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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Photo of Jackalope1977
4.04/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, bottled on 04/14/16 stamped on the bottleneck. "India Style Pale Lager" " Brewed With Bitter Orange Rind And Zeus Hops". Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local bottle shop. No abv listed on the bottle.

Poured into a Duvel tulip snifter.

A - A crisp golden body on the pour, semi-translucent with over a finger of frothy soapy white head that stays awhile, leaves nice random scattered thin lacing, and lingers as a cap. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks nice for what it is.

S - Aroma is fresh, earthy, bitter, hoppy, with a bitter spicy horseradish aroma coming through. Maybe slightly grainy, but the hops are mostly the dominant players.

T - Taste follows the nose: fresh, fruity, floral, bitter, hoppy, grassy, notes of hay. Bitter, piney, resinous finish; this thing definitely tastes more like an IPA to me than an IPL, but who am i to say. Not pulling much grain from this, no evident notes of lager yeast. Apparently, Zeus hops are very nice.

M - Feel is very smooth, crisp, creamy, & easy-drinking. Light-bodied with good carbonation. Nice piney, resinous, bitter hop finish. Semi-dry finish.

Overall, a very nice hoppy 'IPL' from Short's, though this definitely tastes more along the lines of an IPA to me. Either way, a nice offering.

Short's Brew Beard Of Zeus -----4/5.

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Photo of BB1313
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/14/16. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy pale yellow golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that slowly falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have an earthy skunk hop vibe going on. Some veggie notes. Slightly floral. Malts are present and do their thing, but the hop aromas seem to shine. The flavors seem to follow the nose. Very earthy with more veggie notes. Nice hop flavor and hop bitterness. Although the hops do their thing, it still has a lager vibe to it. Some rubber notes. It finishes pretty clean. Alcohol obviously goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's light with active carbonation. It remains creamy and fluffy. Very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a really nice IPL. Definitely worth checking out if you come across it. Well done.

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Photo of BLZR
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Drew26
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cylinsier
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz

Pours a clear light golden, sugar white head retains as a film.

Smells of fresh barley and wheat, lemongrass, and fresh floral hops.

Taste is of grassy malts, lemongrass, hints of citrus, and a dry vegetal hop finish.

Light to medium body, with lightly tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A very dry sessionable lager with very little malt balancing out the vegetable bitter hops. The hops aren't all that bitter, there's just nothing much competing with them. Also, the hops are pretty much only bitter, no real flavor from them. So that's what it is. The addition of orange rind doesn't add hardly anything other than more bitterness either. For what it is, clean and crisp and drinks very easy.

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Photo of agadson
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of msumike89
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Azpittil57
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of outsider
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of red94tt
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of jamesod
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brent14
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EB1
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into plain ol' pint glass. Color is pale, hazy yellow, and yields a finger of white fluffy head that's here and gone. Head settles to a centimeter cap that hangs about. Some lacing. Highly carbonated, with lots of teeny yeast floaties swirling about, some settling on the bottom. Extra vitamins for me, I guess. Aroma is bread and bright citrus, lemon/orange zest. Taste follows, yeasty goodness, lager fresh, with a hop bite on the end. Clean finish is nice.

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

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

Short's Beard Of Zeus India Style Pale Lager from Short's Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 238 ratings.
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