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Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 1,414
Hads: 9,180
Avg: 4.54
pDev: 21.59%
Wants: 4,531
Gots: 2,747 | FT: 93
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

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

Availability: Year-round

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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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Reviews: 1,414 | Hads: 9,180
Photo of MrKennedy
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle with huge thanks to nicks6217 and shared with mulder1010! Poured into a Tripel Karmeliet glass.

Poured a hazy golden orange colour with a nice white head that retained well and dripped with lacing as it went down.

Smell was incredible. Candied grapefruit, candied citrus, candied passionfruit. All working in wonderfully well together. I was smelling this for minutes before even considering taking a sip.

Taste backed it up, as the grapefruit, citrus and passionfruit all melded in well together in a beautifully refreshing beer.

Delicious body, not too highly carbonated and a bitterness level that suited the style perfectly making it highly drinkable but with enough bitterness to keep you well entertained. ABV was super well hidden!

Hands down the best beer i have had this year. Amazing! First beer of the tasting and we were proclaiming this as beer of the night and beer of the year all in one.

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Photo of jegross2
4.97/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Golden amber color that is between transparent and translucent. Pours one and a half fingers of soapy white head that sticks around quite some time. Average lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Very piney, floral-citrus hop bitterness. Grapefruits and lemons. Very fresh aroma, like a spring day. A little honey sweetness in the nose as well. Smells like an excellent single IPA. 5/5

Taste: Aggressive citrus hops bitterness. The main flavor that comes to mind is grapefruit. A little lemony as well. Some earthy pine and floral flavors. An underlying honey sweetness. A little tart and malty-sweet on the midpalate, but a very dry, bitter finish. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. The carbonation really makes the bitterness of the beer pop on the tongue. 5/5

Hard as it is to believe that there might be a better pale ale than Alpha King on the market, let alone one from the same brewery, Zombie Dust delivers against all the hype.

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Photo of Auracom
4.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bavarian Lodge on November 26th, 2011. Served in a pint glass. Been anticipating coming across this one for months.

A - Attempting to overcome the Lodge here - the restaurant is dark as hell. Looks very much like a pilsner, with a transparent light yellow coloring and a nice two-finger eggshell white head. Okay retention and awesome lacing around the edges of the pint glass.

S - This is more west coast than any other IPA/DIPA offering I've had from FFF. Pine tree on top of mandarin orange-sweetness. Slightly nutty. Grapefruit seeds underneath. Very light malts.

T - Unadulterated (and awesome) Citra hop resin and oil. Honey-roasted peanuts. More pine and quite a bit more grapefruit than was present in the nose.

M - Excellent. Light-medium body, good carbonation for the style, and a really nice dry finish that leads into a lingering Citra hop, bitter aftertaste.

D - Best APA/IPA I've come across. Easily beats Daisy Cutter in aroma and the hop quality is better in the drink. Makes Alpha King seem pretty average. Can't wait to grab a six-pack.

Update - Returning to Zombie Land once more, finally was able to by a sixer straight from the brewpub. I love this beer, feel is perfect out of the 12 oz. bottle and the taste seems to have more complexity. Probably the most crush-worthy beer I've had since joining BA.

Update 2 - I'm not sure if this was me or FFF, but over the past year or so I've not really been happy with ZD. And I've had it a lot. The taste really went downhill, so I need to dock this a few points for inconsistency.

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Photo of JayAre46
4.51/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

shout out to RC0032 for some of these, first off the label art is sic! 12oz bottle poured into a very elequent and ravishing....pint glass, shows a trasparent active orange topped off with a soapy 1 inch head, my friends head looked much better than mine....anyway, immediately a rush of sweet fruits and hop greatness in the nose, pineapples, oranges, mango sweetness. CITRUS SON! fresh hops come through and are very pungent. pale biscut malt intertwined, the taste follows the nose of amazing citrus filled beer, fruity and limp wristed, oily hop feel leaves a fresh tracked bitterness. medium bodied on the palate smooth and not very prickly for the style. overall 3 floyds has been a rollercoaster ride for expectations and this one was on point. i love the citrus involved and complexity it brings to compliment the bitterness. well done 3 floyds, all the talk is justified in my eyes. this one sets itself apart from the field in APA's.

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Photo of OleJohnnieAle
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bright hazy gold... can't get much better that this color. Great 2 fingers of head that settles into a nice layer atop. Left nice lacing that stuck all the way up top.

