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Zombie Dust - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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7,286 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,286
Reviews: 1,206
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.46%
Wants: 3,500
Gots: 1,482 | 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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Photo of Chisfinest84
4/5  rDev -13.2%

Chisfinest84, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of billyshears
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

billyshears, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Topher78
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Topher78, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of ajschutz
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

ajschutz, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of Mreyes69
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Mreyes69, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of SupaCelt
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this brew was procured today during a road trip to indiana. the pour revealed a clean and clear amber colour with light and lazy carbonation. a large white head billowed out and remained a quarter of an inch thick throughout as well as coated the edges of the glass in thick layers of lacing. just a gorgeous puddle.

the nose is zesty with grapefruit lemon peal coming to mind. very citrus heavy with some light pie crust notes as well.

the taste is fantastic. the citrus character shines through big and it actually stings with acidity. a zinger for certain. the malt flavours are very subtle and this seems more like a deliciously bitter juice with just a hint of the aforementioned pie crust being the only notable malt descriptor. nary even a touch of caramel.

the body is perfect. for something so light on malt flavor and without any telltale caramel tones that give away the secret of bodybuilding, this somehow has a body and remains subtle and completely hop highlighting.

overall this beer is very nice. this style seems to fall by the wayside these days as IPA is quite similar to APA and also seems quite fashionable. this APA as well as the Floyd's flagship brew are both spectacular examples of how uniquely the style can be expressed to show contrast to the IPA and in quite delicious fashion. glad i had a chance to dance with this one.

SupaCelt, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

fiedler84, Feb 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

bwgassman, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Rochefort10nh, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of MkUltra84
4/5  rDev -13.2%

MkUltra84, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

1koolspud, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of ferrari29
4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Beer poured from bottle into a stemmed Stella Artois tulip-shaped glass

A - Body has a light amber color; clear; well-carbonated; nice and frothy looking head, about one finger in size; white head; head holds very well; small amount of lacing formed around the edge of the glass

S - Citrus; roasted malt nose; heavy hop scents; tropical fruits; hay and straw; lemon; orange and pear

T - Strong citrus hop flavor; quality roasted malt flavor; lemongrass tart taste; straw; traditional pale malt taste, accompanied by heavy bitter hop flavor

M - Smooth; slightly bubbly lingering hop bitter taste; lean and thin body, kind of watery

D - This is what an APA should taste like; smooth malt flavor and heavy citrus hop overtones; what more could you ask for

ferrari29, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.13/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden orange color with a decent size off-white head that dissipates leaving nice sticky lacing.

Aromas begin with huge citrus, both juice and peel. Tons of grapefruit with a little bit of sweet, toasted bready malts. Mildly grassy on the back end.

The tastes begin with sweet malts, light toasted bread. Big citrus peel, pine and grassy hop flavor. A moderate level of bitterness to it and a hint of fruitiness. Nice solid flavors to the beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Finish is mildly sweet and dry thanks to the ample dry-hopping I'm assuming.

Overall, this is a very easy to drink beer with great full flavors and aroma profile. While a pale ale it is not because in my opinion a pale ale shouldn't be over 6% ABV, it is a great IPA or just a great beer in general. Dangerously drinkable and full flavored. Glad I was able to track down a 6-pack for myself. Do I need to have it again, no. Do I hope I have the chance, yes of course. Definitely recommended though.

claspada, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ChocolateJesus
3/5  rDev -34.9%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of GregSVT
4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pour golden orange with a nice off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

S: The nose has beautiful aromas of grapefruit, tropical fruits, and a slight onion aroma (not sure if it's onions but it's definitely dank). This smells like Dreadnaught mixed with Gubna which is impressive from a 6.2% beer.

T: The taste is sweet at first with caramel malt and tropical fruits but there is a nice hop bitterness on the mid-palate and finish. Great tasting Pale Ale!

M: The feel is actually heavier than I was expecting. Medium bodied with a nice creaminess.

O: One of the better Pale Ales I've had but not the best. I'd like to try it fresh on tap before giving final judgement though as the aromas and flavors seem to indicate the possibility of greatness.

GregSVT, Feb 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

clarkw42, Feb 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

KMcG, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of jayhawk73
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Huhzubendah- Thanks Matt!

Pours a nice orange color in my tulip glass with an off white head. Good lacing on my glass. The nose has a very nice citrus vibe to it, along with caramel malt. Amazing taste to this brew- Hops, pine, w/ a nice malt backbone. Really incredible flavor for a pale ale. Feel is medium, w/ a nice hops bite. Overall, an another amazing FFF brew. Really enjoyed this one.

jayhawk73, Feb 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

jrpapajcik, Feb 18, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Cooper925, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of harrymel
4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Recent review: 17FEB12, 3/4.5/4/3.5/4 (4)
Okay, I'm gonna give this another fair and balanced review:
Bottled: recently I'm assured
Pours a golden ale with a finger of off white soapy foam that falls to a broken sheet of the same leaving some spotty lace. I am reserved about smelling....Alas, the smell I remember, lemony, citrusy zest and a hint of peach. So nice. Flavor follows suit with just a hint of alcoholic sharpness. Finish is sweet and juicy. Medium on thin with moderate carb and a watering finish. Much better this time around. Gotta say, this beer MUST BE FRESH, so far as I can tell.

Original Review: 11NOV11: 3/1.5/1/2/1 (1.3)
I’ve had this beer out of a growler, and it was one of the best APA’s I’d ever had. Too bad the transition here was flawed....heavily.
Bottled: unk
Pours a yellow straw with foam which falls rather quickly to a mirror of the same. Smells like: citra, grapefruit, citrus, more citrus?...NOT AT ALL!!! This smells like band aids and onions. Wow, god awful. Then the flavor is brutalized as well. Bitter, astringent, nasty. Body is fine beyond my clinching jaw. This beer is ruined for me. WTF happened to this bottle?!

harrymel, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

bertram, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Saph001, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

NEDmiller, Feb 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

2dogbrew, Feb 18, 2012
Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 7,286 ratings.