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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9728) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Really dark IPA in color. The hops are secondary to the malt, The flavor isnít the greatest, hoppy or not. Tried it on draft at Woodlawn Tap today and it was hoppy and refrshing while cold, it kind of went awry as id warmed though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a deep copper color with a small but well retained head.

The aroma is more caramel then hops really & the hop character comes across as soapy & kind of fruity. The aroma displays some alcohol.

The flavor is spicy and a little bit on the soapy side. This beer is mildly bitter and only slightly sweet; given the caramel in the aroma I expected it to be much much sweeter. Like the aroma the alcohol shows itís self in an unexpected and odd way in the flavor.
This is not particularly bad beer, nor is it unpleasant... but nothing really sticks out as particularly wonderful about it either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (3529) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2012
This is on the light side for an IPA these days but it drinks a bit bigger than itís 5.8% ABV indicates. Itís also on the dark side--a deep, clear copper color beneath itís scant white head. Piney and resinous flavors are thickened by sticky sweet malts, leading to a full-bodied and slightly sluggish mouthfeel. There is something strange going on here too which I canít quite put my finger on. Itís not quite metallic and not quite astringent. Itís not bad but something is definitely slightly awry. Not a terrible beer by any means but it doesnít really satisfy on any level either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Vir4030 (571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2014 Pours a lot darker than I would expect from an IPA. A medium-to-light amber, clear, with a thin head. Medium-bodied aroma, slight bit of alcohol and roasted malts. Flavor is watery, harsh, roasted, and doesnít have the distinctive bitterness that I expect from an IPA. It has this harsh roasted bitterness instead, and I do not like it. Update: Sampler on tap at the Oak Park Micro Brew Review. Clear orange good head, bitter a bit sour. Did not like. +1 appearance, -2 overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (12220) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Draft. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate earthy resin hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate smooth bitter flavor with a moderate bitterswwet finish of medium duration.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 8, 2011
12 oz bottle.
Aroma: caramel,floral, hint of pine
Appearance: Deep amber almost ruby, no head
Taste: caramel, toffee, floral/pine hops
Palate: medium bodied, a touch syrupy
Overall: I feel that the caramel sweetness really detracts from this beer, maybe a little fresher or on draft would help it out. meh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
noid1985 (99) - Broadview, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12oz bottle citrus aroma, basically what I would expect from a IPA but missing the bitterness

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7407) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2011
Bottled. Poured light-medium amber with a nice initial off-white head.. settled down fairly quickly. The aroma picked up sweet caramel and bready malts surrounded by dank earthy and floral hops.. the hops didnít do it for me, and this didnít smell all that interesting. The flavor found bready and honey notes at the core, with dry earth and piney bitterness around.. dry, grainy, and tacky on the just OK finish. Light-medium bodied with just an OK feel and flow through the palate.. didnít leave a great taste in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2011
12oz bottle from Armanettiís on Lincoln Ave in Chicago. Pours a cloudy, deeper copper colored body with a big, frothy, three finger-width, light tan head that collapses slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is bigger florals, grapefruit citrus, biscuity caramels and toffee with a moderate sweetness. A bit of crystal malt in there too. Flavor is similar. Florals, biscuity caramel, toffee, and grapefruit citrus up front. A light grass comes in before this finishes dry with a light bitterness and a light bready, toffee sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light-medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, an okay IPA. Not overly sweet, but a distinct toffee maltiness with some bread balanced well with an interesting hop mixture. Lots of florals with a touch of grass, but nothing too interesting. This was easy drinking and enjoyable, but unremarkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2011
12oz bottle. Amber-brown. Big, intense beige head. Fruity, piny aroma, some faint cinnamon coughy syrup which gets worse and worse the more it warms.. Maybe this is infected, but tastes like a hoppy amber to me. Bitter, slightly soured, overcarbonated. Not bad per se, but hardly good. I take it back...bad. Infected for sure. Sorry guys.

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