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Zombie Dust - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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7,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,711
Reviews: 1,277
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,762
Gots: 1,726 | 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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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Three Floyds imperial pint glass

Pours a darker golden color with orange hues with a two finger bright white head, great retention and abundant lacing as the head recedes. Extremely fragant with the smell of citrus rind, freshly cut grass, and orange blossoms on the nose. Opens with pleasant citrus, tangy to slighly bitter, a very light touch of sweet malt, and finishes dry, crisp and clean with citrus rind and a touch of pine and the perfect amount of bitterness. An very refreshing APA, which shows a surprising amount of complexity for a brew that uses only Citra hops.

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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter on the 4th of July. Thanks for bringing this back from Munster, Cliff!

A: Clear orange/amber with an off-white half finger head that crawls from the crypt. Lacing to die for.

S: Hop central! Grassy, piney, grapefruit, hints of citrus. The horde is quickly approaching.

T: Very smooth blend of hops and malts. Grapefruit, pine. Tangy, citrus finish. The dead are scratching on my door, moaning for a taste.

M: Medium with creamy, frothy carbonation. Dry. Worthy of a return from the dead.

O: Ready for the apocalypse. Best pale ale I've had. Truly worth all the hype. Excuse me, I have to pop a few walkers in the cranium now.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.37/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Hopleaf.

A: Nice golden orange, thick off-white head.

S: Huge tangerine, sweet orange, peel, cake.

T: Orange, pine, bitter grass, sweet dough, lemon. Green in the finish, but juicy.

M: Crisp carbonation, medium-bodied.

O: Definitely one of the best pale ales I've had, and much better than Alpha King.

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4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my good friend Mike for sharing this with me.

This is golden color with a hint of redness to it. Pours in the glass and gives a nice 1 inch head supported by countless streams of bubbles rising to the top. Smells of citrus plenty of grapefuit and oranges. Tastes the same. Ah- finally a pale ale without a strong aftertaste-amazing! It feels right in my mouth and it should always be there!

Overall I enjoyed this beer very much and will have it again if given the opportunity to do so.

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4.89/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an imperial pint. I've had this before, but only a small serving at a festival.

This beer pours out a hazy orange color with a decent head. The aroma is absolutely fantastic. This is one hoppy beer for sure, it's almost like sticking your nose right in a bag of hop pellets. Tropical fruits and citrus are the stars of the show. The taste is also absolutely fantastic, it's seriously a hop assault of the first order. The relatively low ABV keeps the malt profile to the absolute minimum (there's just a bit of pale, slightly biscuity malts if you can cut through the hops), letting the brilliant Citra hops shine through. Orange and grapefruit come out big on the flavor, leaving the tropical aspects to more of a backing flavor. Either way, it's fantastic. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied and leaves the kind of dryness that's really quite similar to biting into a hop pellet, just on a much smaller scale. There's that much hops in here, guys. The drinkability is outstanding. Overall, this is the king of pale ales/IPAs for the hophead. Superb in every way.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled on tap at the brewery.

A - Golden and clear with a big white head. Great lacing.

S - A huge, huge aroma of grapefruit, orange, mango and pineapple.

T - Pure hop flavor with all of the aspects above. The bitterness is moderate and the malt is sufficient but well overshadowed.

M - Creamy and silky with a low to moderate carbonation.

O - This is a flawless beer. Absolutely fantastic.

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4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks for this one ChicacoJohn! Zombie Dust is one of those beers. I've heard so much about it, all positive. It will be very hard to live up to my expectations. Here goes.

12oz bottle (no dates) into a tulip. Pours a glowing orange w/ a thick fluffy white head, good retention, nice lacing. Delicate wisps of sediment suspended in the brew, moderate carb. A beautiful beer.

Aroma is tons of grapefruit and pine. A clean punch of tropical goodness. Basically smells like a really good IPA. One word: Citra.

Taste is pale dry biscuity malt, a good neutral canvas to showcase the delicious Citra hops. Just a touch of bubblegum. Somehow some of the expected IBU bitterness has been stripped away (I've since learned that the beer is only dry-hopped, which probably explains this), but I'm still tempted to classify this as an American IPA.

Mouthfeel is about what you'd expect. Medium body, clean, crisp. Finishes dry. Refreshing and super drinkable.

Overall, yes this is very good. Didn't quite live up to what I was expecting, probably because people talked it up soooo much. Similar to many American IPAs I've had. Beyond that, not quite sure it's worth all the fuss it has received. It's delicious, but there's nothing especially unique or different here.

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
100 out of 100 based on 7,711 ratings.