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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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7,313 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,313
Reviews: 1,210
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,507
Gots: 1,488 | 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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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

ElGallo, Mar 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

dnh2, Mar 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

Mollerina, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of pmarlowe
4.2/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to auracom for this. Tulip glass.

A: Pours medium gold, with brilliant clarity. Two and a half fingers of dense, fluffy white head. Leaves rings of lacing as the head slowly deflates. Beautiful.

S: Lots of juicy citrus hops, some grassyness, a bit of pine bite, all supported by moderate caramel malt.

T: Biscuit and some caramel malt in the forefront, some hops (orange) which impart a mild to moderate bitter finish. Needs a little more hop "pop" to really bring this together.

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Really smooth.

O: Very good pale ale, really easy to drink, but could use more hop flavor.

pmarlowe, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of bbeane
3.93/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a laser etched DFH chalice... starts with a light head that disappears quickly leaving some spotted lacing. Beer is amber in color

S- Not overly aromatic... some light hoppy notes with a hint of sweetness

T- Lives up to the hype in the taste department. Has a solid citrus hop taste from start to finish backed by some light bready notes

M- Light/medium body with light carbonation

O- Forgot I had this in the fridge, so it definitely could have been drank fresher... none the less, one of my favorite APA's to date. Almost drinks more like an IPA


bbeane, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

studio318, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Nugganooch
4.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Allen the bee-sucker for hooking up this huge want of mine. Mid is good peeps!

Notes from 03/02/12
12oz bottle – pint glass

A: Zombie Dust pours a near perfect clear golden amber color with a half finger rim of off-white head. Leaves some wavey lacing upon the glass.

S: Smell is super skunky and in a good way. More like catty. Bright and sharp. Lemon peel, lychee fruits, and tropical florals. Some light sugary malts. Really great nose!

T: Tastes explodes with big bitters up front. Whoa - quite intense. Mangoes, orange flesh, pineapple, and evergreens. A bit of sweetened honey cracker maltiness really carries the brew throughout. Nar a trace of alcohol. Lingering pucker. Just juicy and resinous. Super hoppy. Great stuff.

M: Light to med body with a good creaminess to it. Upper levels of carbonation. Super sticky resinous mouthcoat and a puckering dry finish.

D: Not exactly sure the way this works… Is it a Zombie repellant? OR more like it turns you into a hop Zombie because I am already wanting more. These 2 bottles received in trade were just a teaser!

The hoppiest brew I have had out of FFF’s for sure. Intense yet nicely balanced with a decent amount of malty sweetness. Very crushable. Really solid stuff.

Moving to an ALWAYS WANT!

Nugganooch, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

CelticAleMan, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Thingus
4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Live tasting 12 oz. bottle into Delirium tulip, bottle thanks to Peacehammer (see ya Thursday!)

Appearance; pours a lovely slightly hazy light orange/amber color with a finger of slightly bubbly pale straw colored head. Retention is good, and the head falls after a few minutes. Lacing is great with a ton of lace clinging in sheets to the sides of the glass.

Smell; holy grapefruit Batman!!! Zombie Dust features grapefruit by the ton, notes of pineapple and hints of resinous pine weave in and out.

Taste; wave upon wave of grapefruit upon grapefruit washes over my tongue. As with the smell, pineapple and resins are beautifully interwoven with the grapefruit. Slight notes of orange and lemon rinds also appear.

Mouthfeel; a medium bodied beer, with just enough carbonation to compliment the feel of the brew. Might be a tad on the lighter side for this style but I'm sure not gonna complain about that.

Overall; WOW. An outstanding pale (PALE?!?!) ale that I would definitely stack up against any standard IPA, and quite a few DIPA's. There really isn't anything pale about this brew. Bravo FFF, this beer is incredible, drinkable every day without getting boring, but awesome enough to be a special occasion brew. I will absolutely seek this beer out again, and highly recommend that you do as well.

