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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
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6,148 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,148
Reviews: 1,106
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 3,026
Gots: 1,004 | FT: 41
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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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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle thanks to yeahnatenelson.
Poured into my Three Floyds Pint glass.

A - Pours a very cloudy meium orange with a slight cream-colored head. Some light lacing is left on the glass.

S - Pine, grass, citrus - Lemon and grapefruit.

T - Grass, pine, oranges.

D - Average carbonation, heavier than expected body.

O - Just a wonderful APA.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 03:50:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.35/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to shep for hookin this up

pours a slight hazy golden copper with a white creamy head. tons of lacing and and great retention.

sweet tropical and citrus fruit on the nose.

an onslaught of tropical fruit and citrus. lots of mango, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, etc.. very dominating through out. malt presence is weak and i mean that in a good way

nice moderate carbonation. body is light and easy. not too thin and not too thick.

this is all hops. just stunning. i want more.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 03:03:42 | More by hooliganlife
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Axic10

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Soonami for this. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear dark golden with two fingers of fluffy white head that hung around for a couple of minutes.

Smell: Very nice aroma on this. A lot of musty hop aroma from the citra hops mixed with tropical fruit (mango, tangerine) and bitter tart grapefruit. Very in your face.

Taste: Getting the tropical fruits from the aroma in the taste of this, sweet without being overly sweet and the hops are not overpowering in the taste, with a bitter, somewhat earthy taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied. Very, very smooth.

Overall: I really enjoyed this beer, much like most of what I've had from Three Floyds. I will be seeking this out again.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 01:54:43 | More by Axic10
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.22/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to claaark13 for this one. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Heady Topper pint glass. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 1 finger frothy white head with low retention. Beer is a cloudy pale copper-peach. Lacing is spotty and stringy with moderate stick. Lower than average due to lack of head retention, clarity, and sparse lacing.

Nose is peach and papaya. Very robust and fruity with a great pulpy character. Citrus hop aromas linger in the foreground but don’t dominate the experience. Very nice.

Opens orange, lemon, papaya, and peach. Great sweetness with a nice balance of citrus hop bitterness in the background. Cane sugar and more papaya towards the middle. End is more fruit and citrus hop notes. Finish is a fruit bouquet with a lingering hop bitter finish. Really solid and surprisingly complex for an APA.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Bubbly, crisp, and refreshing in the mouth and light and spritzy going down. Finish is quiet with a lingering, filmy aftertaste. Very quaffable and easy to drink.

I originally wanted this beer for the kickass artwork but after getting my hands on it, I think this might just be one of the best all-around pale ales I’ve ever had. Refreshing, complex, and very drinkable, it has everything you’d ever want from the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 01:40:59 | More by SpeedwayJim
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle thanks to Funhog

Super Fresh! So pumped!

A- Pours a beautiful light orange with less than a finger head but you wouldn't believe it due to the lacing it leaves. Tons of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

S- Wow. Tons of resin and dankness, sweet orange, tropical fruits, tangerine, citrus, and a good combo of grassy notes. It's hard to get past the hops in this one but there is some sweetness from the caramel toffee of the malts. Smells like what 3 Floyds knows how to do best, overly super hop a beer! Amazing.

T- Super bitter hops up front with a nice bready sweet caramel background. Tons of flavors coming from the hops like mentioned in the aroma, that FFF standard flavor. Resin and Dank grass, oranges, pineapple, citrus, and other exotic tropical fruits. Sweet caramel malts come through quite a bit and create a nice body for the beer and base for the hops to mix with. Really awesome APA no doubt. Matters well be an IPA. Or DIPA with all these hops.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice strong bitter finish.

Overall this stuff is off the chain good. If you can get it, get it.

SkÅL!

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 22:28:28 | More by Arenbeer
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BeerAndBourbon

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks for the bottle Cam!

A. Pours a somewhat murky yellow orange with a two finger creamy off-white head that dissipates leaving some residual lacing.

