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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 7,523
Reviews: 1,225
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,601
Gots: 1,569 | FT: 58
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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Photo of iabeerbaron
4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first beer purchase on ebay and man was it worth it. A dark gold pour with a medium sized white head. Resinious, citrus hop smell hits you immediately. Flavor is grapefruit, mango, and lemons. Very tasty brew with the enough malt to round it out. Would love to have at my disposal.

Photo of barczar
4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden apricot color with a fairly solid one finger cream head that dissipates into a thin pool of foam.

Aroma is dominated by dank resiny hops, onion, grapefruit pith, and a cornucopia of citrus fruit. Pineapple, apricot, and mango ar supported by a hint of caramel malt.

Flavor is incredibly complex. Initially, bready malt leads the profile, with a hint of bitterness that gives way to an onslaught of citrusy hop. Makes my mouth water. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and apricot explode onto the palate, eventually subsiding to a resiny bitter finish that is slightly peppery, making me crave more.

Body is moderate with moderate carbonation and just a hint of alcohol warmth.

Overall, best apa I've had. If the bitterness were a bit more dominant, there's enough hop flavor to push the ipa envelope.

Photo of Mora2000
4.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank at bu11zeye's 10,000th rating tasting.

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is very nice. I get a lot of pineapple and apricot notes, as well as some bread and biscuit malt. The flavor is just as good if not better. I get a ton of hop characteristics, including a lot of pine, orange and resin notes. There is also a good bit of bread and biscuit malt, and the bitterness level is low to medium. The beer is extremely drinkable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of laxer8811
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of csbinva
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of animortician
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass thanks to my beer buddy rinkor16.

A: Light golden with a hint of orange in color. Light head that lingered for most of the time leaving ok lacing.

S: Tart bright citrus

T: Extremely fresh tasting, Tasted Wet, whatever that means, very fruity and light. Extremely drinkable with great flavor. Just enough tart hop flavor to give it that extra kick I like from an APA.

M: Very light and easy on the palate

O: Great beer, wish it was distributed locally!

Photo of Hophead717
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle, poured into my DFH Signature Glass.

A: Clear, golden brown, with a one-finger foamy head that hangs around. Lots of lacing.

S: Sweet citrus fruits, with hints of light grass. Nice hoppiness coming through in the nose.

T: Light, grassy hops up front, yielding to orangey citrus flavors. The finish is lightly bitter, but refreshing. Supremely drinkable, and the flavors are well-layered, but it's just a touch too grassy upfront for my taste.

M: Light body with full, but not overwhelming, carbonation.

O: Very good pale ale, but just a touch too grassy upfront for me.

Photo of wartman
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Papi
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of bigbeerfan
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of guytyping
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of tone77
4.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cpolking comes through big time, sending this beer. Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a brownish /orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hops. Taste is the same, lots of fruits, citrisy, hoppy, some bitterness, a good malt balance. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a top notch beer worth seeking out.

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

355ml bottle poured into tulip 13/4/12

A hazy orange liquid with tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere even creating a tornado of bubbles from the bottom for the first minuet its in the glass, well retained off white foam leaves a few rings of lace followed by some random patches

S big nose of tropical citrus, mango, passion-fruit, guava, and a little pineapple, just a little pine and toffee but its pretty much all within the tropics here

T some malt balance I didn't smell with a little cracker and there's a little more rind then the fruity flesh on the nose but still a pretty tropical brew going one here and that works well for me

M those tiny bubbles are paying off in a medium body with a lovely bitter bite and lingering earthy rind finish

O my glass is empty at this point and I was typing fairly fast, what can I say? call it a APA, IPA whatever its a winner in my books

this stuff is great right down the line, I wish I had this sort of brew to put in my regular rotation around here, for now I'm going to thank the most awesome Rutager for sending me a bottle

Photo of ncketchum
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in a Duvel tulip

A - an aggressive pour yields a 2 finger white head. Color is a copper orange

S - loads of citrus up front, a bit of malt to follow

T - sweet and citrus initially, followed by a burst of bitter hops that seems to dominate, but then finishes with a heck of a malt backbone with the hops still lingering through to the end

M - Smooth, not too carbonated, no alcohol to speak of, medium feel

O - So glad I finally got a hold of some of this one. Very complex pale ale, I wish this was available locally

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

pours a clear golden with and amber like hint to it, with a nice 1.5 finger off white frothy head with great retention

really enjoy this aroma it's more of an IPA to me due to all the hops in here, some carmel, and pale malts

very hoppy up front that leads to that dry pale caramel malts

light bodied highly carbonated, leaves the mouth dry

overall really enjoyable love the hops

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

This is the most wonderful glass of beer I have ever enjoyed. Everything thing about it is perfect. Nice smell of hops and citrus but nothing too over-powering. Hops are very flowery and crisp with notes of grass and caramel. Completely well-balanced. Here in Chicago it is hard to find six-packs (even at top-notch bars).

Photo of millerbuffoon
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of danoble1
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of wildcats10
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of VonZipper
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of injuredreserve
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of smakawhat
4.83/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. BRAINZZZ!! THIS OH YEAH! Fresh bottles from a recent shipment.

Wonderful uniform pinhead bubbles in the head, quite foamy but surprisingly settles very slowly for it's fist-full tall size. Off white picking up some of this real nice body color. Body color is just a slight haze but otherwise a real gorgeous clear orange tangerine color. Nothing sticking as bubbles to the side of the glass, some faint slow rising carbs in the middle the odd bubble. Slight hanging light clumps of icicles and glass lace. If it wasn't for this slight cloudiness in the body it would be perfect. Truly splitting hairs here.

Wonderful soft and chewy fruit citrus hop. Orange, grapefruit, pulpy rich but just a hint of subdued character. Faint green pine in the back, with a clean sense coming and hint of light character maybe as well. Feels big, but not in IPA territory. Melon comes out more after repeated quaffs.

Incredible feeling of fresh squeezed orange juice, with a light bodied palate. Malt and white sugar hits on the swallow with a great malt backbone that disappears in a flash, letting the hops character linger more and more. Hints of juice but controlled down, no fizzy character or gas, repeat tastes bring more citrus fruit basket quality. Orange, tangerine, cantaloupe melon character, so much going on.

It's full of hop character but light and not boozy. It's big but it's true to a pale ale root. Even at 6.2 it has a light session-able very low sensing abv quality. It is STUPIDLY drinkable, I could go through this six pack I swear with joy in under an hour... but I must control myself. Just flat out amazing.

Photo of DanGolfs86
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of pierceska
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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