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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,752 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,752
Reviews: 1,150
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,315
Gots: 1,288 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

TheMonk41, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.28/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks again to Treebs for this excellent beer!

A: nice head retention after an initially large head on a dark golden or orangish body.

S: huge aroma of citrus, mostly grapefruit and some orange. some malt, sweet and grainy.

T: fantastically well rounded flavor (for me) of citrus, bitterness, and malt.

M: medium-light body and medium-heavy carbonation on this give a crisp feeling.

O: after trying a 3 month old version, this less than a month old version is beautiful, though the taste could still be improved.

Holland, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Bonna
3.75/5  rDev -18.8%

Bonna, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of rfgetz
4.33/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely golden orange color with a touch of copper, medium cap of bubbly white froth, good sticky lacing, bright but lightly hazed. Scent brings big whiffs of pungent grapefruit, some pine resin and a good blend of tropical fruit and citrus, mouthwatering, lightly sugary sweet and modest detection of light caramelized malts. Taste is not as bold or as devastating as the scent had me fearing, but this is a pale ale... strong bitter grapefruit notes, followed by more citrus and tropical notes, fruits come across as more rind than juice. Sweet in a juicy way with a touch of lightly caramelized malts. Bitter, lightly drying on the palate, good body. Overall, a very enjoyable APA with strong flavor and scent notes.

rfgetz, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev -8%

atone315, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of Steimie
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Steimie, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of andjriz
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

andjriz, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of AlphaKingKegger
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of beerpirates
4.23/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A: Pour golden orange with a nice off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has beautiful aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, This smells like Dreadnaught which is impressive from a 6.2% beer.

T: The taste is sweet at first with caramel malt and tropical fruits , lemon zest , but there is a nice hop bitterness on the mid-palate and finish. Great tasting Pale Ale!

M: The feel is actually heavier than I was expecting. Medium bodied with a nice creaminess.

O: One of the better Pale Ales I've had but not the best.

beerpirates, Apr 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer purchase on ebay and man was it worth it. A dark gold pour with a medium sized white head. Resinious, citrus hop smell hits you immediately. Flavor is grapefruit, mango, and lemons. Very tasty brew with the enough malt to round it out. Would love to have at my disposal.

iabeerbaron, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of barczar
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden apricot color with a fairly solid one finger cream head that dissipates into a thin pool of foam.

Aroma is dominated by dank resiny hops, onion, grapefruit pith, and a cornucopia of citrus fruit. Pineapple, apricot, and mango ar supported by a hint of caramel malt.

Flavor is incredibly complex. Initially, bready malt leads the profile, with a hint of bitterness that gives way to an onslaught of citrusy hop. Makes my mouth water. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and apricot explode onto the palate, eventually subsiding to a resiny bitter finish that is slightly peppery, making me crave more.

Body is moderate with moderate carbonation and just a hint of alcohol warmth.

Overall, best apa I've had. If the bitterness were a bit more dominant, there's enough hop flavor to push the ipa envelope.

barczar, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of pineapple and apricot notes, as well as some bread and biscuit malt. The flavor is just as good if not better. I get a ton of hop characteristics, including a lot of pine, orange and resin notes. There is also a good bit of bread and biscuit malt, and the bitterness level is low to medium. The beer is extremely drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Apr 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

laxer8811, Apr 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

csbinva, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of animortician
4.48/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass thanks to my beer buddy rinkor16.

A: Light golden with a hint of orange in color. Light head that lingered for most of the time leaving ok lacing.

S: Tart bright citrus

T: Extremely fresh tasting, Tasted Wet, whatever that means, very fruity and light. Extremely drinkable with great flavor. Just enough tart hop flavor to give it that extra kick I like from an APA.

M: Very light and easy on the palate

O: Great beer, wish it was distributed locally!

animortician, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle, poured into my DFH Signature Glass.

A: Clear, golden brown, with a one-finger foamy head that hangs around. Lots of lacing.

S: Sweet citrus fruits, with hints of light grass. Nice hoppiness coming through in the nose.

T: Light, grassy hops up front, yielding to orangey citrus flavors. The finish is lightly bitter, but refreshing. Supremely drinkable, and the flavors are well-layered, but it's just a touch too grassy upfront for my taste.

M: Light body with full, but not overwhelming, carbonation.

O: Very good pale ale, but just a touch too grassy upfront for me.

Hophead717, Apr 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

wartman, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Papi
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Papi, Apr 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

bigbeerfan, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of guytyping
5/5  rDev +8.2%

guytyping, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of tone77
4.48/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cpolking comes through big time, sending this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brownish /orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is the same, lots of fruits, citrisy, hoppy, some bitterness, a good malt balance. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a top notch beer worth seeking out.

tone77, Apr 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

355ml bottle poured into tulip 13/4/12

A hazy orange liquid with tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere even creating a tornado of bubbles from the bottom for the first minuet its in the glass, well retained off white foam leaves a few rings of lace followed by some random patches

S big nose of tropical citrus, mango, passion-fruit, guava, and a little pineapple, just a little pine and toffee but its pretty much all within the tropics here

T some malt balance I didn't smell with a little cracker and there's a little more rind then the fruity flesh on the nose but still a pretty tropical brew going one here and that works well for me

M those tiny bubbles are paying off in a medium body with a lovely bitter bite and lingering earthy rind finish

O my glass is empty at this point and I was typing fairly fast, what can I say? call it a APA, IPA whatever its a winner in my books

this stuff is great right down the line, I wish I had this sort of brew to put in my regular rotation around here, for now I'm going to thank the most awesome Rutager for sending me a bottle

wordemupg, Apr 14, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in a Duvel tulip

A - an aggressive pour yields a 2 finger white head. Color is a copper orange

S - loads of citrus up front, a bit of malt to follow

T - sweet and citrus initially, followed by a burst of bitter hops that seems to dominate, but then finishes with a heck of a malt backbone with the hops still lingering through to the end

M - Smooth, not too carbonated, no alcohol to speak of, medium feel

O - So glad I finally got a hold of some of this one. Very complex pale ale, I wish this was available locally

ncketchum, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of rtaps
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a clear golden with and amber like hint to it, with a nice 1.5 finger off white frothy head with great retention

really enjoy this aroma it's more of an IPA to me due to all the hops in here, some carmel, and pale malts

very hoppy up front that leads to that dry pale caramel malts

light bodied highly carbonated, leaves the mouth dry

overall really enjoyable love the hops

rtaps, Apr 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the most wonderful glass of beer I have ever enjoyed. Everything thing about it is perfect. Nice smell of hops and citrus but nothing too over-powering. Hops are very flowery and crisp with notes of grass and caramel. Completely well-balanced. Here in Chicago it is hard to find six-packs (even at top-notch bars).

mastrbruce, Apr 13, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,752 ratings.