Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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8,469 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,469
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 4,230
Gots: 2,259 | FT: 77
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hansgruber on 12-09-2010

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.
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Photo of BerkshireGuerrilla
4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is what I want in an IPA, simple as that. Great tropical pungent aroma, tasted: mangoes, pineapple, and citrus. Easy mouth feel and almost no malty Finish. My my.

Photo of Garrett19
4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great IPA. I wanted this one pretty bad, and it is good, but not the best I have ever had.

Photo of justinp444
4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a clear orange with a gorgeous 2 inch thick foamy white head (sticks to your skin). Smell of tropical fruit, grass, orange, citrus, and floral notes with a nice bready malt backbone. Taste is crisp drinkable and smooth with a nice moderate mouth feel and body. Lots of citrus and grapefruit notes with a not overly sweet malty taste.

Photo of rjmc64
4.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle, darker color than expected for a pale ale, medium gold with thick creamy white head. Nose was powerful citrus, melon, pineapple. Mouthfeel was right where it should be. Flavor was nicely balanced between make and hops with both caramel sweetness and citrusy hop flavors coming through, even in the finish. More like IPA than APA I think but still a great beer.

Photo of BuccoFan
4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Plenty of good to say about this beer. I'm content to just say that the lace and head form perfection. Only one other time have I give a 5.0 for look. For a straight pale, there is no overhype about this.

Photo of shangwang
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed while about 3 weeks old, so nice and fresh. Drank more like an IPA than what I've come to expect from pale ales; bold citrusy hops and a robust malt backbone with lots of character. Darker amber color than I expected, and the sweet biscuity malt profile compliments the citra hops well. Bursting with flavor throughout, with a delicate dry/sweet finish. Left me wanting to take another sip immediately after the last one.

Photo of Mikus
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Consumed fresh. My bottle was 2 weeks old. Zombie Dust has just set the bar for American Pale Ales. Balanced, juicy, clean. Poured a clear, orange amber color with 2 fingers of loose white head. Just a giant orange/tangerine aroma, citrus madness, finished off by just a hint of a dank hop note in there as well. Big orange juice on the palate, sweet tangerine, a hint of pine, and a hint of sweetness moving back on the tongue. Excellent balance is the key to this flavor profile. An overall dry finish that carries the juicy hoppiness along, cut with that hint of sweetness just nicely. Fantastic beer.

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Acquired through a trade and the bottle was older than I would have liked but still I enjoyed this beer. Definitely more citrusy but there were some pine notes that created a well balanced hop profile. Enough malt to exude its presence but not enough to overtake the hops, an excellent version of a pale ale.

Photo of Mongrel
4.12/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft and well balanced but still ample pine and candied fruit. Not very bitter despite the abundant hops. In a word: crushable.

In general, ZD is milder than I expected but this bottle is also 2.5 months old. Still quite tasty and somehow addictive.

Photo of Scott17taylor
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look pale orange good lacing.
Smell super citrusy slight pine.
Taste all citrus up front with a slight bitterness on the finish.
Feel thin but it's right for the style.
Overall great pale ale both pseudo sue and light speed from toppling golliath are better, but this is a great beer.

Photo of mdcrouser
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this while up to Wrigley for a Royals game a few weeks ago, brought it and a few of its friends back to KC.

An inch of soapy white head sits atop this sandy gold beer.

Big nose - lots of citrus and mango, hint of pine. Really great, distinctive.

With a name like "Zombie," you'd think this was going to be a monster, but it's much more delicate than that. Juicy citrus, a little bit dank, somewhat vegetative. Sits on the tongue like a leather flap, holding fast.

A good beer, but there's hype in the name.

Photo of rogacks
4.47/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Surprised with the light body. Very drinkable.

Photo of do_ob
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A huge thanks to sblickem for sending me a few of these. Been wanting to try this one forever.

12 oz. bottle into a Duvel glass. Pours a light gold and settles a clear amber in the glass. Excellent carbonation. A semi-aggressive pour yielded about 2 fingers of sticky, white foam. Very aromatic - one of those beers you can smell from a couple feet away. Tropical fruit, citrus, pine, and hops on the nose. Medium-light weight, and quite smooth on the mouthfeel. There's a slight hoppy bitterness up front with a strong malt backbone. Notes of tropical fruit are present, but are somewhat muted by the hops and malt. Fairly constant taste throughout. Finishes crisp and clean, and leaves a malty sweetness and a slight hop zest behind for the aftertaste.

Overall, a very good pale ale that's unquestionably drinkable and super tasty. While I don't quite understand all the hype surrounding this particular beer, it does offer a great balance and drinkability that a lot of other pale ales fail to achieve. Damn good.

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.2/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance – Pours a dark clear orange color with a good head and medium lacing.

Smell – Very hoppy; mostly pine with some floral notes.

Taste – Taste is hoppy. Similar to the smell, but a little bitter.

Mouthfeel – Light carbonation, lightly creamy, with a bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – Good, but a little bitter.

Photo of Beerman219
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my overall favorite beer!

Photo of spacecake9
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer, consistently great, if you've never tasted you should. And it's easier to find than most beers this highly rated.

Photo of danh53
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I see what the hype is about. This did not disappoint. Amazing fruity aroma with citrus, pineapple, and mango followed by a bitter after taste. Medium light body with good carbonation. Would definitely drink this again.

Photo of cjb215
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorites- the beer that laid the foundation for my desire to drink good beer.

Photo of Kgoldsbe
4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great nose of citrus tones especially the sweet smell of a large ripe Texas grapefruit. The taste brings back memories of breakfasts at my grandparents that started with serrated spoons and grapefruit. Passion fruit in the middle. Perfect balance of hop goodness! Love this beer.

Photo of MichaelC1974
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Damn good beer, for second only to Ninja vs Unicorn.

Photo of AndyP23
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The smell hits you in all the right places. Fruity with a ton of hops. Tastes just as good. My favorite beer of all time (As of now)

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am not a fan of IPAs, but this one is crazy good. So much fruit on the nose, and so damn juicy.

Photo of Mehinaman
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I had my first Zombie Dust a few afters after having my first Pliny and it's hard to say which one I like better since they are both such excellent beers. I think I would give the slight nod to Pliny, but I would take either or and be extremely happy. I realize Zombie Dust is a Pale Ale, but it seriously tastes like an IPA to me

Photo of davisconnors
4.99/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Decomposing flesh that melts in your mouth

Photo of Larry6767
3.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Just not what I was hoping for.

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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