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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,315 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 7,315
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,507
Gots: 1,489 | FT: 54
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

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 ubenumber2
3.94/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass , almost an orange color with a one finger head and nice lacing

The nose is sweet and malty with hints of citrus , pine and earthy tones

Super mouthfeel on this beer with just the right amount of carbonation , goes down so smooth

The taste is super hop forward , the malt kind of comes through in the middle the the malt and the bitterness comes through at the end.

This is just wonderful , the flavors are all so complex but come together so nicely and make for one hell of a brew.

ubenumber2, May 14, 2013
Photo of earlholman
5/5  rDev +8.5%

earlholman, May 14, 2013
Photo of bainard
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

bainard, May 14, 2013
Photo of 4amepiphany
4.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drinking a fresh one right now as I review this.

I'll never forget the first time I had this. I was new to craft beers, though I knew what to look out for. As a noob, I found myself taking sip after sip of my glass, getting a lot of flavor, but not enough of it, so I wanted more.

Living in IL, I take ZD for granted sometimes, as FFF releases it whenever they can. I don't hunt for it all the time, but when it's on sale at the brew pub, or if I see it on a shelf, it's a special treat.

I'm a single hop guy, I like to experience the pure flavor of a single hop in all its glory. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy complex beers, but that can get very subjective at some point.

It looks wonderful for an APA. a bright amber hue, head that sticks to all sides of your glass, never liquefying, but clinging on as proof to the solidity of this beer. It smells rich. It smells of that signature FFF taste. It tastes of the signature FFF beer, but with a sweet citrus that seems to fight with the bitter finish. Crisp. Refreshing. Sits on the palate for just the right amount of time. Lingering. Begging for another sip. The mouthfeel is medium, just enough to not be chewing gum. So you want more.

I'm biased. Citra and Mosaic are my favorite hop variety. But if you enjoy citra, This is worth seeking out. You'll need the whole six pack.

4amepiphany, May 14, 2013
Photo of zestar
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

zestar, May 14, 2013
Photo of tyelton2
4.75/5  rDev +3%

tyelton2, May 14, 2013
Photo of UncleBart91
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No other APA like it out there . Ordered on draft at Sonka's pub in Terre Haute, IN. I heard from a few different sources though, that this beer has been completely sold out in TH and the brewery ran out of ZB ingredients for the year. I guess I'll have to wait til next year :( FFF does it again with a top quality beer. Cheers!

UncleBart91, May 13, 2013
Photo of tvl89
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy s**t! First of all I would like to thank beergod1 for the trade! Your package will arrive soon buddy!

This beer is awesome, and I don't think there are words to describe how awesome this beer is! Please drive ir get a partner who can send you this beer of gods to you! It's a must try! Everything about zombie dust is perfect! I am planning on moving to Munster, Indiana after this experience!

tvl89, May 13, 2013
Photo of Absolut
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Absolut, May 13, 2013
Photo of nesarebad
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, no freshness date. Bottle courtesy of bjohnston, thanks Brian!

A - Pours a cloudy dark amber, fluffy thick three finger head. Sticky lacing lingers throughout as I drink the beer.

S - Lots of tropical and citrus fruits, very strong nose. No apparent malts in the nose, definitely very unique for the style and trending towards IPA.

T - Oh wow, am I drinking fruit or am I drinking fruit. A lot of orange peel, mango, kiwi, and even orange juice itself. Definitely does not drink like a pale ale, where the typical biscuity malt backbone would be expected. To a fault, this throws it to the side of being unbalanced.

M - Heavier than a typical APA, but had no issues with drinking multiple in a night. Not too sticky or heavy on the tongue.

Overall, I would have to say this is the best APA I have ever had, but not to say that it is traditional in any sense. A wonderful explosion of juiciness I would love to have again in the future.

nesarebad, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

BeerSnob1022, May 13, 2013
Photo of IPAFan521
4.75/5  rDev +3%

IPAFan521, May 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

ControlledBurn, May 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

pk18, May 13, 2013
Photo of TysonA
5/5  rDev +8.5%

TysonA, May 12, 2013
Photo of IPeteA91
4.75/5  rDev +3%

IPeteA91, May 12, 2013
Photo of MRAnderson
5/5  rDev +8.5%

MRAnderson, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

YaloMac, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

everettsbeerguy, May 12, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

tobrien5190, May 12, 2013
Photo of xip
5/5  rDev +8.5%

xip, May 12, 2013
Photo of ESeab
4.75/5  rDev +3%

ESeab, May 12, 2013
Photo of Lorianneb
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Lorianneb, May 12, 2013
Photo of coldmeat23
3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

coldmeat23, May 12, 2013
Photo of screamking
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance-pours a dark amber with a thick khaki head. Some nice lacing about. 4.25

Aroma- lots of grapefruit and orange peel. There's also a lot of tropical citrus in there to. For a pale ale the citrus is very heavy. 4.25

Taste-grapefruit is killing it in this one. Some apricot and a little mango/pineapple tropical touch in there to. Fresh ground pepper at the end of the tounge is good as well. For a pale ale it's tops. 4.75

Feel-this has a very smooth even feel. I could see drinking this all day long. Coats mouth completely and leves it want more. 4.25

Overall-this is a great beer. I purchased this with some other Three Floyd's beers that must have been very old. This is the only that lived up to the hype. It's solid thru and thru if I could get more of it I would. The problem is I can't and could find stuff regular that comes close to this. Taking that out of the picture and rating this by itself I say it is a epic pale ale that tastes like a great IPA. 4.5

screamking, May 12, 2013
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 7,315 ratings.