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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,188 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,188
Reviews: 1,109
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 3,052
Gots: 1,016 | FT: 40
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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ktblue22

Vermont

4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this beer definitely lives up to its hype!!

Thank you Omensetter for the quick sending, as well as the freshness promised!!

Appearance - an almost aggressively robust 2 inch head on the pour! Straw in color with a slight haze.

Smell - A lot going on in the nose - I'm getting tropical fruit and almost a peanuty-ness? Very interesting

Taste - doesn't disappoint...the nuttyness comes through again although its framed with clear and crisp citrus

Mouthfeel - really well balanced, well carbonated and goes down real well

Overalll- really really impressed with this beer. Wish I could drink it all the time!!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 07:18:12 | More by ktblue22
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haknort

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

05-19-2013 03:27:26 | More by haknort
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8%

05-19-2013 01:11:09 | More by kbuzz
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tubbnik

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8%

05-18-2013 22:29:29 | More by tubbnik
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Yogidaddy

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-18-2013 21:42:57 | More by Yogidaddy
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tgeorgf

Maryland

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-18-2013 21:24:33 | More by tgeorgf
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-18-2013 06:07:39 | More by Deuane
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Netdogca

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-18-2013 03:14:34 | More by Netdogca
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swgwilt

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-18-2013 02:32:04 | More by swgwilt
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mkirkland80

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-18-2013 02:09:48 | More by mkirkland80
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BradSillars

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-18-2013 01:13:22 | More by BradSillars
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Ebf

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -24.2%

05-17-2013 23:54:25 | More by Ebf
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SilentNature

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

05-17-2013 22:27:29 | More by SilentNature
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Soloveitchik

New York

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-17-2013 21:49:06 | More by Soloveitchik
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Dools9

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into a pint glass with no date, thanks much to Arsenal0328 for the Dust!

A: Golden amber orange, big three finger slighlty off white head that retains to a skim, excellent lacing left on the glass.

S: Big hop smell with lots of oranges, lemons, candied citrus and a little bit of pine. Decent caramel malt sweetness in there as well. Really good smelling brew.

T: Right upfront it hits you with a firm, dry hop bitterness with oranges, lemons and grapefruit peel, also some citrus as well. Malt does a decent job at keeping it balanced but the hops win in the end, still very drinkable all things considered.

M: Lighter end of medium, good crispness, very easily drinkable.

O: Damn I wish we got FFF here in MA, this is just an awesome Pale Ale, love the single citra hop, really showcases well with this brew ans overall its very tasty. The only thing I'm gunna knock it for is not having a bottle date.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 20:21:08 | More by Dools9
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thaghost

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-17-2013 17:41:20 | More by thaghost
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-17-2013 16:00:12 | More by twenty5
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athesing10

Ohio

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-17-2013 13:57:41 | More by athesing10
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BillyHayes

California

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-17-2013 06:41:21 | More by BillyHayes
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myersk27

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-17-2013 03:45:28 | More by myersk27
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hopspine

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-17-2013 00:29:58 | More by hopspine
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours slightly hazy golden orange in color with a nice one and a half finger white head that retains nicely.

Smell has a really great clean malty aroma that is balanced perfectly with bright orange citrus hops that give it a really nice clean crisp scent.

Taste follows the nose. Really great clean grainy malt body is balanced perfectly with a lot of crisp juicy citrus hop flavors and moderate bitterness. All around well balanced.

Mouthfeel is awesome. Crisp clean feel with a medium body and moderate carbonation leave this very drinkable but not to thin. Mild bitterness lets the flavors and hop oils last well after it has been swallowed.

All around great beer. I'm surprised its taken me this long to rate as it's constantly in my fridge.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 00:17:36 | More by Fcolle2
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AL89BR

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-16-2013 23:00:17 | More by AL89BR
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BigbROB

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

05-16-2013 17:26:15 | More by BigbROB
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JamesShoemaker

Michigan

4.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received a six pack from redsand22, thanks again, along with a bottle of Permanent Funeral. Between three of us, we polished off the sixer in a night, yet another good offering in a long line of pale ales that I've had recently.

ZD is an interesting beer and deceptively strong for its ABV. Normally, with a strong nose and citra hop profile like this, I'd see this kind of beer landing right between seven and eight percent by volume; though it's close, ZD has a little less than that, and ever fewer than expected IBUs. It drinks like a big malty IPA, like Sucks or Undercover Investigation Shut-Down, and honestly I found it difficult to discriminate between it and other west coast IPAs. This isn't to say that it's not delicious, of course, but it seems to me that the popular pale ales all fall on the bitter end of the malt spectrum. They're still sweet in their own right, but nothing like Hopslam, Union Jack, Sculpin, or Head Hunter, all of which I prefer to ZD. Of course, getting down and dirty with cross-style comparison is a no-no on Beer Advocate, I'm comparing them by way of taste. Like I said, I don't taste a huge difference between ZD and Lags IPAs and DIPAs, even though they're technically different styles.

Would I get ZD again? Of course. It's delicious, affordable, and brewed year-round, even if it's difficult to get off site. A fresh bottle of it would blow a stale bottle of any of the above listed beers out of the water, but that's not to say that it's better. The margin of difference between these top tier IPAs, DIPAs, and PAs is so slim that it's negligible.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 16:11:59 | More by JamesShoemaker
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,188 ratings.