S: The second you open this beer you get hit with this smell and WOW! Great fruity scents and Citra hops. Slight pine scent added in more an amazing aroma.

T: Just as it smells, a nice sweet start and great hoppy flavors

M: Nice medium body, Nice hoppy peppery spices and not too bitter.

O: Really a great beer. The worst part about this beer is I finished it way too quick and I want more and I cannot get it! Would love to try this one again!

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Photo of zeff80
4.55/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out a clear copper color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - What a great grapefruit aroma with notes of bubblegum and sweet caramel! Absolutely amazing.

T - Good grapefruit flavor with a touch of tropical fruits. Light bitterness with sweet caramel and toffee.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied ale with a clean, dry finish.

O - This is a really great APA. Thanks to madarab55 for sharing this one.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into two imperial pints. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to Chris and Ivan for the samples!

A: Pours a lovely bright gold with just a hint of yeast haze. A thick and bubbly two finger layer of foam popped up on top before settling down to a thick collar that left a ton of lacey patterns behind.

S: Glorious, tropical Citra hops. Mango, pineapple, tangerine, and apricot with a bit of pine for good measure. Malt is pretty subdued but I was able to pull out a bit of marshmallow when it came up to temp.

T: See above. More pine in the taste than the smell.

M: Not terribly thick but coating. This thing plasters its' spicy hop oils everywhere in my mouth. Lovely peppery hop spiciness.

O: An absolutely wonderful beer. Heather and I were lucky enough to have tried this back in the Cenotaph days and have had it as Zombie Dust on draft and out of the bottle. Finally got around to reviewing it. This would totally be our "go to" if it wasn't so difficult to find right now.

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Photo of dcloeren
4.58/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my boy John Ross for snagging a bottle of this for me.

Pours a crisp golden orange with 2 fingers of frothy bright white head. Solid retention and sticky lacing.

Pungent, oily, citrusy hops. DANK!

Taste follows the nose.. sticky icky hops, juicy citrus. Clean and crisp.

Medium bodied, with a solid amount of carbonation. Drying hop aftertaste and some serious hop dragon breath.

Overall, I wanted this beer to not be good with all of the hype. This beer is like the Yankees or the Lakers. You want to hate them but all they do is win... Just like zombie dust. Amazing, simply amazing.

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

huge thanks to my man tom for bringing back a fresh bottle from the anniversary party! (roughly 2 weeks old?)

12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter.

pours out a deep golden orange color, a slight haze, with about a 1 finger of white head, faded to a nice kind of thin retentive layer with some lace that sticks around.

holy aroma! wonderful citra hops! raw and dank, resinous, super juicy orange citrus, and juicy tropical fruits. it seems to change each time i smell it. bits of a grainy/ yeasty character are sometimes noticed as well as a dank, oniony, vegetal character.

again, full of big, dank, juicy citrus and tropical fruit. all kinds of fruit, oranges, mangos, pineapples, papaya, its like im biting into a piece of juicy, ripe fruit, then a nice kick of bitterness. not much balance to this, just a bit of grains maybe noticable. slightly vegetal at times, but it works well with this beer.

flows over the palate super smoothly, medium to light bodied. hopped to an ipa level, but has the body and feel of a pale ale.

an awesome beer, all around. citra hop, my new personal favorite thanks to this beer. it just seems to have every kind of hop flavor. "juicy" being the key word i like to use to describe this hop. definatly super sessionable, any hop head could easily down 6 packs of this.

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Photo of gbbass16
4.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Writing this in retrospect. Had on tap and in bottle a few different times. Thanks to thearkhammonk and Jess R for introducing me to it and 3Floyds

Had a fun argument with thearkhammonk about the everyday drinking beer you want for the rest of your life. He said Zombie and I said Boulevard Tank 7. After trying the first time and truly analyzing it, he may (i said may) have a point.

Pours a dark gold color with white as snow foamy head. It has a wonderful hoppy nose with some citrus. Mouthfeel is not overly remarkable, being the APA that it is. Taste is just a party in your mouth with citrus, hops, sweet and some kind of NW woods kinda thing. Finish lingers with sweet, which would make this a perfect beer to pair with anything from BBQ to fish. Super great APA, this coming from a kid who grew up in STL and cut his teeth on AB beers....(arent they all the exact same with some food coloring???)

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Photo of birchstick
4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours an orangish yellow with a really nice billowing head sitting atop it.

