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Zombie Dust versus Flower Power

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by VitoFerrante, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. ripps1

    ripps1 Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 New Jersey

    I've only had flower power so my vote goes to that. Yeah, I'm bias what can I say
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  2. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    ISO: Zombie Dust FT: Flower Power
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  3. SenorHops

    SenorHops Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 Rhode Island

    Flower Power and wider availability should not be used in the same sentence.
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  4. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Initiate (186) Dec 10, 2006 Minnesota
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    Had my first Flower Power, on tap, tonight...a bit underwhelmed...Zombie Dust is much better IMO.
  5. DaveAnderson

    DaveAnderson Devotee (479) Jan 11, 2011 Minnesota

    Well, each is a 100% Citra-hopped pale ale, so it stands to reason that there would be similarities. We drank them side-by-side at Darkness Day just to make this comparison. Neither was a clear favorite.

    Oh, and it's pseudoSue. One word, lower-case p.
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  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,199) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I prefer Zombie Dust by a slight margin.
  7. shawnp

    shawnp Aspirant (235) Jan 15, 2010 Minnesota
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    I've had both fresh and I can say they are both great brews. I prefer FP due to the heavy amount of citrus I pick up.
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  8. Casedogg43

    Casedogg43 Initiate (0) Jan 4, 2012 Indiana
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    Recently did this testing.
    And Zombie Won in our group without a Vote Going to FP.

    In saying that Flower Power is real good. And I picked one up about a month ago, and thought it was good enough to challenge Zombie with. And def has the citrus smell and great nose. So it's damn good too.

    Zombie is in a world of it's own......
    On cask....Damn will probably stop in for one today, if there's any left!
  9. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (1,863) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Supporter Subscriber Beer Trader

    Zombie Flower Power Dust? Or maybe Power Zombie Flower Dust. Flower Zombie. Hmm, lots of options.
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  10. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (371) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    ZD isn't even FFF best pale/IPA. I would take Alpha King any day over ZD.
    Flower Power is a little too heavy for my taste.
    FP is local to me and I get it sometimes 2-3 days after bottling.

    Both are good beers.
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  11. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I don't get the love for AK when you have ZD in the same checkout aisle/nook.
  12. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (371) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    I would take an alpha king any day over a zombie dust
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  13. iko7jjm

    iko7jjm Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Flower Power showing back up on shelves in Philly/Nj thankfully.........
    Had ZD once while visiting the great city of Chicago, big fan of
    both................Daisy Cutter 16oz cans killer too.
  14. GRG1313

    GRG1313 Poo-Bah (3,472) Jan 15, 2009 California
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    Let's see, Rolls Royce or Bentley? Ferrari or Maserati? Mercedes or BMW? Chocolate chip ice cream, mint chocolate chip ice cream, mint chcolate chip with cherries, chocolate chocolate chip...???? Hmmmm? Which one is better? Hey, like bit above...(sorry for being so obnoxious) but...both beers are great!

    Me, just like I'd rather each mint chocolate chip over the others (yes..matter of taste not "quality") I'd rather drink Zombie Dust. One of my favorite beers on planet earth. Again...just a matter of taste.
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  15. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (371) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    I'm Drinking a Three Floyds Pride and Joy and I like it better than Zombie Dust

    Please don't get me wrong - Zombie Dust is great. Better than any West coast pissy IPA.
    But FFF makes the best pales and IPAs other than Two Hearted.
    Zombie just isnt the best one.
  16. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Champion (835) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    Just like almost every thread like this: Flower Power and Zombie Dust are both great in their own way. These brew vs. brew threads are the biggest waste of space on this site because they usually compare two great beers (as in this case). Why does their always have to be a beer that's "better" or "best?" Relax, kick back, and just enjoy both of them.
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    CORKSCREWFISH Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2011 Illinois

    Good Lord...don't! Thank me later.
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  18. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    I am thinking the same thing, but only to get out of the Hell Hole that is Illinois. I go by 3F once a week so I can get ZD anytime I want..always have at least 12 on hand, but Dreadnaught is my favorite 3F brew.
  19. Schwerzpunkt

    Schwerzpunkt Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012

    Never had Zombie Dust, but Flower Power is currently my favorite IPA. Man, I really want to try Zombie Dust!
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  20. Naterobsnyk4