S. Lemon zest, subtle orange, lemongrass - a nice herbal lemony scent, and a nice subtle malty sweetness.

T. Grapefruit is the most apparent flavor on the tongue with some lemon and a biscuit malty sweetness.

M. Fairly thick and creamy for a brew like this.

D. I enjoyed this beer, but not quite as much as my another Chicago-area pale ale - the supreme reign of Daisy Cutter continues. (It's a shame too since I'll be able to pick this up locally.)

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 17:45:22 | More by BeerAndBourbon
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Janderson91

Alabama

4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to SpdKilz for a couple sixers of this delicious nectar. Bottled ~2-3 weeks ago. Enjoyed on 09/15/11.

A - Pours just slightly hazy bright orange color with a one finger white head. Leaves very nice lacing around the sides.

S - Whoa, this is going to be good. Classic FFF pale ale aroma. HUGE citrus aroma on this one, these Citra hops are really the star. Some sweet malt in the background, but it smells like a freshly sliced orange with a hint of grapefruit.

T - Absolutely perfect on the taste. It's like a more balanced, APA version of Kern River Citra. Very nice sticky sweet malts are present throughout with a pleasant bitterness up front. Then through the middle is a big punch of citrus and grapefruit flavors. Finishes balanced with a very nice, clean, bitter, hop flavor on the tongue. Great stuff.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent. Medium bodied, pretty low carbonation for an IPA which helps leave the hop flavor on the tongue for just long enough.

O - Overall, this is my favorite APA I've had. Big and flavorful, yet easy to drink. A+

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 19:39:05 | More by Janderson91
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SpdKlls for this unlisted want!

Pours a hazy orange color, with a light cream colored head. Laces beautifully!

Floral hop aroma, with plenty of juicy citrus, tropical fruits, and a light biscuit malt backbone.

Citrus, grapefruit, light pine, nicely floral and slightly sweet taste. Nice pleasant bitter finish.

Light bodied, with a nice creamy, oily feel. Finishes clean.

What can I say? FFF's knows pales!

Thanks Carelton!

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 01:19:15 | More by EgadBananas
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TheTot

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Raging Bitch tulip both given to me by my beer mentor (backfat)

The appearance is a cloudy light gold color with a small but noticeable head that went away quickly. The smell is out of this world, reminds me of Gumball Head on steroids. The same fruity notes come out in both with this i get more floral tones than with the Gumball Head but very similar. Once I got past the formalities and actually got to taste it what I got in the smell carried over to the taste as far as it being similar to Gumball Head. This beer to me is a heavier more tasty version it. I enjoy drinking this and could see myself drinking multiple of these. This has a very good mouthfeel and is very pleasant to drink. Overall this is my 2nd favorite FFF beer but that puts it into the top 10 of all beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 05:07:04 | More by TheTot
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.8/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, courtesy Chicago BAs, poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Pours hazy golden with a thick off white head. Good retention and lacing.

One of the better smelling APAs out there, this one has me convinced that Chicagoland brews the best APAs, with the possible exception of Alpine. Never had Hoppy Birthday. Grassy and weedy as promised with some malt sugars coming forth in the aroma.

Taste is fairly simple with both, flavor and bitterness, on a decent malt backbone. More dry hopped than bittered methinks. Initially it seemed very easy drinking and quenching but the body is pretty decent, with good, but not crisp carbonation. I like it, but I still think that the ABV could have been lower.

4.5, 4, 3.5, 4, 4

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 06:33:49 | More by tewaris
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Bright gold with a half inch white head.

S: Strong citrus aroma, grapefruit, lemon, orange... Faint B.O. (in a good way if that's possible).

T: Grapefruit and sweet malt. Hop bitterness lingers before slowly fading.

M: Light with a nice medium carbonation. 

O: I'm not a huge fan of bitter hops, but this is a well balanced beer with a nice flavor. The bitterness that lingers is easily combated with another drink...

