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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

6,684 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,684
Reviews: 1,141
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,293
Gots: 1,256 | 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 beerwolf77
4.2/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Groppis.

Golden yellow, solid white head. Lots of tropical fruit. Very fragrant. Flavor is similar to the nose. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit. Carbonation is smooth. Solid easy drinking American pale. I had no problem putting away several pints.

beerwolf77, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of SolarMikey
5/5  rDev +8.2%

SolarMikey, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of bastu
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Cazlo for this one!

Pours golden orange with a nice head that leaves some serious lacing as the glass is emptied.

Smells of straight up tropical fruits. Gotta love those citra hops!

Taste follows the nose, very little malt presence here, mild bitterness that fades faster than the juicy tropical fruit hopyness.

Mouthfeel is just fine for an APA.

More like an IPA than an APA, this is right up there with Dreadnaught in my favorite FFF beers.

bastu, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of drpimento
3.8/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good beer but heavy in the grapefruit department. Poured with a huge foamy, frothy, off white head that lasted a while and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy amber. Aroma is hop, malt, fresh cut grass, wet grain. caramel. Flavor's the same along with carbonic tang that accents the hop. Finish is like flavor, has lots of length, and is satisfying. Good stuff.

drpimento, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of FUNKPhD
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

FUNKPhD, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of DocBrass
5/5  rDev +8.2%

DocBrass, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of NFStaproom
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

NFStaproom, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of jcartamdg
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger head, nice lacing, good looking beer. Aroma of citra hops, citrus fruits especially grapefruit. Taste follows nose malts present to back up hop bitterness but still allow the hops to shine. Smooth and easy to drink with little alcohol presence.

jcartamdg, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Scottz5
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Scottz5, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Thedaver4220
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Kat for this one

Pours a clear reddish copper color with a fluffy whitish 1 1/4 finger head. The smell is amazing!! Nice floral hoppy smell that's very clean. I smell a slight grape in the background, very nice. Very nice mouth feel with some bitterness on the back end, but not overwhelming. Overall this is a great beer that would love to have in my fridge at all times!

Thedaver4220, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Dope
4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: A cloudy reddish amber pour, big fluffy offwhite head. Great retention and lacing.

S: Pure citrus. Possibly a little pine?

T: More sweet, delicious citrus up front. Super smooth, creamy almost. Almost nothing past the aftertaste.

M: Medium body, smooth and clean as mentioned. Cannot be understated, feels amazing in the mouth.

O: Hard to describe this one. It's not a super hoppy DIPA or a big roasty RIS. It's just right. It has to be the most drinkable beer I've had. Just smooth, clean with some nice citrus and enough malt backbone to balance it out. I thought Alpha King was the best APA I've ever had but I think FFF has broken their own highwater mark.

Dope, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of huadog
5/5  rDev +8.2%

huadog, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of ATPete
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

ATPete, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of vasdef42
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

vasdef42, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of mabmab67
5/5  rDev +8.2%

mabmab67, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of szartman
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

szartman, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of siege06nd
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a nonic pint:

A: A lazy, hazy orange gold color. A finger and a half of bubbly cream colored head quickly settles to a spotty quarter finger. Nice, thick gobs of lacing. Head dissipates rapidly, a little disappointing.

S: The hops are apparent from a foot away. Pine, grapefruit, and orange zest. Just a citrus bomb. Fan-freakin-tastic.

T: Grapefruit, pine, candied orange, pineapple, a slightly resiny bittering finish that lingers nicely. A bit of creamy malt provides a nice backbone for the drying hops. Super juicy APA here. Flavors just explode but it's not sticky or cloying in the least. Wow is this good.

M: Moderately carbonated, flavors are all there and very well-balanced. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

O: This would be a staple in my fridge were it readily available. Just an outstanding APA from start to finish. So packed with flavor at a relatively low 6.2%. The interplay between sweet citrus and bitter resin plays out very nicely. Just fantastic.

siege06nd, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of schoun
5/5  rDev +8.2%

schoun, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of BS68280
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

BS68280, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Romulux
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Romulux, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of 1Adam12
5/5  rDev +8.2%

1Adam12, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of StayWhatYouAre2
5/5  rDev +8.2%

StayWhatYouAre2, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of ahq514
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass. Had this 4 or 5 times on tap, but finally getting to review from the bottle.

Pours a nice cloudy orange. Nice solid one finger head or so. Tiny bubbles continue to rise to the surface, seems to being light to moderate carbonation. Nice lacing all around.

Aroma is how all hoppy beers should be. Great balance of hops and malt. A really vibrant citrus, grapefruit, and mango aroma is there at the front. While it stays there throughout, there is a touch of sweet caramel malt that creates the perfect balance.

Absolutely delicious. Very similar to aroma, but slightly subdued. I remember the citrus really bursting through in the flavor on draft, but it seems held in check here. Still excellent. No lingering bitterness. Hop flavors come through first, followed by a complementary malt.

Spot on mouthfeel. Perfect carbonation, right between light and moderate. Medium body and absolutely drinkable. This stuff goes down very easy.

Awesome beer. All I can really say is if you get the chance to try this you really should. It is probably the best pale ale out there.

ahq514, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of edk218
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

edk218, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of splitopenandmelt
5/5  rDev +8.2%

splitopenandmelt, Dec 17, 2011
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,684 ratings.