Short's Beard Of Zeus India Style Pale Lager | Short's Brewing Company

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Short's Beard Of Zeus India Style Pale LagerShort's Beard Of Zeus India Style Pale Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A super hopped American pale lager brewed exclusively with Zeus hops. The wet green dank aroma of the Zeus hops pour out of this beer with sweet hints of orange. Pleasant resiny hop essence dominate the flavor profile transitioning quickly to a bold bitterness that seems amplified due to the light clean lager finish

Added by TheBrewo on 05-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
238
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
11.8%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Having stepped back from The CANQuest (tm) on a brief basis, I have decided to stick with bottles for another review this evening. My apologies for this temporary interruption in our regularly scheduled program.

From the bottle: "Brewed With Bitter Orange Rind and Zeus Hops"; "Handmade by people who care. (tm)"

I Pop!ped the cap and gave it a heavy-handed pour, producing three-plus fingers of dense, foamy, eggshell-white head with great retention. Color was a pretty Yellow-Gold with NE-quality clarity, causing the Gelt Gang of Mammon, Croesus & Midas to drop in for a taste. Nose had a pleasant orange citrusiness that reminded me of the environmentally-friendly cleaner that replaced the really toxic stuff back in the early-1990s. This is a Lager?!? Mmmm. Mouthfeel was soft, like the noticeable difference between drinking hard water and soft water. The taste was still very citrusy and very much orange-y. Mmmm. Finish was semi-dry, which was interesting since the label mentioned "Bitter Orange Rind" and yet it had more of a sweet orange flavor. Score another win for Short's!

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2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of imperialking
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of spicy hops, floral hops, slights sweet malt, slight pale malt, a grass. Fits the style of an American Pale Lager. Mouth feel is very sharp, clean, and an average carbonation level. Tastes of zest, strong citrus, spicy hops, floral hops, grass, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance feel, but the blend has too much orange zest.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Eziel
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbaker67
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark gold with a bug foamy white head that lingers. Citrus aroma, of orange zest, hops, and a hint of grapefruit. Taste is bitter and smooth, starts a bit floral and orangey, then picks up a big hoppy bitterness and bready yeast, with some creamier malt and sugar. Lingering bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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Short's Beard Of Zeus India Style Pale Lager from Short's Brewing Company
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