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 02:39:35 | More by monitorpop
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fvernon

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a pint glass.

A: a slightly cloudy golden brown (think golden teddy grahams) with a thick - and I mean THICK - creamy white head, about 1/2 an inch thick, and it is staying. the head's not going anywhere. even more, it looks slightly bulbous as if there is yeast still eating away... needless to say, it is both amusing and slightly unsettling.

S: clean hops of a candied grapefruit variety, a mixture of sweet and bitter.

T: delicious. this is delicious. the hops are front and center, similar to the smell - candied grapefruit fading into a taste I can't quite place... it is something from my childhood, maybe a flavor in fruitloops? the taste is very clean with a slightly mellow edge, i could down quite a few of these.

M: only a bit residual, this beer has a clean but not exactly crisp quality to it that lets me feel as if i am simultaneously drinking a strong APA and working through a slight malt body.

Overall I am in love - this may be a new go-to on hot days, and certainly is a step above Alpha King. blasphemous? go try it out. i can't wait for the bottles to appear!

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2011 02:22:22 | More by fvernon
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ColdPoncho

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - light copper body, medium white head.

S - earthy, smoked meats, pungent citrus hops, a bit of spice. Really interesting, not at all what I'd expected, but its definitely unique, and just really good.

T - Floral, citrus, and sweet fruity hops, but not in-your-face. This is really friggin tasty for a hoppy beer that isn't hop-forward. It's really nicely balanced, and nicely complex. FFF really knows how to make these APAs.

M - smooth, light, medium body.

O - a really well-crafted beer, very interesting, bringing things to the table I've never encountered before in this style in a tasteful and tasty manner. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 01:46:48 | More by ColdPoncho
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hawks10

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, no freshness date, but pretty damn fresh from the brewery. Poured into my Three Floyds imperial pint glass...

Pours a cloudy pale orange with huge amounts of foamy off-white head. The enormous cap of head sticks around forever, leaving chunks of lacing behind...

Powerful aromas of bright and juicy tropical fruit, sweet, very nice...

Tastes as sweet as it smells, big juicy tropical hops explode on the palette, a slight bitterness hits at the end and slowly builds into a full presence. Smooth and creamy feel, but could probably be a bit more lively in the mouth. Overall a fantastic APA, but I still think I would take Daisy Cutter over it most days of the week...

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 00:18:39 | More by hawks10
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Wadsey

Indiana

4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Zombie Dust, bottled on or about September 5, 2012 and consumed on September 12, 2012 

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A: Pours clear gold with two-inch head that hangs around for a couple moments and then recedes leaving nice lacing. Medium effervescence. 

S: Ton of citrus fruit: grapefruit, lemon and orange. Distinct aroma of cat pee. Additional aromas include citrus peels and crushed white grapes. 

T: Incredibly, taste builds on smell, with citrus, especially lemons, becoming more intense. Medium bitterness steps in, inviting another drink. Relatively clean finish with lemony edge.  Other than a slight note of tea, malts are nowhere to be found. 

M: Medium to medium-light body and medium carbonation. Silky mouthfeel resulting from blanket of tight bubbles. 

O: Three Floyds packs a west coast style IPA featuring the delicious Citra hop in a pale ale package. Big flavor and low abv always rates well with me. 

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 22:08:12 | More by Wadsey
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Soonami

Pennsylvania

4.85/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked up a couple cases from the FFF brewpub ($30/cs bot, $10/6-pack)

Zombie Dust, bottled, is paler in color than I remember from the growler, with just a little bit of carbonation that yields a soft white head that leaves sparce lacing.

This beer smells glorious! Like the freshest hop aroma I've ever smelled in a beer. It's like crushing green Centennial hop cones. The grapefruit rind is the dominant aroma, with hints of sweet, tropical mango and papaya. This is just a fantastic smelling beer.

The beer is very hop-forward with good sticky, resinous hop flavors that also has crisp lemony tang. The bitterness is very clean and not overpowering. It's amazing to get such a tasty, complex hop profile from just a varietal. The kiss of sweet malt is just there to make the fruity flavors taste just sweet enough.

