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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA) ABV: 6.2 Description: "Aroma: A prominent aroma, derived from American hops. Appearance: Color is a medium reddish copper. Flavor: Cascade, Magnum, and Special Hops grown exclusively for Argus Brewery provide the unique bitterness in this American IPA that is balanced with a malty body. Overall Impression: A decisively hoppy and bitter American pale ale."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pablo951 (529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Had it out of a bottle, pours with a thick, creamy, yellow head. Heavy malt taste with a slightly bitter hop finish. Has a very dark amber color, surprising for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChiGuy68 (456) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Tasted from a 12 oz. bottle. Poured a dark, redish brown color with a full head that disapated quickly without much carbonation. Malt aroma and taste with not enough hop for my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle. Amber pour with a lot of head. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Light citrus with bitter finish. Light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSquare (117) - - JAN 31, 2013
While this isnít groundbreaking, I think itís a pretty solid beer. Nice sharp taste accented by interesting sugary sweet flavors that finishes quite clean. If youíre looking for "big IPA" this isnít it. But if youíre looking for a drinkable IPA, this would not be a bad choice. Many would call it bitter, but hop heads might want a bit more. My biggest disappointment is itís just a little too well behaved-- nothing about it is particularly prominent, unique or noteworthy. But itís really not bad in any significant way either. So, "pretty good IPA".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Christpuncher (2280) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Rally tasty ipa that is not too overpowering. Goes down smooth and has the right amount of butter taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thegreenrooster (3649) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pour is a copper with a small white head. Aroma is a citrus hop. Flavor is more of that citrus hop with a minor caramel malt backbone. Not a world beater IPA but it has plenty of hop flavor with some chewy malts in the backround. Better than the rating on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Copper hue with a light tan head. Aroma is spicy with roasted malt. Taste is malt, a little spicy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ccex (1123) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head that immediately turns to lacing. Not much to smell. Aroma has some floral hops and caramel malts, but not much more. Body is light with average carbonation. Tastes sweet and malty with a slightly bitter finish. I really wanted to like this one, a favorite style, from the only brewer on the South Side of Chicago (where I live), but it is one of the least impressive IPAís Iíve tried.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (522) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Not impressed. Maybe the least impressive ipa to date. Nothin special about this - too bad really

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (914) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
I got this as part of an M&M 6pack at Everettís in South Beloit, IL in summer 2012. Pours a medium brown color with a slight head. This is perhaps one of the darkest IPAís I have ever seen as it almost has the color of a nut brown ale. Scent is mild with bitter hops giving it that great IPA scent. The taste is both bitter and malty at the same time. There is the bitterness from the hops and the bold taste of toasted malts usually found in a red/amber brew. Certainly unique in both color and taste which is either good or bad depending on your beer of choice. I found this beer highly likeable and liked the bold decisions in making this beer.

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