicy hops (3.75)

M - chewy medium body, medium carbonation (4.0)

08-20-2014 21:35:10 | More by lwillitz
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cd34

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

08-12-2014 00:56:46 | More by cd34
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terrysjag

Maryland

5/5  rDev +54.8%

07-27-2014 00:46:28 | More by terrysjag
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cam12

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-24-2014 01:48:05 | More by cam12
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

07-22-2014 18:18:55 | More by GeoffreyM
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smithj4

New York

3.75/5  rDev +16.1%

07-15-2014 01:41:48 | More by smithj4
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Wortman1998

New York

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-10-2014 00:34:54 | More by Wortman1998
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kehlah

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -7.1%

07-05-2014 21:56:23 | More by kehlah
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

07-05-2014 21:23:17 | More by Mini4x
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metter98

New York

3.59/5  rDev +11.1%

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of yeast and toasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except the malt flavors are a little stronger. A slight amount of bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Despite the malty taste, this beer is very easy to drink and goes down easily. It has a good balance between the malts and hops.

07-03-2014 01:18:47 | More by metter98
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DoubleMalt

New York

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

07-01-2014 22:26:02 | More by DoubleMalt
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ChipChaight

New York

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-26-2014 04:28:32 | More by ChipChaight
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-24-2014 18:25:53 | More by dtivp
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Gregvg

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-24-2014 00:32:35 | More by Gregvg
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.1%

06-21-2014 11:16:13 | More by jaswilson2
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dithridge

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

06-20-2014 01:31:38 | More by dithridge
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coopdog1000

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 20:43:25 | More by coopdog1000
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2014 14:58:32 | More by Kubrickx
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

02-26-2014 18:39:32 | More by JIMTRK16
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

02-26-2014 01:30:29 | More by jrohrbacher
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krome

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +0.6%

01-27-2014 17:52:15 | More by krome
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -7.1%

01-17-2014 00:32:32 | More by gigoat
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.6%

10-16-2013 12:37:52 | More by tjsmith910
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.31/5  rDev +2.5%

The Ironhorse Common Steam Beer from Argus is decent steam beer. The beer poured a nice rich amber with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent carries a slight yeast like spice...so does the taste....I want to say rye....but not sure. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a tasty beer.

10-15-2013 22:46:23 | More by WoodBrew
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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

10-09-2013 23:07:44 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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Ironhorse Chicago Common from Argus Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.