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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

Zombie DustZombie Dust

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

5,267 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5267
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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MiloHoP

California

4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got this in trade from generous trader KickInTheChalice Thank you! Poured out nice orange clear witch nice white foam around my snifter.

I get big hop floral smell right off the bat, orange and other fruits mixed in there as well, the most floral smelling pale ale to date for me.

WOW! Amazing candied fruits on front of pallet with a nice bitter ending down the throat. This is the hoppiest pale ale I have had and best in its class I must say, still need to try out Hoppy Birthday.

Overall if I lived in Chicago 3 Floyds area I would be there every weekend getting some of this goodness. Hands down mastery of hops and malt balancing. Now I have killed my growler and am both happy to have had this and sad that will be awhile before I can quench this hole it has left in my heart :(

Serving type: growler

08-07-2011 21:48:05 | More by MiloHoP
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers I've had. Period. I received this growler in a trade for some Brute. I think I won. LOL God DAMN what any experience. The moment I cracked the growler, I was amazed. This is the first beer I would describe as smelling "dank" in the pot aficionado manner of speaking. Poured a beautiful hazy orange with a rather meager head, which I attribute to the growler. The mouthfeel and taste are off the charts. This is easily one of the most drinkable beers I have ever had the good fortune of enjoying in all my beer drinking days. I can't wait for them to bottle this stuff. I'll be comin' back to this...one way or another. Alll your Z0mbie Dust is belongs to me.

Serving type: growler

08-06-2011 11:03:58 | More by Retail1LO
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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gotta thank my most recent trading partner for sending me this growler. Thanks bro. Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a cloudy orange hay color with a nice white head a super sticky lacing.

Aroma is a lot like my homebrew pale ale. So I'm gunna say some cascade hops and centennial? Nice and citrusy. Nice malt aroma too.

Taste is great. Nice citrus hops and a nice malt flavor. Nice smooth hop flavor. Very tasty.

Lower on the carb side. I blame the growler but it's nice. Smooth.

Overall maybe the best pale ale I've had but it's not a revelation. I've had some beers that were a revelation and this one is just maybe the best of it's style.

Serving type: growler

08-03-2011 06:23:17 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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Azurescens

Washington

4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64oz growler poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 7/22/11.

A: Pours a clear golden orange with whitish head that leaves lots of nice lacing around glass.

S: Fantastic, packed with sweet citrus and tropical fruit and some pale malt hiding behind all the fruity hops.

T: Perfect blend of citrus and tropical hop flavors that mingle incredibly well with the pale malt backbone. All the flavor you would expect from a top notch IPA without all the bitterness and a bit more malt.

M: Super smooth medium body with low-moderate carbonation.

O: I am very impressed to say the least, this is exactly what I would like to see more breweries creating. A sessionable pale ale with the hop aroma and flavor of a world class IPA without all the IBUs. Drinkability is off the charts.

Serving type: growler

07-23-2011 01:31:08 | More by Azurescens
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to enelson for this. Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Moderately hazed golden color. One and a half fingers of pillowy white head. Retention is about average and a good sized, full ring of lacing is left behind.

4.5 S: This APA has the hop aroma of a DIPA. Strong mango, followed by pineapple and orange. Grapefruit and pine after that. Sugary cake icing. No hints of any malt. Pretty clean overall.

4.0 T: The taste isn't as crazy citrusy as the nose. Still there's a good bit of pineapple, mango, and orange. More pine and grapefruit than the nose suggests and not even close to as sugary. Moderate bitterness. A bit of malt this time in the way of breadiness and a light yeastiness. A little less clean than the nose.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation, especially for a growler. Reasonably creamy and smooth overall.

4.0 D: This is a pretty good beer. It reminds me a lot of Selin's Grove IPA that I just had a few days ago, but a less intense version of that. Still, I would have no problem drinking this to get a citrusy hop fix.

Serving type: growler

07-21-2011 21:47:34 | More by DavoleBomb
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed from my Bell's snifter from the growler I purchased Saturday at the brewpub.

A - Pours a light burnt orange color with the half finger's worth of head taking a few seconds to make it's way to the top of the glass. Pours beautifully!

S - Smell begins almost pure citrus, with orange/tangerine being the dominant scent off the bat. Also a nice blend of piney scents to help accentuate the hop profile. Also some lemon in the background.

