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Zeus Imperial IPA - Lengthwise Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Zeus Imperial IPAZeus Imperial IPA

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31 Reviews
very good

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Reviews: 31
Hads: 168
Avg: 4.22
pDev: 37.2%
Wants: 47
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lengthwise Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LaChupacabra on 06-02-2013

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 31 | Hads: 168
Reviews by Jimmys:
Photo of Jimmys
3.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

052914 on the label. I assume this is a bottled on date. or at least I hope it is that rather than a best before. mailed to me from a trading partner in CA. bomber into tulip.

A: pours a fairly hay reddish hue. head is slightly off-white and frothy. good retention and lacing.

S: this is busy and right on the verge of boozy as you can get without actually being boozy. hop citrus and hop pine are right on edge of all the malt caramel aroma I get in there too.

T: a sweet syrup-like flavor starts things off. big. some boozy characteristics work with some resinous pine flavors. however the hop flavors are seriously muddied by the booze and body. finish is a mix of boozy heat and malty lingering unfermentables. not getting my residual bitterness.

M: moderate carb on a very full body. very full.

D: more similar to an American strong ale or American barleywine than a DIPA. too much heat, too much malt, too rough. I am a little confused that this beer is getting 5 after 5 on its reviews and I am that far off the norm. meh, I mean what I say and this brew needs some tuning up.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
3.35/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sadly I feel like most Lengthwise scores on here are artificially inflated. This isn't a terrible brew, just not my style of IPA. Comes off more east coast in nature. Think aunrefined Knuckle Sandwich

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Photo of frizzzle
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very malty, smooth for 9.7 abv but not up there with the best. Still a good drink

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.92/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #87 (Apr 2014):

Big, Fruity, Citrus

Bottle-conditioned and dry-hopped with Citra in the ferment and bright tank, Zeus pours a hazy gold, with a creamy, tight head that retains very well. Fruity, apples, citrus, and floral aromas. Firm, syrupy body and flavor, a bit oily, with a malty sweetness, toasty undertones, bitter edge, and heavy dose of fruity notes; ranging from tropical to citrus. A very solid, deceivingly drinkable, Imperial IPA.

STYLE: American Imperial IPA | ABV: 9.7% | AVAILABILITY: Year-round

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Photo of riotontheroad
3.53/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got excited when I saw the date (only 5 days old). That excitement turned to disappointment after it was opened. Its a bottle conditioned beer that wasnt given the proper amount of time to carbonate, so it was dead flat.

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Photo of oreckgf
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Big DIPA's are not usually my fist choice. However, Zeus is an exceptional beer. Very well balanced and clean (even with massive hop additions). Very little alcohol warmth and dry finish is enough to trick me into believing that it is a much smaller beer. I usually stick with one tho.

A: deep golden to copper color, thin but creamy head

S: sweet grain, nectarine, light carmel

T: malty sweetness, low bitterness, citrus rind

M: starts moderately viscous but finishes clean and dry with slight alcohol warmth

O: Great beer from Lengthwise, they continue to improve and evolve.

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Photo of FocusDave
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a tulip glass (carefully, of course, as not to disturb the yeast sediment). I hadn't checked the bottled on date, drinking this 9.4% DIPA almost 2 months after bottling. Last time I had it was on tap at the brewery. This should be interesting.

A - Deep golden hazy color with barely a half finger of off-white head. Retention is very short, but a constant stream of carbonation is always rising from the bottom of the glass. Lots of thick lacing.

S - Very earthy hop aroma. Still smells like a DIPA.

T - The 2 months on the shelf is much more apparent in the taste than the smell. Hop bitterness is still there, but not much hop flavor. Malt sweetness is coming through up front. Finishes with a definite caramel sweetness.

M - Feels pretty thick at first, almost syrupy, but finishes clean and dry. No shortage of carbonation in this bottle conditioned brew.

O - I was expecting to be let down once I realized how long it had been sitting, but I was still very satisfied. A great DIPA from Lengthwise that balances sweetness and bitterness.

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Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Beer_Wisdom
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful looking beer. A blast of citrus and orange comes across the nose. Very juicy and the alcohol is hidden well.

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Photo of aquazr1
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of ccurrid
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gonger1
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of GlassHound
4.65/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Such_a_b-tch
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Vr4junkie
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of MitchB2
4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at TK pizza in Tehachapi.

Good smell, taste, and great mouthfeel (surprisingly creamy).

Not a whole lot to say that hasn't been said, but this one was a bit of a surprise. Recommended by the bartender, glad I tried it.

Definitely worth getting again.

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Photo of BeerRunner
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hophugger
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale orange with aromas of peaches, plums, stonefruit and overripe oranges. Decent head and lacing. Tastes great with lots of citrus and some pine and resin. mouthfeel is good and finish is citrusy and creamy, like caramel..

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3.8/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Bunuelian
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerhogger2014
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just a great smooth easy drinkable ipa love it wish i could describe it better but a must try kind of beer itseasy to drink but differently has a kick to it . It has that tropical taste to iy if your not a fan of ipas you need to try this one hopefully theses guys expand.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of mgenova79
5/5  rDev +18.5%

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Zeus Imperial IPA from Lengthwise Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.