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Lilja's Argosy IPA - Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Lilja's Argosy IPALilja's Argosy IPA

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BA SCORE
73
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77 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dirtylou on 09-12-2006)
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EvilKeith

Alabama

3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Argosy IPA poured into the glass a hazy honey amber color with a firm frothy finger of beige foam. The lacing was impressively thick and sticky.
The smell was sweet malty goodness, faintly grassy with a mild citrus fruitiness. The taste was sweet bready malts, with moderate bittering and a lingering dry finish.
It was medium-light bodied with a fairly light carbonation. The mouthfeel came across as being a bit slick.
This works as an English IPA. Not my favorite of the style, but it is drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2006 23:49:18 | More by EvilKeith
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -3.2%

07-23-2014 22:55:23 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-30-2013 23:55:02 | More by MrBuckHigh
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jkball01

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

07-29-2013 03:27:50 | More by jkball01
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Picked this as part of a mixed 6-er in Fayetteville, AR

Pours an effervescent gold with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Breadyness & grassy hops, jammy notes

T: Follows the nose, some leafy hops & apricots up front. Jammy notes plus leafy & woody hops as this warms. Finishes with jammyness, plus dryness with woody & leafy hops

MF: Medium bodied, creamy carbonation, okay balance

Much like other offerings from these guys, just a run of the mill example of the style, nothing to see here. Drinks okay, just not digging the hop profile at all, which makes it somewhat a slog to finish

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 01:48:24 | More by russpowell
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j-rod18

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +21%

04-05-2013 00:02:33 | More by j-rod18
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

02-01-2013 14:49:10 | More by Slatetank
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GoldHorde

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I love IPAs! This IPA is very aggressive from the first sip - slight front hop aroma with a strong slap and long rusty, bitter afterburn - just what I like - although I normally get that kind of bitter tabacco-ish bite from creamy stouts! Color was a muted haze of copper - it did not predict the aggressiveness AT ALL. The head was surprisingly thick with long lasting lace. Very interesting beer - definitely stretching the style category here!! I thinkI've had a Sand Creek before - I would definitely have this one again...nice job!

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:32:02 | More by GoldHorde
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out an unfiltered murky dark gold colour with a frothy half inch beige head. tons of lace to be had. aroma is nice combination of modest citric fruit and earthy herbal spice. taste follows suit leaning heavily on the spicy, herbal hop bitterness...seemingly leafy in nature with a slight blonde tobacco nuance. pale maltiness provides a nice backbone... and i detect a slight yeast and wheat aspect that adds another dimension. it's a dry beer that has a solid back end bitterness in the tradition of english ipa's. this is certainly a hybrid, though, and that's a good thing. medium to above medium body, complimented by a somewhat coarse mouthfeel due to a moderately bitter bite. drinkability is nice...although i see this offering to have more of a summer time quenchability to it.

overall i was somewhat pleased with this ipa. the price was right slightly discounted as it was and seemingly in better shape than the hop monster i also purchased at the same time and price. recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:51:48 | More by budgood1
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tronester

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a chunky golden with a nice clingy white head. Aroma is butterscotch and a tiny bit of citrus. Flavor begins with some toffee, then some buttered bread, then some citrus rind, and finally some piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a decent IPA, but probably not something I would purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 23:31:56 | More by tronester
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Gtg642

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

10-26-2012 19:21:09 | More by Gtg642
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ranrad

California

3/5  rDev -3.2%

10-04-2012 21:58:18 | More by ranrad
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +21%

10-04-2012 00:42:40 | More by kbrown
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.2%

09-30-2012 05:57:14 | More by HoistinBrews
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lars925


3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

08-11-2012 19:33:12 | More by lars925
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bjohn84

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.2%

08-10-2012 02:21:23 | More by bjohn84
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

08-01-2012 16:08:38 | More by WDJersey
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xipho

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

05-30-2012 04:43:05 | More by xipho
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-16-2012 02:21:21 | More by Tyrawlings
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omegaman

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

02-15-2012 18:39:21 | More by omegaman
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

01-12-2012 22:27:28 | More by zonker17
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pweis909

Wisconsin

2.28/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A=Hazy yellow orange with a strong white foamy head that laced the glass.

S=Butterscotch with no hop aroma.

T=Sweet, oxidized, and butterscotchy.

M=Feels right.

O=I vehemently would refuse a second one.

This beer is nothing like a good English IPA. The heavy diacetyl points to a fermentation problem. Lack of hop presence points to a recipe problem, and perhaps, an age issue. And the oxidized character, of course, points to poor storage and possibly poor packaging.

Nice label. I dig the mythology reference, and I really disliked this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 16:25:26 | More by pweis909
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

11-30-2011 03:12:26 | More by brandoman63
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served from the bottle into a becker glass

A-Poured a semi-hazy orange color with a one finger soapy head

S- Very sweet floral, slightly citrusy aroma. Smells like a clean pale ale

T- Very sweet floral taste, come citrus and herbal notes. Finishes with a strong bitterness (a non-nondescript bitterness). Kind of faint in flavor.

M- Medium body, pretty high carbonation, pretty clean

O- A clean IPA that reminds me more of a pale ale. The strong nondescript bitterness brings this beer down for me some, just not very flavorful either. Not worth picking up, much better IPAs out there.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 01:10:48 | More by Hoptometrist
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up recently in a little bottle shop that we've been eyeing. Interesting that the beer claims to be an "East India Pale Ale". Haven't seen that advertised before. East? What about West India? Not for them? Hmmmm.

Poured into my a pint glass from my favorite Lake Mills brewery, this is a sunlight-riddled beer with kiltons of carbonation. Head fills the empty four ounces of the glass. Smell is weak: more like a triple-hopped lager than an EIPA. Spare notes of grass, wheat. No hops.

Lilja's Argosy (E)IPA tastes like beer. Straight up. This beer would make the best beer chaser in the world - it's completely inoffensive. Taste? Not so much. Bit of yeast, citrus shavings, water. Faintly metallic aftertaste. Really, this is almost funny. Aside from the carbonation, there is - really & truly - almost no taste.
It's remarkable.

How do you grade something like that? It's not -bad. Certainly, it's not good. I'm going to go with sub-par, but this is almost an achievement.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2011 01:44:29 | More by maximum12
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Lilja's Argosy IPA from Sand Creek Brewing Company
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