Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by climax:
4.4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is one of two beers on the 3 Floyds website that have no specifications, shrouded in mystery if you will. That's a good start in my book. I purchased the six pack at the brewery the day that batch was offered to the public. This is a four day old Zombie Dust....
It pours tangerine orange with excellent clarity. The head is a robust mound of uneven sticky eggshell foam. Retention and lacing are excellent.
The aroma is loaded with fresh tropical citrus hop flavors. It seems similar to Gumballhead, so perhaps Amarillo hops contribute to the massive pineapple, mango, and grapefruit tones. The IBU's have to be on the upper edge of what's detectable with this much resiny, vinegary, soapy presence. The grain in the backbone is evident, but only to support the bold hop bill.
Flavor exemplifies heavyweight balance. Huge grain flavors of grape nuts, real nuts (almonds), oats, and wheat bread have a surprisingly bold presence, especially in the finish. Hop profile leans more on grassy and resinous than the nose, yet fleeting blasts of sweet citrus tones come and go.
No doubt about it, the mouth feel is big. It's sticky, viscous, and chewy. Carbonation is mild and the finish isn't as dry as many. It's considered a pale ale, but drink it fresh and you'll consider it delicious. It's nearly as ominous as it's label.
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2012 00:59:20 | More by climax
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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
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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