THREE FLOYDS ZOMBIE DUSTIn this review we once again examine a beer from the legendary Three Floyds.
WHY THREE FLOYDS?
Founded in 1996 by Nick Floyd in Munster, Indiana, Three Floyds is the brewery we at The Barley Whine have reviewed more than any other. Rated the top brewery in the world by RateBeer.com five of the last six years, and the recipient of top scores from Beer Advocate and us. Nick and the crew hit the scene with full flavored beers at a time when craft beer was still fetishizing British brown ales and Germanic lagers. Plus he has a strong interest in metal, fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons, and brings the imagery from these places to the branding and marketing of the Three Floyds products. Names like Dark Lord, Alpha King, and of course Zombie Dust form a dark mythos, granting personality to a product line of impressive, even intimidating beers. For all these reasons, most especially for all the super tasty brews, these guys receive a lot of our attention.
From Three Floyds commercial description:
This intensely hopped and gushing undead pale ale will be ones only respite after the zombie apocalypse. Created with our marvelous friends in the comic industry. Art by Tim Seeley
What more can you say? Hopefully something, or the review serves little purpose.
Citrus and tropical fruits explode off of the nose as this polluted sunset orange brew pours out. The head forms dense bubbles with good retention and sticky lacing, I’m guessing from the malt. Grapefruit flavor from the hops hits first on the palette, mouth watering and refreshing all at once, and is the dominant note. Weaved in to the citrus blast is a bit of malty bread, and a the gentlest kiss of bitterness to close out. Solid carbonation floats the deliciousness down effortlessly.
For anyone who has ever enjoyed a beer with hops, this is a must have. In the upper echelons of Pliny the Younger and Pliny the Elder, Hopslam, and the scrumptious delights coming out of Kern River and Hill Farmstead, Three Floyds Zombie Dust delivers a hugely citrus hopped pale ale with minimal bitterness, and maximum flavor.