Thingus, Mar 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

bbadger, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

mtrog313, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

polishkaz, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

RVR, Mar 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Davit, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

mhaugo, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

quintonmaximoff, Mar 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Mick-e-d, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

Redglimmer, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of wildweim18
4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Deep golden, burnt yellow with some orange hue. Thin white head with some lace. It a bit hazy.

S-Awesome grapefruit with some sweet orange peach

T-The session beer of my choice from now on. (But its hard to get, thats a problem) Some intense grapefruit with layers of tropical fruit. Mango, peach, apricot, all in the background. A smooth bitter finish with a bit of sweet maltiness all balancing the perfect hop display.

D- Very drinkable. All day.

M- medium body with nice carbonation.

This is a very special beer.

wildweim18, Mar 03, 2012
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4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I was overjoyed to see that Party Town had a small keg of this, which they sampled as part of their Friday Night Flights. Unfortunately, it came after 2 Barleywines and 3 IPAs, so when I tried it I could hardly taste it at all. Luckily, they sold pre-filled quart-sized growlers you could take home. Once my tastebuds had been given a chance to recover, I poured it from the growler into a New Belgium tulip. It was a slightly hazy, bright, apricot orange color with a nice, tight, 2-finger head that left huge lacings on the sides of the glass. The beer had a wonderful aroma with notes of sweet oranges, grapefruit, and cedar. Awesome!

The flavor is just wonderful. I get toast and sweet marmalade flavors first, then a perfectly balanced blast of hops comes in, providing tangy orange, peach, and lemon flavors. The beer has a medium body and the finish is wonderfully dry and lip-smacking.

This is easily the best example of an American Pale Ale I have ever had. It could easily hold its own against some outstanding IPAs as well. It is hoppy and complex enough for a seasoned craft beer drinker (which I still aspire to be), yet easy-drinking and accessible enough for a more casual drinker. I think it's a nearly perfect APA and an absolute masterpiece of a beer. I wish we could buy it here.

deadonhisfeet, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Aethien
4.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As soon as I opened the bottle there was already a very clear hop smell, very much like an IPA which scared me a little as IPA's are the one type of beer so far that I don't like.
Once poured into a glass the beer has a really pretty dark honey colour with a small white head.
The smell still has loads of hop but I can also smell lots of tropical fruit and citrus in there with some hints of pine.
The taste is a little less hoppy than the smell although the hop bitterness is still there, especially at the start. The fruitiness is also more present now than it is in the taste, strong citrus and tropical fruit flavours once the initial hop bitterness fades. It ends dry and bitter with a bit of a pine flavour coming through.
Medium bodied and I would have liked a little stronger carbonation but it's not a big problem.

Overall I went from anxious when I opened the bottle to being very pleased with the complexity of the taste once I got used to hops.
It's not going to be one of my favourites as I'm much more of a fan of malts than hops but it's a really good beer.

Aethien, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

PSUHops, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

brettski, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Bilco, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of korguy123
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Super special thanks to Robbiemoy13 for this special beer.
Poured into tulip.

A- Slightly hazy rich orange pour. Finger width soapy white head that recedes to a thin ring leaving glued on the glass rings of lacing.

S- Massive amounts of citrus; Grapefruit, mandarin oranges with a slight peel aroma. Citra gives off somewhat of a soapy aroma this is present in this beauty. There is a real astringent pine presence that is just magnificent.

T- Wow.. There is a wallop of citra blasting at you. Grapefruit, mango, mandarin oranges, lemon peel and a definite "soap" I honestly don't know how you can consider this a pale ale. It has the illusion of an over hopped IPA.

M- Slightly thin bodied which is par for the course. It is slight oily from the hops. Just wonderful feeling.

O- This really is remarkable. It never ceases to amaze me the limits brewers will push. I've been assaulted by citra yet my palate is fried for the night.

korguy123, Mar 03, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 7,313 ratings.