Zombie Dust

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by RaulMondesi, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    That's def a Whale, a Bomber of ZD?
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  2. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    You run a beer store and you are trying to move your other product, so I empathize with you in that regard. However, to say you have a beer that can replace the ZD craving, like two hearted, is asenine and transparent. ZD is arguably the best hoppy beer the Midwest has produced ever. Until another regularly available citra ipa or apa rears it's head in distro (sucks sucks), you will continue to pine of your ZD woes.
  3. ESeab

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    Agreed, I just started giving people beer that they won't go get themselves that I know they won't be able to get soon, even at the expense that I won't be able to get it for a while either (sucks, FIS). Spread the Love, it comes around. And no, I've never had zombie dust :stuck_out_tongue:
  4. gigaknight

    gigaknight Initiate (0) Aug 12, 2010 Illinois

    I didn't say I could recommend a beer that would replace a ZD "craving", as I don't know of any other single-hopped Citra Pales or IPAs distributed in our area, and even if there were, Floyds' house ale yeast strain is arguably even more responsible for the flavor than the hop bill. Rather, I was lamenting the behavior of much of the craft beer community with regard to ZD. I've seen grown men throw tantrums over not being allowed as much as they want, as well as others who go from store to store purchasing as much as possible each week, leaving little or none for those who have never tried it and would be content with a 6pk every month or two. One could certainly say this behavior isn't limited to Zombie Dust, but in my experience, it's even worse than with other rare beers (bourbon-aged limited releases, etc) because it is produced year-round, and people seem to exhibit feelings of entitlement to Zombie Dust that I don't see as much with other beers (be it because they love zombies, are bigger fans of Three Floyds, haven't had any in two weeks, etc.) My opinion of the beer itself is inconsequential, but it's undeniable and widely observed that douches and hoarders exist everywhere, including the beer community, and I've witnessed a disproportionate amount of hoarding, blind-allegiance, and tantrum throwing when it comes to Zombie Dust in particular.

    I truly can't complain though. While I have to field questions about the stuff all day, there's always plenty of Mirror Pond, Alpha King, Racer 5, and other out-of-this world beers around for me to stock up in that might not be there if Zombie Dust wasn't distracting so much of the community. Cheers!
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  5. terryg75

    terryg75 Initiate (0) Sep 23, 2012

    Its on tap right now in Granville, Ohio at Brews.
  6. Shakory

    Shakory Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wisconsin

    no dust in bottles in milwaukee from what i have seen but there has been plenty on tap lately. Go to discount on 51st and oklahoma they have all the 3floyds we can get here, which is quite a bit
  7. pants4

    pants4 Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Hope they have some when you go.. it's not always available 100% of the time.
  8. beerandtheghost

    beerandtheghost Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    Zombie Dust wouldn't be the success it is were it named "Fairy Dust".

    The marketing and art make this decent beer extraordinary. I'll text you a video of me drain-pouring it if you don't agree with everything I say.
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  9. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Poo-Bah (1,760) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I'm not that fond of the packaging, and I hate zombie garbage as a whole because it's been so overdone in movies/TV shows, games, etc.
  10. beerandtheghost

    beerandtheghost Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    Drain pour!
  11. BigGene

    BigGene Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2010 Florida

    I had never had ZD then I got one from a first time trader. Dam good, now I know what all the hype is about.

    I can honestly say I have not had a bad beer from FFF and I have had a few
    Apocalypse cow
    Arctic panzer wolf (was decent)
    Red Wytch
    Alpha King

    And after Huna day I aim to get myself a DL.
  12. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Would you point us in the direction of a better pale ale that we can find in Chicago?
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  13. beerandtheghost

    beerandtheghost Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    It's not a matter of better, so much as it is that Zombie Dust is just, "meh". I would argue that Alpha King is far better. But, you know, beer reviews are totally objective.
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  14. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I'd say AK and ZD are pretty much on par, the only difference is the hops used and like, .2% abv. But thanks for pointing us to an equally hard to find beer from the same brewery no less.
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  15. beerandtheghost

    beerandtheghost Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    Hey, you asked!

    I don't know where you're from, but in the midwest, AK flows from our faucets!
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  16. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    ZD is on tap in at least 2-3 different bars in Chi at any given time. I mention this because I won't travel specifically to a bar because they have AK on tap. ZD? Different story. It is the quintessential all citra APA/IPA.
  17. beerandtheghost

    beerandtheghost Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Illinois

    I'm drain-pouring a Zombie Dust, just for you tonight. :slight_smile:
  18. timholio

    timholio Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2009 California

    Can anyone compare the ZD to Lagunitas Sucks? Ive not had ZD yet- trying to setup trade now. The LS is the most citra heavy beer Ive had - its really too much citra for my taste, but my Pliny loving girlfriend is nuts about it.