T - Taste is more hop-forward than the smell, with the bitterness hitting you right off the bat as well as lingering in the aftertaste. The citrus that dominates the scent is more of a background flavor in the beer, and it's not necessarily a bad thing, though I personally would have preferred the same intensity as the nose. Still a very well balanced taste.

M - A little undercarbonated, which may be my fault due to the few days since buying the growler. Still very pleasant on the tongue.

O - Overall an exceptionally well done APA. Another grew brew from the Floyds!

Serving type: growler

07-21-2011 02:55:14 | More by MarkIntihar
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler generously provided by Ben. Thank you! I had this on tap back at Dark Lord ot' 11 and had to peel my buddy away from the keg. Here goes round 2.

Pours a nice light orange with a consistent, multi column stream of tiny bubbles, a frothy cover, and plenty of sticky muckage.

Smell is all Citra: fleshy, white, juicy nectarine, sweaty, dripping tropical fruits on the beach, tangerines, just so damn delicious.

Basically, this is a Citra delivery vehicles. Touch of honey sweetness and light non salted cracker provides a platter where the tropicality sits poised to entice and inspire. There is a store in town that has samples of all their fat, ripe summer produce available while you shop. This beer has managed to cram much of summer's bounty into a 6 percent package. Bra-fuckin-vo.

Mouthfeel is lush and natural fruit sugary fresh. Juicy throughout with faintly bitter finish.

This is far and away my favorite beer from a brewery that frustrates me more often than not. Very, very nice.

Serving type: growler

07-21-2011 02:08:01 | More by BarrytheBear
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Scrumtralecent

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into a pint glass. Growler 1 day old.

A - Golden yellow with nice frothy white head that lingers. Noticeable carbonation and lacing on the side of the glass.

S - Has that wonderful 3 Floyds hop blend aroma very prevalent in the nose. Have they patented that hop blend by now? Citrus hops and some bitter, but wow, very pungent and a delight to smell. The nose makes this beer very inviting and exciting to taste.

T - The bitter hops hit with that citrus flavor rounding out the taste and giving it a smooth rounded taste. Malt/barley flavor is light in the back but noticeable to give this a full flavor. The hops are right on though, making this beer delicious without being overbearing. The great hop blend, full flavor, and refreshing taste probably make this one of the best APAs I've tasted.

M - This is amazing mouthfeel for all the hops. Quite smooth with just some bitterness giving heaviness. Carbonation is just right to make the flavors pop. Very easy to drink.

O - Great APA. I can't state enough how great that hop blend is in this, just right and delicious. Would definitely seek this out again. I will have no problem making sure this growler disappears.

Serving type: growler

07-10-2011 23:10:34 | More by Scrumtralecent
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Skull40

Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Golden with a two finger white head.

S - The heavy nose still includes a crispness of grapefruit and some other hoppiness.

T- A malty backbone with a hop bitterness sidebar. Includes grapefruit and general fruitiness. Very interesting. A nice balance of the malt and hops.

M - A medium mouthfeel of light creaminess

O - A nice offering without an excess of anything, but enough of everything to make it enjoyable to most people's tastes.

Serving type: growler

06-30-2011 18:36:11 | More by Skull40
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thanks Jim for the growler! Epic! Pours a hazy pale gold, slightly orange with minimal 1 finger head. Thin lacing lasts throughout nicely. Aroma is redolent of all types of citrus - mango, grapefruit, lemon peel, pineapple, and maybe a hint of green apple and honey. Taste is an utter hop bomb mango and grapefruit. Mild caramel dominate the palate. Body is medium with lower than average carbonation, oily on the tounge, and finishes extra dry with a very long lasting bitter citrus aftertaste. This was a really interesting APA. Glad to have tried this one out!

Serving type: growler

06-25-2011 16:58:40 | More by CuriousMonk
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for the growler Chris!

Poured into a Half Acre pint glass. Clear, light-orange body with about a fingers worth of white foamy head. Good lacing all the way down to the bottom of the glass.

Could smell this one right away as I cracked the cap on the growler. Juicy, fresh, hops, lots of citrus and some sweet malts lingering in the background of the aroma. Piny, grassy, hops and dry orange wedge.

