Zombie Dust
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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From:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
American Pale Ale
Ranked #2
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #70
Avg:
4.57 | pDev: 8.53%
Reviews:
1,833
Ratings:
9,467
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 18, 2022
Added:
Dec 09, 2010
Wants:
  4,940
Gots:
  3,789
SCORE
100
World-Class
Zombie DustZombie Dust
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.6 by HighwayChile from Kansas

Sep 18, 2022
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Rated by mcniwinski from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
If you see this on a menu and are ok with IPAs, and you’ve never had it…order it. It deserves the World Class it gets.
Sep 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Gripdaddy from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
When I took a swig I stroked out and saw a vision of the undead king, when I came to my underwear was wet and my tastebuds happy 5/5 I would get discombobulated again.
Sep 13, 2022
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
12 oz. can Pkgd on 06/18/22. Poured an opaque golden amber color into a pint glass with a off white 2 fingers pillowey high head that lasted; dainty carbonation with lots of lacing. Aroma is hop forward with earth and malt overtone that also offer some floral notes. Taste is bitter throughout with a slightly citrusy bitter sweet finish that lingers. Mouth is chewy and flavorful, very satisfying. A little dark and hoppy for a pale ale, but oh sooo good! In fact it was so good I had to go back to where I got it and buy the remaining 2 six packs. First time I've seen anything from 3 Floyds in my area.
Sep 02, 2022
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Rated by MarkieT from Kentucky

2/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Typical over-priced craft beer with cartoonish label from hell. Nothing special, for sure. I'd rather drink a PBR than this piss water.
Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by bvanes219 from Indiana

Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Marvicsin from California

Aug 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by skizzy92 from New Jersey

Aug 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by Blitz23 from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: It pours amber with a white head. It has excellent head retention.

Smell: Strong aromas of grapefruit and citrus. It also has some support pineapple notes.

Taste: It has grapefruit flavors with some pineapple and mango. There is a bit of sweetness in the flavor. There are low background caramel notes.

Feel: It has a medium body and good bitterness to it without being sharp.

Overall: An excellent pale ale with plenty of flavor and bitterness.
Aug 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by zbkilleb from Missouri

Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by The_Beer_Guru from New York

4.19/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Not as biter as I thought it would. Not as bitter as bells two hearted either. Great liquid that goes down easy but still taste like an ipa. Malt and medium bitterness with a light body. Would buy again as a 6 pack for a campfire or something.
Aug 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.58 by TreyJ88

Aug 24, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.5 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Hazy, light amber color. Moderate bar pitted head which lasts throughout the tasting. Slippery lace leaving a minimum of streaks as the beer is consumed.

The aroma starts with a sweetness that reminds me of papaya and guava (in a word, tropical). The hop is mostly floral with a bit of black pepper thrown in.

The malt is dryer than I expected, certainly less tropical than the smell. The hop is more pronounced producing a bitter bite. The body is neutral as is the carbonation. Long bitter aftertaste.
Aug 20, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by cozmo from New York

Aug 13, 2022
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Rated by MikeE71 from Michigan

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This has to be the BEST IPA out there! I have tried every one I could find and this is the one that I can truly give a 5 across the board!!
Aug 13, 2022
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Rated by naikwot

3.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Citrus, hop, white tea, light roast coffee, texture's fine and creamy while being very refreshing and inviting. A fairly complex and balanced APA.
Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can, about 2 months old

Slightly hazy golden color, thick off white head. Great head retention. Big citrus zest aroma. Taste is pretty citrusy too - orange, grapefruit. Fairly bitter finish. Medium bodied.
Aug 03, 2022
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Reviewed by FrMatthewLC from Canada (NS)

3.28/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Too hoppy.

A friend told me I had to try this beer. I tend to like some hoppy beers, but this one was just way too much to the point it didn't actually taste good.
Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Acquired in a trade with @Turkeysdrinkbeer in February 2022. Drunk in June 2022.