S - the nose is pure citra hops - citrus, earthy, floral all at the same time with some caramel

T - the taste opens up with resinous, earthy mustiness. These fade to some bready and caramel malts. The hops rush in again with some piney, earthy presence. Really nice profile.

M - full body with medium carbonation

D - really solid APA. They weren't stringy on the hops with this one as the citra really shines in this beer. Definitely worth a shot if you can track some down!

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Photo of antoines15
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer is the real deal. I gave it a 5 on smell, and that can't be emphasized enough. The citra hop smell from this beer makes me want to grow citra hops. The taste is right up there as well. A very solid pale ale from three floyds and has probably surpassed Alpha King for me, which is no small feat. It wasn't quite as good from the bottle, which was definitely more carbonated, but what beer isn't better from the tap?

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Photo of codysjb
4.27/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Tumbler glass
A: pours a straw yellow with a 3 knuckle head that takes a while to dissipate.
S: Hops, pine, not overwhelming but there, smells like a mild IPA.
T: Malt, carbonation, a little bit of bitterness but not much.
M: Some hops, sugary w/ some very interesting flavors going on (like a pine/hop mix with the malt).
O: My first FFF beer, honestly I’d drink this all day, nothing really standoutish about it but its so easy drinking and has enough flavor that I wish I could buy this by the case.

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

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. No freshness info, but I'm assuming it's fresh (review spoiler: if it's not, it may as well be, because there's loads of hop goodness here).

Huge thanks to BA cadaugherty for sending this as an extra in a recent trade; I've been on such a Citra hop kick recently that I was considering trying to trade for this beer anyway.

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Appearance: Free pour yields a one and a half inch fluffy white head that dissipates slowly leaving thick lacing. Pours a very hazy orange-y yellow (marigold) and leaves some streaks and spots of lacing.

Smell: Before putting my face to the glass I can smell the hops. Tropical fruit, some mild onion, pine. With time, tangerine-like citrus becomes a dominant aspect of the consistently strong aroma.

There's not much to write, but there's lots going on. This is everything I associate with Citra hops, potent, complex, inviting, and it doesn't let up. Maybe some malt background could help, but I love what's here.

Taste: Very similar to the nose: smooth, juicy tropical fruit up front, then some malt character and onion, with a really citrusy (orange and tangerine) finish. Note on the "onion," of course it's not onion, it's hops; it's the oniony, vegetal flavor that comes along with Citra hops, and with everything else going on, it is not jarring in the slightest.

The malt backbone here is characterless, which could be called a flaw, but works really well to highlight the hop flavor. Mild bitterness. Wonderfully attenuated; no unpleasant sugary sweetness, just refreshing, pungent hop flavors. Passion fruit and tangerine are dominant. Mango, orange, pine... this hop has a lot of depth, and the beer is brewed perfectly to showcase that.

Mouthfeel: Light side of medium bodied. Great bitterness and carbonation levels, the former just enough so you notice it, the latter moderate enough that you don't. Semi-dry finish.

Overall: Competitive for the best American Pale Ale I've had, and at the moment I like APAs better than (D)IPAs. This is a single hop beer that justifies the simplicity of its recipe by proving the full depth of Citra hops. Great stuff.

As a hop vessel, this beer is all 5s. I'd love a nice, flavorful malt backbone (as exemplified in fresh NEBCO Gold Stock Ale) to push it over the top, but as is I'm pretty in love with this beer.

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Photo of pmlondrigan
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Murky looking damp pale amber with some orange tone. Half a finger of head, sticky lacing in my tulip. Aroma is plentiful citrus, tropical fruits, and some passion fruit. Just an amazing scent. The beer has a great pale base but man does the hop flavor pop. Crisp and citrus like hop flavor that carries through the beer. Tropical fruit flavors, mango, pinapple, passion fruit. The massive hop presence creates just a hint of cloyingness. Typical pale mouthfeel, medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. This really is one of the top pales I've had.

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Photo of amphion1065
4.57/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, poured into a CBC glass. Much thanks to Duff27 for this beer I was quite excited to try. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a beautiful shade of very light orange. Strikingly translucent clarity. A one-finger white head just won't quit, and lasts throughout my experience enjoying this beer.

The aroma is phenomenal. The brightest, most vibrant citrus I've ever gotten out of an APA. It almost smells like a freshly-cut lime, the citrus is that alive. Sticky, resiny pine notes, like being in a forest. I get a little touch of biscuit in the back end. It's nuts.

