RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MetalNHopHead (1742) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 18, 2016
This release from Short’s Brewing reminded me a lot of another beer I had recently, Jack’s Abby Calyptra. Beard of Zeus has a pale gold color and a white head. The aromatics are floral and leafy with a subtle amount of citrus. Taste is quite bitter and hoppy. Lots of dank earth and fruit pith. While it’s maybe not as bright and crisp as you’d expect for as bitter as it is, this is still a refreshing and unique Session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
muzzlehatch (4921) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL, drunk a few minutes out of the fridge in a pint glass. A moderate frothy snow-white head tops the pale, hazy gold body....big tropical fruit notes, apricots and oranges dominating a zesty nose, also some pungent resinous touches; not much in the way of cereal/grain noticeable...on the tongue there is a little bit more of that pale malt character in evidence, enough so that it feels like a lager anyway, but the strong hop bitterness and pungency and overripe fruitiness compete with those malts for attention throughout...finish is a little more dry, bitter, a touch metallic...very full and juicy, rather strongly carbonated. There’s an odd bit of funk/farminess here that doesn’t quite work for me in a lower gravity lager like this and keeps this from being as enjoyable as it could be for me, but overall it’s not bad, certainly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
cheap (5637) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle, smells like a dull IPA. Looks is slightly hay like with a bit of haze. Big dill IPA bordering on imperial IPA flavors. What else can be said? Why do lagers now have to also taste like IPA? Don’t we have enough of these fricken IPA style beers? WTF? Not impressed. Should have passed on this bottle. I probably needed one more to make a sixer and that’s how I got this IPA. Yes, I said IPA, that’s what it is my ratebeerian friend. #cheapIPA If you want eye pee aye, try this, you’ll like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (1529) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2016
on tap at Crafty’s in Northeast Phila - pale yellow color. Hoppy aroma. Very hoppy flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (1021) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Very clear, pale yellow, white head. Melon, fruits, light resin. Very bitter, very dry. Light body, quite a lot of carbonation. Residual hop flavor on the tongue. Long finish, very long for a lager. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drews_Brews (8) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 7, 2016 does not count
Bitterness of an IPA, flavor of an orange peel. Cool beer to sip on the porch in the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2773) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a boring goldish sort of color and has aromas of oranges with a little bit of maltiness. Flavor is heavy with bitter orange. It’s overpowering, but lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (616) - Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Aroma is orange, taste is orange, hoppy, nice lager taste, easy drinker, well done!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a pale yellow-gold color with a medium sized fluffy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish, tart, fruity and citric. The flavor was pine, lemon, pepper and turned a bit dry. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11080) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle. Earthy ginseng (almost like sassafras root) and lemon biscuit malt aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet peach/lemon, biscuit malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/ginseng flavor. Good body. Really different.

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