Zeus Imperial IPA
Lengthwise Brewing Company

Zeus Imperial IPAZeus Imperial IPA
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Lengthwise Brewing Company
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #73
Ranked #747
4.38 | pDev: 14.61%
Feb 05, 2024
Jun 02, 2013
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Rated: 3.87 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 05, 2024
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Reviewed by AlvinBunk from California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This is one of my most favorite beers and definitely a world class beer.

Pours clear with thick head and good lacing, golden in color.
Very strong pine aromas.
Very, very juicy tasting, possibly the juciest beer I've ever tasted. Very sweet with medium bitterness which is just right. Malty, some pine flavors and possibly like mango.
Feels very thick in the mouth.

Overall a great beer that I continue to enjoy, and have had it regularly now for at least 2 years.
Aug 11, 2023
Rated: 4 by mpenske from California

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

2.57/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
Wow. This one is wild - but we aren’t talking about the wild days of youth - think more so like that one time you had to use the John and settled for an AMPM bathroom in Barstow. No sir. This one is a mess like Keith Richards leaving a hotel in his prime. Really, it’s so bad that I don’t even want to go on. It’s the Phantom Menace of beers.

See ya.
Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by FrankCastle from California

Nov 05, 2021
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Reviewed by ithacabaron from California

2.87/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Pours from the can with a robust apricot glow and an uneven, off-white head. Bubbles are slow rising.

Aroma is sharply alcoholic, with bitter grapefruit pith, chalk, some raw white onion. Good depth, but not pungent.

Taste once again leads with fusel alcohol and one-dimensional grapefruit bitterness; after the swallow, an enjoyable flavor of jasmine rises up. But the balance and overall structure here is poor.

Mouthfeel is fairly light; not overcarbonated, not heavy, but not particularly satisfying.

Overall, a fairly unpleasant experience. I love big, bitter brews, but this one should go back to the drawing board. A lot of hops and a lot of booze does not an Imperial IPA make.
Jun 24, 2021
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

3.88/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some nice lacing.

S: Dank earthy herbal notes that transition into tropical fruit and melon a little citrus, slightly floral, a touch of pine, lightly toasted bready malt, and a little honey toffee sweetness.

T: Tropical fruit comes out first, papaya, melon, apricot, peach, mango, and candied pineapple, citrus, orange, lemon, and lime, rather floral, some pine, underlying earthy herbal notes, toasty bready malt, and honey toffee sweetness.

M: Full body, mild carbonation, alcohol is completely hidden.

O: Old school Imperial IPA that still holds up pretty well. I'm wondering assuming the recipe has been changed over the years to include Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic in the dry hop. Would be interesting to see what the original was all about.
Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by fthegiants from California

Dec 20, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Coper filtered with moderate carbonation and 2 fingers of off white head.

Smells of tropical fruit, peaches, pineapple, pine and caramel.

Tastes of pineapple, fruity like dried tropical fruits, mango, papaya, fruit punch, caramel, orange zest and pine.

Medium, resinous body with moderate carbonation.

I got this Redding where I am drinking it, Feb 25th, 2018. Excellent brew.
Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by jtk21351 from California

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by uzahid from California

4.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
very good beer. high alcohol not boozy smell though. have had on tap and out of bottle from brewery. good mouth feel with great lacing. full palette experience. very light taste despite 10 percent alcohol content. must try beer.
Oct 21, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio

Feb 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On-draught @ Lengthwise. Currently #98 in the Top 100 Californian beers list.

Pours a fairly vibrant orange-copper coloured body with a white head that vanishes within 1 minute.

Aroma is tropical, hitting on mango and papaya but not the traditional citrus (e.g. orange) Citra is known for in the best expressions of Citra-hopped IPAs. Has a slight candied sweetness to it.

Taste is fruity and tropical, evoking vivid mango, papaya, and juicy tangerine citrus with a concomitant bitter bite. Some candied fruit peel flavour along with the crystal malt backbone cushions the hop bitterness with balancing sweetness.

The 2-row barley malt withstands all the hop flavour remarkably well, hiding the beer's monstrous ABV dangerously well yet never letting it feel too weighty or heavy on the palate. Medium-bodied, smooth, wet, well carbonated.

Overall, it's a lively and inspired brew that doesn't shy away from hop pungency. As surprisingly drinkable as it is for it's high ABV, I do have to say it fails to showcase Citra hops as well as superior (I)IPAs. In any case, it's well worth trying - even if it isn't quite the king of the Gods its name would imply.

B- (3.40) / WORTHY
Oct 18, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by Bum4ever from California

Jun 16, 2017
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L: clear amber color with a finger of off white head
S: citrus zest, grapefruit juice, but not very powerful.
T: big malt, less citrus than the nose but some citrus zest.
F: fairly bitter and drying.
Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by rand from California

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by AleHunter805 from California

Nov 20, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by BSecaida from California

Jul 05, 2016
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Bottle Date: 5/5/16
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Appearance is a nice opaque dark amber. Yellowish head and a little lacing.

Smell isn't particularly powerful, but it's still pleasant. Malt and honey are the first scents I get. There's also a little lemon and pineapple.

So, I guess this doesn't volatilize much, which is fine by me because I'm always more concerned with the taste. The honey is stronger, but there's not much juiciness. Maybe a little apple juice. Man, this is really flowery. It's more sweet than bitter, too, and I'm pretty sure it's that the hops are hitting me differently than any other brew I've had. I mean, it's definitely hoppy. There's a slight bit of acidity, too.

There's a good amount of fine carbonation that's easily stirred out. And it's a bit boozy.
Jun 25, 2016
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