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Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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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4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy amber-orange color. About a two-finger off-white head with good retention, left a ring of foam at the edge as it faded.

S - Lots of grapefruit! Some mango, some tangerine, just overall really tropical fruit-y overall.

T - Follows the nose. A ton of grapefruit and a pretty large amount of tropical fruit. A little bit of piney bitterness. Definitely very tasty!

M - On the lighter side of medium-bodied. Not quite as carbonated as I expected. Just a little bit of oiliness that built up throughout the beer, which almost reminded me a little of the texture of grapefruit juice.

O - Very good! The tropical fruit and grapefruit notes were really enjoyable, and the scent was really just fantastic!

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4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Night Shift tulip. Huge, huge thanks to my friend Bobby for giving me this massive want of mine.

Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a lovely two-finger head eggshell-white head. Good head retention--maybe 4 minutes or so--before it gradually subsides to a thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Plentiful and sticky lacing, albeit fairly wispy.

On the nose...welp, this is definitely a Citra beer. Potent grapefruit leads the charge out of the glass, with only slightly subtler notes of orange, mango, and papaya not far behind. Some onion and cat piss dankness poke through the tropical fruit and citrus bombardment. Truly a phenomenal-smelling beer.

Taste largely follows the smell, and is equally delicious. Massive grapefruit on the front of the palate gives way to a veritable explosion of tropical fruit mid-palate. Mango, papaya, passionfruit, even some strawberry...it's all there. Sweet earthy malts mingle pleasantly to remind you that despite all appearances to the contrary, this is not quite an IPA. A touch of racey piney bitterness on the back of the palate mingles with lingering sweet fruitiness and subtle vegetal hop notes.

Mouthfeel was interesting in that it felt a bit thin on the front of the palate, then a bit thick and oily on the back. A good level of carbonation keeps the beer from feeling too watery on the front of the palate, though, while it similarly prevented the back from becoming too sticky.

On the whole, while I contest ZD's classification as a pale ale and not an IPA, there is no doubt in my mind that it is phenomenal regardless of style. A truly delicious beer that I will be actively seeking out more of.

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4.96/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The hype is real on this one. If it's fresh that is. I'm normally not a stickler for IPA freshness, but for some reason, this beer needs to be consumed within about a month of it's bottling date, or it just falls off a cliff. When it's fresh though, it's one of the best representations of the style on the world. Bitter, yet floral. Fruity, but still piney. It's a glorious beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Looks pretty good: slightly cloudy orange....very thick white head that has good retention.

S: Definitely the strongest aspect of this beer. The nose just has an amazing tropical bouquet of grapefruit, orange, mango and passionfruit that just invites you to take a drink. This is one of the best smelling beers of all time.

T: Taste follows the nose closely. Loads of tropical fruit. You also get a bit of the floral and dankness from the hops, too...really nice. There's a bit of bready malt support throughout, but this is really a hop-loaded APA...pushes the boundaries of the APA/IPA line.

M: This is a bit too thick, in my opinion....I think a bit lighter on the palate and it would be perfect. Really FEELS like a strong IPA in this aspect.

O: Obvious top-tier APA. The hop bouquet is amazing, the nose is better than pretty much any other APA (and most IPAs/DIPAs I've had.) The only criticism (if any) is with the thick mouthfeel.

But seriously...this beer is as close to perfection as you can get with an APA.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 10,208 ratings
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