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:
10,006
Reviews:
1,557
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
4,754
Gots:
3,287
For Trade:
102
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Ratings: 10,006 |  Reviews: 1,557
Photo of Cearo
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cherche
3.75/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scooterr62
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Spectacular Hop flavor.

Right balance of citrus and pine flavor

Great!

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

Super Flavorful for a APA. Hoppy in smell and flavor. Juicy and slight bitter finish with citrus inbetween. Considering its a single hop beer, it is delicious.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thrilled to get my hands on such a highly rated beer. Bottle looks cool and hoping what's inside lives up to the hype. Bottled 3/17/17 so pouring this one fresh. Pours a "typical" APA color- medium amber and just a bit hazy. Decent one-finger head but lots of carbonation based on the bubbles streaming from the bottom of my glass. Leaves fantastic lacing as beer is consumed.

Smells hoppy of course, but not overly so. Somewhat light and floral. Obvious citrus tones-- grapefruit for sure-- and sweetness. Malts on the nose as well.

Taste is bitter from Citra hops with hints of citrus. Malts and bread blended well with the hops. Very smooth and well balanced taste overall for this style.

Feel is light, carbonated, and dry.

Overall, I can't complain. A great beer, not world-class IMHO. Thankfully this is not the best pale ale I've ever had as it is hard to come by where I'm from. However, I would absolutely pick this up again if given the chance. The overall balance is this beer's strong point.

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Photo of varian7
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of biggoon16
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of JLK7299
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DabblinWiscCraft
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up my limit of two 12 oz bottles at Discount Liquor on Oklahoma in Milwaukee. Bottling stamp states this one is about three months old. Poured right from the fridge into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a bright apricot, quite cloudy with particulate, with a dense half-inch cream-colored head that has some nice retention and leaves considerable lacing on the glass. Through the fine particulate, a healthy visible carbonation is present.

S: A fruity aroma is present as I open the bottle, even before pouring. Big ripe stone fruit, orange, grapefruit, melon, and pineapple are all represented in the bouquet--these notes play on top of cracker malts. Just a bit of funky hop notes--slightly grassy and herbal--complete the experience.

T: The taste is considerably more bitter at the front than what I was bracing for. The fruit notes are there, but they lack some of that fresh, ripe quality they had in the nose--I'm getting quite a bit of grapefruit and citrus rind at the front, mingling with some pine and grassy hop flavor above a cracker malt base. As the flavor moves to the middle, there's more of that funky/herbal hop flavor coming through, along with some deeper stone fruit flavors. There's just a hint of warming alcohol as the flavor transitions to the back end. The back brings more of the citrus rind/grapefruit and stone fruit character--certainly on the more bitter end of the spectrum--and the close brings assertive citrus rind and pine bitterness, with just a bit of tropical and stone fruit lingering above it all.

F: On the lighter side of medium-bodied, this one never feels watery on the palate. Very nice level of carbonation, affording this one a bright, smooth, bitter, and dry feel in turns. While the finish brings the bitter, the dry close allows a lot of flavors to continue playing on the palate in the aftertaste.

O: I don't know that this beer ever could have lived up to my expectations and the hype surrounding it, but I will say that it's a very good beer well worth finding. It could be the date of the bottle, but I was hoping that more of the ripe, juicy fruit notes from the nose would be present in the taste. I will say that very few pale ales I've tried have anything close to the flavor depth of this one, and everything--from the look to the smell to the feel--is really on point.

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Photo of ryno6616
4.07/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a disappointment for me.
Been waiting a while to give it a try and finally scored one thanks to my buddy Jake in MN.
As I said to him - in my opinion, beers like this had their time, and I appreciate that I was able to give it a try but it was like Pliny for me - good, fun to check it off the list, but it falls way short compared to the east coast stuff I drink all the time. Trillium, Tree House etc etc....
Check it off the list if you get the chance. I wont be on the hunt for any more.

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Photo of Hoosier84
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maestro0708
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a nonic pint glass. Bottling date is 3/7/17, 18 days ago.

Zombie Dust pours a hazy golden orange color, with a nice two finger off-white head that has good retention throughout. The beer leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass and is a very nice looking beer overall.

The aroma of the beer is a pleasant combination of hops, with notes of citrus - primarily grapefruit and citrus rind - as well as piney and resinous scents.

The taste of this one is hop forward, but the various flavors are balanced well. Strong piney flavors are mellowed by citrus before a slightly bitter finish.

The mouth feel is crisp, with a medium body and carbonation on the low end of medium.

Overall, this liberally hopped APA is near perfect and well deserving of its reputation.

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Photo of haoquanlin
4.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery Aroma: caramel, citrus Appearance: deep golden with a white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter finish Tasty

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Photo of Jman69
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Bonkinishwa
4.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

3 Floyds Brewing Co. - Zombie Dust. 6.2% ABV. 16oz pint glass ordered at a restaurant.

Look: Golden orange body, great clarity. Small, foamy off white head on top.

Smell: Juicy citrus fruits, with a lot of floral notes along with hops.

Feel: Medium bodied, extremely smooth.

Taste: Lots of citrus (orange, grapefruit), with a slight hop bitterness.

Overall: I can finally say I've had the renowned Zombie Dust! I can see why it has such a reputation, but also feel it was overrated. Great balance and great beer, but that's it.

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Photo of PhamilyJewels
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerRunner
4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Bottle poured into glass

Honey amber in color , thin wire ring

Candied fruit, peach , orange aroma

Taste of citrus hops , good smooth hop presence

Good beer

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

Photo of Oneguy73
4.37/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mzahn95
4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.53 out of 5 based on 10,006 ratings.
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