Ironhorse Chicago Common | Argus Brewery

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Ironhorse Chicago CommonIronhorse Chicago Common

Brewed by:
Argus Brewery
Illinois, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

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.

Added by emerge077 on 08-08-2011

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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of lwillitz
3.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

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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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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5/5  rDev +51.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of metter98
3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2/5  rDev -39.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Ironhorse Chicago Common from Argus Brewery
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 77 ratings