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Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,336
Hads: 8,708
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 4,324
Gots: 2,414 | FT: 81
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 nonpo
4.81/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours golden with 1-2 finger foam head.... Aromas make you forget this is an APA... Nice blend of sweet citrus and pine.... distinct aroma tilt from yeast and malt? Flavor that matches the aroma and finished clean with a sweet note.... Bitterness does not overstay it's welcome and leaves a refreshing finish.... Nicely carbed mouthfeel that is not overly acidic.... Overall a very balanced beer... If you are big in the flavor and aromas of hops without being overly bitter, this is a beer for you!!!! (503 characters)

Photo of maniacal
4.96/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A: Perfect cloudy amber, half a finger soft foam.
S: Sweet, fruity notes,
M: Smooth feel,not too light/crisp but not too heavy.
T: For as strong as the hops come through, you're left with virtually no backend bitterness. Just a smooth sip start to finish, leaving you wanting another.

Have had access to Zombie Dust off and on for awhile, and loved it. It wasn't until I also got to drink PtE that I realized how great this beer really is. Hands down my go-to when I want to celebrate something with an amazing beer. (518 characters)

Photo of khmel
4.61/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy, cloudy gold. Low retention, creamy ring.

S: Pine, floral and citrus hops all had sex and made a perfect zombie baby. Astounding! I never give 5s, but this nose deserves one!

T: Sweet yet hoppy, smooth, lots of pine hops in the finish. Sooo good!

M: Smooth with medium body. (286 characters)

Photo of ABhatia
2.99/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

seems overrated..did not enjoy much. little flat, no particular characteristics. If you like hops this is not the beer for you. cool looking bottle though (154 characters)

Photo of MikeCooke
4.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Where to begin on this one. This being one of my first adventure into beer reviewing I will try to avoid butchering it. This APA pours a radiant hazy orange color with a finger head that leaves nice tracing the way down. The smell (my favorite part) hits you with an a one two with sweet malts and tropical fruit. The taste matches the smell very well but is followed up with a hint of bitterness. It has a superb mouth feel that balances a full body flavor and retains its refreshing qualities. My overall opinion on this beer is obviously 3 floyds has knocked it out of the park again. This is one of the best APAs in the business. There may be some that are better out there but this is definitely top 3. (707 characters)

Photo of Sorphus
4.47/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden hazy with a fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus and tropical fruits, and malts burst out of your glass! Lgithly carbonated with a slick smooth texture and a full body yet very refreshing. Some sugary malt impressions up front with a well pronounced hop forward bitterness which is well kept by its malt profile. Turns out rather dry yet refreshing! Lovely stuff! (369 characters)

Photo of Ssilvers
4.85/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Extremely dry as the name would imply. I've had a number of bitter IPA's and had never felt one could be too bitter until zombie dust. I like it but could not drink more than 2 in a sitting. (190 characters)

Photo of lochraneg
4.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An amazing American Pale Ale. You almost forget that you are drinking an APA. Darker than you would think upon pouring. A creme colored head that pours thick. One of my favorites by far. (190 characters)

Photo of hendryxdp
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The taste, look, feel and craftsmanship of this beer is of the charts. By far my favorite APA. The best and most sure fire way to acquire Zombie Dust is to watch the 3 Floyds websites "Beers To Go" page (http://www.3floyds.com/beers-to-go/) and making a trip to the brewery or by stalking your local liquor store (If you live the Chicago / Northwestern Indiana area), making friend s with it's employees, and learning what day and time the distributor makes his delivery. Someone what pathetic behavior I know but what can I say....it's a damn good beer. (557 characters)

Photo of BSiegs
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amber-ish in color, amazingly clear. Thick white foam that leaves plenty of lacing down the glass. Monster nose with loads of citrus. Great taste, citrus, pine. Phenomenal mouthfeel, medium bodied and incredibly smooth. Leaves a nice bitterness, but certainly is balanced out. What else is there to be said? A really great beer. (328 characters)

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall, very drinkable beer. Definitely feel like this one is a bit overhyped, but I'm glad I secured some through a trade. Nevertheless, there are plenty of other quality pale ales out there. (193 characters)

Photo of JackRWatkins
4.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A:pours a hazy amber, nice, foamy one finger head
S:lots of melon on the nose with a crisp bite to it, smells like candy
T:decent malt backbone up front, touch of honey sweet citrus and a final quiet whisp of bitterness in the finish
M:mouthfeel is a little juicy and syrupy (for the style not in general)
O: better than any pale ale has the right to be, it is like candy, very juicy and though it tastes like beer it doesn't feel like I'm drinking beer, it feels like i'm biting into a piece of fresh fruit after walking through a desert, my first three floyds non-collabo beer, kudos floyds keep it up (604 characters)

Photo of Ryancthomas7
3.86/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12oz bottle
I really wanted to love this beer because of the hype. While this beer was extremely tasty and well made, it did not live up to the hype for me. (171 characters)

Photo of JNPIII127
4.99/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Was pleasantly surprised by this beer. Very smooth on the palate. Finishes clean with very little hop bitterness. One of the best Pale Ale's that i've had. Finally a beer that earned its score. (193 characters)

