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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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."


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ccex (921) - 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 IPA’s I’ve tried.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (420) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Not impressed. Maybe the least impressive ipa to date. Nothin special about this - too bad really

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (771) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2012
I got this as part of an M&M 6pack at Everett’s in South Beloit, IL in summer 2012. Pours a medium brown color with a slight head. This is perhaps one of the darkest IPA’s 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.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2013 12 oz. bottle poured a copper colored hue into pint glass,with a head...whoa! wait a tick, only got about 4 oz into glass and the foam just kept coming,almost over the top of glass,some bubbles slightly lrgr thn nrml. Sumfin ain?t right,took a whiff,no discernable hop pres. at all,slight malt nose that?s it.Taste, not much to speak of, alittle bit a malt,bitter/sour finish.Any quality control over there at Argus? Infected bottles? Not too sure,dont seem like it. QUite disappointed, was expecting a decent IPA instead got a 6pk of drain pours

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3813) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2012
Aroma is pine, yeast and an almost vegetable/spice element. The flavor is citrus, spices, malts and a mildly tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (951) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle to taster glass at Chicago Beer Fest. I had low expectations and they were definitely exceeded by this beer. First thing you notice is the striking copper color with a dense cream colored head. It’s very pretty in the glass and unexpectedly dark for the style. Aroma is mild hop aromatics. The flavor is very flowery with floral hop characteristics dominating throughout. There’s not much malt presence and the body is kind of thin but not watery. Again, a pleasant surprise especially for someone who wants a more floral hop taste over citrus or resin.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Very foamy beer. Good IPA taste. The foamyness of the beer is very weird.... Kind of kills it for me.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (337) - USA - JUN 14, 2012
Pours an orange amber with about a finger of light tan head. Light hop aroma with some hints of grass. Surprising amount of brown sugar to the taste, with just some subtle hints of hops in the aftertaste. Not much of an IPA, but fairly tasty

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smegan (1) - - MAY 28, 2012 does not count
Tried at Pippin's Chicago. Decent IPA. Not too hoppy, but then again I love the hops. Yum. ***Love is a four letter word...that word is Beer***

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
red amber with small head. unique looking, bur i don’t really like the hop mixture they’ve chosen, just not very flavorful. subpar IPA.


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