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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,659 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,659
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,285
Gots: 1,242 | FT: 50
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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Photo of rodlavers
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass at Local Optiom in Chicago. Pours a hazy but vibrant orange/golden color with a really thin white head, and lots of thick cling.

Smells of bright mango/passion/citrus fruit, with a nice hop balance.

Taste is similar, with mango most obvious. It also has this resinous character to it, but it's not too piney.

Feel is nice and smooth for the style, light to medium carbonation, but nice and creamy. There is a distinct pulp aftertaste.

Overall, Zombie Dust probably not a 5. It's very good, and I'm glad I got to try it. Would love to sample in a bottle.

rodlavers, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of One2Remeber
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Oh my, already smelling citrusy hops before I finish pouring. Vibrant orange body with a golden hue. Body appears thin. Thin head with adequate retention.

S: First noticed a strong pale malt aroma followed by a uniquely juicy fruit hops. Deep whiff is oily/resiny.

T: Pungent, hint of tangerine pucker, softly sweet as strawberries, tropical taste of mango. All the malts do is give strong support to launch such potent hop flavors, definitely strong but not struggling for attention.

M: Slightly dry lingering, seems well attenuated by the higher alcohol and lighter body. Carbonation is subtle but lively. Hop bitterness is mild at most.

O: The beer itself does not blow me away as it is straight forward, not much complexity. However, I am extremely impressed the way the hops are showcased. FFF does something unique in their hopping process that other breweries do not replicate, and that does include the wild hop bombs of Sierra Nevada, DFH, Russian River...

One2Remeber, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of sketcher6773
4.25/5  rDev -8%

sketcher6773, Mar 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

CypherEnigma, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

Wantbeer, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Steve212, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Beersnob312
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Beersnob312, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of buck1futter
4.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- very colorful golden orange, yellow tints. carbonated well. lots of small bubbles.

S-mmmm lots of tropical fruit lots, mango grapefruit, small pineapple. not to complex buts raises some eyebrow.

T- big citrus, balanced like no other, bready malt, extremely juicy but not overpowering. really tasty.

m-medium body, nice carbonation throughout the beer.

simply the best pale ale i've ever had. never pass this one up. trade if you must.

buck1futter, Mar 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Matagal, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

lakesider1818, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Keyes88, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

hollywood_15063, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

NHhomebrewguy, Mar 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Schwantz, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Arherring, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Bigintobeer, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Pinioned, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -24.2%

MADPolo, Mar 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

kirbmeist, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of AltBock
4.56/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz. bottle with a sweet ass glossy label. This label was done by a comic artist and it shows it. On the label is a zombie king wearing a gold crown, a Spider-Man style spider on his chest, a Superman cape, and holding a Thor style hammer in his left hand. To the left of the zombie king in big bold lime green comic style lettering is the name of the beer. Flanking the good king is a brief description of the beer and all the mandatory US info. No best before or bottled date anywhere. Thanks!

When poured into a pint glass, this "supposedly" rotting blood thirsty corpse of a beer was actually a very beautiful semi hazy golden amber with some faint lemon yellow highlights. Not only was the color impressive, but the head of foam as well. The initial head of foam was a good 3/4 of an inch in height and almost as fluffy as a new pillow. As for the color, pure white. White as the driven snow. It had great retention that left behind a milky white film and streak after streak of white lace. The milky white film lasted until the last drop of beer was gone. Eye candy all the way! The beer's appearance is the complete opposite of a zombie.

Does it smell like a zombie? It certainly does not! Very potent, but not rotting flesh potent. The first aroma that came pouring out of the glass was the thick aroma of ripened to perfection grapefruit. Once my nose got its fill of grapefruit, my nose found the fresh scent of lemon zest, lemon grass, a dash of coriander, a splash of orange peel, more grapefruit, and a load of bitter citrus hops. I was able to detect a small whiff of toasted malt at the end. When I found that, the grapefruit and hops swept in and covered it up.

This beer did not let up and it wasn't going to anytime soon. Like the aroma, the first thing that came out was the perfectly ripened bitter and tart grapefruit. Waiting patiently behind the ripe grapefruit was the great taste of tart lemon, a pinch of lemon grass, a drop of orange peel, a small slice of pineapple, and a few pine needles. The taste is not done yet. After all that, in comes a thick powerful wave of bitter citrus hops. Unlike the aroma, the grapefruit and citrus hops let in a touch of malt at the end. They didn't cover it up like they did in the aroma. They let it out of the cage for a short time.

Despite clocking in at 6.4% ABV, this was a medium bodied beer. There was more than enough carbonation to keep your tongue entertained for hours. If that's not enough, there was also a full flavored aftertaste. The aftertaste was just as good as the initial taste and just as hoppy. The aftertaste had more bitter and tart grapefruit, tart lemon, a splash of orange peel, a few blades of lemon grass, and bitter citrus hops. This nice aftertaste lingers on for a few minutes. I'm glad that it stuck around.

What a beer! This beer made me a zombie. Instead of looking for juicy brains, I'll be looking for more of this delicious beer. Sometimes a beer will hide behind a cool label. This is clearly not one of those beers. The beer was just as good as the label. Would I drink another one? That's a stupid question. Of course I would. I would drink a six pack if I could find a steady supply. I would like to thank my good friend Matt for giving me the opportunity to try this sweet brew.

AltBock, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of blakelive784
4.15/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to Docrock!

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky golden orange color with two fingers of off-white, thin head. Retention is poor.

S - Pungent. Sweet citrus, bready yeast, orange peel, lemon zest, caramel and grapefruit. Amazingly well balanced. A fresh hoppy aroma while remaining incredibly well balanced. As well executed as I've come across for the style.

T - More woody and piney then I'd found in the nose. The freshness of the hops is amazing. A sturdy crystal malt backbone counters the hops nicely. Tangy citrus and resinous pine come through on the finish.

M - Crisp and light. A bit dry even. Oily.

D -Incredibly drinkable. I wish I had a year round supply. Great beer. My first beer from Three Floyds, and I can't wait to try more.

blakelive784, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of mnphish
4.94/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle shared with yamar68 & thank you for this Bennett. Poured into a a wine glass. Appearance is light orange, pretty clear, with a nice two finger head.
This beer smells like a 5. Potent hops, extreme dose of tropical fruit.
My palate just had it's mind blown. Well, it's exactly what i was looking for. It's an IPA to me and it's world class. Peaches, pineapple, citrus, and other passion fruit - extremely tropical and a bit bitter, balanced as well. Mouthfeel is crisp, light, extremely drinkable. Overall this is IT!

mnphish, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of BeerMeBrah
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

BeerMeBrah, Mar 10, 2013
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,659 ratings.