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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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7,316 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,316
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,506
Gots: 1,490 | FT: 54
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%

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
Photo of augie
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

augie, Mar 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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

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

nharres, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of davesway10
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
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Snowrs, Mar 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -34.9%

krisandajt, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of rodkin
4.6/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a great, slightly hazy reddish gold, with a smallish head. that reduces nicely, but doesn't dissipate. Some visible carbonation.

Wow. This beer really smell fantastic. Peach and mango are the strongest smells, but there's some pineapple and orange as well. This smells like perfect fruit juice. Sweet, but not unpleasantly so. It's Very pungent, and the smell just comes out in waves.

Taste is great, but doesn't quite live up to the nose for me. It's all the same flavors, but feels as though it's been watered down slightly. There's a nice grainy malt presence as well. Mild bitterness that makes you want to keep drinking. It's hugely drinkable and very tasty, but I wish it was just a bit bigger. This is pretty nitpicky though, as it's still delicious.

Mouth is exactly what I want. not too thick, with a really nice carbonation, it tickles the tongue on the way down.

This is easily my new favorite APA. The nose is definitely the high point for me, but it's really just all around great. Highly recommended.

rodkin, Mar 20, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Whole Foods, ($4.00); keg tapped yesterday. Poured into Batch 19 tulip glass.

A: Clear amber, with very modest white head with big bubbles; head drops slowly and leaves sporadic lacing; sips are tracked by distinct rings; ongoing effervescence.

S: Very fresh fruit -- grapefruit, orange & tangerine; slight pine.

T: Tart grapefruit, lemon; some pine; moderate bitterness; no alcohol detected; complex.

M: Medium body and medium/high carbonation; juicy; neutral finish; no heat.

O: There's a lot to like here. It's an APA on the verge of being an IPA. Low ABV, with complex, but balanced characteristics; crisp and refreshing. A showcase for Citra hops and well-crafted ale. Well above the norm.

bierbrauer, Mar 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

As I'm pouring this, outdoors, at arms length... Amazing aromas slap me across the face. Pours a nice light orange in color with a creamy white head. Leaves behind great lacing. 4.5

Super fresh citrus aroma. Smells like I'm squeezing oranges and tangerines. Some lemon zest and a hint of pine. Really amazing. 5

Surprisingly, the first thing I get is light caramel malt. But, this is immediately overtaken by citrus hops... Oranges, tangerines, grapefruits, and some crisp green apple. As the alpha acids build, there's more and more earthy, resiny piney hops. Full spectrum of balanced flavor here. 4.5

Just the right amount of carbonation to keep the hops oils crisp. 5

Overall, what a nice surprise this was. Beers like this are why I don't need session beers.... Only 2% more ABV but busting at the seems with flavor. Another great offering from FFF! 5

Adrianized, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of psychotia
4.98/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

one of my bottles courtesy of Mista - thank you, kind sir.

a - pours a golden yellow with a nice, large 2-finger head. while it settles to a fine lace, it does so rather quickly - i would much like to stare at it longer...

s - holy hell. it's been quite some time since an aroma instantly pervaded the vicinity from the moment i opened the bottle. huge grapefruit, orange, pine tree aroma. massive. i want to smell this all day.

t - follows aroma. a perfect balance of nectar/bread sweetness, which when incorporated with the hops gives me the sensation of cold, juicy citrus fruit. it goes together so well.

m - thin enough to be quenching, yet thick enough to assert its substance.

o - i expected to be let down by this; after all, the hype surrounding this brew is massive. that being said, i believe this is the best beer i have EVER had - and i'm not saying this as some FFF fanboy, honestly i don't care much for their other beers. i want to drink this for the rest of my life (ok, not really, i do like my variety). i only hope i can enjoy other pale ales after having such an epic creation from FFF.

this is why i drink beer.

psychotia, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

TKEbeerman, Mar 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

BearsDitkaBears, Mar 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

jeebus23, Mar 17, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

marshmeli, Mar 17, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

kslsc400, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My last bottle from a trade.

A - Slightly hazy apricot colored brew with a white foamy head and nice lacing.

S - Big grapefruit (followed by some other tropical fruit) and some bready malt.

T - Tropical and earthy in the beginning with a good hop bite in the finish. Very drinkable. This is really excellent because it hits all the high notes a beer can, it is: complex in flavor, light on the pallet (with a big flavor), and refreshing.

M - High carbonation, medium body, and a slightly dry finish. Hop bite at the end helps add some body to this brew. It's interesting since it's creamy, yet quite crisp in the finish.

O - One of the best APAs I have ever had. Period.

ZombiesAteMyDog, Mar 17, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle no bottling date that i can see..
thanks to urbancaver for this one

A - ruby/orange body slightly hazed. cream white head half a finger thick settles to a ring. still puts up some good lacing.

S - big orange peel and grapefruit notes, blast of earthiness in there as well. tobacco, grass hops. very unique nosing and quite inviting.

T - earthiness is there again at the start. tobacco. orange peel pops in with big bitterness, grapefruit, grass.

M - light to medium bodied with lots of carbonation. big hop pucker here. nice dry finish.

O - yeah this is a damn fine beer. i want more.

celticfutblclub, Mar 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Arcane, Mar 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Cheezus, Mar 16, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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