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:
10,037
Reviews:
1,564
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
4,758
Gots:
3,302
For Trade:
103
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Photo of nhirsch04
4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ABO2012
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rabembenek
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaymus
3.84/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vidblain
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JJuva13
3.9/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - a slightly opaque golden orange with a one-finger white head that sticks around and has decent lacing throughout.
Smell - dank pungent hops are front and center, but you also get a nice array of hop aromas in the form of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) and floral notes. There are also some sweet notes lingering in the background that might be caramel malts.
Taste - very similar to the nose in that dank resin, earthy hops are very powerful, but it's balanced with the lighter side of the hop spectrum since the citrus and floral notes (like mentioned above) shine through. Again, there's a slight malty presence in the form of caramel and bread, but these notes are almost completely overpowered by the thick hop characteristics.
Feel - high carbonation, medium body, sticky mouthfeel.
Overall, this is definitely an interesting example of the style. It tastes more like an imperial IPA, but it still maintains aspects of a lighter, refreshing pale ale. It's a hop bomb for sure, which isn't exactly my thing anymore, but I would absolutely jump at the chance to have this again.

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Photo of BenK34
4.56/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themayorkoch
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xungmound98
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patriciag90
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArtAttackEd
4.43/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikey2333
4.12/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeandduke
3.94/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

6/8/17 (Chicago). 12 oz bottled 6/7/16, poured into standard pint glass. Cloudy orange pour, generous white cloudy head. Citrus pine hops aroma. Firm, bitter and pleasant citrus hoppy taste. Firm mouth feel, carbonation prevalent, easy drinking.

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Photo of scud83rp
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OldTownBeerGeek
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jchandler3
4.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mkh012
4.39/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hopleaf in Chicago.

Slightly cloudy orange with a finger of white head. A nice departure from the NEIPAs I've been drinking lately.

Nose is pure Citra. Orange rind, grapefruit, and pine.

The taste follows. Floral, hoppy, citric. Easy-drinking. Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall, very good and deservingly a legend, but maybe not as mind-blowing as I expected. 9/10

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Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Looks pretty arrogant or menacing, maybe a blend of both. Hazy dirty orange caramel with a constant cascade of bubbles making their way to the well laced, cream colored sheet on top. Nose is potent a few feet away, as the grapefruit dandelion duo overpowers. Any questions on depth are immediately washed away upon first swig, as the grapefruit and floral attack has caramel malt backup before this shockingly light drinker all but vanishes, leaving a memorable bitterness.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.3/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a muddy orange color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Speckled lace, semi-sticky.
The aroma possessed a fine blend of citrusy and piney hops - bold, zesty, spicy and bitter claiming a nice smooth caramel malt base following into a light earthiness.
The flavor was fully bittersweet between the citrus, pine, and zesty sort of spicy hop boldness. Malt base tasted nice against the hops. Aftertaste was light and kept to the hops more than expected for an APA.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a great sessionability about it. Hop harshness isn't distracting - bitterness is there but not controlling.
Overall, well done APA, spectacular for a session, a bit hoppier for the style but an honest to goodness all around great beer!

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Photo of NamelessBeerDrinker
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm of the subspecies that was never too crazy about extremely hoppy beers, but I'll drink this any time. Between Zombie Dust and Three Floyd's Yum Yum, there must be a pale ale aficionado in me yet.

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Photo of sportprosecutor
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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