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
Ranking:
#35
Reviews:
1,597
Ratings:
10,289
pDev:
8.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 10,289 |  Reviews: 1,597
Photo of ScaryEd
4.19/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's time. The hype train has arrived in my neighborhood. Do I jump on or flip it off as it meanders on by?

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated the day this review is being written. I had hoped to score a case that hadn't been bottled yet but you know how it is.

Pours a lightly hazy orange golden color with a 2-finger off-white head. When the head dissipates it leaves a nice fluffy crown around the beer. Not much lacing to speak of.

The aroma has a ton of orange and some mild grapefruit. Par for the course for Citra hopped ales. Not a knock, that's just how it is.

The taste, like the nose, is all citrus. Orange and grapefruit, maybe some tangerine. Finishes lightly bitter and piney.

The feel is medium bodied with moderately high carbonation. Just a slight lingering bitterness.

Overall, a great pale ale that doesn't quite meet the hype but honestly, who cares? It's a great beer with a great flavor. If citra is your thing then so will this beer be.

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Photo of ChrisTota
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hperea
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 1levelabove247
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jrinad70
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I've ever had!

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Photo of Scratch1409
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

First, a special thanks to my new beer bud Brad who went above and beyond to get this beer in my hands. Pours a slightly cloudy yellowish orange with a one-finger head. Aromas of citrus and grapefruit rind/pith. OK, this beer has been so hyped to me, it will be hard for it to live up to expectations but here goes. Damn, that is tasty! Lots of tropical flavors with citrus dominating. Not a ton of caramel malt taste which is a definite plus for me. Not overly bitter, and also contributing to the nice mouthfeel, not over-carbonated. And this is only an APA. I have had many IPAs that can't match the fresh hop flavor. Believe what you've heard...this is a GREAT Pale Ale!

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Photo of tbryant21
4.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonesy1981
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerBird82
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtk21351
4.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brzezniak88
3.83/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrandonMcCarthy
2.86/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a pale ale person so obviously not my thing but was worth a try.

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Photo of lloydboss
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackd33
4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of goblue30
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pezhead_79
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice floral aroma helps set the expectations for one of the best pale ales around. This is a great beer to enjoy on a nice warm Indiana summer day. Many will tell you the hype is not justified. Those individuals are the reason beer geeks get a bad rap. Just because everyone says something is good, does not mean it's overrated. If you have never enjoyed a ZD, try to find one. While it won't likely be your best beer of all time, it will still be a really good choice.

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Photo of Mrdiesel
4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very good APA, but extremely overrated IMO. I may be spoiled, as I have access to it almost whenever ( seasonal). It has very good drinkability, but doesn't knock my socks off. If anyone wants it to judge for themselves, let me know.

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Photo of SipofZombie
4.35/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nfeldkamp
4.92/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

17 days old poured from a 12 oz bottle. Pours golden amber color with minimal white head which quickly disappeared leaving minimal lacing. The smell is strong citrus (mostly orange) and hops, as would be expected from a citra-hopped APA. This borders the edge of an IPA, but it's done brilliantly. The mouthfeel is strong carbonation but smooth. The taste is all citrus, orange,and hops with almost no lasting bitterness but a good malt balance on the back end. This is an outstanding beer that would be a daily drinker for me if I had access to it.

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Photo of dcjones82
4.27/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'm not a big fan of pale ale's but, I saw this recently on tap at a growler bar and thought I would see what all the hype was about.

L- Poured into a 16 oz. Pint glass, looks like a typical pale ale. Hazy, light orange, with a foamy head and good lacing.
S- All of these pale ales smell similar to me, this one is no different. Hoppy, citrus, and grapefruit smell.
T- Taste follows the nose, hoppy with a very good balance. Not overly bitter, but it's there.
F- Pretty heavy, took me a while to finish.
O- Well, this was about what I expected for the style. I don't prefer this type, but I can see why it is popular. Thought this was an excellent pale ale, one of the better ones I've had. If you haven't had a chance to try it, check it out, it's worthy of the hype! Highly recommended!

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

Photo of Jpkoppli
4.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Zombie Dust from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 10,289 ratings
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