Look: Pours a burnished, bright orange, with a white, persistent head. Leaves lacing on the glass as it goes down.

Nose: Oh yeah! Big, bitter hops, clean orange citrus, caramel malt. This is a throwback to the good old days!

Taste: Even better than the nose! It has a big bitter hop burn that's awesomely bracing. Flavour wise there's a dank resinous note that gives way to clean orange and pineapple citrus. The finish is uber clean.

Mouth: It's like chewing a beer - you know it's in your mouth and it doesn't disappoint. There's high carbonation that leaves a lot of carbonic prickling on the tongue and in the throat, and on the swallow there's a warning kick, presumably from the hops. Awesome.

Overall: This is a fantastic throwback to an old-school, big, bitter, citrusy pale ale. Great beer!

Cheers!
Jul 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Brumaster77 from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Not worth the high rating in my opinion. Tasted very much like a normal IPA. Rich orange color with citrus and strong hoppy aromas. Nothing different from what I’d expect from a regular IPA. Feels and tastes of a heavy malt with a smooth finish. The smoothness clearly gives it the edge, but outside of that not a 100 rated beer. On the positive side, double thumbs up for the artwork on the can! The Zombie King coming right out of a graphic novel gets a hard 5/5, but the beer gets a slightly above average rating.
Jul 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by sbuck from New Mexico

Jul 26, 2022
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Rated by Grayson-M

3.75/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Not it
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Found this at the local beer store and they let me get just the one to sample at home.

Poured into a clear glass beer mug. Golden color with a nice white head that slowly subsides. The taste is that of a heavy malt flavor and a nice clean finish. I like it a lot and will be getting more to have around whenever someone drops by. Good job on this one.
Jul 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A rich copper orange with a big beautiful long lasting head. Canned 06/03/22 Zombie Dust reminds my nose of cold unsweetened tea. The taste follows the nose and it mimics uniced, unsweetened, strong tea and has that hint of bitterness like tea. Overall it's a good beer for a pale ale but doesn't seem as great as I've read. More to come. Will revisit. 07/19/22 Now my third of 6 Zombie Dust beers. The second one tasted much better than the first. Something was not right about it. These last two taste phenomenally better. So much smoother and doesn’t taste like uniced tea. Changed my rating to reflect that. Now has a bit of sweetness that lingers and I find that exceptional. Really good beer.
Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.68 by IrishRifle from Connecticut

Jun 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.55 by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2022
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Rated by Del85 from Georgia

4.16/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Not as mind blowing as I had expected reading the reviews but still a solid APA, crisp with a very dry finish
Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by UWDAWG from Washington

4.01/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 ounce can into a tulip glass.

Look- Very deep gold, moderately hazy, no visible particulate, frothy white head, above average head retention and lacing.

Smell- Clementine, pineapple, biscuit.

Taste- Clementine, pineapple, sweet biscuit, moderately astringent.

Feel- Medium body, moderately bitter, moderately astringent, creamy, average carbonation.

Overall- A malt heavy pale ale with a pleasant nose and moderate astringency.
Jun 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by KatieGregBeers from New Mexico

Jun 11, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by drews240 from Rhode Island

Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.39 by Bryan-K from Pennsylvania

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by REDAMI from Ohio

4.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into Chimay goblet.

L - Faintly rosy straw colored pour. Cream colored head of very fine foam.

S - Sweet resinous hops, mango fruitiness. Pine/grassiness as well.

T - Pine resin and orange peel.

F - Dry with an oily slickness. Very fine, champagne-like carbonation.

Very good example of the style with the signature 3-Floyds hop combination. Tastes bigger than it is [ABV].
May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.37 by SayBoom from Ukraine

May 29, 2022
 
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Rated by FoggyHead

5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Holds up to the test of time. Poured from a can and as tasty and refreshing as my first one 10 years ago.
May 26, 2022
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Rated by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Incredibly smooth brew with a bit of chewiness to it. Compared to your standard pale ale this one is fantastic in it's own ways.
May 25, 2022
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 11300 ratings