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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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6,189 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,189
Reviews: 1,109
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 3,054
Gots: 1,016 | FT: 40
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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Reviews by climax:
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climax

Missouri

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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Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,189 ratings.