Oh Three Floyds, how endearing I find your over-the-top, abrasive hoppiness. The hop presence in this beer is absolutely huge, it totally coats the palate. In the middle, I get a little hint of graham crackers for some nice counterbalancing sweetness. But really, this is all about those beautifully piney, resiny hops. This is ultra-floral, and so smooth.

Carbonation is a little low for my liking, but not too far off the mark. To call this drinkable would be a tremendous understatement.

I drank this bottle while watching one of the penultimate episodes of the most recent season of Breaking Bad. Suffice it to say, Zombie Dust is becoming my Blue Sky. I want to drink this on tap and from growlers. I'm not sure I could ask for more, taste-wise, from an APA.

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Photo of Marty30
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the brewpub. Poured into a FFF XV pint glass. Served at fridge temp.

A. Dark golden kind of burnt orange body, A nice creamy 1 and a half inch egg shell head. Great lacing.

S. Big citrus smells freshly squezed oranges and lemons with some pineapple. Also get some nice grapefruit.

T. Bitter grapefruit and pine, good amount of lemon. Ends with a earthy grainy taste.

M. Feel is crisp slighty thin and well carbonated. Goes down reall easy very drinkable. Very bitter dry finish.

Overall another winner here. Very tasty,light and drinkable. Great single hop APA. Citra hops are amazing. I would definately recommend.

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Photo of biga7346
4.07/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper in color, firm looking, thin white head of foam

N: Citrus hop bomb up front, tangerines, hop oil, resin, some toasted bread with a slight honey-ish twang.

T/M: Clean spritzy, citrus hops, dominant tangy hop flavors, lemon peel, almost wheat like and refreshing but with a great hop resin that strongly sticks on the palate. The hops eventually give way to more of that great toasted honey-ish character that I find in a lot of FFF beers; subtle notes of fresh pears, pineapple and tangerine.

D: Would make a great lawnmower beer if you're in the mood for a little assertive hop character to go along with that refreshing, spritzy quality.

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Photo of tsauce2
4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a globe glass.

A: SRM is harvest yellow. Head is off white, 1/2 in with normal pour, dissipates to line the rim of the glass. Medium/heavy carbonation. Light lacing.

S: Hops come right off the top, emparting grapefruit/citrus notes.

T: Hops hit perimeter of pallet initially, but much more subdued than the smell suggests. Light malt notes are present on the middle of the palate and creates a balanced overall taste. Aftertaste is slightly bitter hops, but just in the back of the palate.

M: Hop/malt balance along with carbonation and medium/light body give a mf that is very easy and agreeable while still challenging the palate.

O: Very good beer. I did not think that 3F possessed the restraint to so delicately craft a beer like this. Truely an APA, but this is not suggested by the nose. Big hops, but when you drink this beer is balanced and mellow, yet still hoppy. Well done.

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Photo of zep9865
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed courtesy of aasher who went to the anniversary party and picked up a case. I feel like most are not worthy of this beer. Poured into New Belgium snifter with a quarter-inch of white foam head and decent lacing. Color is a ruby-amber.

Smell is immediate citrus with grapefruit, lemon, and most importantly pine. So much pine. As weird as this sounds, i smell a tad bit of dark roast, bitter coffee.

Taste is all kinds of floral and citrus hops. Pine, earth, lemon, orange, caramel, and that bitter coffee i was talking about.

Mouthfeel makes you happy that you didn't know what kind of expectations to have for this beer. Carbonation is perfect for a floral pale. Aftertaste is unlike anything ive ever tasted.

Can't wait for this beer to gravitate to the central part of our state. Three floyds has a magical hop garden that is unmatched.

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Photo of aasher
4.69/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Zombie Dust, oh Zombie Dust. This beer is an infectious disease that spreads like the global plague that wipes out the rest of humanity except for a select few, only to be left to fight the hordes of brain flesh craved zombies. Once it touches your lips, there is no escaping it. You are uncontrollably turned into a zombie for Zombie Dust. Insert Dawn of the Dead references here.

This beer is ridiculous. It pours a light to medium bodied auburn in color with a slight white lacing around the snifter. The aromas are other worldly. The citra hops are both insane and perfect. This beer is so ridiculously aromatic that it haunts your dreams. The flavor too, citra overload with some orange zest, light pine, slight caramel malt, with a touch of alcohol. It's exceptional. The detection of alcohol is the only knock I have on this beer. This beer should be knighted, nominated for saint hood. It drinks light in body and is both kickass and sessionable at the same time. I drank two beers multiple times at Dark Lord Day, Pliny and Zombie Dust. I had four of these at Darkness Day. I drank six of these throughout the day at the FFF Anniversary party. This beer is just ridiculously awesome, I can't get enough. Three Floyds masters pale ales like no other.

