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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,679 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,679
Reviews: 1,140
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,289
Gots: 1,253 | 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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5/5  rDev +8.2%

LambicKing, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of eclipse54
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 12 ounce bottle from inlimbo77; thank you very much Bill! Poured into a Deschutes tulip glass.

Pours much darker than anticipated for a pale ale, being a burnt orange, copper color with darker brown/gold hues. About an inch of fluffy, bubbly white head develops, but dissipates slightly faster than anticipated; minimal lacing, but nice legs in the surface of the liquid.

It smells of heaven, if heaven were laden with hops (which I believe it is). Pine, earth, grapefruit, lemon, orange, touches of coriander and spice, straw, various golden grains, and a bouquet of floral aromas all great the nose in the most appealing thing I've encountered in some time. I wish everything I owned smelled like this; I wish I smelled like this.

The taste does not dissapoint. A brief introduction to citrus precedes a near immediate blast of bittering hops, bringing forth the pine, earthen, and floral notes subsequently. Aftert the hops, the citrus reappears in front of the aforementioned grains. Notable traces of the spice from the hops are detectable throughout.

Mouthfeel is spot on; crisp and light on the tongue, a refreshing, invigorating swallow, and clean finish.

Overall, this is much more hopped than I would expect an APA to be (I think this is more aptly labled an IPA). Regardless of how it's labeled, however, this is a damn fine beer that deserves recognition. Make any and all efforts to acquire this one if you enjoy hops.

eclipse54, Dec 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

chase2634, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Spider889, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

JPSteelman, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BeerBaron, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

marieow, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

claaark13, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of Jeffo
3.8/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The amazing and increadibly rare Zombie Dust! Was hoping to to give this one a go without giving up an arm and a leg, and claaark13 came through in the clutch. Thanks man!

From a bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a fizzy, thin, loose off-white head with horrible retention. Very loose and fizzy head. Pathetic. Fizzes down to a bubbly ring and half wisp. Slightly hazy tenne orange with no carbonation evident. A bubbly ring remains but leaves no real lacing down the glass. Color is nice, but the head is embarrassing.

SMELL: Very nice nose for sure. Pale malts, honeydew melon, lots of nice citrus and a touch of soapy notes. Lemon, light orange and grapefruit for sure. Bold and fruity, and the soapy notes don’t get in the way.

TASTE: Pale malts, honeydew melon and lots of citrus again. Lemon and grapefruit through the middle and lots of bitterness on the finish. Bold and lingering aftertaste with lots of citrus, touches of soap, and a good dose of hop bitterness. Though a little empty at the beginning, the flavors really come out at the swallow and the soapy notes never detract from the experience.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Light on the palate, but still creamy enough, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry on the palate. A little too light, even for the style, but otherwise pretty solid.

OVERALL: Despite the pathetic excuse for a head, this is a pretty solid brew. Definitely not a huge fan of citra hops, but the malt base was strong enough to keep the soapy notes that citra hops are so well known for in check. Obviously not worth all the exaggerated press it gets on here, but one to check out if you get the chance. Would drink again. Definitely worth the 3F Zomer I traded for it. Thanks again Claaark13!

Jeffo, Dec 07, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle courtesy of THE CPJ. Poured into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a hazy orange-gold with a fluffy white head that settles to a 1/2 inch cap, leaving lots of soapy lacing clinging to the glass. Quite nice.
S - Insanely pungent, Citra-forward aromas of pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest, and mango with a very slight toasted malt profile. I love this, gimme more CITRA!
T - Pretty close to the nose, not as intensely flavored as the nose would suggest but still delicious. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and mango with just the right amount of bitterness in the finish. This walks the line between APA and IPA so closely, perfectly combining the drinkability of the former with the hop explosion of the latter.
M - Smooth and slightly creamy, with a medium body and excellent carbonation. I only wish this was a touch lower in the ABV department so I could drink it all day!
O - Hands down the best Pale Ales I've ever had, I could go through cases of this stuff. Amazing!

jsanford, Dec 07, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a translucent brassy color with a finger and a half of off white dense head. Great retention with great lacing!

S- monstrous pungent hop aromas scream from the glass with resin, juicy citrus and an over the top aromatic leafy eucalyptus characteristic. The slightest hint of biscuity malt barely comes put on the finish.

T- again hop nirvana arrives. Juicy citrus tones blend with notes of mango and tropical fruit. Floral touches in the middle with hop resin comes out in the middle. Finishes very dry with a solid hop bitterness and the slightest touch of pale malt.

MF- slick juicy mouthfeel with a medium body and soft fine carbonation.

D- drinks like aqua!

Overall a world class pale ale that brings any hop lover to tears! Amazing.

Viciousknishs, Dec 07, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a wide flute

A: Pours a light orange color with three fingers of dense white head. Beautiful lacing and wonderful retention. A bit darker than what I'm used to for the style, but i won't fault it there.

S: Lots and lots of fresh citrus smells. Almost like smelling fresh lemon and orange peel. I get a bit of floral hops in the background, but this one is a dry smelling citrus bomb. Simply amazing.

T: Fairly significant bitterness starts off with faint floral and citrus hop flavor. Slight sweetness and bready malt flavors work in with the hops. While this flavor is by no means bad or even average, it is a huge disappointment from the aroma. Having subsequent bottles I find the taste a bit more intense.

M: Light, good carb - great for a APA.

O: Interesting. The aroma is very enticing but the citrus hop flavor just isn't strong enough for me. The bitterness is there, but I was hoping to taste those delicious citrus hop aromas I smelled. This is a solid APA for sure, but it's not world class IMO.

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 07, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev -13.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,679 ratings.