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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,930 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,930
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,384
Gots: 1,365 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Shagator, Jan 06, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

djkrause, Jan 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

rwilde, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

pukahi91, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zombie Dust starts it off right with a bright white fluffy head and a coppery/orange hue. There's an iridescent cloudiness that really impresses.

The most fragrant Pale Ale I've ever experienced, there is a fruity hoppiness but its far more complex than just that. There's citrus scents; orange, mango, tangerine, lemon and melon. There's also some unusual aromas like flowers or perfumes and a touch of pine. The scent is absolutely incredible!

Zombie Dust is very piney on the tongue, like an IPA. There's a hint of honey, which is nice, and onion, which is off-putting. There's an earthy tone, must be the hops, but very little fruit. I can appreciate this for the complex nature in taste but the tastes are not my favorite complexities.

The mouth is smooth and light but a bit metallic in the end.

I like this a lot but hoped the taste mimicked the smell and it never fulfilled that for me.

KYGunner, Jan 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

tetu, Jan 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

gamanley, Jan 05, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

sendbeer, Jan 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

pogoowner, Jan 05, 2013
5/5  rDev +8.2%

bEER_COMMONSEWER, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of kbrinson
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally have tried this.

A-beautiful clear copper. Looks great in my New Belgium globe.

S-citrus, piney, but not overly pronounced like some APA/IPA's. Smells great.

T-complex has been used to describe. I believe this an understatement. The citrus is evident but with a nice malt backbone. Very drinkable. At 6+% almost too drinkable. You can get in trouble with this if not careful.

M-smooth and coating, but not oily.

O-this is a fantastic beer. I've lived 45 minutes from the brewery for 10 years and have just now found this. Picked up a case tonight after having it on tap last weekend. If you don't have it, trade for it. If you have it, relish it. If you can trade it, share.

kbrinson, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of jkrich
4.1/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle; no freshness dating found. The ale poured a cloudy, deep golden with a sustained fluffy white-head.

Perhaps the best characteristic of this ale: pungent and fresh grapefruit aroma explodes from the bottle and also the glass.

Given the aroma, one would expect a hop bomb in the mouth. This is not the case - the flavor does begin aggresively with the bittersweet, citrusy hop punch, but the ale also shows some sweet and spicy malt in the aftertaste. The flavor is very clean and refreshing if not very complex.

The ale has a medium body with a sleek, clean mouthfeel with a little too much carbonation. The lingering citra hop flavors coat the palate.

This is a very good American pale ale that I am pleased to finally try. Is it worth all the hype? I certainly enjoyed it, but it surprises me that its availability is so limited because of the high demand. The folks at Three Floyds certainly know how to market a beer.

An additional note on availability: if you live in the southern Indiana/Louisville, KY area, you can find some bottles at Bridge Liquors in New Albany, IN. They limit you to two bottles but at least they have it. Their major competitor in Clarksville, IN has this ale listed as "in stock" (even as I write this), but at 3 pm today they were sold out.

jkrich, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of Farky87
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Farky87, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of stephenjmoore
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to benjaminahudson for trading this one to me.

A- Almost looks like a honey/amber color with a huge, frothy off-white head and a lot of lacing.

S- Big juicy, citrusy hops with grapefruit coming through the most. Orange, pine, sweet malt.

T- Really big on the citrus as well. Grapefruit, citrus, resin, some sweet malt and a tiny alcohol presence. Huge flavor. I have had IIPAs that had less flavor.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, extremely drinkable.

O- Pale ale with great feel, drinkability and the flavor of a IPA/IIPA...really good stuff.

stephenjmoore, Jan 05, 2013
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4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Color is a darker orange, with a 1-finger head. Very inviting aroma, smells citrusy, getting some grapefruit, orange, and pineapple tones. Tastes stellar! Starts off juicy and hoppy, Citra flavor without a doubt. Finishes with a bit of maltiness you would expect from a PA. mouthfeel is spot on, medium-bodied, carbonation is smooth maybe a touch above average. I could drink this for days, very sessionable beer.

Lives up to the hype for sure. Great brew!

kpanter, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

jkoch7, Jan 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

MattSpinks, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

EGolfer4, Jan 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

jlove5, Jan 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

rramos, Jan 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Buttermilk, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Petcha
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 12 oz snifter

A: Orangish yellow, slightly cloudy

S: Like beer heaven, grapefruit takes the center stage with hints of places warmer than the Midwest in January

T: Lots of grapefruit hops with a very surprisingly clean, if not slightly malty finish (not very bitter at all)

M: Pretty smooth with nice carbonation, a touch watery

O: Easily the most complex APA I've tasted. Really solid hop flavor profile with some nice malts to back it up. If I could get easily, it would be in my fridge at all times

Petcha, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Drtfinelli, Jan 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

jlginder, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

MacTeo, Jan 03, 2013
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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