Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Ljudsignal:
4.48/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Night Shift tulip. Huge, huge thanks to my friend Bobby for giving me this massive want of mine.
Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a lovely two-finger head eggshell-white head. Good head retention--maybe 4 minutes or so--before it gradually subsides to a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Plentiful and sticky lacing, albeit fairly wispy.
On the nose...welp, this is definitely a Citra beer. Potent grapefruit leads the charge out of the glass, with only slightly subtler notes of orange, mango, and papaya not far behind. Some onion and cat piss dankness poke through the tropical fruit and citrus bombardment. Truly a phenomenal-smelling beer.
Taste largely follows the smell, and is equally delicious. Massive grapefruit on the front of the palate gives way to a veritable explosion of tropical fruit mid-palate. Mango, papaya, passionfruit, even some strawberry...it's all there. Sweet earthy malts mingle pleasantly to remind you that despite all appearances to the contrary, this is not quite an IPA. A touch of racey piney bitterness on the back of the palate mingles with lingering sweet fruitiness and subtle vegetal hop notes.
Mouthfeel was interesting in that it felt a bit thin on the front of the palate, then a bit thick and oily on the back. A good level of carbonation keeps the beer from feeling too watery on the front of the palate, though, while it similarly prevented the back from becoming too sticky.
On the whole, while I contest ZD's classification as a pale ale and not an IPA, there is no doubt in my mind that it is phenomenal regardless of style. A truly delicious beer that I will be actively seeking out more of.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2013 03:17:33 | More by Ljudsignal
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4.04/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
(on tap at Three Floyds, this past Monday - served in a 20oz pint)
A: light amber liquid, clear... creamy head, killer silken lace
S: first impression: b.o.... then: wildflowers, citrus zest and oily mist... fairly fragrant, earthy, but not explosive (the glass)
T: aggressively citrus-bitter... smooth malt... mostly spicy, resiny hops... fair amount of fruity-sweet resins... delicate grainy toast (NOT toasty grain) in the aftertaste
M: lightly gritty but clean, smooth flow, compact body... bit of a numbing sensation from the alcohol and bitterness in tandem
O: basically an IPA - the fact that they're calling it a pale ale, while it may be true relative to their hoppy beers, is a bit silly... it's an IPA... nothing out of the ordinary, flavor-wise, but it has a nice crisp attack and is undeniably, notably, solidly made
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 17:25:31 | More by Bouleboubier
4.61/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed at the brewery in Munster. It was served with a light yellow color and a medium head that had fair retention. The smell was largely fruit, and especially tropical fruit. The taste, as others have said, more resembles that of an IPA as there isn't a whole lot of malt to balance it, but the fruit flavors are great, and it starts off sweet (but not too sweet) and does finish with some bitterness. It's moderately carbonated and goes down very easy. It's very, very similar to White Rajah (which is an IPA) in both smell and taste, but the mouthfeel and color are slightly different. Overall, this is excellent. Yes, it is definitely overhyped as it is not by any means earth shattering, but it is worth seeking.
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 02:54:34 | More by DeFaz
3.86/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Stopped in this beerwery on the way back to Detroit from Chi-Town. Bought several cases of different 3 Floyds. This IPA presents a Gold color with a nice head and a super hoppy flavor and finish. Full bouquet aroma and sweet citrusy after-taste. Perfect hoppiness. They should call this brew hoppy rabbit as it doesn't turn one into a zombie.. very nice brew.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:30:28 | More by stoutman
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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