Photo of Maxwell5
4.86/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm a sucker for citra hops...with that being said, this is about as perfect as a pale as you can get.
A: hazy orange...not much visible carbonation and really small retention
S: citrusy / tropical fruit
T: follows the smell -- fruity with a nice hop bitterness left on the tongue
MF: smooth...little bitterness left on your tongue. not much carbonation. (354 characters)

Photo of MCCarrigan
3.92/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance and bouquet are both nice and promising. In taste, it has all the hallmarks of a top tier APA, but is too tightly wound IMO. It does open up a bit as it warms, but the bitter bite overrights many of the appealing, subtler notes, which ultimately detract for my taste. That said, it has amazing personality for a single hop APA and is a tribute to it brewers. If it was in my distro I'd keep a ready supply on hand. (425 characters)

Photo of ragnar3
4.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap. Smooth, light, citrusy with minimal carbonation and a clean finish. Nice example of a single-hop citra APA but pales in comparison to Pseudo Sue in my opinion. (174 characters)

Photo of W_Des
4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a nice bright deep orange color. The nose is full of citra invoking some fruity lemony citrus and some tropical fruits. I think the bottle was only a week old at most. There is a nice balance between the bitter and fruitness of the beer; I'd say citrus more in the line of orange and grapefruit. Overall a really good IPA. (329 characters)

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
4.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

What can be said about this beer that already hasn't been said. It sets the gold standard for its style.

It's taste has so much character without been heavy handed. There's some citrus, lemon, orange, and just a touch of grapefruit but it's so refreshing and has such a clean finish. (284 characters)

Photo of Kelz87
3.78/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pub pint glass. Marked 7/23/15, not sure if that's the brewed on or drink by date. Big thanks to Charlie for throwing in this extra in our trade!

L- pours a hazy orange with about a finger of white head that quickly fades leaving some lacing

A- reeks of Citra hops! Strong tropical smell (mango I think is what I'm mostly picking up)

T- no really strong particular flavors here, just some mild tropical fruit and bitterness

M- good mouth feel, average carbonation

O- it's a good decent beer, I love a beer that reminds me of a bag of hops, but the flavor was lacking. It may just be an older bottle. I will definitely revisit this one in the future and see if it lives up to the hype. (720 characters)

Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.91/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very happy to have gotten this in a trade recently. A beer I've wanted to for a long time...It lived up to the hype, completely. Amazing all around job with this beer. Thank you FFF. (182 characters)

Photo of MWM777
5/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Bright orange with slight haze. Decent lace with lots of head.

S- Citrus, pineapple and grapefruit rind. Slight mandarin orange.

T- The Citra hops here provide a clear citrusy grapefruit profile. Flavor is fantastic, and the hop bitterness is balanced perfectly to finish with the malt. Pineapple, orange rind and slight, slight pine.

M- Feels fairly dry, with a little carbonation keeping the beer bright. No residual bitterness or hop resin on aftertaste.

O- Best single-hop beer I've ever had. Just a fantastic, well-rounded beer from 3F. (551 characters)

Photo of kathleenmwalsh
4.26/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I like this beer a lot, tho it's not aggressive and bitter enough to start a true love affair. Probably the best part was the fun we had hunting for this elusive beauty and the total surprise in where it was found, Carson's Ribs in Chicago:) Cheers! (249 characters)

Photo of KKB
4.67/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - A fine, eggshell, two-finger head forms at the top of my cup, and it looks to have some very solid staying power (and so it does, even as she nears completion, the beer still has a good centimeter of foam holding strong). The coloration is an opaque amber, with bits of light orange and yellow lining the perimeter. Lacing is present to a certain extent.

S - Oh my. Just delightfully fruity, with almost a tropical fruityness. Peach, pineapple--HUGE pineapple actually--grapefruit, with some pear and caramel in there as well. Smells just divine, I barely even want to drink the thing it smells so nice. It's a big smell to be sure, and it is right on.

T - That is fiiiine just fine. There is a little bit of bitterness and fruitiness with the malt establishing a clear presence now as well. There's some orange peel on there to be sure, grapefruit, maybe even a little bit of tangerine all of it wrapped up in a kind of musty resiny goodness that is complex and subtle and refined. Just a fantastic flavor that changes a little bit with each sip and each degree change in temperature.

M - Mouth feel is smooth, lightly dry, and just a little bit bitter. Feels very fine indeed.

O - Outstanding beer, and a courageous example of an American Pale Ale, probably the best of the style I've ever encountered. Definitely lives up to the hype in my mind and then some. Big time tip of the cap to 3 floyds, they just only know how to produce stupendous beers. (1,461 characters)

Photo of SaltofOH
4.38/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draft at pies&pints; nonic pint.

Appearance: clear pale orange with 1 finger bright white head. Little visible carb, not much retention. Very nice lacing.

Aroma: tropical and resin; nothing distinct, but more potent than white rajah or sculpin.

Taste: light tart arrival, bold hoppy citrus mid-palate; incredibly light and fresh. Bitter finish, but cleans up really quickly; little residual bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light to mid bodied; little carb; clean as can be, with no astringency.

Overall: perhaps the world's best "patio beer." Hoppier than any pale I've ever had and most IPAs, but hoppiness does not linger. Kind of like an IPL. A lot like southern tier live. Would drink this everyday May to September if possible. (729 characters)

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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