Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Zombie DustZombie Dust
10,178 Ratings
Zombie DustZombie Dust

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

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

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Ratings: 10,178 |  Reviews: 1,593
Photo of MMartin
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tcorbs88
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

12oz bottled 9/28/17 poured into a 3F tulip pint glass at fridge temp. The beer pours bright orange amber in color with generous, sticky off white head. Retention and lacing are world class. The aroma is strong citrus fruit and peel. The taste is intense citrus with a background of pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and dry. There is some oily and powdery hop presence in the feel of this beer that is unique and powerful. Overall, excellent. This beer disappears in a day, every week, at every store in town. Still relevant and pursued in spite of 1000s of new IPAs available. Recommended.

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

It turns out that all the time I've spent trying to track this down was absolutely worth it. Beautiful, oh-so-very-slightly hazy golden colored pour, with a thick, long-lasting head that left lots of lacing as it settled. Perfectly balanced, with a solid malt backbone that allows the floral and citrusy hops center stage. Pleasant grapefruit-zest and pine resin bitterness, with a crisp, dry finish. Well crafted, insanely drinkable, absolutely stunningly delicious. Well worth going miles and miles out of your way for.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adipilla8708
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monorailred
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WormGod
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this at Other Half not that long ago, remembering that this one of the highest-rated American Pale Ales when I signed up for this site years ago. Sure, I used to have the Alpha King and Troegs Nugget Nectar as brews that I thought were nearly as good as life itself but over time, things changed. With that in mind, I was eager to see if that this just as good as it's lofty rating. This was a solid beer with enough going for it but not as good as the APA's and IPA's that have ascended to the top of my personal pantheon.

Nice pour to this as the beer was almond-hued with plenty of head and a nearly-clear appearance to it. Lots of lacing was left behind but the odd thing about this beer was that most of it was on the *middle* of my pint glass. A good amount of pine, pineapple, and sweet malt were on the nose with tangerine, grapefruit, and stickiness coming in on the taste. Felt much stronger than it was in actuality and with enough biscuit and some caramel malt here, this came across as very nicely balanced!

This went down nicely but was not a quick sipper by any means. Without being overly heavy or hopped, this was one of the better examples of the style that I've had, without any overly bright flavor in particular. Worth seeking out as an old-school beer that still holds up well over time!

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chris826
3.83/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmagsi2050
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best pale ales around.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxxInked49
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sporeg
3.75/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsm45
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
2.61/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I finally had some of this, received in a trade. Only a couple weeks old but was a total malt bomb. I've been told that you can find this on shelves in tons of places these days. Sounds like the QC isn't where it needs to be. This was sub par by most any standard, but likely due to being stored at room temp for 2 weeks.

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Photo of Eammon1920
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaten454
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of damndirtyape
4.38/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, bottled on 09-11-17. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy to translucent golden yellow transitioning toward light amber. Initial 1/4" off-white foam slowly died back to leave a thin ring across the top and lots of fine persistent lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Lots and lots of citra hops. Grapefruit, pine, just a hint of mango. Delightful.

Taste: Hoppy from start to finish. Citrus and tropic fruit up front, just enough malt sweetness (a bit bready) in the middle, and then a long bitter finish with grapefruit and a strong lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation - scrubbing the tongue a bit, but with plenty of hop oils sticking on the teeth. Good thickness as well, very smooth.

Overall / Drinkability: I see why this one is rated so high. Citra is a great hop to showcase alone, and this one is packed full of that hop and it's not overdone. For an APA, very hoppy - I would have classified this an AIPA. Very drinkable by itself, and I think this would go well with food. I'll have to look for it again and see what it pairs with. However, I think just one per evening. It is soooo hoppy that it's wearing out my palate by itself. Another one and I'm not sure I would taste anything other than Citra for the rest of the evening and into the next day. So I would definitely have it often, just not more than one per evening.

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

Courtesy of @FFFjunkie. Bottled 9/11/2017 and poured into 3 Floyds pint glass. It pours a hazy, orange-amber with a finger plus of fluffy, ecru-colored head that resembles gelato, and thick, elegant lacing that never dissipated. It's a beautiful pour. The nose is primarily malty with lemon peel, grapefruit, lots of pine, and aromatic hops. It's dank and decidedly bitter with abundant biting Citra hops but there's also a noticeable flavor of sweet malt and there is also subtle lemon and pineapple, particularly as the glass warms. It finishes with pepper notes. For an APA, it has a creamy, viscous mouth feel with lively carbonation. And with a temperate ABV of 6.2%, it's a very easy drinker. Overall, Zombie Dust is simply an exquisite Pale Ale; one of the best I've ever had. And it's a nice throwback inasmuch as it doesn't rely on a lot of tropical fruit. This is brewing at its best! I checked and it's my highest-rated APA. Which says a lot since Sneak Box is outstanding.

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Photo of IndySuds
3.95/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 10,178 ratings
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