Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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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:
9,999
Reviews:
1,557
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
4,756
Gots:
3,283
For Trade:
102
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Photo of PrairieDog
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clvand0
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JReale
4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SamuelCovert91
4.38/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of spw109
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of ljbonadonna92
4.52/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Ebru
4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RBMurphy4
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

All around, Zombie Dust is an exceptional American Pale Ale, showcasing the best of the Citra Hop. While TG's Psuedosue is very similar and even has a little more complexity of taste than it (have done side-by-sides numerous times), Zombie Dust always takes the cake with its balance, approachability and citrusy goodness.

While it remains my favorite APA and even IPA (lines are blurred a bit with ZD), it needs to be enjoyed fresh as the smell/taste fades quickly and becomes almost a different beer after 4 weeks. This is my only knock on it. Usually not a problem at retail as these brews move quickly.

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Photo of adamlee1983
4.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RVA_BDK
4.17/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomewhereInTheMiddle
4.88/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cmf
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 12 oz to becker. Somewhat clear with an amber color and a powerful aroma. Pine hops and fruit. Excellent flavor of pine (obviously) and nuts and with a little bitter kick. Lots of flavor. Cream mouthfeel. Overall excellent.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.96/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cajzr8
4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DMcGirr
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoBears1868
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Arecker
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.6/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.41/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Perfect, sparkling amber, with a large beige head that leaves behind a nice, thin blanket.

Catty pine and grapefruit aromas--this is kicked up a zillion notches from what one should expect from an "APA"--I don't know how this isn't just classified as an IPA but man is this powerful. There are some funky, musty elements from the hops at time, such as rug, copper, and a little visit from the allium family.

Tastes like grapefruit candy, with cracker and light pine. There is a hint of graham, bringing back some memories of Permanent Funeral, one of my favorites, but it's far in the background. Otherwise, some caramel malt is also present.

Zombie Dust is actually quite balanced compared to the nose, and even a little sweet compared to how I remember myself having it for the first time so long ago, thinking it was such a tongue searing bitter monstrosity. I've had far more imposing hop bombs than this, but it still has a good bitter kick if you're not used to or ready for it.

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Photo of Adfischer5
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wobbly
4.17/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Like many of the overly hyped (and hopped) IPA's, this is a very good but overrated beer.

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.53 out of 5 based on 9,999 ratings.
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