Zombie Dust | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Zombie DustZombie Dust
BA SCORE
4.59/5
10,171 Ratings
Zombie DustZombie Dust
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
Ranking:
#36
Reviews:
1,592
Ratings:
10,171
pDev:
8.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,778
Gots:
3,361
Trade:
103
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 10,171 |  Reviews: 1,592
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into glass. Bottling date is stamped as 9-28-17.
Golden colored body, persistent white cap, good amount of lacing.
Tropical and citrus fruit lead the aroma, with some bready malt in the background.
Well balanced taste of tropical and citrus, backed by malt. Classic rind bitterness at the end.
Very thick mouth feel for a pale ale, totally lip smacking.
A wonderfully balanced and classic style American pale ale. Totally tasty and quaffable.

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Photo of sholbert
4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Copper pour, good, tight head. Lots of floral and citrus hops on the nose. Starts with sweet citrus on palate, then finishing with a piney bitterness.

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Photo of BreweryRun
4/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMartin
4.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schinebd
4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tcorbs88
4.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jkblr
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottled 9/28/17 poured into a 3F tulip pint glass at fridge temp. The beer pours bright orange amber in color with generous, sticky off white head. Retention and lacing are world class. The aroma is strong citrus fruit and peel. The taste is intense citrus with a background of pine. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and dry. There is some oily and powdery hop presence in the feel of this beer that is unique and powerful. Overall, excellent. This beer disappears in a day, every week, at every store in town. Still relevant and pursued in spite of 1000s of new IPAs available. Recommended.

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Photo of dcotom
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It turns out that all the time I've spent trying to track this down was absolutely worth it. Beautiful, oh-so-very-slightly hazy golden colored pour, with a thick, long-lasting head that left lots of lacing as it settled. Perfectly balanced, with a solid malt backbone that allows the floral and citrusy hops center stage. Pleasant grapefruit-zest and pine resin bitterness, with a crisp, dry finish. Well crafted, insanely drinkable, absolutely stunningly delicious. Well worth going miles and miles out of your way for.

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Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adipilla8708
4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of monorailred
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WormGod
4.71/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Traded for this at Other Half not that long ago, remembering that this one of the highest-rated American Pale Ales when I signed up for this site years ago. Sure, I used to have the Alpha King and Troegs Nugget Nectar as brews that I thought were nearly as good as life itself but over time, things changed. With that in mind, I was eager to see if that this just as good as it's lofty rating. This was a solid beer with enough going for it but not as good as the APA's and IPA's that have ascended to the top of my personal pantheon.

Nice pour to this as the beer was almond-hued with plenty of head and a nearly-clear appearance to it. Lots of lacing was left behind but the odd thing about this beer was that most of it was on the *middle* of my pint glass. A good amount of pine, pineapple, and sweet malt were on the nose with tangerine, grapefruit, and stickiness coming in on the taste. Felt much stronger than it was in actuality and with enough biscuit and some caramel malt here, this came across as very nicely balanced!

This went down nicely but was not a quick sipper by any means. Without being overly heavy or hopped, this was one of the better examples of the style that I've had, without any overly bright flavor in particular. Worth seeking out as an old-school beer that still holds up well over time!

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Photo of PDXAmbassador
4.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chris826
3.83/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveCash
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmagsi2050
4.81/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best pale ales around.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.24/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaxxInked49
4.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sporeg
3.75/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevebroseke
4.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsm45
4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oldn00b
2.61/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I finally had some of this, received in a trade. Only a couple weeks old but was a total malt bomb. I've been told that you can find this on shelves in tons of places these days. Sounds like the QC isn't where it needs to be. This was sub par by most any standard, but likely due to being stored at room temp for 2 weeks.

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Photo of Eammon1920
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaten454
4.66/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 10,171 ratings
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