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Substitute for Zombie Dust?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by --Dom--, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. --Dom--

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    So I love Zombie Dust, I mean who doesn't? The problem is obviously it's about as hard to find as a frickin 4 leaf clover. I live less than 5 minutes away from the brewery, which by the way is the only place they sell it in bottles, and I can't even get my hands on it. So have you had it? And if so, can you think of a subtitute? Something available, sessionable, reasonably priced? What's your go to session ale?
     
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    I have a recipe if that helps

    ;)
     
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  3. HoosierBrew

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    Go Wednesday or Thursday mid day. If you wait til Friday or Saturday they're probably sold out due to demand. I've made several trips from Valpo and always get it. $10/six or $35/case. Drinking one now actually. If you we're here I'd offer you one. Cheers.
     
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  4. bootlegger1929

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    uh.. it's kinda everywhere in Chicago if you know where to look.... and the brewery has it often.
     
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    Only place they sell it in bottles is the brewery? Hardly. They distribute to Chicago in quite a few locations, from your classy bottle shops to Binny's. Problem is that everyone buys a case when they see it and it sells out real fast. You gotta know when and where to look!

    There's no real substitute for it, but if you haven't tried Bell's Two Hearted it's inexpensive and you'll get that readily available. It's 90% as good IMO.
     
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    Flower Power is sorta close but ZD stands on its own, that's for sure.
     
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    Victory's Hop Devil
     
  8. MickJ0nes

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    Two Hearted has never impressed me. I've never had ZD or FP. But if your looking for tangerine, grapefruit, citra explosion dance party breakfast ipa.... find Head Hunter.
     
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    Bear Republic Racer X and Columbus Brewing Co's IPA or Bodhi DIPA which is supposedly being bottled for the first time this month so be on the lookout.
     
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  10. --Dom--

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    Was looking on beermenus, looks like these Ohio brews don't distribute outside Ohio. Bummer.
     
  11. MichPaul

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    Don't believe that for a second dude... I live 2 1/2 hours away and I was able to get it at the pub. Suck it up! ("Sucks" is truly working on my ZD cravings)
     
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  12. --Dom--

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    Ya I wasn't saying you can't get it on tap. I just had it on tap Saturday. And ya Sucks rules. In fact, amma go open one up right now :D
     
  13. awhipker

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    Closest thing that I've had was Peeper from Maine Brewing Co.
     
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    I wish I agreed since I can get Peeper so easily, but its a huge difference IMO. I have one bottle of ZD left however so I am going to have to do some of my own comparisons listed here : )

    Luckily I have a few bottles of 'sucks' as well
     
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    Schlafly TIPA is somewhat close but may be hard to find now that they are done brewing it for the year
     
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  16. VitoFerrante

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    Flower Power is basically a clone of ZD. I have my bullet proof vest on from all the hate-shrapnel this post will cause! Headwaters Pale Ale by Victory is in the same spirit as ZD. Bitter American by 21st Amendment is also in the same spirit, but not a clone. I would just sample many different American Pale Ales to see what you think is close. Southern Tier has Live coming out that is VERY close! There are a few that come very close, but none are 100%. The citra hops is the key here!
     
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    SweetWater IPA is a very grapefruit citrus heavy IPA, I think you'd like it, though they don't distribute very far.
     
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    GET IT AT BINNYS! Great clarity! Roby Tones!
     
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    o_O
     
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    Flower power came out first...I agree they are very similar but it would be more proper to say ZD is a clone of FP.
     
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    Agreed. While ZD is absolutely awesome, Flower Power being so much easier to get in our area (Philadelphia) versus ZD, makes it even better.
     
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    If I may also kindly ask: is there a reason why you would only drink one beer and fear for not having it? I did enjoy Zombie Dust very much so, so I can see and understand the love.

    But if I may share my personal thoughts. As much as I would love a beer(Verdi Imperial Stout is my ALL time favorite) I would be ok with not having it. As the old adage goes: You can not enjoy the sweet without have tasted the sour. Or even better yet, Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
     
  23. atomic

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    Where do you look in chicago?
     
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    Dude, it's available in cases at the pub all the time. At a completely awesome price of $35. If you live 5 minutes away you should be loaded with it.
     
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    Schlafly Tasmanian IPA is incredible. One of the few IPA's that tastes as good as ZD (or maybe better)
     
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    Tasmanian IPA better than ZD, please sir. I'm working and don't want to erupt in laughter as I just did. must be from St Louis.

    it's definitely good, maybe great. just leave it at that.
     
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    It's been a while since I had ZD but I had Peeper this last weekend when I was in DC and I immediately thought of ZD. I could give a better opinion if I had them side by side.
     
  28. CLCardinal84

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    Nope, actually I live in Chicago. To each their own. I thought Tasmanian was amazing. Granted ZD is the one beer I could drink everyday for the rest of my life, sometimes I enjoy a change.
     
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    Look for some of your local, small brewpubs coming out with Mosiac hopped IPAs... It's similar, and hasn't blown up yet. Sample, full growlers and win.
     
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    This, sucks taste a lot like zdust
     
  31. MichPaul

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    Yeah, I guess he expected you to deliver it to his doorstep. And when you didn't, he says he just can't seem to get it! ;)
     
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    oh them citra hops..... how they haunt my palate. Thanks to all who made it a fun discussion, that's all it was meant to be, some of you guys need to lighten up.
     
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    Waiting for someone to suggest SN Torpedo. Because someone always does. And they are wrong. I don't care that it also has citra.
     
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    Can anyone say White Rajah from the Brew Kettle????
     
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    I think you may have meant ZD is a clone of FP....FP has been around a lot longer ;)
     
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    Closest I've found is Odd Side Citra Pale Ale, but that's tap only...
     
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    Toppling Goliath PseudoSue is very similar to Zombie Dust imo. I actually like it even better. It's on tap fairly regularly here in Madison, not sure about where you are.
     
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    The only 21st Amendment's Bitter American has in common with Zombie Dust is that its made with hops. Its a completely different style.
     
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    I think u better check this very web site. Both beers are labeled as APA for style. Last time I had them side by side, they seemed very similar.
     
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    I agree they need to be compared directly to get a good comparison. Hopefully I will get a chance to
     
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