Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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8,457 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,457
Reviews: 1,431
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.24%
Wants: 4,228
Gots: 2,257 | FT: 80
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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Ratings: 8,457 | Reviews: 1,431
Photo of CTDutton
3.04/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Good, not great, definitely would buy again

Photo of d3brewing
4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I understand the hype it's a really good pale but.. isn't this an ipa?
A: citrus, mango, and a slight grainy sweetness behind all those flavoring hops.
A: Burnt orange with wispy off white head which dissapates quickly but keeps a wonderful carb. Very cloudy but that's to style.
F: Low hop bitterness @ 1st then mango sweetness, slight mild piney stickiness, and finished with a clean malty backbone. Aftertaste is bittering hops with some lingering mango flavor.
M: Light to medium light body, good carb, perfect to style.
O: Again, I understand the hype and recommend everyone to drink and rate this beer, hell I like it more than Pliny. But living in SD there are so many good pale ales and ipa's that are easily accessible I'll stick with them. An awesome beer but won't be actively searching this one out again.

Photo of chrisjws
4.11/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank 18 days from bottling date, served at ~40F. Served in a small snifter.

A: Pours a dark orange/gold color. Half a finger of head that fades somewhat quickly. Not a lot of apparent carbonation. Nice see through without any cloudiness.
S: Orange citrus, pineapple, grapefruit, malty sweetness. Some pine in the background. Faint herbal notes.
T: Grapefruit/orange upfront, not a lot of bitterness. Bready/malty sweetness takes over in the middle mouth and finishes with touches of pine and a faint bitterness.
M: Low to medium mouthfeel. Drinks very easily without much bite from the carbonation or the hops. Dry finish but a lingering aftertaste.
O: Very good to excellent American Pale Ale. I do not agree that this is in the weight class of the elite beers, but it is worth seeking out as a great take on the style. I like the appearance better than Pseudo Sue, but I prefer the juicy hop character you get with Sue a lot more. There's a bit of a disparity between user ratings and the Bros, and I think it's probably somewhere in between. Its awesome to have the luxury of comparing top tier beers from across the country.

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

Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a decent head of white perched atop. Retention is, at best, decent. Starts at nearly an inch but drops to a thickish film within a minute or so leaving very little lacing scattered around the glass.
Smell is a great balance of floral/herbal hops and malt and a hint of citrus. Not wide-ranging but balanced.
Taste is similar, strong hops (floral & herbal), good malt, some pepper and citrus, mostly grapefruit. Balance is good.
A bit too hoppy for a pale ale, but perfectly normal for a non-"West Coast" style IPA. Body is a bit over medium, effervescence is restrained but not muted. Some warming with a dry finish. Quite quaffable. Get some and enjoy.

Photo of Kenadien
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Just awesome, doesn't get much better than this!

Photo of Dethmutt
4.68/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had a miserable experience at Dark Lord Day, with the rain and the cold, and people barfing... I left without my Dark Lord because it was that miserable.... But i did drink a Zombie Dust while i was there.. before the rain polluted it, it was Incredible!!!!!!!! Fantastic Beer!!!!!!!! Horrible Festival. lol

Photo of Kain05
3.53/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm sure I'm going to get some hate for this, but here goes. Bottled 29 April, enjoyed 2 June.

Look: Hazy Straw. Nothing wrong here.

Smell: Very fresh, nice for the heat, but not really any fruit notes.

Taste: a bit bready. Good hop presence, but a bitter finish that lingers longer than I would expect for a pale.

Feel: clean and crisp.

This is a fine pale, but when you take in to consideration its rarity versus it's taste (not talking cost) it honestly isn't anything to write home about. If someone offered me one over a bud light, sure I'd take it. But there is a lot of good stuff being produced here in Ohio that I don't have to wait in line for to get that is on the same level. Another good beer from FFF, but definitely one that I would rather trade away than trade for.

Photo of tjk135
4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a different animal on tap than it is from the bottle. On tap and fresh at the brewery it's one of the best IPAs (APA) I've ever had. Bright, citrusy and a nice hop bitterness. In the bottle, it's just not nearly as good even when fresh.

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

Pure Citra. A perfect representation of the style on all fronts, and at same time one of the most refreshing, balanced and delicious beers I've had.

Photo of Drank
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great lacing and head. Dollop left until the last swig. Big Citra hop balanced with malt. Very tasty.

