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:
10,104
Reviews:
1,580
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
4,768
Gots:
3,333
For Trade:
104
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Ratings: 10,104 |  Reviews: 1,580
Photo of Datdubj1988
4.17/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tillmac62
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BOD 3/30/16. Clear light amber (dark gold) pour. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

World class nose of citra hops - orange, pineapple, mango - over a pale malt base with a touch of biscuit and caramel.

Light medium body that is smooth in texture with a oily slickness. Very good carbonation / body balance with a mildly effervescent middle and a prickly finish.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding when rather cold, but becomes world class nearer room temperature. Being single hop, it is not complex but it is reasonable in intensity and very well balanced. It begins with a blended flavor that separates, to a degree, from the middle on. First is a general citrus flavor that hints at zest then flows to a mildly bittered middle. Bitterness is balanced by a subtle sweetness underneath that never really takes center stage when very cold, but shines near room temperature. From here the tropicals arrive...mango, pineapple and finally orange. Throughout the taste experience is a subtle earthy dank current that makes its strongest showing just before and through the finish. The finish lingers with a light dryness and zest.

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Photo of dannyrotten
4.64/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvice2280
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rodosman
4.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeer_guy1
4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of FiremanChris
4.12/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopHunter19
5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice dark orange amber color white head sticks nice lacing
S - nice big orange zest, grapefruit, lemon lime
T - pops even more so.than the smell, orange zest, grapefruit, lemon lime, nice and bitter
M - light-medium mouthfeel, bitter, alcohol covere, aftertaste is orange zest
O - straight up Citra bomb, best Citra pale ale to date. Tastes like orange juice.

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Photo of Bspeech03
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jrandlett8
1.91/5  rDev -57.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of enrique_m
4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

look: golden colored, 3 inches of white head, and very nice lacing.
smell: tons of citrus in the smell.
taste: pine resin, citrus, very bitter.
feel: smooth with a bitter end, medium bodied.
overall: delicious and highly recommended.

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

Photo of Beginner2
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Were I ever a 3 Floyds devotee, my rating would earn me the label of apostate.
But never a true believer in the sanctity of piling-in-the-hops, I suggest that the mania around Zombie Dust should recede into history.
This beer smacks the buds with hops to the point that I cannot taste subtleties in the malts.
I do not need to drink this beer ever again. And why make the effort? It is too hard to find !

An American classic... or is it time to fade from fashion. I choose the latter for Zombie Dust.

3 months later, I broke my vow above and had it again at 3 Floyds brewpub along with the cheese plate. It went well with a sharp cheese, so I bumped up the OA rating by .25. Had again four weeks later, also on tap. No rating change.

8/8/17 No change. Not for me.

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Photo of The_Curl
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Joel_Ouellet
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jkolls
4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Smell: big citra notes orange tangerine pineapple grapefruit bready malts hop resin

Taste: upfront sweet citrus fruit orange tangerine middle of the mouth you get a nice bready malt that really helps compliment the hops. Grapefruit pith orange peel in the finish you get zested lemon fresh cut grass and a big hoppy piney resin bitterness.

Feel: light Medium body pretty dry in the finish. Hop biterness lingers in the aftertaste.

Overall: this is the standard for a west coast american pale ale. A Big hop presence that's complimented with a touch of malt. sweet citrus fruits help add depth to the beer. An absolute treat!

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Photo of TomMorris
4.45/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of erauch33
1.95/5  rDev -57%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

The one beer I am still trying to determine what the fuss is all about. Overrated.

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Photo of Ah-yeah
4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChiCubs78
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.53 out of 5 based on 10,104 ratings.
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