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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1252) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fattybladdy (557) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours a light golden orange with white head. Citrus aroma. Taste is pine, grassy hops and orange with a bitter finish. A really good amount of flavor given the low abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Tap. Golden with small head. Very hoppy lager. Extremely bitter finish and light citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle. Light yellow. Heavy citrus pineapple aroma. Couldn’t really get on board with the spice and hop flavor as much as I would have liked. Interesting beer though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackflag321 (481) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle pour to shaker. Another decent IPA from Shorts. Extra bitter palate, but light on hoppiness. Great taste for a low ABV.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
On draft at GABF 2012. Pours a hazy orange with a white head. Nose is a nice light malt with a bit of citrus and a big punch of Zythos bitterness and grassiness. Flavor is similar with citrus up front and a big hop punch. The finish is somewhat abrasive, but the initial flavor is nice. Medium in body and interesting at first.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
johnnyoski (436) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle. Murky, light golden color with a very thin white head. Sweet citrus and sourdough aroma. Flavor is too one dimensional, watery lager with a dry, soapy finish. Maybe I’m expecting too much from this brewer but I wasn’t a fan of this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bowlnman1990 (85) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Aroma: citrus. App: brownish gold, thin white head. Taste: hops. Palate: a little thin. Overall: good, not great.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ICEatALAMO (938) - 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

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bwa5879 (655) - Portage, 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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