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Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,705 Ratings
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Ratings: 7,705
Reviews: 1,276
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,758
Gots: 1,724 | 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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Photo of Morey
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge Thanks to driftlessbrewin for this fresh bottle!

Appearance: Pours a nice hazy orange color with about 1 finger of off-white colored head. There's some decent retention and lacing, but nothing crazy.

Aroma: Orange zest, Grapefruit, Pine, Peach Skin, Apricots, White Grapes, and a hint of toasted malt.

Taste: Nice BIG citrus bitterness up front, with a good dose of resinous pine sap following close behind. There's actually a decent malt-backbone towards the middle to back end. The finish is just loaded with lingering citrus, pine, and overall bitterness. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with just below moderate carbonation. Works perfectly with this beer.

Morey's Bottom Line: This was sent to me in a trade. He said that he picked it up 15 minutes after it was bottled! It's about a week old now, so this is obviously a fresh sample. It ranks up there with Pliny & Heady IMO. The lingering bitterness is a very welcome attribute. Hope to have this one again. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of neobob187
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of soupermirl
4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh my gosh. One of the most flavorful beers with ease of drinking. This is one of the best beers I have ever had. But then everything I have had from Three Floyds has been awesome. Worth the hype. Beautiful color. Incredible smell, hops and malt and hops and malt. Just an incredible nose. It tastes like liquid gold and the gold coats your tongue with so many complex flavors. This is a top american beer. Three Floyds is incredible and Zombie Dust... fantatstic.

Photo of mjschwal
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of RuckusDu
4.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date on it that I can find. An extra from a trade, so no idea. Duvel Tulip.

A - A nicely carbonated beer. About two fingers of large bubble just off-white head that sticks around a while. Body is cloudy and a wonderful orange/wheat color. As the head falls, a strong beautiful lace remains. Stunning beer.

S - Citra hops. Sweet pine. Simple and delicious.

T - Again the citra comes through immediately. A little bitter. Strong pine and slight grapefruit rind. Some orange.

M - Great carbonation and strong body for an IPA. Good.

O - A great citra hops beer. Simple all over, but nicely made. I would like to do a tasting of all these top IPAs sometime to see how they stack up against each other. There are so many similarities, it is hard when they are not tasted together.

Photo of HatchMo
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of dubinsky
3.98/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to wildcats10 for including this in a trade. Poured into a Crate and Barrel Snifter. The bottle date/numbers are smudged, so I cant tell how fresh this is.

A – Pours a hazy dark orange hue with a half finger, off-white head that dissipates very quickly as it settled to the edge of the glass and left no lacing.

S - I was expecting this to be an in-your face hop bomb and it was not that at all. They hype of this beer made me anticipate the strength of hop aromas I get from Abrasive, and Heady Topper, however this was way more muted. Comparing this to other Citra beers such as Citra from Kern, this too was a bit underwhelming. Very grassy, with slight hints of pine and not much else.

T – The taste, is thankfully much better than the aroma. A very well bended and smooth arrangement of hops and malts. I’m mostly picking up grapefruit and pine which leaves a nice citrus finish.

M - Medium body with lower than liked carbonation for the style. Dry. Worthy of a return from the dead.

O – This really is a nice beer, but perhaps it wasn’t as fresh as it could have been. I will seek this out again to make sure I give it a fair shot, but to me, Citra is a way better example of this hop.

Photo of Mrrahn
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Kmccabe33
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Appearance is a very hazy dark orangeish hue. Slight whiteish head that lingers only for a little bit. The color is darker in color than most IPA's, which I greatly appreciate since this beer seems to be a confused APA/IPA brew.

S- Wow. Just wow. Smell is very floral and citrusy and is just amazing. This smell is up there with PtE, if not better than PtE with all the beautiful hop aromas.

T- Taste is again staggeringly good for an APA. Very citrusy, floral, hoppy, but still has a reasonably present malt backbone to help it remain an APA. Very well rounded taste, as it is extremely hoppy, but still holds onto its roots.

M- Mouthfeel is perfect, very smooth and bitter, starts very full and potent and finishes with a drying effect that is amazing.

O- This beer is nearly perfection for the category, only reason I say nearly perfection is because I don't believe anything is perfect, but this is damn close. One of my top 5 beers of all time.

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of driftlessbrewin
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle into a tulip.

A- hazy orange, copper, 1 finger head good lacing and retention.

S- Sweet orange, pungent tropical fruits, alcohol as it warms.

T- clean bitterness, sharp tropical fruits, hint of musky sweetness, toast, alcohol as it warms.

M- Crisp, clean, drying

O- Awesome beer, I could drink these all day. It gets more harsh as it warms, I prefer it ice cold.

Photo of sleuthdog
4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh from Three Floyd's brewery.
Poured into tulip glass

Appearance: A murky dirty orange color that reminds me of apple juice in color. It produced a frothy good two fingers amount of head that settled quickly to a small ring around the edges of the glass. There is a high amount of lacing.

Smell: Well lets just say this is very aromatic because I smelled it before I even poured it and then when it got in the glass the aromas seemed to just billow from my glass. Grapefruit, orange, pineapple, lemon...a very citrusy smelling beer! Simply awesome! There is obvious hop presence in the form of pine and grass but I wouldn't call it resiney. It is more of a tropical fruit mixed with the hops. One of the best smelling beers ever.

Taste: Up first is some of the grapefruit and orange fruit taste at the front of the tongue. In the middle I am tasting some of the maltiness and sweetness like caramel and that leads directly to the hops at the tail end. A wonderful bitter but not too bitter aftertaste that stays around for quite a while. Exceptional!

Mouthfeel: This is such an easy drinking beer that I could easily drink this on a regular basis and never get tired of it. It has the perfect carbonation and it's not too thick or thin but just enough to perfectly coat my mouth with all it's glory and leave it's awesome bitter bite mixed with the tropical fruits.

Overall: Even though I only live about 30 minutes from Three Floyd's I for some reason did not make the trip out there to get me some of this sweet nectar until about 2 weeks ago. It is absolute perfection especially on a hot summer day. Oh who the hell am I kidding it's perfect any time!

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,705 ratings.