Orange-lemon citrus on the tongue with a good helping of grassy hops. Malty-bready notes beneath. Has a good hop kick to it for an APA, but the base beer keeps it true to the style. Touch of pepper from the hops on the finish. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is smooth and chewy up front, but still manages to finish crisp and clean on the finish. Nice weight to the body. No sign of the 6.2% ABV.

Overall, this is an excellent APA. Definitely one the best I've had. Right up there with Hill Farmstead's Edward. Really easy to drink with lots of flavor. A great summer beer. Highly recommended for the style!

Serving type: growler

05-26-2011 21:24:05 | More by sisuspeed
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abuliarose

New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass, revealing a finger of head over a rich-looking amber body. Some bubbles. Smells light with floral hops and a hint of lemon. Smells refreshing.

Tastes very bitter up front in a tongue-tingling way. Tons of flavor in every sip. Decent citrus rind character, not zesty but solid. Bitterness gives way to a nutty, malty and slightly meaty finish. Carbonation is small, tingly and comes in waves. Medium-bodied with a silky, voluminous mouthfeel. Slightly dry, just slightly. Pretty drinkable.

Overall a really nice APA. An easy one for sure to enjoy pint after pint of on a relaxing day.

Serving type: growler

05-26-2011 21:20:46 | More by abuliarose
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womencantsail

California

4.22/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Growler courtesy of Iain. Thanks!

A: The beer pours a hazed golden orange color with a huge off-white/khaki head and nice sticky lacing.

S: Great hop nose to this beer. Big pine and citrus peel. Tons of grapefruit with a little bit of bready malts and a hint of toast and caramel. Mildly grassy on the back end.

T: Mildly sweet malts of bread and toffee. Big citrus peel, pine, and grass hop flavor. A moderate level of bitterness to it and a hint of fruitiness. Nice solid flavors to the beer.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Really easy to drink and a great flavor and aroma.

Serving type: growler

05-12-2011 04:12:36 | More by womencantsail
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

64 oz growler into a pint glass. Huge thanks go to Stakem for grabbing this for me on a recent trip out to the brewery for Dark Lord Day.

Pours a clear copper in the glass, topped with a couple fingers of eggshell-white head. This retains with a soapy ½ finger, which drenches the sides of the glass with rich sticky lacing. The aroma pops in the nose, with a fresh and floral feel that carries a sticky mix of ripe tropical fruit, sweet grains, and more bitter smelling grapefruit notes which cut through the center of the nose. Maybe just a smidge of alcohol warmth hangs on the edges here but it mostly serves to give this some presence in the nostrils.

The taste mirrors the aroma, with a fresh and biting grapefruit character that controls this with a zesty bitterness that spreads out into the mouth. This is balanced along the back by a sticky sweet blend of tropical fruitiness and sweet malts. This finishes with lingering dry notes of pine and bitter pith, which while aggressive, still manages a fresh and bright feeling itself that hangs in the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a firm prickly creaminess that blows up in the mouth but then gets slicker on the sides as this heads towards the swallow. That 6% ABV feels spot on in the mouth, giving this a touch of assertiveness on the palate but without any warming alcohol flavors to speak of.

This is a just another in a long line of awesome hoppy beers from Three Floyds, as this stands right up there along such other fantastic APAs from them as the Alpha King and Pride & Joy. There is a LOT of fruity sweetness to this from those Citra hops, which took me a bit to wrap my palate round, but once more of that balancing grapefruit bitterness came out to play, I was fully on board. I hope rumors of the eventual bottling of this come to fruition.

Serving type: growler

05-09-2011 16:47:50 | More by Kegatron
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bobhits

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep orange color, mercy and dense looking. A one finger white fluffy head, based on the tap pour I think the growler is a touch flatter than the tap version. Very nice lacing is starting to form as well.

Just straight up citrus grape fruit from the second the growler is opened.

Sharp citrus opening, blast of grape fruit with perhaps a bit of lemon zest. The malt here adds weight at the start, but perhaps the least impact I’ve ever noticed. I just can’t describe any flavor from the malt, just the sugary weight of it. At the same time there is a decent amount of weight from the malt the finish is surprisingly watery. Warmer the watery flavor is less noticeable and the malt/hops just linger longer. Still no real complexity.

