Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.43/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Rated on tap at Three Floyds on DLD Eve, but enjoyed all DLD as well. This glass of the good stuff was consumed in the company of the Founders of Founders, love those guys. Served in an Imperial Pint glass for around $6.
Zombie Dust has a great look going on - it certainly has nothing in common with its namesake, actual Zombies or dust. The beer is a bright orange copper color with some streaks of gold and honey swirling around. The beer is cloudy, not clear, or really maybe just hazy - point being, there's little if any clarity and no noticeable carbonation. A white head sits on top then fades quickly, leaving some nice lace.
The smell is where this beer starts to shine. The citra hops have lended their unique citrus notes to the nose, and the luscious fruit scents are incredible. Ripe pineapple, lemon rind, orange pith and grapefruit are all present and accounted for. The malt is nowhere to be found. This is a tropical hop lovers dream and, were it just a touch more expressive, would be the perfect APA nose.
The taste is also very, very impressive. The start of the show is again the hoppy citrus and tropical notes. Some wonderful orange, grapefruit and lemon notes aren't overly bitter, but, instead, add enough juicyness to make my mouth water and never taste abrasive. A touch of sweetness from the malt helps too. The base is just a touch bready, but has a nice sugar sweetness like powdered sugar. A touch of yeast is also noticed mid-way through. This may seem a bit unbalanced to the purists, but, for me, this is a perfect hop-forward, almost "West-Coast" APA.
The mouthfeel was nice but perhaps the only weak link in the armor of a solid offering. It wasn't bad, but the light body was a touch grainy and, while the carb was perfect, the finish was a bit dry and bitter. Overall, Zombie Dust is the real deal - a beer every lover of hops, citra, and APA's should have on their radar. I'll be sure to grab some bottles if they come out, but, in the meantime, I'll be asking for growlers from anyone passing by FFF. Awesome beer, perhaps a bit overhyped, but solid nonetheless.
Serving type: on-tap
05-05-2011 17:24:39 | More by jampics2
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4.7/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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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