Carbonation is a bit lower than I would've liked, but this beer is the best APA, I've ever had, probably because it's a great IPA marketed as an APA. Considerably better than HF Citra and KR Citra imo, I've sampled both fresh from a just tapped keg and opened growler. Could not recommend this beer more!

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 21:46:33 | More by Soonami
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jthahn

Indiana

4.58/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Pour

A, consistent with most all quality apas. Clear, golden, nice one finger head with light lacing in the glass.

S, one of the best parts of this beer. Amazing citrusy nose. If youre familiar with 3 floyds youll recognize this smell.

T, 3 floyds best apa yet. The hop flavor and bitterness are perfectly balanced and the malt takes shape at just the right moment. Almost a dreadnaught light.

M, very good. Suits the beer pefectly and lingers on your tongue just the right amount of time.

Get it as soon as you can. This is one outstanding apa.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 17:12:24 | More by jthahn
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newrbrewr

Indiana

5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle given to me by backfat. Poured into my Unibroue Maudite Snifter.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, yellow-orange color. Fat inch of off-white foam that reluctantly recedes to a thin layer of teeny bubbles. Incredible lacing sticking to my glass, as if parts of this beer are too good to be consumed. Brilliant.

Smell: Citrus fruitiness wofting out of the bottle pre-pour, and just intensifies once it is in the glass. Inviting aromas of Grapefruit rind and Pineapple erupting from my snifter. Hint of malt hiding in there as well, but this beauty is leaning heavily towards the hoppy side.

Taste: Starts out like I'm chewing on a healthy chunk of fresh grapefruit. A quick flash of sweet maltiness dances across my tongue, and then my tasters are consumed by more resiny hops. The taste of citrus rinds has the final dance here, lingering on my tongue and the back of my mouth for a good long time.

Mouthfeel: Light and airy, with a velvetine smoothness that is breathtaking. Phenominal.

Overall: I must start by saying that I am not a big fan of the "HypeTrain." Time and time again, I am let down because I let Hype tell me that "x" beer will be insanely amazing. This beer lives up to the hype. Easily. I think Three Floyds raised the bar on this style for sure. Definitely gotta grab some of this if you are given the chance. This beer is absolutely fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 04:13:02 | More by newrbrewr
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass.

A- Golden with huge white head and good lacing that resides after a minute or so.

S- Lots of citrus and caramel malts. Lemon, orange, and pineapple.

T- Very similar to nose, sweet caramel malts and perfect amount of citrus hops to balance the malt and leave a nice bitterness.

M- Medium to light bodied. Nice creaminess with lighter carbonation. Very easy to drink.

O- Probably the best pale ale I have ever had! Could easily drink a 6 pack of this in a night or day, which I never do. Very easy drinking crisp beer to enjoy frequently.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 22:26:18 | More by kawilliams81
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Prostman81

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Was fortunate to have a work buddy pick me up a case from FFF on 9/7/11.

This beer, for me, sets the new standard for a hoppy APA. The citra hops are completely enveloping, both in aroma and taste. Unlike a comparable IPA, however, you can have a couple of these without feeling like you're starting to over do it. This beer blows the doors off of pretty much any APA I've ever had, and even rivals some IPAs. A fantastically drinkable beer that I think will give Gumballhead a run for it's money. Look out Alpha King, this Zombie is gonna eat your brains, and then crap them out on your throne!!

Great job FFF!

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 15:48:35 | More by Prostman81
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type : 12oz bottle poured into a 8oz tasting glass. Just picked up a case today at FFF so I'm sure it's super fresh.

Appearance : straw yellow in color. A nice foamy head forms after a vigorous pour. Head has medium retention and fades away leaving a white ring behind and some lacing.

Smell : strong sweet piney evergreen aromas abound. This is what I really appreciate about this beer. Best nose ever for this style that I have come across.

