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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle... Pours clear and dark orange with a mid-sized, creamy off-white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is toasty with hints of vanilla and nuttiness. Full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor boasts toasty and crunchy malts accompanied by mild bitterness. Crisp, bittersweet finish and aftertaste. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Pour on tap, slightly hazy dark orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, caramel, typical steam character with a hint of spice, some floral notes come through with a slight herbal note. Taste is a mix of caramel, bread, dough, some yeast, hints of floral, grass, and earth, some slight grain, finishing slightly sweet.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl. - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - Betton - 12 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a sticky off-white head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has a light fruity essence to it with hints of wort. Flavor has some nice toffee accents, a hint of caramel, some nuttiness and a citrusy back end. Mouthfeel has a nice textured crispness to it. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5686) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Dark red pour from bottle at Killmers. Tons of head. Malty and earthy. Just ok.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
burg326 (5384) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Decent label on a standard US longneck. Clear, intense dark bronze with an immense, fluffy oatmeal head. Powdery, spicy aroma with a little roast peanut. Acidic, moderately hoppy - no fruit, not sweet. Like a dumbed-down doppelbock. Medium body, not much residual carbonation, a bit astringent, tinny-acidic aftertaste. I got the impression that the beer was actually fairly well executed, but I didn’t get what they were going for. ABC, Bull Run.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a amber orange with an off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and nuts. Medium body. Flavor is rich and with nice lightly roasted malts. Some vanilla. Finish is lightly bitter. Good example of this style. c

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4321) - 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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