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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2014
I picked up a single bottle at the local grocery store. It gave a good-looking pour into my Larry The Git-R-Done Cable Guy glass. (Not sure where I got it from, but it’s roughly a Pilsener glass.) It has a deep bronze body with a three-fingered creamy head. The bits of lace are slippery, leaving the glass clean. The aroma is pretty much caramel corn and little else ’cepting some well water. The flavor is much the same, but has the addition of an earthy bitterness that lingers on the tongue. Probably my last.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (2312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 Thanks to Dad for this. Overall pretty decent, less hoppy and more malty than Anchor Steam, the aroma I couldn’t get over it smelled a little like those lollypops that my pediatrician used to give out years ago, with the loop instead of the stick. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skolebara (5) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2014 PIlsner glass. Amber color and milky head is an eye-pleaser. Leafy, citrus smell. Nice and saison-y. Unfortunately the scent doesn’t follow through, the taste is super hoppy and not at all fruity. Kind of caustic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2677) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, yeast, dusty hops, & grain; Flavor of malt, hops, grain, and some citrus; Dry finish and fairly bitter; Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wenchesnmead19 (1) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
Delicious and unique. Crisp and malty with a punch of fruit at the end. Much tastier and complex than your average lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (2798) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
A really heavy ale from argus in Chicago Has a bitter Dinah and smells malty. Had this one at kilmers house ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmet01 (13) - - JAN 24, 2014
I bought this didn’t know anything about it I liked the Alc 6.5 % and it poured a nice head and left lots of lasing on the glass after drinking it.I wasn’t overwhelmed by the taste but its not bad ive had far worst I continue my quest for the perfect craft brew im still looking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (5370) - Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle with aromas of light citrus, nuts and spice. Flavors follow suit with metallic aftertaste, not that good of beer when there are other options out there readily available for this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2013
10/18/13. 12oz bottle from a random ABC in Tallahassee. Gee, I should have guessed that the 3 Tallahassee tickers beat me to this bad boy! Amber pour, dark copper in a way, with a small khaki head. Metallic all over this bad boy - aroma and flavor. Malty beyond that, some biscuity, doughy aspects, and touches of caramel. Mostly pennies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4293) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC. Clear brown pour with a good sized head that dissipates quickly with lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is musty and spice. Tastes are toffee, caramel, nuts, citrus - has a tea vibe. Little bit tinny. Crisp palate. Pretty decent.

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