Taste : Big bold flavors here that linger on you palette . Tons of citrus and pine . Not alot of bitterness for my taste I'm going with 50 IBUs but I like to scorch my taste buds with 100 IBU beer routinely. If this beer had a tad more bitterness I would give it a 5.

Mouthfeel : light to medium body with medium carbonation

Overall : this is my favorite beer to date. Easy to drink and big in flavor. Lots of hoppy goodness and IMO subtle hop bitterness . A beer drinkers beer. I'm so glad they finally bottled this beer and can enjoy it 12oz at a time instead of trying to smash a growler in one night.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 23:57:17 | More by BUNZILLA
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snaotheus

Washington

4.47/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. I'm told this is the first time it's been bottled, and the first day it's been available. We just happened to be there for lunch. Lots of people were coming through and buying multiple cases. I only got a six pack.

Pours slightly cloudy golden yellow, small pale head. Smell is delicious, very citrusy, very floral, very appealing, very strong.

Taste has a lot of straw, a lot more of the citrus, honeysuckle sweetness, the hops are there but doesn't seem like it's super bitter. This is really nice.

Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Overall, this is a really good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 21:04:45 | More by snaotheus
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Shagtastic

Indiana

4.93/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Well I put it off long enough but its time to review for my very first time. Had on tap at Ale Emporium

A: At first glance looks awesome with a great color. Poured with a great head with lacing that hangs around.

S: In one word... heavenly. If they made car fresheners with this id buy the whole stock.

T: I'm a few sips in and I feel like this will be one of my favorite beers when it comes out bottled. The citra hops just make this thing so damn enjoyable I can't hardly stand it.

M: solid once again. Not too overbearing and easy to drink

Overall: I don't think I can really do this beer justice. Possibly one of my favorite beers of all time and just one I could put down every single day and be happy to do it.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 18:31:53 | More by Shagtastic
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Clear orange body with a nice stiff white head.

Tangerine and fruit punch mixed with some heady in the aroma. Damn this smells good. Thankfully the taste delivers. I was scared that the 50 IBUs as listed wouldn't be enough but this beer came through with the citra hop flavor. Lots of dank bitterness and more tangerine flavor. Closing in on Hill Farmstead status but a little unrestrained and wild which is FFF style.

This is the best beer I've had from 3 Floyd's. The major problem I have with this beer is that it's very high in alcohol for a pale ale. The taste totally works but for what it's labeled as I want that sessionability and the abv is just too high. Comes through just a little bit in the taste too. I have to knock it in the overall points because of that.

Serving type: growler

09-02-2011 04:52:17 | More by BearsOnAcid
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maximum12

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to malty who lugged this from the brewery to our cooler at the Great Taste of the Midwest, from whence it traveled back to the Twin Cities. Now, finally, two weeks later, we get a chance to crack it open after I forgot to bring it to a tasting (doh!).

Cap twists off with a soft but satisfying hiss: carbonation intact! Pour is clear pale yellow with mild revving carbonation & a head that proves the beer still lives. Smell leans heavily on the hops, citrus on the fruit plate mingled with all manner of tropics. All hop, no malt. OK by me.

Zombie Dust stomps all over the chalk outline delineating India Pale Ale from American Pale Ale. This beer is all about the hops. There is still a pale malt character underneath, but it's second fiddle. The hop flavors are lovely: plenty of pine, citrus, pineapple, with a follow-up nip of bitterness that's aggressive enough to chew my palate up. Not sure if it's the malting or not, but this gives off a lighter 'feel' that your typical IPA, & goes down like cool water. Tasty cool water. If this came out of drinking fountains...oh, sorry. Almost got lost in my fantasty world.

Not quite the life-altering experience I'd hoped for, but easily one of the top five pales ales I've ever had, clearly behind only its brewery-mate Alpha King. Excellent beer. This is going to be a good evening.

Serving type: growler

08-28-2011 01:53:52 | More by maximum12
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,148 ratings.