Pegasus IPA | Argus Brewery

Pegasus IPAPegasus IPA
179 Ratings
Pegasus IPAPegasus IPA

Brewed by:
Argus Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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.

Added by emerge077 on 05-25-2010

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Photo of monstarr1234
4.85/5  rDev +47%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had previously stated that Southern Tier IPA was my favorite as far as India pale ales are concered, but I stand corrected.

I was turned to this particular brewing company late last year at a beer and wine convention here in Illinois, and this beer stood out against many competitors.

Pegasus IPA is the best and smoothest IPA that Iv'e ever had.

If your looking for a smooth India Pale Ale without all of the bitterness and bite, look no further.

This beer is awesome, and is my personal favorite.

A big thumbs up and kudos to Argus Brewers out of Chi-town for making the best IPA Iv'e ever had.

Also, this is one of the rare beers Iv'e had that actually comes very close to tasting as good in a bottle that it does on tap.

The mouthful effect loses a bit vs tap to bottle, but otherwise, the taste is right there.

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Photo of Metal4Breakfast
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of ffshore545
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of ChicagoShakeAndBake26
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of Hopmarc
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of NIURicky
4.25/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of matjack85
4.23/5  rDev +28.2%
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.

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Photo of thumperskibum
4.12/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I heard that there was a new brewery on the south side of chicago in a hell neighborhood. Found this label at a big chain liquor store and bought a sixer. After a long day at work, I cracked one open and was wildly suprised. The head on this beer was thick and meaty. The aroma was great, and the taste was shockingly great. Definitely a winner.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Argus Pegasus IPA has a medium, off-white head, a brilliant, orange appearance, lots of powdery sediment, throughout, moderate lacing, and no noticed bubbles. The aroma is of apricot or mango, white bread crust, and some other dank note. Taste is of those elements, with a dough aspect, earthy qualities, and a moderate, straight-forward hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Pegusus IPA finishes on the dry side.


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Photo of TMBrand
4.09/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JuniperJesus
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of AirZombie
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of kehlah
4/5  rDev +21.2%

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, slight lacing, small head
Strong malt and hop present, toasted scents
Wonderfully balanced blend of bitterness and bite. Roasted malt flavoring, lingers
One of my favorite IPAs that even rivals the 60 min IPA for my affection. There’s a strong hop/malt/bitter presence but not overly so, its strong yet drinkable. I’ve never had it in a bottle, only on tap many…many times.

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Photo of flyersfan900
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of eheinz
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of MattM
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent IPA, great hoppy flavor, just seems to be missing something. Bit of a metallic aftertaste.

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Photo of Tone
3.84/5  rDev +16.4%

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Pegasus IPA from Argus Brewery
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 179 ratings
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