    I occasionally do blind taste tests with my faves to find a new #1 (I highly recommend it, have someone else pour and wear blindfold). So far I like then Green Flash West Coast IPA as my #1 (thank god its everywhere!), then maybe Firestone UJ and Blind Pig. Although the Pig is milder hops than I really want, I call it Bland Pig but still love it.
  19. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois


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  20. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Initiate (55) Aug 6, 2011 Washington
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    Is it me or does ZD taste more like an IPA than an APA? An APA is ususally more balanced I thought. This damn thing is fully of hoppiness goodness.
  21. browniewithnuts

    browniewithnuts Devotee (434) Oct 12, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Hoping to make my first visit over to the land of 3 floyds for dark lord day. Hoping to be in the nirvanal state that you're in. Dark Lord, Zombie Dust, Dreadnaught, Gumball, so many to try!
  22. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey
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    Looks as if I just completed a trade for ZD. Safe to say I'm pretty ecstatic!
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  23. brian4beer

    brian4beer Initiate (129) Jan 27, 2013 Indiana
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    yes you did and you will enjoy, damn storm is going to delay your package however
  24. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,808) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    This is an early contender for post of the year.
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  25. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/144/88074 I've had this beer and zombie dust before, you would be surprised at the similarity. You can defiantly tell the difference but it's not as big as one might think.
  26. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    Closest thing I've tasted to ZD is Citra Ninja, nearly identical juicy citra notes, just massively different malt bills.
  27. LivingWeapon

    LivingWeapon Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2012 Illinois

    Yeah it was the greatest thing ever when I finally got my hands on it. But now living 20 minutes from 3Fs the novelty has worn off. I think 3Fs has a number of better beers than ZD, not that anyone thinking ZD is the greatest thing ever is wrong.
  28. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    I guess you have to drink a beer a "few hundred" times to decide you don't like it.
  29. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Never heard of citra ninja before but you've peaked my interest. Maybe you and me should start hyping that beer until everyone glombs onto it and then we can drink our ZD in peace.
  30. CityofBals

    CityofBals Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    It's gotten plenty of hype, it's just a timed release and when it's gone, it's gone. It's the #1 best new beer of 2012, from the #1 best new brewery in the world, Pipeworks.
  31. Docrock

    Docrock Defender (686) Jan 21, 2012 Illinois
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    I wouldn't compare sucks and ZD, they are way different. I hosted a DIPA tasting two weeks ago with Sucks, Hopslam, Double Jack, Pliny, Hopmouth, Arctic Panzer, and Palate Wrecker...

    Sucks and Hopslam were rated the top and very close, followed by Double Jack then Pliny.

    ZD just doesn't have the same body to it as the DIPA's and for good reason, its not a DIPA, but you can drink more than 1 or 2 ZD at a time, plus for Three Floyd's its relatively inexpensive..

    If you want a Three Floyd's beer to compare with Sucks you should try Dreadnaught, it's one of their most balanced beers and its the same style.
  32. Shagator

    Shagator Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Dreadnaught is one of my favorite beers and I really like APW as well. Usually if I can find one or the other i will grab at least one. With that being said we got ZD down here in KY a few weeks ago and it exceeded the hype. It is one of the best beers I have had, and then I had Rye Da Tiger. I think I like it more than ZD
  33. MrMcGibblets

    MrMcGibblets Meyvn (1,239) Jan 14, 2007 Illinois
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    this beer was great before it was called zombie, before it had a label, and fff shit has always been scarce. get your shit right, its about the beer, not your alleged marketing.
  34. MrMcGibblets

    MrMcGibblets Meyvn (1,239) Jan 14, 2007 Illinois
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    i love it every bit a much as the first batch of cenotaph...i really dont get why people think its in demand because of zombies...fucking ridiculous
  35. MrMcGibblets

    MrMcGibblets Meyvn (1,239) Jan 14, 2007 Illinois
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    those kegs didnt kick as fast because not as many people knew about it/not as much hype.
  36. MrMcGibblets

    MrMcGibblets Meyvn (1,239) Jan 14, 2007 Illinois
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    gigaknight if u think red chair and antihero compare to it, just say so. dont make shit up.
  37. SatlyMalty

    SatlyMalty Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2012 Washington

    ^^^ Settle down sir.
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  38. HOP_KING

    HOP_KING Initiate (170) Jan 30, 2013 Illinois

    Yep, best beer out there.

    Hop King will be at the brewery Wednesday for a stopover.
  39. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Definitely a fantastic beer worthy of its accolades.
  40. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    i searched beer menus for the availability of three floyds near jersey, philly, nyc...im coming up dry on all fronts...does the east coast really get the stick with certain beers or am i just getting unlucky? lol i really wanna try some of their stuff
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