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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
hondajunkie (90) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4784) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
naivepegasus (355) - 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

   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***

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rumproasts (4234) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kaser (4333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2012
This beer sucks. Red pour with floating things. Smells ok. Not a big Dan of this one. Average at best

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle and served in GI IPA tulip: Well it pours much darker (near coppery crimson) than expected which a quickly fading head and almost no lace. Sorry that is NOT what an IPA should look like, perhaps a hoppy amber ale instead? The aroma indeed comes off with crystal/caramel notes along with some soapy and band-aid note which hurts the fruity and herbal hop esters. Plenty of Diacetyl butterscotch overtones as well. The taste is a tad better with a metallic and abrasive tea-baggy bitterness over the too sweet malts. This simply does not cut it, far too sweet and far too tannic. Even as a hoppy Amber Ale, it is not all that good (2.0) . This needs some serious tweaking...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
frpilz (111) - Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Nice color, after that it went downhill. Not balanced , tamarind bitterness does not have enough malty creaminess to balance out. No great finish or complexity, certainly not horrid, but would best utilized to marinate a flank steak or beef brisket for bbq.

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