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Ironhorse Chicago Common - Argus Brewery

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75
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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 20.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | 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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OGunner77

Illinois

1/5  rDev -68.5%

04-30-2013 01:09:03 | More by OGunner77
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pschul4

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -52.7%

12-06-2011 02:28:58 | More by pschul4
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pin

Australia

2/5  rDev -36.9%

05-27-2013 04:31:21 | More by pin
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -36.9%

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

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -29%

09-14-2012 22:34:16 | More by JJFordick
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear, pale, and bronze in color. Quick head, no foam, and OK bubbling.

Clean hops, along with the bubbling carbonation enahnce a cracker like malt aroma of lightly toasted malts.

Tastes like lightly toasted water crackers meat very mineral rich water. There is a metallic twang I don't like. Crackers meets cut grass that was left out in the rain.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 03:10:05 | More by scruffwhor
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tjsmith910

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

07-22-2014 18:18:55 | More by GeoffreyM
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

07-05-2014 21:23:17 | More by Mini4x
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JonB1958

Illinois

2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on tap at Cavanaugh's in Chicago.

A nice looking beer with a frothy white head on top of a medium copper body. Smells are typical of session ales, with some grass and floral, and a little bit of citrus.

Flavor is not well balanced; a strong appearance of bitter pineapple juice followed by a bit too much hoppy bitterness.

Not horrible, but not great. Reminds me of a home-brewed version of Honker's Ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2011 17:13:58 | More by JonB1958
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Rihup

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

08-09-2013 23:36:48 | More by Rihup
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Hopslayer88

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.4%

03-11-2012 19:35:42 | More by Hopslayer88
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.4%

04-12-2013 04:19:13 | More by cadaugherty
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3/5  rDev -5.4%

08-06-2012 16:21:22 | More by nheinzie57
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kehlah

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -5.4%

01-17-2014 00:32:32 | More by gigoat
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I got a 12oz bottle of this as part of a M&M 6pk from Everett's in South Beloit, IL for $9.99 in early 2012.

Pours a clear reddish amber color with a bubbly head. Not too much of a strong scent but there are malts and hops present. Starts off smooth and semi-bold with malty flavor but finishes dry and slightly bitter. Drinks rather smooth and fast as I found myself not wanting to make the dry after taste last long. A nice find and a slightly better than average brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 06:06:40 | More by Lemke10
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: slightly hazy gold, some head, minimal retention

S: mild hop character up front, big time bread and caramel

T: watery and bland, faint grains, herbal hops, finish is hoppy, decent balance

Mf: light body, high carbonation

O: decent drinkability, decent amount of flavor

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 21:15:05 | More by homebrew311
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emerge077

Illinois

3.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Saturated copper orange, with a layer of white foam up top. Clarity is bright, and there's a healthy skim that remains on the surface. Some spotty sea foam lace, but nothing substantial.

Grassy, floral aroma, very soft and mild.

Mellow feel, light bodied with moderate carbonation. Grassy and floral again, some mild hop bitterness in the middle, lingering into the finish. A bit of smooth maltiness, husks and all, a simple flavor. With a bigger sip, there is more residual bitterness that builds in the aftertaste. Overall it's a simple, utilitarian session beer. Clean with no flaws, it just may not hold interest for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 00:14:05 | More by emerge077
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

02-26-2014 01:30:29 | More by jrohrbacher
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Ironhorse Chicago Common from Argus Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.