Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 7,556
Reviews: 1,232
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,616
Gots: 1,591 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% 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.

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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Photo of Jenn_turner91
3/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of joecast
3.08/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Quite cloudy though not sure if its bottle conditioned. White head settles to a thin lace fairly quickly.

Heavy hop aroma of floral and strong grapefruit notes. A good dose of sweet malt seems to detract from the hops though.

Lots of bitterness initially which fades to reveal some citrusy hop flavor and finishes with a sweet bready malt character.

Ok, not sure about this one. Can't see any date on the bottle so going to go with this. Would be happy to give it another shot but wasn't too impressed with this first try.

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.1/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have really enjoyed the Floyd's work before, but after trying ZD a few times I gotta say: I don't get the hype on this one.

The appearance is nice, amber meets straw in color.

The nose is pleasant enough, almost a lighter, yet similar, nose to Kern River Citra.

The taste is interesting, but not overwhelmingly appealing. The hops clean your tongue a little in the beginning, and it's okay in the middle, but this is where you start to get that hint of wood. Yes, wood. And it really comes through in the finish. To me, it's not a great addition to this beer. And it's not a piney or citrusy flavor. It's kinda generic---wood. I have it 3 times, albeit always from a bottle. Maybe on tap would be different.

I'm not writing ZD off. And I'm not hating on them. In fact, if offered I will try again. I'm not scared off of this one, just a little perplexed by the hype.

Photo of dboon
3.14/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Hazy burnt orange pour with a white head. Grapefruity hop aromas. Bitter and with bland almost grapefruit hops, but not really. Very unbalanced with little malt characteristics. Somewhat dry and uninspiring. Hey, the label is cool and I’m glad I got to try it...

Photo of brewski09
3.16/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I tried this on tap and then poured from the bottle into a pint glass a couple weeks later (yes, from a fresh batch) and I'm just not impressed with this one. The Citra doesn't stand out. The beer is fine, but not special. It seemed to have a soapy characteristic to me in both formats.

Photo of Luk13
3.18/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Showed on tap at the brewpub when we got there. Nice surprise, I had a lot of expectations since I love citra and what I’ve heard from it. Aroma: This one is all hops: earthy, citrus and soap. Appearance: Pale orange with small head. Flavors: Light, some tropical fruits. Feels likes there is no backbone. Palate: Quite dry but too watery. Overall: Expectations were not met.

Photo of TheNerve
3.2/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of MShirokov
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of StoutSlut
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Niners49
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of paumase
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a nice APA, that is very drinkable but there are better American pales out there and for all the hype this beer gets I was thoroughly disappointed. Really nice hoppy nose and good bitterness but the mouth feel and finish disappoint this hoppy pale ale fan. In the end slightly above average 85pt beer.

Photo of metsfan1
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of doldham
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of MrNate
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of somethingcreative
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of jagrbombz69
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Stihlsaw
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of cgentzkow
3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

Photo of Doodlesby
3.28/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to a Tsauce2 who got a co-worker of mine a six pack from the 3floyds.

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Pint glass

Zombie Dust has a glowing orange appearance. The head quickly dissipates and less than a millimeter of foam is left around the edge of the top of the beer.

The scents I've picked up from this beer include lots of citrus fruits, lemon, grapefruit, orange.

Taste is pretty good with only a slight touch of bitterness that doesn't linger long enough to throw off the overall taste of the brew. All the citrus components in the scent are there with the taste as well. The alcohol is hidden very well also.

Mouthfeel is easy going down, very smooth and velvety for an APA.

Overall- I enjoyed this brew but I didn't really find anything too incredibly special about it. I enjoy most of the beers this brewery puts out but all the hype I've heard about Zombie Dust just didn't live up to my expectations.

Photo of mja1982
3.28/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of FrankHashimoto
3.3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.4/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the bottle, the beer poured a copper color leaving a generous slightly off-white head. The aroma immediately tells you this is Three Floyds. The mildy skunky hop aroma is very present. It made me anxious to experience what the buzz is about Zombie Dust.

The initial taste is slightly peppery, though this quickly yields to citrusy flavors such as orange rind and pineapple. This melts into a dry aftertaste with a mild hoppy flavor. It seemed to me that I have had something like this before. It reminds me of Gumball Head, but without the sweetness of a wheat beer. Of course the hop profile is similar, as it has the distinct Three Floyds Hoppiness.

For an APA, this is a good beer. On the other hand, it amazes me the way this beer is impossible for many people to find. As far as being an APA, there is nothing particularly unique or special. It is a little above average.

Photo of WhoDatMatt
3.44/5  rDev -25.4%

Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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