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Photo of dlello2
4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - In between Alpha King and Lagunitas Sucks in terms of color. no cloudiness like Alpha King. Lacing disappears surprisingly fast.

S - More citrus and less sweet than Lagunitas Sucks. So good. Smell is awesome. Minimal hops. Smells makes me want to drink it so badly.

T - I was thinking this as I finished smelling this beer: IT is not complex. It tastes somewhat one-dimensional. However, that one dimension is really quite near perfect. Maybe this is why people love it so much. Aftertaste has some bite, but it's pleasant... lingering but pleasant. Mouthfeel is great. Love the bitterness.

O - Really nice. This is my gfs favorite beer which maybe makes me love it too. It really is great.

EDIT: Had this alone tonight. Bottle was maybe 90 days old. I. loved. it. Definitely a 5 for taste. Changed my review to reflect my new feelings.

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Photo of drumrboy22
4.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poure from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Beer was a hazy orange color, with a two-finger, white head. Slow carbonation and heavy lacing around the glass.

Aroma was hops, citrus and biscuit. Very nice.

Taste was bitter hops, biscuit, grain and grapefruit.

Dry finish. Really full and enjoyable beer. I could drink quite a few of these.

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Photo of Rampage1
4.82/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer when it was called Cenotaph. I thought the beer was pretty good but when I had it again at the Three Floyds Anniversary Party I was pretty much blown away. Hands down the best American Pale ale I have ever had. You could say I was pretty bummed when I went to pick up my beers and this was sold out. Glad I got to try it on draft and hopefully will have some here in AZ soon.

Appearance: Served in my plastic cup this had a nice golden yellow color to it and a slight haze to it from what I could tell. Great color! Nice white capped head that stuck around right to the finish.

Smell: As soon as I took a whiff of this I was in heaven. Didn't expect to be treated with such a tremendous smell. All kinds of citrus going on. I detected mostly orange and mango followed by some pineapple and a little peach and grapefruit. Has a nice biscuit note on the end.

Taste: Aside from the wonderful smell the taste followed the nose completely. Lots of Citurs --mainly orange and mango. So easy to drink. Has a great cracker/biscuit quality on the after taste which I love in my IPA's and Pale Ales. Hardly any bitterness to this one at least compared a beer I drink regularly --Stone IPA. I think the recipe was definitely changed since Cenotaph because I do not recall loving this beer nearly as much. This beer brings it all-- smell and easy drinking, tastiness.

Mouthfeel: Has the perfect amount of carbonation. Had just the right amount of carbonation to deliver an awesome tasting experience. They nailed this one pretty much perfect.

Overall: I cannot say enough about what a great beer this is. I look forward to try it in the bottle. I can pretty confidently say that not only is this the best pale ale I have had but probably my new favorite beer in the ipa/pale ale category that Three Floyds produces. I used to think Daisy Cutter was the best pale ale out there but this one beats it and beats it solidly. It helps that my favorite hop being Citra is used in this one. I couldn't get enough of this beer when i was at the party and look forward to getting as much as people will trade me. If anyone reads this and wants to do a trade hit me up and I will definitely make it worth your while.

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Photo of azdback
4.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Bright golden orange color. A bit on the unfiltered side. Large carbonation bubbles lead to a small, one finger, barely off white, cream colored head. Lace is kind of minimal right now and stays that way to the end.

Smell is fantastic! Huge citrus and pineapple smells. There is some pink grapefruit and tangerine. The hops really take a shotgun seat. Pine resin and leafy hop cones really make this a complete and wonderful nose.

Taste is similar to the nose but different. The really citrus flavors aren't at all as prominent and almost turn from a hop bitter to a malt bitter. There is a real earthy/grassy flavor that isn't detectable in the nose. I also get some malted sour apple candy taste.

Mouth is crisp and creamy. With a medium body and an average to long, wet finish.

Overall I really enjoyed this, but am over it. I have heard such great things about this APA, that maybe it coming from FFF I was expecting an IPA profile like Alpha King. Maybe I'm being way too hard on FFF, because I expected that. Rambling I may be, the point is. This is a fantastic beer. If you hold FFF to an ultra high standard, like I do, then you will be a bit disappointed. With this being said I am happy. Thanks to TIMMYJ21 for this extra.

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 1,414 ratings.