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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Beard of Zeus is a super hoppy India style Pale Lager. We heavily hopped the final runnings of a Peaches and Créme batch with Zeus hops and then lagered it. Small amounts of bitter orange peel was added to provide subtle sweet flavors to the beer and enhance the aromas of the Zeus hops.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (1808) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
12 oz bottle shared with ebone1988 from Dumpster Box No. 2. The bottle date is 09/24/14. Whoops. The aroma is immediately mash stage up front. The sweet potato is huge. There is a little bitter orange rind in the way back. A strong maltiness and a light hop kind of fills out the rest of it. This is definitely old. The mustiness is definitely a turn off. This should be interesting. The flavor is an absolute malt bomb. There is a bitter citrus on the back end. It's something else. It's bitter and just not good to be honest. It's plain and basic. The mouth feel is horrible. There is no carbonation and it's very syrupy and a little heavy. I'm not a fan of this one. Maybe I should've enjoyed it earlier than 18 months after bottling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle to dogfish head IPA glass. Light gold with a slight haze and a frothy off-white head. Spicy hops, orange and a slight skunk in the aroma. Piney upfront and finishes with some biscuit and grains. Really spicy. Nice and light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1389) - Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle, this IPA had a clear light orange pour and it gave a one to two finger white head that receded to a thin cover and ring, the glass had a center stream that had a medium flow, it left nice spots of lacing on the glass, the bottom of the bottle had a layer of light brown sediment, this ale had aromas of citrus, grass and faint pine hops, light toasted malt, orange, a little fruit sweetness, there were flavors of pine, citrus and grass hops with light toasted malt, some orange fruit and very little sweetness, the finish had a light hop bitterness that lingered on the mouth for a bit, and left the palate a little dry, the mouth feel was light on the palate with a little creaminess and average carbonation, a light IPA with pine and grassy hops, not big on the hops but enough to give some bitterness and to dry the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1378) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a somewhat hazy golden with a white head. Citrusy orange aroma with a slightly candylike quality, a bit herbal. Herbal hoppiness with pine and citrus, crisp palate. More citrus peel creeps up over time. A pretty good one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (1243) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a bold orange. The aroma is some hops, but a lot of the lager characteristics come through. The taste is a decent mix. A good hot summer day brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (1173) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pours an orange-yellow with a thin white foam head. Aroma is a combination of orange peel and bread that comes off almost skunky. Flavor is similar, but with a mix of sweet orange and bitterness. Very interesting, and overall pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (1085) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
A big fan of this one. And one of my favorites of the lager style. Even though this is one of those hoppy type lagers that may not be a true lager. A great beer nevertheless.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (948) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2016 Bottle shared with koleminer20, out of Dumpster Day box #2. Bottled September 24, 2014. Whoops. Aroma is old hops, malt, just smells like an old beer, mash, orange rind, I?m not looking forward to it. Appearance is dark golden, white head, clear. Taste is malt, mash, orange rind, bitter, not good. Mouthfeel is medium body, but there is nearly no carbonation, mash and rind aftertaste. Overall, it?s old and not good, perhaps I?ll need to revisit this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark gold with a bug foamy white head that lingers. Citrus aroma, of orange zest, hops, and a hint of grapefruit. Taste is bitter and smooth, starts a bit floral and orangey, then picks up a big hoppy bitterness and bready yeast, with some creamier malt and sugar. Lingering bitterness. Nice IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bwa5879 (870) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2013
On tap at Shakespere’s Pub, Kalamazoo, MI. Hazy straw yellow with mop suds of white on top. Kind of faint, very juicy grapefruit hop aroma. Very nice smell but wish it was stronger. Low carbonation and tingly mouth feel. Kind of dry finish that’s very bitter. Taste is also pretty bitter. Woodsy, piney aromatic and pert salty malt flavor that’s not super heavy. Fairly light and bitter overall.


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