Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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.

Added by hansgruber on 12-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#50
Reviews:
1,631
Ratings:
10,519
pDev:
8.28%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Damn!!

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Photo of Jmar25
4.16/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luckydog91
4.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nvr
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greene94
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CisPiece88
3.91/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rpjterp
4.15/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wandreotta
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NCSapiens
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Berknerj
4.73/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Murray0420
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome beer. Best on market

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Photo of jmaglis
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Awesome Great Tasting Beer...plenty of reviews on it ...best advice try it...I’m sure you will recommend it

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4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Addie22
4.17/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdubz
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richbossert
4.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RussPavlik
4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Better than the sum of its parts. 3floyds is top notch. Zombie Dust and Alpha King stand at the top of their offerings. Nose, flavor, feel, great end, just about the perfect drinkable pale.

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5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Three Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale - 6.2% ABV - 50 IBUs
Date: 08/01/18, consumed on 08/27/18.
Appearance: Murky burnt orange with a finger of sudsy eggshell colored head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, pine, and assorted citrus fruit aromas dominate but the malts are very assertive as well. Some dank resinous aroma come through, although it isn’t overwhelming. In short, this smells great, very aromatic with a bright city hop aroma.
Taste: Right off the bat, you get a big blast of grapefruit that coats the mouth. The other thing that is immediately noticeable is that Zombie Dust is fairly bitter for only having 50 IBUs. The malts here have a bit of a thick syrupy quality to them, not unlike a malt profile of say, a 9% beer with 80 IBUs. For as out of balance as this one sounds, the opposite is actually true. Much like the balance of aromas, Zombie Dust achieves a nice balance with the taste as well. At times it can feel like an 8% IPA flavor wise, yet its so easy drinking that most would be able to session it without issue. As the beer warms, some mango and tangerine flavors come to the forefront.
Biased comments: The reputation this beer has is well deserved, the balance it achieves is just about perfect. Those seeking a grapefruit forward pale ale or IPA, as this one skirts the line, should look no further. The only real drawback is that it can be hard to track down, though it is worth it. Additionally with the cost of many craft beers rising, its nice to find a world class beer that can be had for about $12 a six pack.

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4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated 7/23/18 into a Willi Becher pint glass.
L - Pours a clear Amber color with a nice white head that dissipates slowly, leaving lots of lacing.
S - Smells of citrus.
T - Nicely hoppy with a solid malt backbone.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - I.ve been wanting to try this forever, and finally got a chance. Zombie Dust did not dissapoint. Probably the most balanced pale ale that I have ever tried.

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3.92/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Huge let down, yet very solid beer. Smell is unimpressive, macro beer? Taste is honey, tangerine, coffee? Carbonation is spot on leaving a nice finish. It’s better than good, just not great.

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4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.14/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Two plus finger head of light tan to cream white, extremely thick and barely moves for some time, the lacing slowly tears off from the head, more random splotches than streaks. Dark bronze orange colored liquid, faint haze, the bubbles are tiny but swirl upwards with rapidity. Malts ground the nose with mocha, dark chocolate to challah bread notes, then spiced oranges, pine cone, tarry earth and just cut onions, leafy dankness, oddly the papaya, nectarine, pear scents never really factor in and it might be easy to not even notice this element. Full-bodied, creamy texture, fills the mouth from cheek to cheek, borderline heavy. The carbonation is a little better than average but not especially refreshing. Loaded with honeyed tangerine to grapefruit citrus as well as sticky pine sap, in turn the Saltine cracker and charred pizza crust notes substantial. Malted milk balls, bitter chocolate with less intense caramel. Much more floral at the finish and retronasally. The apricot, peach, pineapple, pear fruit remains lowkey but consistent in that. Smooth for its weight and the relatively low ABV helps drinkability. Worth seeking out.

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 10,519 ratings