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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Zombie DustZombie Dust

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,265 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 5265
Reviews: 1050
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.79%


Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This intensely hopped and gushing undead pale ale will be one's only respite after the zombie apocalypse. Created with our marvelous friends in the comic industry. Art by Tim Seeley.

60 IBU

Formerly known as Cenotaph: A medium bodied single hop beer showcasing Citra hops from the Yakima Valley, USA.

(Beer added by: hansgruber on 12-09-2010)
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz. bottle purchased at Three Floyds brewpub, Munster, IN, served into a hotel stemless wine glass.

Pours out the color of honey. 1.5 fingers of eggshell head form but fairly quickly dissipate. Dots of lacing get left behind. A good-looking beer, but nothing extraordinary.

Thankfully, you need only go as far as smelling this beer to find extraordinary. The aroma is fantastic in every sense of the word. If you smelled this blind you'd say that it was a very fresh IPA. Maybe more; this basically smells as good as HopSlam. But it is, ostensibly, an American Pale Ale. My mind is blown here. As soon as I opened the bottle there was pineapple and tangerine and passionfruit everywhere. It's very tropical. There's some green, bitter hop notes too; like grass clippings with some lemon zest tossed in. There's some caramel malt too, but only as much as I'd expect in an APA. It's an amount that bolsters the tropical fruits rather than takes away from them. I realize that a lot of beer probably fit the description I just gave. I'm not sure how to convey how great Zombie Dust smells. It's the intensity of the tropical aromas but also the level of balance. This is the finest smelling pale ale I've ever had.

It's also the best tasting pale ale I've ever had, or if it is not then only Alpha King ranks ahead. I'm going to give it to Zombie Dust. Alpha King is all about the grapefruit, while Zombie Dust is pineapple and lychee. If you prefer more tropical flavors, then this beer is going to blow your mind. Imagine all the best parts of a double IPA but take away the malt and alcohol. That sounds awesome, right? This is so packed full of hop flavor. But it doesn't get too bitter because there is a healthy malt presence here. In the way that I wish more IPAs or IIPAs would be: enough malt for structure and support, but not at all ""balanced" in the traditional sense of being as strong as the hops. This beer is a revelation.

The mouthfeel is nearly perfect. Great carbonation level -- it's there but it isn't too prickly. The body is super-thin. Well, no, it's very appropriate for the pale ale style. It'd be thin in a good way if this were an IPA. Regardless, the mouthfeel does everything that it can to highlight those hops. My only fault is that it thickens up a bit during the swallow.

Overall? Wow. If I have a better beer in 2012 then I will be a lucky man. This is the pinnacle of the pale ale style for me. I'd rather drink this than ANY India Pale Ale. The only hoppy beer that I would reach for before this (that I've had), honestly, is Pliny the Elder. Zombie Dust absolutely brings IIPA flavor into the best malt package possible _for my palate._ This is a dream beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 21:12:13 | More by Reaper16
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Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 5,265 ratings.