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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

7,281 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 7,281
Reviews: 1,206
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,497
Gots: 1,483 | FT: 53
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.20% 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.

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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4.75/5  rDev +3%

wesley14, Mar 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

ZackH, Mar 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

wrath98, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.7/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a fairly clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace.

S - Aroma is full of citrus hops with lots of grapefruit, orange peel, and some tropical fruits. There is also some sweet caramel malt and a bit of biscuit.

T - Starts off with some grapefruit and orange peel hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts in the background. Through the middle some pineapple and mango comes through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malt. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, bit of pine hops resin, good bitterness, and a bit of sweet malt.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really great hop profile for an APA. The citrus flavors are nice and strong throughout and have some good complexity.

ngeunit1, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. No bottle date, which is the greatest shame that Three Floyds bears. Thanks to kif for sending a couple of these! My wife loves this stuff just as much as I do.

Appearance - Hazy golden body with a small white head. Retention isn't so great, but the lacing is sticky.

Smell - Citrus hops, whoa. Pineapple and floral hops round it out, but it's a citrus fest. Behind it are some grainy malts, but nothing resembling sweetness. Awesome.

Taste - Orange and grapefruit. Grainy malts in the middle, but again no sweetness. Touch of bitterness, but it's very low. Really delicious.

Mouthfeel - This is my only criticism. It's not bitter enough. I know it's not an IPA, but it's so hoppy that I want some of it to translate into bitterness. Totally light and drinkable. I need more.

Overall - Delicious. It's an IPA, really. Who are we kidding? It would be one of the best IPAs, too. The best pale ale by far (sorry, Peeper!).

Alieniloquium, Mar 25, 2012
Photo of Derek
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like it's 1999! (review #).

6.2% and 50IBU? Most brewers would call this an IPA, and I'll review it as such. It's a great IPA.

A: Golden-bronze with a white head, some retention, great lace.

S: A great 'new-school' hop aroma, tangerine, lemon zest, chardonnay-like gooseberry aroma with a hint of cattyness.

T: This is mainly about the hops: Tangerine; lemon rind; piny resin; goosebeery, but there's some underlying quality malt that leaves hints of sponge toffee and biscuit. Solid bitterness, but not harsh. Alcohol sneaks up on you.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body is fairly smooth with a pleasant hop acidity.

D/O: Like hops?

Big thanks to Rutager!

Derek, Mar 25, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Fitzmke, Mar 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

olafphysics, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a 3Floyds nonic. Thanks, Tom, for including this as an extra. I have had this a few times, both on draft and bottled. This finally gives me a chance to sit down and review it. No bottling info.

A - Pours an attractive golden amber color with about a finger of marshmallow colored head. Some cloudiness to the body. Great lacing.

S - Fresh dank citrus is the prominent aroma in this beer. Some sweet caramel and buttered biscuit malts linger in the background. Tropical mango and papaya, along with white grapefruit, tangerine, and blood orange all contribute to the excellent odor. It smells alot like Heady Topper and that is an excellent quality.

T - No surprises here as the grapefruit dominates from the start, displaying both tart and bitter characteristics. Sweet malts hit briefly midpalate, but they are soon washed away by a nice bitter pine and spicy citrus bite. There is some balancing bready malt in there somewhere. Phenomenal citrus linger literally leaves my mouth watering for the next sip.

M - Tingly carbonation with a pretty light body. Crisp finish and impressive drinkability.

O - It goes without saying that this is one of the finest APA (or IPA, if you want to make that argument) in all the land. Powerful citrus aromas and a great grapefruit flavor, undoubtedly from all of those citrus hops. If this were available in my area, it would unquestionably be my go-to hop-fix mid-ABV beer (a place currently reserved for Perpetual IPA and Evo Lot No.3 IPA). You don't need me to recommend it to know you shoudl drink this if you can get it.

NoLeafClover44, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

PthPndr, Mar 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

ithinkimasofa, Mar 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

wmcconvi, Mar 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

BrandonDZ, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of Scout11
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Scout11, Mar 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

jrbray, Mar 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

cwxc818, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of MichPaul
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

All I can say is WOW! OK, I guess I can say a bit more. I am wondering how this can be considered a Pale Ale. This is a very hoppy beer for a Pale, which is SPECTACULAR for me. Very citrusy and the carbonation is high which I also like.
The look is very typical for a Pale, which you can't knock it for because a Pale looks like a Pale.
The smell hits the nose BEAUTIFULLY! Loads of citrus.
Wonderful beer, even though I'm not typically a Pale Ale person, this beer satisfies the Hop Head in me!
Love it!

MichPaul, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

augie, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Zeller12, Mar 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

WeisGuy, Mar 22, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

nharres, Mar 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

davesway10, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours out a clear, deep golden-hued body with a full-sized, foamy, near white head.

Smell: A big burst of raw citrus peelings, resins, and snappy floral hop notes atop a modest layering of unsalted crackers and untoasted bread.

Taste: Crackery, bready malt base lightly brushed with a thin coating of sweet simple syrup. Fresh-cut lemon peel, resinous resins, and fresh, inviting floral hop tastes. Plenty bitter, though not heinously bitterness. Drying at the close with some lingering resinous traces.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A winsome hop character for a very nice APA.

ChainGangGuy, Mar 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

HxC90, Mar 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

USSRNUKE9, Mar 20, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 7,281 ratings.