Photo of Jonoesh5
4.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: rust orange with a frothy white head

Smell: citrus fruit and bright hops

Taste: C hops are forefront, but bubblegum sweetness is a close second! Comparable to A Little Sumpin' Sumpin Ale regarding bubblegum notes. Unfortunately, orange and grapefruit hops overpower any malts, leaving little little balance between the two.

Feel: frothy, somewhat dry, and a little buttery

Overall: Glad to try such an esteemed beer! Wish there was more complexity to talk about, but that's unnecessary. This simple brew showcases 3 Floyd's capability to brew a great APA with simple ingredients. Check out their website for distribution info http://www.3floyds.com/distribution/?age_verification=0f5870eaaa

Photo of BradfordStuckey
4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you like Cirta then this beer is for you. Reminds me a bit of Psuedo Sue. Hazy color. Pungant dankness from the scent with easy drinkablity. Much better within a couple months of bottling.

Photo of beerchic
3.47/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Maybe it's because I see this beer regularly enough, I don't know, but I don't get the hype. Personally, I like Jai Alai a lot more. Then again, I don't love Hopslam either.

Photo of Swimcoach12
4.93/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hard to find, but worth the search.

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

From a trade. 12 oz bottles bottled 12 days ago. Poured into snifter.

Look: Nice amber color with a good white head.

Smell: Luscious pine and citrus with floral notes. Hints of pineapple on the back end. slight malty notes.

Taste: Piney, slight to moderate maltyness and well balanced

Feel: Butter smooth, touch of body, clean finish

Overall: I really like this pale ale. In my top 2. 1 being Trillum. Was lucky to get this one so fresh. If you get a chance defiantly try it. The fresher the better.

Photo of exposd
4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally got my hands on a couple bottles of Zombie Dust and being I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio it's a big deal for this to get out my way. And to say the least it did not disappoint. Great head with light lacing poured into a pint glass from a 12oz. bottle. Extremely hoppy beer with a little sweetness and just the right bitterness that falls off quickly to balance it out perfect. This is a great beer for any IPA fan even though it's just a pale ale it's hopped to hell and back with Citra hops and it shows on the nose and taste of floral and hoppiness.

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

Excellent balance of hops...not too bitter.

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

Malt forward APA, some floral notes with a hint of citrus in both aroma and taste. It's definitely a very good beer, but doesn't deserve the #1 spot for the APA category.....Trillium says hi!

Photo of gmossii
4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm not an IPA kind-of-guy but since they dominate the beer market right now, I will dabble with these types of brews. There is a near, almost mythical reputation about this particular IPA that I have been actively seeking it out. To my surprise, I actually found it on tap. I cannot say if the bottle version is as good but the glass I had yesterday was the best IPA that I've ever experienced. Despite it's strength, it is surprisingly smooth without losing characteristics which IPA's are known. This is one beer worth seeking out and do not fear its price tag, it is well worth the coin.

Photo of bark
3.57/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The colour is amber, the high head is white. Lots of lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet with citric hops, honey, fruit candy and tree sap.

The taste is sweet with some perfume and lots of hops. Medium bitterness. Floral notes and resin. Medium body. Smooth malty aftertaste with green plants, some alcohol. The somewhat harsh finish is sticky with some tree sap.

The carbonation is strong, the mid-smooth bubbles are long-lived. The liquid is somewhat light.

Not bad at all, but not as fantastic as I had expected.

Photo of dfiliaggi
4.49/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lives up to the hype. Tons of aroma with matching tropical and tangy flavor. Creamier mouthfeel than a standard pale ale, but that's one of the things that sets it apart. All around excellent brew.

Photo of BeerSD
4.82/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smell is initially a slight fruity aroma which leads to a bready note. Nice and crisp, reminds me of a less malty Pliny. Good bitter front but drops off. A really good beer. Glad I got to try it.

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

Unbelievable! Drank the first time and second time in a year later and still excel! This is one of the best beer I have ever drank, period. I rarely rated 5 stars, but this one deserves it and won't disappoint you. Amazing to see the low IBU from Zombie Dust and still delivered executing. Would linger on your buds and palate that long. Impressed.

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
4.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

There is nothing wrong with this beer.

Photo of Brent14
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer period!

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 8,457 ratings.