The mouth feel and the taste go hand in hand. A bit more weight than some of the cleaner IPAs out there, but a surprisingly void of flavor finish leaves me almost thinking I just finished a glass of water. The hops then come back to linger, but this is an odd mix. The carbonation is a touch low, but I think again this is an impact of the growler and not the beer itself.

This would make an amazing 6 pack style regular release IPA for three floyds. It isn’t over powering or overly intense, but it has that wonderful grape fruit kick. I’m torn on this one unlike any beer I’ve had in a while. The flavors are amazing, but they lack the intense notes I want. The finish doesn’t excite me and the carbonation doesn’t add anything helpful.

Since this is called a pale ale, I'm not sure what to say there. In many ways it is more pale ale than IPA but the hops are just so in your face....

Serving type: growler

05-07-2011 21:24:12 | More by bobhits
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Gtreid

Florida

4.1/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to Captinredbeard, you da man Corey! Poured into my CCB tulip.

A: Deep burnt orange color. The pour dropped a finger and a half of cream colored head that left great sticky lace.

A: Intense sticky hop nose. Notes of pine sap, grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. There is a hefty malt backbone to balance out the hoppy nose. Also get some candi sugar for sweetness.

T: I obviously get the hops up front, the citrus and pine sap are prevalent. This is followed by a carmel malt backbone. It finishes dry, bitter, and creamy.

M: Rather thick for an APA. Creamy, but good carbonation.

O: Really nice. I don't think this is an APA, way more of an IPA, but nonetheless, very nice brew. I hope they bottle this. Skal.

Serving type: growler

05-06-2011 20:29:54 | More by Gtreid
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Duff27

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours mid golden with a small white head. Decent head retentiona dn some lacing left.

S- Floral aroma.

T- Sweet at first the the hops hit you like a ton of bricks (you know, for a pale ale). Clean, crisp. Yum.

M- Crisp carbonation.

D/O- Bottom line, this is the best pale ale I've ever had. Drinkability is through the roof. Three Floyds nailed it once again.

Serving type: growler

04-16-2011 03:07:28 | More by Duff27
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thebeerisgood

Indiana

4.97/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Style: American Pale Ale
Brewery: 3 Floyds
Package: Growler into pint glass
ABV: 6.2%
Gravity: Unknown
IBU: 50
Location: 3 Floyd's Brew Pub

Aroma: Big floral hop aroma and citrus

Appearance: Nice hazy golden color with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly leaving sticky lace clinging to the side of the glass

Taste: Citrus, Tangerine, great hop flavor and just the right amount of bitterness, balanced slightly with sweet malt

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and body

Drinkability: This brew is extremely good, at 6.2% ABV, it's not meant to be a session beer, but it is so delicious that I don't care, I'll drink the entire growler in one sitting

Notes: Zombie Dust is a single hop (Citra hops from Yakima Valley) American Pale Ale, one of my favorite styles. Rumor has it that 3 Floyds is going to start bottling Zombie Dust within the next few months, a move that I fully embrace. This brewery was already in my top 3 before; Zombie Dust makes them #1 in my book. I can't say enough about this beer... drop what you are doing, drive to Munster and get some. If they don't have it on tap when you get there, camp out until they do.

Grade: A+ (Yeah, it really is that good.)

Serving type: growler

04-03-2011 21:21:59 | More by thebeerisgood
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rmalinowski4

Illinois

4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a slight orange hue. There are two finger of white foam that recedes and leaves a small ring on the glass.

The smell is tropical citrus, Orange, Tangerine, and notes of floral sweetness. I could smell the citrus as soon as the growler was opened, very entoxicating and wonderfull.

The taste is much the same as the smell. Tropical fruit and orange, followed by bitter pine. The malt backbone is very smooth and really lets the hops do their magic. The finish is slightly dry, crisp, and very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is clean and crisp. Carbonation is spot on, just right.

Overall this is one fantastic beer. The more I drink of it, the more I love it, and I thought it was fanastic to start with.

Serving type: growler

04-03-2011 00:50:22 | More by rmalinowski4
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teamizm

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Wadsey for the growler.

A - Deep orange hue with a beautiful fluffy white head and very nice lacing

S - Grapefruits, oranges, citrusy and piney hop notes. Not as floral as KRBC Citra, but that's an unfair comparison.

