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
Ratings:
10,004
Reviews:
1,557
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
4,754
Gots:
3,287
For Trade:
102
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Photo of Karnivool1
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bman13
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josh012012
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of czfreeman
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer plenty of times..and there are more than enough reviews here to solidify how good it is, but have one last bottle here..and seeing Mr. Barnaby Struve at Haymarket brewery today prompted me to review this one proper.
Pours a nice dark hazy straw/golden tone. Beautiful head and lacing.
Aroma is a beautiful mix of Citra..and all things Citra. Grapefruit, lemon, caramel, bread, touch of white grape.
Flavor is also really well balanced. Grapefruit, white grape, caramel orange, lemon, honey, intermingle with a nice biscuit background for balance.
Too many reviews here for me to elaborate on this brew too long, but overall.. beautifully constructed and now a new stalwart for me.

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Photo of PacNWDad
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scotorum
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I thought the only way I'd ever be able to try this top-rated brew was to fly to Chicago. But my friend BigStein88 got some in a trade and thanks to his generosity, I had a bottle to open.

Bottled 1/7/14. Interesting comic-bookish label art in multi-metallic colors.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into an Innis & Gunn flute.

a: An appealing clear dark gold with an inch tall offwhite head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing. Little other detectable carbonation.

s: Intense pine resin.

t; Intense pine up front over a medium malt base. Bitterness lingers on the sides of the tongue, a little throat burn too. Soon all that softens and a pleasant floral aftertaste emerges, leaving the impression you've been drinking some sort of ambrosia rather than beer..

m: Moderate, good body, yet seems somehow lighter than it is. Probably the flavor makes it seem so.

o; A tasty and powerfully hoppy ale, well deserving its place among the top brews available. Great combination of appearance, aroma, flavors, hop bite, aftertaste, mouthfeel - this 'un has it all. Unfortunately I'm not expecting to get any more anytime soon.

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Photo of joe1510
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle
$10.00 6-Pack
Three Floyds

Zombie Dust sports a polished brass body with good clarity. Carbonation swims to the surface from all over the pint glass. A two finger, foamy white head forms on the pour that eventually becomes creamy and settles to a fat finger throughout the entire drink. Solid lacing is left up and down the glass.

Pungent citrusy and tropical hop notes explode from the glass along with a nice resinous bite. Clementines, pineapple, and papaya all have their place with that big resinous quality bringing up the rear in larger amounts as it warms. A mild cracker crust maltiness, that's barely discernable, allows the hop profile to shine.

This is the freshest bottle of Zombie Dust I've ever had and the resinous hop quality is huge whereas the citrus/tropical character tends to dominate when a couple weeks old. Resinous up front with a gripping bitterness. The citrus kicks in midway through and leads throughout the swallow. Tropical notes linger after the swallow. Great beer!

Mouthfeel is spot on. Medium bodied with a light feel thanks to the moderate carbonation. There's a nice velvety body with gripping bitterness on the inside of the cheeks.

Zombie Dust is a beer I never get tired of. Every time I have one it continues to be exciting and delicious. I can't recommend this beer highly enough. It's been tough to find over the last 7 or 8 months though. I had to go to the brewery to pick this up and it was flying out of the door.

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Photo of Dan_McNeely
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clean fresh look with a very distinct aroma. It's not my favorite smell, but it's a definite branding of the beer, it makes it special and very unique. The initial taste is exactly like the smell, unique and natural. It's bold and direct and demands my attention. I don't know that I trust it, but I believe it. It's not my usual taste for beer, but I damn well appreciate it. Much like my boss, it's not my favorite but it's a leader and knows what it's doing.

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Photo of hops202
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle courtesy of WCW - Thanks Again! Poured into a tulip.

A - amber/copperish in color.

S - Tons of floral hops exploding from every crevice of the glass. Also some hints of pine and citrus. Like fresh grapefruit.

T - Lots of hop bite. Some Citrus and pine.

M - medium body

O - definitely a great beer. Although I don't necessarily agree with the insanely high ranking. Certainly in the top 50-100. But #9 is a bit overkill in my opinion.

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Photo of BLZR
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfiliaggi
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lives up to the hype. Tons of aroma with matching tropical and tangy flavor. Creamier mouthfeel than a standard pale ale, but that's one of the things that sets it apart. All around excellent brew.

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Photo of MarkJP6
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Gluepig
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alaimoa
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

3 week old 12 ounce bottle from Chicago
A: dark golden, rushing carbonation with creamy offwhite head that leaves a ton of lace
S:floral, citrus both very pronounced
T: similar floral upfront with some bitter citrus notes and a punchy bitter bite but a nice complexity
M: dry, fairly heavy carbonation but smooth

Overall clearly added to the list of ipa/dipa that I could drink a bunch of all the time

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Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of monty79_1997
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.53 out of 5 based on 10,004 ratings.
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