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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,681 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,681
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,290
Gots: 1,254 | 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 Trifecta1
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What can I say that hasn't already been said? FFF has worked some magic into this one. Had both on-tap, fresh at the Brewpub, on-tap in cold fall air-chilled kegs during Dark Lord Day, and ~50 bottles. Same story from all of them.
Appearance is a light bronze/honey color with plenty of carbonation and a creamy-looking head. The smell is of grapefruits and oranges, and the infamous Citra hop, the only hop this brew is made with, refreshing. Taste follows the nose. Absolutely refreshing, clean, crisp, citrus fruit taste, with more pineapple, orange, and an alcohol sweetness coming into play as it warms. Clean, smooth, almost milky mouthfeel, plenty of carbonation keeps it light and highly drinkable. The hype is real on this, and in my opinion, it truly is the best APA on the market. Just swung by the brewery again to pick up another case of 24. Too good to pass up.

Trifecta1, Oct 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

mpetersen, Oct 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

notalagerlugger, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of jimmy82063
4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a teiku glass. Very nice orange color with a soft white head. The nose is pretty outstanding all of the whiffs for what comes next...Citrus galore, grapefruit, orange, lemon zest and you get a bit of balance with some apricot and mango notes. The finish is nice and soft. Carbonation is medium. Fantastic beer there are some lucky folks who live near this brewery!

jimmy82063, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

jhillwastaken, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.33/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had people say that this beer is better than Pliny and really talk this up quite a bit.

Well, the citra hops are clearly in play here. Strong hop presence. Good bitterness. I wish that the flavor profile would last a bit longer, honestly. It hits, and it's nice, but it definitely doesn't last as long as I'd like; or as long as it should, really.

In the grand scheme of things, it's a very nice beer. Brings some punch, but doesn't go overboard. I suppose that's what a pale ale is supposed to do.

I can't say that it's better than Pliny, off what I'm having here. (It's dipa vs. apa and apples vs. oranges). But it's a good beer. I'll have to try it on bottles one day.

RblWthACoz, Oct 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

ScottP, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

graz34, Oct 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BellsFan, Oct 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

dvmin98, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

ASUBeer, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

ncaudle, Oct 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Twifiter, Oct 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Beeradelphia, Oct 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

CorneliusBunker, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of argock
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a clear waisted glass at The Publican (Chicago, IL).

A: Medium-amber with soft 1/2-finger cap of foamy light beige head with good retention and plenty of lacing.

S: Explosive nose of grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and passionfruit with big floral aromas as well. There is some resiny components as well. The maltiness plays second fiddle.

T: The flavor is very hoppy but not astringent and just moderately bitter which allows the big fruity pineapple, grapefruit, and mango notes be maximally enjoyed. The maltiness provide more crystal sweetness, although it is very light, like 20L, along with a fair dose of Munich to supply some light breadiness. I agree that this tastes more like an APA, but it is very aggressively hopped for aroma and flavor with a restrained bitterness.

M: Incredibly drinkable with a moderately dry finish along with light-to-medium body and soft carbonation to give a creamy and lighter than expected feel.

O: A wonderful beer that I was very glad to get a chance to try on-tap. It drinks right on the edge of APA-IPA styles but feels more like a hefty APA than a light IPA, although neither of those would be wrong. A superb beer and I was surprised to find out it was brewed exclusively with Citra -- need to try brewing one of those soon!

argock, Oct 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Lare453, Oct 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

gfunk1121, Oct 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Hoofbite84, Oct 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

MMcClure, Oct 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

mattizmyname, Oct 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

kapkenobi, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Weebay, Oct 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

SCZ, Oct 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

OddNotion, Oct 15, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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