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:
10,044
Reviews:
1,565
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
4,759
Gots:
3,306
For Trade:
103
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Ratings: 10,044 |  Reviews: 1,565
Photo of drewaha
3/5  rDev -33.8%

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3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of nkelley77
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of smmeier819
3/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

If this beer was a college basketball team, it would be on the verge of getting upset by some lesser appreciated beer that you can get at any local store, with all the kids in the cheering section screaming "overrated." Seriously, I waited for this?

Maybe it was the first beer or one of the first to showcase citra hops, and to burst the crap out of it with flavor additions up the wazoo, but flash forward to 2014 and it's just a regular old pale ale that is as ubiquitous in flavor as it is pretentious in notoriety.

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Photo of ChocolateJesus
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of ChuckThat
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of boxcar01
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of Willabeasty
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of sneezye
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of pixieskid
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of krisandajt
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of Jenn_turner91
3/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of CycleHops
3.02/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

What's the big deal? I think Miller Lite tastes better!

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Photo of CTDutton
3.04/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

Good, not great, definitely would buy again

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Photo of joecast
3.08/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Quite cloudy though not sure if its bottle conditioned. White head settles to a thin lace fairly quickly.

Heavy hop aroma of floral and strong grapefruit notes. A good dose of sweet malt seems to detract from the hops though.

Lots of bitterness initially which fades to reveal some citrusy hop flavor and finishes with a sweet bready malt character.

Ok, not sure about this one. Can't see any date on the bottle so going to go with this. Would be happy to give it another shot but wasn't too impressed with this first try.

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Photo of Samdaddy
3.1/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

When marketing supercedes taste- total hype

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Photo of mlockman
3.1/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a fan of the heavy-hopping, to be honest

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.12/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have really enjoyed the Floyd's work before, but after trying ZD a few times I gotta say: I don't get the hype on this one.

The appearance is nice, amber meets straw in color.

The nose is pleasant enough, almost a lighter, yet similar, nose to Kern River Citra.

The taste is interesting, but not overwhelmingly appealing. The hops clean your tongue a little in the beginning, and it's okay in the middle, but this is where you start to get that hint of wood. Yes, wood. And it really comes through in the finish. To me, it's not a great addition to this beer. And it's not a piney or citrusy flavor. It's kinda generic---wood. I have it 3 times, albeit always from a bottle. Maybe on tap would be different.

I'm not writing ZD off. And I'm not hating on them. In fact, if offered I will try again. I'm not scared off of this one, just a little perplexed by the hype.

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Photo of dboon
3.13/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle. Hazy burnt orange pour with a white head. Grapefruity hop aromas. Bitter and with bland almost grapefruit hops, but not really. Very unbalanced with little malt characteristics. Somewhat dry and uninspiring. Hey, the label is cool and I’m glad I got to try it...

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Photo of missings0n
3.14/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snoopy488
3.15/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not as good as I remember but a solid beer.

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Photo of Wafe
3.16/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewski09
3.18/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I tried this on tap and then poured from the bottle into a pint glass a couple weeks later (yes, from a fresh batch) and I'm just not impressed with this one. The Citra doesn't stand out. The beer is fine, but not special. It seemed to have a soapy characteristic to me in both formats.

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Photo of Luk13
3.2/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Showed on tap at the brewpub when we got there. Nice surprise, I had a lot of expectations since I love citra and what I’ve heard from it. Aroma: This one is all hops: earthy, citrus and soap. Appearance: Pale orange with small head. Flavors: Light, some tropical fruits. Feels likes there is no backbone. Palate: Quite dry but too watery. Overall: Expectations were not met.

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.53 out of 5 based on 10,044 ratings.
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