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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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6,934 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,934
Reviews: 1,171
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 3,384
Gots: 1,367 | 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%

Jakers90, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of deapokid
4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on 12/2. Reviewed from notes.

Very clean, with an amber, almost red, body. Head is a crisp white and lacing is brownish and temporary. This is a shade darker in color than your usual IPA and it implies additional flavor and maltiness.

Scent is piney, floral and sweet. The fresh earthiness is evident, as is the acidic orange and malty caramel.

Flavor profile opens with a nice creaminess and citrus sweetness, ending with a grassy, slightly savory taste, which is appealing, since it's well balanced with that subtle opening. Hop profile is big and I can feel the dry bitterness linger on my tongue in a pleasant and non-confrontational fashion. There's also a spicy smokiness left behind, which is rather nice.

As for the mouth, it's a slow incline from soft and sweet to resiny and bitter and the progressive allows both sides of this coin to resonate.

An extraordinarily impressive effort from Three Floyds. I like it much better than Dreadnaught and it's really amazing to find a brew team that can manage to perfectly combine two different flavor profiles into one beer.

Is this really a pale ale? Well... I'm blown away. I initially reviewed this assuming that it was an IPA and the hop profile certainly reflects that. This is by far the hoppiest pale ale I've ever had and I'm sure it would be bombastic on tap. A must try.

deapokid, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of jenray
5/5  rDev +8.2%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of HosP
4.35/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this bottle from a very generous Evbowski on our way to a beer release. Couldn't wait to crack this open!

A- Pours murky brown in color. White fizzy head, doesn't stick around very long at all. What is left of the head clings to the edges of the glass.

S- Very hoppy aroma. Citrus and grapefruit jump out the most from it. Some pine, grassy hints mixed in. Fades at the end, but still the big aromas up front make up for it.

T- Tastes and drinks like it wants to be a dipa. Lots of hop flavors come through. Citrus, lemon, grapefruit hit first. Piney flavors there too. Doughy malts towards the end sweeten it a bit, but still lots of hop bitterness to it. Great mix of flavors.

M- Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Juicy, oily feel to it.

O- Very good beer to drink. I wish I could pick up a six pack of this anytime. The one bottle left me wanting more. Hope they start making more and distribute it. Thanks Evan for the beer!

HosP, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of kungpao
5/5  rDev +8.2%

kungpao, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of ipa247
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

ipa247, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of deadmule
5/5  rDev +8.2%

deadmule, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of morimoto76
5/5  rDev +8.2%

morimoto76, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

gunclubchris, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Snikwad1020, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of birchholz
4/5  rDev -13.4%

birchholz, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of maltlikker
5/5  rDev +8.2%

maltlikker, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Baddwarf
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Baddwarf, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of LC86
5/5  rDev +8.2%

LC86, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Chaney
4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of Jschonert. No date or info as usual. Thanks for the info FFF... (sigh)

A: Poured a very murky, carrot orange color, with about a finger and a half sticky, icky, mildly off-white head that stuck around throughout the session.

S: Citra hop bomb, with FFF signature profile (I always describe it as pomegranate -esque). More orange than grapefruit, and with mild candy malt bill.

T: Imagine a west coast IPA such as Kern River Just Outstanding with FFF man-candy bill on it. Ta - Dah!... and Zombie Dust is born. Lots of orange husk, Citra hops, and a nice fruit component that lingers (much more than the hop bitterness).

M: There was a bit of splotchy lacing but not too much. I'm in awe of how the fruit lingers without being syrupy; the hops sting without being too bitter.

O: I really would like to try this one on tap or from a growler. Perhaps when I visit Chicago in a few days I'll get my chance. Nearly flawless!

Chaney, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of DruD
5/5  rDev +8.2%

DruD, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of HeavyTaste
5/5  rDev +8.2%

HeavyTaste, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of ChuckThat
3/5  rDev -35.1%

ChuckThat, Dec 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

pperez38, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of TheFlern
5/5  rDev +8.2%

TheFlern, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

tonyclifton36, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of LambicKing
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
Photo of Spider889
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Spider889, Dec 08, 2011
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 6,934 ratings.