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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,926 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,926
Reviews: 1,170
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,382
Gots: 1,363 | 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 lilnicky068
5/5  rDev +8.2%

lilnicky068, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Durtdiggler
4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.

Amber hugh, pours big then settles quickly. Looks like an ipa or pale ale.

Bread, slightly sweet with some mango and pineapple overtones. Love the hop floral aroma. An oversexed pale ale on the edge of ipa territory. The aroma is very much like the taste. Very crisp and effervescent at the start, hops in the middle then clean finish. Balances on the edge of hopiiness and very drinkable.

This is the best pale ale by far. If I could get this beer regularly, it would be a standby drink anytime beer.

I like Dales Pale Ale an Daisy Cutter but this one just has an extra edge of hop aroma and flavor and complex flavor to make it unique in this style.

Durtdiggler, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of Obscure05
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Obscure05, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of 05Harley
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on: ?? (No bottle dating WTF)
(192 calories)

Graciously given to me by Rochefort10nh, thanks man..

The appearance shows a nearly clear deep golden color with a frothy white head. Loads of lacing cling to the glass and tight rows of bubbles flow freely to the top.

Aroma is wonderful and full of citra hops followed by caramel malt and faint biscuit. Smells like a tropical buffett.

The taste is full of pineapple, grapefruit, lemon peel and a hint of caramel. Full of citra flavor but balanced nicely with sweetness. Very tastey, I could drink this all day.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a soft carbonation feel. Starts out smooth and creamy but in the end the true feel of bitter/dryness takes charge and begins it's assault on the tastebuds.

Overall an excellant example of the style and one I'm happy to review. My first experience with this beer was with Heady topper and Abner so my tastebuds were fried and didn't give it a fair shake. If you dig citra hops, than this ones for you. Definitely one of my favorite APA's to date. Nice job!

05Harley, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of RoamingGnome
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all, thanks to Jackie for the bottle.

Poured out of 12 oz bottle into CBS snifter.

A) Amber with haze. There was a full finger of head, which settled to a dusting. There was plenty of sticky lacing all over the snifter.

S) Absolutely top notch aroma. This had all kinds of sweet fruity quality. I was picking up really ripe peaches, white grapefruit, just a nice tropical blend. For me this was perfect.

T) Good malt/hops balance. The flavor is not as sweet and fruity as the nose, but it is tasty. There is definitely a grassy, piney, citrus rind to the finish and aftertaste. No alcohol noted. Really good...

M) More or less a medium body brew with moderate carbonation. There is some pine and rind tingle. It's pretty crisp and certainly refreshing.

O) This was really frick'n good. I could drink this anytime, but I'd love to have a nice stash of it for the summer. Cheers....

RoamingGnome, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of myspoonistoobig
4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Picked up several of these in a trade, sent fresh and quick.

This may be my new gold standard of pale ales. Beautiful golden color with ample head and great retention. You can smell it from the moment the cap comes off and it blows up in the glass. Gobs of citrus hop aromas. Taste matches the rest: crisp, refreshing... just ideal. The only (very minor) drawback is that it's a bit drying on the finish, but that just means you have to drink some more.

If this were available to me year-round, I'd always have some on hand.

myspoonistoobig, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of spartanjd
4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- poured a clear dark gold.
S- some hops and some pineapple, simply amazing
T- Hops upfront, with a nice subtle sweet taste in the middles, the bitterness comes back, but it is a very very nice bitter
M- tingly and carbonated, it's great
O- One of the best beers I have ever had, it is incredibly drinkable. If you can get your hands on it, you will not be disappointed

spartanjd, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of amart80
5/5  rDev +8.2%

amart80, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of PeterMeschede
5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the best beer that I have ever had. Definitely try it if you are lucky enough to.

Three Floyds only produces a limited amount and the supply frequently gets exhausted so if you see it, buy it! It gets sold out all the time for good reason. Best beer ever!

PeterMeschede, Feb 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BigStrongBoss, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Khazadum
4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Easy two fingers of wedding lace head develops, sticky lacing gives a fantastic full ring around my tulip. The vision is a bit cloudy, mostly visible to light but what is awesome is the individual bubble cascades rising. They give this idea that its the perfect carbonation for a Pale Ale but not overly done. The retention time is BLAM SLAM dunk.

