Lilja's Argosy IPA | Sand Creek Brewing Company

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Lilja's Argosy IPALilja's Argosy IPA
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Brewed by:
Sand Creek Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
sandcreekbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dirtylou on 09-12-2006

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Ratings:
79
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
16.35%
 
 
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of granger10
3.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear kind of an oragnish amberish color. Larger off white head, quality lacing. Smells fruity but weaker. A touch of some sweeter grain notes but more of a hoppy fruitiness. Very balanced taste. Slick smooth mouthfeel. Appropriate moderate liveliness. Some sweet caramel flavors early. More of a light earthy flavor in the middle. Herbal notes and fruity hop elements toward the back. Enjoyable, nothing mindblowing, but I think it's good for the style. Worth a buy.

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Photo of EvilKeith
3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of Realale
3.11/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale gold. Bright white, extremely fine head settles to a mostly complete cap leaving some lacing.

Nose is a solid cookie-like malt base with some earthy, spicy hop. Not enough hop in my book for an IPA. It's simple, but nice.

Medium in the mouth. Nice solid malt is the star, with some hop bitterness kicking in on the mid-palate and hanging around on the surprisingly long finish. There's a bit of citric, spicy hop flavor, but it is definitely a minor player here. Again, it's pleasant, but doesn't say IPA to me.

Mouthfeel is fine, with a briskness to the carbonation that is accentuated by the mineral treatment. It's quite drinkable, but not very IPA.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.28/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz single, taken from the fridge of a friend, purchased at Riley's...I am assuming this was an attempt at an english IPA based on the taste and the name

appearance: pours into a dotty's pint glass...pale golden body, very clear, foamy white head with decent retention

smell: not much of anything in the way of a hop punch, mostly vegetal, toasted malt, caramel

taste: Not much better...apple sweetness comes through but still pretty empty in the hops department...What little hopping there is comes through in the way of pine and provides a light bitterness...toatsed malt is the dominant flavor with some caramel, a slight nuttyness, and a mild sweetness

mouthfeel: medium-light body

drinkability: easy

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Lilja's Argosy IPA from Sand Creek Brewing Company
3.12 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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