T - citrus and pine, light body Bitter, resinous after-taste (but in a positive way).

M - medium-high carbonation. great mouth-feel. As expected from a APA, IPA

D - Let's say the growler was pretty much dusted solo. Very quaffable and refreshing. I wish it was a warmer evening in LA.

Serving type: growler

03-13-2011 03:30:04 | More by teamizm
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

4.4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

much love going out to cadaugherty for this awesome beer. 64oz growler into snifter/tulip hybrid.

Review # 600. Boo yah!

A- Nice snowdrift-white head on an orangey, glowing body. Pretty good pour here, sticky head with moderately heavy lacing.

S- Big sticky hop goodness. Nose is full of citrus fruit, sweet and inviting.

T- Citra! Oranges and tangerines. Very fruity. It's amazing how tasty these hops are.. def. one of my favorite varieties. Like biting into an orange. Malt is indistinguishable, this one's all about the hops. Not terribly complex... but I'm OK with it.

M- Spectacular carbonation, perfect balance, no off-notes, nothing out of place. Pretty damn impressive.

D- Very high... killed the growler and still wanted more. I think this beer would be better with a few more hop varieties to round out the citra, but as a single-hop beer it's pretty stunning.

I have been infected with the zombie dust and I am now craving CITRA... MMM CITRA... CCIIITRAAA....

Serving type: growler

03-11-2011 14:33:03 | More by ShogoKawada
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Arbitrator

California

4.35/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled growler into a glass. A surprise toss-in from lurchingbeast. Thanks, Frank!

A: Pours an opaque orange/marigold body. It pours with 1" of off-white foam, with excellent retention, great lace, and a good cap on the beer.

S: Orange pith, tangerine, apricot. It has a beautiful variety of citrus flesh, with very little rind / pine. The malt character is a simple biscuit note. It doesn't have as much tropical variety as Citra (kind of my gold standard for Citra-hopped beers -- and yes, I realize I'm comparing a DIPA to an APA, but dry-hop pickup should be relatively comparable, no?).

T: This is good. As mentioned above, it has no tropical citrus flavors, but rather straight 'continental' varieties, if that's a distinction that makes sense. There isn't much malt flavor, though there is some heft to the body. There's a little rind-like bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied. There's a very light burn / astringency at the finish.

D: This is very drinkable, and very tasty. I think I put away most of the growler on my own. Fantastic stuff.

Serving type: growler

03-09-2011 07:12:52 | More by Arbitrator
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redrising

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3floyds was so packed i had to get a to go growler. The line was 20 deep to get in. I saw this beer on BA's top buzz beer list and had to try it.

A: has a beautiful golden color with a full foamy head that disapates with time.

S: When i opened the growler i was hit with a fragrane of citris. Pine needles and orange peels.

T: This beer is made with a single hop (citra hop). When it hits the lips so good.

M: Very fresh and light.

D: Refreshing pale ale could drink for hours on end. Light and smooth.

Serving type: growler

02-26-2011 23:04:26 | More by redrising
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SwiftyMcBeer

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The appearance wasn't anything mind blowing but I loved the smell, the grapefruit, the floral aroma, oh man, I could sit with my nose deep into a glass of this for awhile. The taste reminded me of Double Trouble from Founders which is a bit random, but it's what immediately came to mind. Maybe not as complex a taste but still really strong. Great hops presence, good sweetness but not to cloying. This is extremely drinkable and the growler flew by. I hope 3F's makes this a regular, I would love to have this to drink during the summer months. Just when you start to wonder if 3F's can bring something new to the party, they drop this delightful treasure.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2011 23:47:25 | More by SwiftyMcBeer
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weatherdog

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Dan with friends, poured into a Cigar City snifter

It pours a a pretty standard APA looking light orange, slightly hazy and a medium bone colored head. Minimal lace coats the side of the glass.

The hop presence is big and beautiful. Huge orange, grapefruit and pineapple fill my nose. It's just a tropical party of hop aromas, geared exactly to my preference. I am absolutely in love Citra hops and don't mind at all the surging popularity of them.

The flavor keeps almost the same hop intensity and adds just a touch of a malt sweetness at the end to counteract the hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is pretty light making this APA very approachable and drinkable.

Serving type: growler

01-10-2011 17:24:14 | More by weatherdog
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 5,267 ratings.