S- Tangerines, gentle pine breezes, citrus, grapefruit, lemon rind, lemon pulp. Its strong, its pleasant, it never overattenuates or bitters up. Its gentle, its forceful, its a lover who has never been scorned.

T- First pleasant flavor is a citrus burst. Orange juice with a biscuit middle. Its tropical... peaches, mangoes, a bit of pineapple. As it goes toward the finish its a mild bitterness that rises. The finish itself is a hidden rising of simple bitterness that is central to my tongue. Near perfect bitterness. The only thing that could make this beer better is a more filling middle.

M- Full bodied, smooth, creamy middle, bitterness that you can't argue with. Lingering, strong, velvety smooth and crisp right off the start that transitions to just velvet smoothness.

The best pale ale I've ever had. Arguabley will ever have.

Khazadum, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of jammalamma
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

jammalamma, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of Chisfinest84
4/5  rDev -13.4%

Chisfinest84, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of billyshears
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

billyshears, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Topher78
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Topher78, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of ajschutz
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

ajschutz, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Mreyes69
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mreyes69, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of SupaCelt
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this brew was procured today during a road trip to indiana. the pour revealed a clean and clear amber colour with light and lazy carbonation. a large white head billowed out and remained a quarter of an inch thick throughout as well as coated the edges of the glass in thick layers of lacing. just a gorgeous puddle.

the nose is zesty with grapefruit lemon peal coming to mind. very citrus heavy with some light pie crust notes as well.

the taste is fantastic. the citrus character shines through big and it actually stings with acidity. a zinger for certain. the malt flavours are very subtle and this seems more like a deliciously bitter juice with just a hint of the aforementioned pie crust being the only notable malt descriptor. nary even a touch of caramel.

the body is perfect. for something so light on malt flavor and without any telltale caramel tones that give away the secret of bodybuilding, this somehow has a body and remains subtle and completely hop highlighting.

overall this beer is very nice. this style seems to fall by the wayside these days as IPA is quite similar to APA and also seems quite fashionable. this APA as well as the Floyd's flagship brew are both spectacular examples of how uniquely the style can be expressed to show contrast to the IPA and in quite delicious fashion. glad i had a chance to dance with this one.

SupaCelt, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
4/5  rDev -13.4%

fiedler84, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of bwgassman
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

bwgassman, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Rochefort10nh, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of MkUltra84
4/5  rDev -13.4%

MkUltra84, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of 1koolspud
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

1koolspud, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ferrari29
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beer poured from bottle into a stemmed Stella Artois tulip-shaped glass

A - Body has a light amber color; clear; well-carbonated; nice and frothy looking head, about one finger in size; white head; head holds very well; small amount of lacing formed around the edge of the glass

S - Citrus; roasted malt nose; heavy hop scents; tropical fruits; hay and straw; lemon; orange and pear

T - Strong citrus hop flavor; quality roasted malt flavor; lemongrass tart taste; straw; traditional pale malt taste, accompanied by heavy bitter hop flavor

M - Smooth; slightly bubbly lingering hop bitter taste; lean and thin body, kind of watery

D - This is what an APA should taste like; smooth malt flavor and heavy citrus hop overtones; what more could you ask for

ferrari29, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange color with a decent size off-white head that dissipates leaving nice sticky lacing.

Aromas begin with huge citrus, both juice and peel. Tons of grapefruit with a little bit of sweet, toasted bready malts. Mildly grassy on the back end.

The tastes begin with sweet malts, light toasted bread. Big citrus peel, pine and grassy hop flavor. A moderate level of bitterness to it and a hint of fruitiness. Nice solid flavors to the beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet and dry thanks to the ample dry-hopping I'm assuming.

Overall, this is a very easy to drink beer with great full flavors and aroma profile. While a pale ale it is not because in my opinion a pale ale shouldn't be over 6% ABV, it is a great IPA or just a great beer in general. Dangerously drinkable and full flavored. Glad I was able to track down a 6-pack for myself. Do I need to have it again, no. Do I hope I have the chance, yes of course. Definitely recommended though.

claspada, Feb 19, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,926 ratings.