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Substitute for Zombie Dust?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by --Dom--, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. flayedandskinned

    flayedandskinned Advocate (515) California Jan 1, 2011 Beer Trader

    Dude, Bitter American is a very crisp, low ABV pale ale with a delicate balance of Biscuity malts and light citrus-y hops. Zombie Dust is an in your face tropical hop bomb that stradles the line of a pale ale and an india pale ale.
  2. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (650) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Beer Trader

    What? You live 5 mins from FFF and cant get zd? Its almost always available! Go to the damn brewery!
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  3. tut2528

    tut2528 Advocate (510) Illinois Sep 26, 2008 Beer Trader

    +1 to Sucks... in fact, I had it on tap and thought it was better than ZD (just my $0.02)
  4. CityofBals

    CityofBals Savant (480) Illinois Sep 12, 2012

    I don't understand how FP is compared to ZD. Flower power has zero citra hops in it. ZD is essentially the benchmark 100% citra beer.
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  5. MCain04

    MCain04 Savant (435) Texas Jan 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    Sucks is great and Zombie Dust is great, but they are quite quite different. The malt backbone is about as different as can be. The citra hops in the Sucks is similar to the citra-only Zombie dust, but I'm pretty sure there's more hops than just citra in the Sucks.
  6. technogeek

    technogeek Aspirant (45) Illinois Jan 30, 2013

    You can find Zombie dust at Sals Beverage World in the Western Chicago suburbs if you are lucky :D Let me know if you are ever interested in a trade and we can work something out. I don't get over to Munster, IN enough.
  7. lurpy1

    lurpy1 Advocate (550) Minnesota Jan 15, 2010 Beer Trader

    Odd Side Citra is hard to get but Zombie Dust enthusiasts are strongly advised to trade for it or make the drive.
  8. While it's not the exact same flavor profile, I feel Short's Freedom of' 78 and Short's Hopstache (which will be bottled for the 1st time this year) could appeal to ZD fans.
  9. founder26

    founder26 Savant (470) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    while I would agree with you that the malts they use are different, the hop aroma and taste to me is almost identical. of course we both don't have proof so we are just basing this off our own opinion :D
  10. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    I have yet to find it. FFF beers have a lot of hype behind them, ZD lives up to it.
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  11. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Advocate (525) Indiana Jan 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    Do a side-by-side of FP & ZD and you will see they aren't even close.
    FP is the little brother to ZD, and big brother calls the shots! :)
  12. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poobah (1,065) Wisconsin Nov 16, 2012 Beer Trader

    Remember this, accept no substitute!
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  13. I found 2 six packs in a random gas station in Cincinnati late December. It was quite excellent and I would be hard pressed to find a substitute. The way I see it, just waiting for the next fix will make it that much sweeter when it finally comes.
  14. DogfishJoe

    DogfishJoe Advocate (515) Ohio Feb 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    zd reminds me alot of white rajah.