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Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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7,705 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,705
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,756
Gots: 1,722 | FT: 56
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hansgruber on 12-09-2010

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.
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of my problem is this style of beer. I cannot make a unbiased opinion without the conflict of complaining that it is simply way too hoppy. I tried the beer while helping a friend make some home brew during a slightly chilly day. The beer did hit the spot but it just isn't up my alley. If you have an insatiable craving for more hops this is a great beer for you. I prefer a much more malty beer with hops to help balance it out.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed by me on tap at Chef Paul’s Bavarian Lodge in Lisle, Illinois July 26th, 2012 in the presence of my brother in law Mat. I believe the place had been renamed simply “Bavarian Lodge” but I still refer to it as “Chef Paul’s.” By any name this is a world class BeerAdvocate place. Anyone reading this should seek it out.
Review from notes taken while I enjoyed the beer.

A Moderate light head over a "Miller Lite" body. Really, this is a translucent yellow body. 3.0

S Significant hops to the nose with some malt on repeated sniffs. 3.5

T Well crafted pale ale with significant hops presence and minimal malt buried deep in the background behind the hops. 3.5

M Moderate feel for the style. 3.0

D/O Very good drinkability. I could drink 5 of these. Overall this is a solidly made APA. 4.0

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head that goes down to lacy coating over the top of the beer.

S- Wonderful complex hop smell that just fills your nose. Slight...slight maltiness is present which is a wonderful thing to have in APA.

T- Out of this world taste of hops and malt. This is how APA should taste or strive for.

M- Medium body with a very carbonated tickle to it. I love how this beer has everything complimenting another part of it.

O- I give it a 5 over all because even if I have 4.5s in the judging scaled this beer works so well as a whole that it deserves a 5. FFF has really nailed the APA and I would consider this to be probably the best APA--IPA--Whatever hoppy beer out there. Pliny the Elder fans if you haven't tried this get ready for a contender.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- pours a light pale color, in contrast to 3F's much darker flagship pale ale alpha king. Crystal clear with an appropriate carbonation level. Somewhat surpringly light in color for the abv.

S- the wonderful smell that instantly screams citra hops. I originally tried this beer at a local beer house, Hopleaf, in Chicago in early 2011. A friend ordered it. I asked to smell it and ordered a pint solely on the aroma. Amazing.

T- if you like clean yet complex hop flavor with a nice bitterness, this is a special beer you. It does not forget malt, and unlike some stronger ales such as Pliny (which I also love), it hides the alcohol extremely well.

M- the mouthfeel is appropriate for a pale ale, although if this beer were to have a weakness, the mouthfeel is probably its weakest link...like if Michael Jordan were to have a weakness on the court.

O- I've been drinking 3F beers since 2006, but to me, this blows away any other beer they have made. It easily replaces hopslam as my favorite all around beer. The only problem is that as it moves up the charts, it is becoming nearly impossible to get, even at the brewery (except on draft).

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I know it's easy to say, given that it's the top-rated APA in the world and all, but I believe Zombie Dust exceeds the accolades/hype. Living in New York I have had to move mountains to get my hands on substantial quantities of this delicious elixir (have also been fortunate enough to have on tap numerous times), and it's been more than worth it each and every time.

Appearance: Perfect orange.

Smell: Monster citrus aroma; this is literally the best-smelling beer ever. Heady is up there, but given the choice I'd give the nod to ZD. The Citra hops just explode and make love to your nostrils.

Taste: As if the aromatic citric assault weren't enough, this single-hopped paean to Citra blows you away with a palate-pleasing melange of citrusy/grapefruit taste across the citrus spectrum. If you are ever presented with just one bottle you must turn it down, because you are going to want more.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, medium-carbonation, harmoniously pleasing to the taste buds.

Overall: This is the finest beer on earth. At 6.4% it's pushing the upper limits of what you can realistically call an APA, but it doesn't matter what a beer is categorized as when it tastes like this.

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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