    Naterobsnyk4 Initiate (175) Jan 25, 2012 New York

    I think there's no contest, Zombie Dust all day.
  21. Horbar

    Horbar Zealot (560) Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    Its fun!!!
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  22. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Baffling, but everyone likes different things. Two hearted is fantastic, that's for sure.
  23. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (485) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    How often we take for granted our local/easy to access beers. Flower Power is a staple in my fridge whereas I have never had Zombie Dust and would love to try some.
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  24. sdpaul

    sdpaul Aspirant (224) May 2, 2012 California
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    I have had both and I must they are neck and neck...great beers
  25. baconman91

    baconman91 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    Really?! Zombie Dust better? - No way, Flower Power takes it ..it's more Complex by far.
    I like Zombie, but come on folks.
    -- I love ZD's nose And intial taste but it falls off prtty fast, it doesnt linger as much as it shld (it does but doesnt..it's kinda thin & light). I say the "residual" (we'll call it) ;p ..is just a tweet flatter than i expected, from such a "supposed beast" - i (am) also drinking 1 right now. I think it's got a Cool name.. maybe That's why folks wanna like it so much :wink:

    - Flower Power edges it out a bit..sorry. But again, all the " bickering" cracks me up here...everybody has diff Tastes & likes, none more Obvious.
  26. baconman91

    baconman91 Initiate (0) Dec 13, 2009 Ohio

    .."make mine a Double tho, Bar-keep".
    - Sierra's Torpedo...leaves 'em (Both) in the..."Dust" ;P
  27. omniscientcause

    omniscientcause Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2010 District of Columbia

    I had both back to back two days ago...The FP was over a month old so it wasnt a fair comparison. It still was pretty close though.
  28. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (131) May 15, 2011 New York
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  29. BeerLover99

    BeerLover99 Poo-Bah (1,607) Dec 13, 2008 Illinois

    Flower Power is quite good (much easier to get, cases and cases at local beer stores),
    but Zombie Dust is just cosmically divine!

    Zombie Dust seems to be more of an IPA, than a Pale Ale.
  30. VonZipper

    VonZipper Disciple (399) Feb 9, 2011 New York
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    Traded a 12 pack of Flower Power for a 12 of Zombie Dust a few months ago. Both were fresh and I had them back to back. I'd give the edge to Zombie Dust, but I'm glad I can regularly get one of them.
  31. chase2634

    chase2634 Initiate (0) Nov 10, 2009 Pennsylvania

    ZD favored here, but FP is damn tasty too and easier for me to get!
  32. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,483) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  33. Larryken

    Larryken Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2008 Massachusetts

    never had the Dust....Flower Power I always get if on tap...it's a top IPA...
  34. jbecke2

    jbecke2 Aspirant (200) Oct 22, 2011 Illinois
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    I'm going to have to go with ZD. It's close but FP is missing something when side by side. Also FP has a extra Orange Zest or Mint maybe that I can do without. Both are very solid pale ales though. I always have ZD close by but ill never turn down an FP.
  35. kevflaherty

    kevflaherty Initiate (0) May 8, 2010 New York

    Zombie Dust gets my vote here
  36. marshmeli

    marshmeli Devotee (420) Feb 14, 2012 New York
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    Zombie, hands down...
  37. MaltMilkshake

    MaltMilkshake Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2011 California
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    Zombie Dust should only be compared to Hoppy Birthday. Those two are in a world of their own. I tend to favor HB (excuse the homerism) but not by much.
  38. jamvt

    jamvt Disciple (388) Aug 5, 2005 Massachusetts
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    Zombie Dust straddles the APA/IPA line and Flower Power straddles the IPA/DIPA. They're in different tiers no matter how you slice it. They both use copious amounts of similar hops, particularly in dry-hoping. I would compare ZD more to Hill Farmstead single IPA'S. They're both wonderful beers though that share a common bond.
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  39. Stevedore

    Stevedore Poo-Bah (3,808) Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I just had a Flower Power (best by April 2013) and I'd have to say that I prefer ZD as they stand now. Maybe off the bottling line fresh Flower Power could be better but its hard to say, they are sort of in different classes anyhow.
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