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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpongeRuiner (745) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Gold/apricot tinged pour. Aroma is fruity as hell and then loads of spruce and resiny hops! Flavor is spruce, resin, light orange notes. Nice beer at GABF.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (7561) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
I think it is a solid beer. Def tastes like your standard heavily-hopped ipa with orange and citrus.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeisterD99 (27) - Lansing, USA - MAY 25, 2013
On tap. Major IPA fan. Decided to try an "IPL". Amber, small head. Light, with orange flavoring. Medium Zeus hopping. A beer designed for summer. A nice light hop alternative for an IPA fan looking for something on a hot summer day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2681) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2013
12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 5/3/2013. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass; with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, floral, pine, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and orange rind notes; with a fair amount of malt balance and good strength. Taste of lemon, orange rind, orange zest, tangerine, floral, pine, grapefruit, grass, light honey, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, citrus rind, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of hop and orange rind flavors; with a light malt balance and light lingering bitterness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a crisp and very sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice session IPL. All around nice balance and complexity of hop and rind flavors; with plenty of flavor for 4.5% and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4897) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2013
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Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy citrus, pineapple, pine, and grapefruit. It pours a transparent gold with a small white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of citrus and tropical fruits. The finish has moderate pine and a touch of grapefruit. It’s light-medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a really nice IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft on tap at The Beer Spot GTMW Eve Event at Brickhouse (Madison, WI). Pours a nice amber orange hue, mellow haze, with frothy offwhite head atop. Mellow ring laces ok. Aromas are decent grapefruit, bit of lemon and florals. A small bready element. Dry, small, firmly hoppy. Initial is firmy bitter, dry and grapefruit ridden. Firmly dry, bitter, a bit resiny as we move on. Grapefruit juice, rind, some lemon, touch of guava. Firm juiciness. Dry middle and backed show some firm dry and resiny qualities. Bitter, dryuu. Backend is dry, bitter. Small malt body meets richly grapefruit bitter presence. Firm hop, dryness. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1491) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2013
bottle. pours light yellow with a creamy head that fades quickly to thin foam. grapefruit and sweet cream aroma. taste is extremely hoppy for the abv. lots of grass and sweet malt

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6985) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2014
12oz bottle share courtesy of BiiruBierBeer. It pours with a gold body that supports a near white head of foam. The aroma offers up rich notes that pulse with peach, lemon, tangelo, pine hops and lemon grass spiciness. Nice! The taste is similar with deep citrus and fruity hoppy goodness from ripe peach and tangelo as well as lemon grass, pine hop bitterness and grapefruit peel. Behind those notes is a modest sugar malt base. Cool brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a small eggshell white head. Notes of citrus (orange and grapefruit mostly), florals, caramel, pine resin, and tropical fruits. Light-bodied, with a dry, hoppy, crisp, clean mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice change of pace. Good supper IPA.


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