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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,504 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,504
Reviews: 1,129
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,233
Gots: 1,174 | FT: 47
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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Bringthebeards

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-11-2013 05:04:55 | More by Bringthebeards
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tgatort

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

10-10-2013 23:34:08 | More by tgatort
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BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

10-10-2013 15:45:29 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
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JDM44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -8%

10-10-2013 08:11:20 | More by JDM44
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EB1

California

4.25/5  rDev -8%

10-10-2013 05:38:31 | More by EB1
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RobertMarquez

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-10-2013 05:05:45 | More by RobertMarquez
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

10-10-2013 01:36:36 | More by Dawkins
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ThreeFishes

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-10-2013 01:22:52 | More by ThreeFishes
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guityler83

Wisconsin

4.99/5  rDev +8%

A: A full two finger head poured into the 3F teku glass. Fine bubbles that slowly receeded over the course of 2mins, leaving behind chunky, spoty lacing on the edge and a quarter inch of thick foam on top that sticks with you most of the beer. The liquid is a hazy copper with some yellowish tints coming through the edge. Lots of tiny bubbles climbing up the side of the glass from the bottom.

S: Big and bright mango aroma that doesn't dull after the foam falls. Tropical melon and berries with a nice background of citrus and pine hop aroma, very candy like. A noticable but subdued breadcrust malt aroma that takes a backseat to all the hop aroma on this beast.

T: Firm tropical fruit, mango candy bitterness that carries you to a more flavorful resinous hop flavor of similar flavor. There are lots of layers from begining to end (to aroma) that carry the beer to a tropical nirvana in your mouth. The balance is strongly on the bitterness side but there is a malt backbone to carry it without being to over powering. toast and bread crust are the flavors im getting. Clean, neutral fermentation and no off flavors to speak off.

M: A creamy mouth texture with nice moderate carbonation and lower body. There is a lingering creamy reisinous hop oil texture that makes you feel like you should go for another sip before it fades.

O: I've had the beer at GABF, at the brew pub and out of a bottle all have lived up to the hype but I've got to say getting it from the brewpub is my preferense. An amazingly flavorful, aromatic, tropical punch in the face. You know what your getting here

10-10-2013 00:09:19 | More by guityler83
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warpig372

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.2%

A - Copper

S - Hop and citrus smell

T - Truly an impressive taste. Mouthful of flavor. (Hop, Citrus, Malt)

M - Smooth with hardly any bitterness.

O - Truly a class on its own. Zombie Dust is a well balanced Pale Ale. It lives up to its name.

I would strongly recommend you give it a try if you already haven't.

10-09-2013 23:44:15 | More by warpig372
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afi4lifer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-09-2013 19:39:08 | More by afi4lifer
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trentbrown89

California

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-09-2013 19:13:22 | More by trentbrown89
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IronTom

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-09-2013 17:16:37 | More by IronTom
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Combo

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-09-2013 17:01:16 | More by Combo
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arescan

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.2%

Fresh bottle from a local liquor store (the brewpub was out for the day) poured on 10/9/13 into a pint glass.

A - Strong golden, copper hue with a bright, white foam. Very clear as well.

S - Fresh hoppy scent with hints of citrus and spice. Incredibly enticing.

T - Incredibly hoppy with that aforementioned citrus and spice taste. Leaves a mild, bitter aftertaste that keeps you reaching for your next sip.

M - Medium body with a creamy flow. Good carbonation. Pretty much as good as it gets.

O - Incredible beer.

10-09-2013 05:25:51 | More by arescan
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vfgccp

New York

4.86/5  rDev +5.2%

Fresh bottle opened Oct 2013

A - Beautiful copper body with a chunky, towering, neon white cap of foam. Outstanding retention and lace.

S - Bright, fresh hop cone nose. Extraordinarily fresh and light. Thyme, hint of bitter rose water, wild flowers, touch of lemon zest, dried grass.

T - Outstandingly fresh herbal and mildly citrus hops load onto your palate and finish with a light bitter backend. Just a touch of clean malt sweetness helps frame the hop profile and does an great job of staying out of the way, letting the quality of the hop character really shine.

M - Medium-light frame is perfect for the style. Nice carbonation.

O - While not necessarily the best beer I've ever had, Zombie Dust is hands down the best pale ale I've had the pleasure of trying. This beer is a near perfect balance of fresh hop cone flavor, restrained malt sweetness, and balanced alpha oil bitterness that makes a pale ale a pale ale and not an IPA.

10-08-2013 21:35:04 | More by vfgccp
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scottwurst

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

10-08-2013 20:02:46 | More by scottwurst
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Nuggetz

Texas

5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-08-2013 18:23:34 | More by Nuggetz
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AMG55

Indiana

4.71/5  rDev +1.9%

The ultimate pale ale, which really blurs the line between IPA and APA. This is a beer that does live up to the hype.

Poured into a tulip glass on a sunny day in summer.

Appearance: Very vibrant orange hue with a white head which dissipates quickly leaving a white ring around the top of the glass. Incredibly clear with no sediment in the glass.

Smell: This is where the beer entices you. Smells of grapefruit, passion fruit and citrus arise from the glass. You will want to savor the aroma since it is that good.

Taste: Slightly bitter but very smooth. The bright citrus flavors envelope the palate with a very balanced finish. This is an amazing pale ale. Hoppy almost to the point of an IPA but so drinkable. Unquestionable a benchmark for all pale ales to live up to.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, very drinkable. Slight astringent bitterness from the citra hops but so artfully balanced with the malt on the finish. Makes you want to drink it again after your sip was just finished.

10-08-2013 15:54:52 | More by AMG55
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BigFunBiggie

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -8%

10-07-2013 14:31:45 | More by BigFunBiggie
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beer-thirty

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2013 13:58:19 | More by beer-thirty
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Valleyview06

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2013 13:00:06 | More by Valleyview06
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Rob107

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2013 00:46:59 | More by Rob107
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Nunya

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

10-06-2013 00:04:28 | More by Nunya
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MattChase

New York

4/5  rDev -13.4%

10-05-2013 13:23:32 | More by MattChase
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,504 ratings.