Beer Review #78: Three Floyds Zombie Dust

There aren’t too many beers you remember having for the first time in your life; you drink many, you like many, you tolerate many, you despise many, and there are very few that can actually bring a tear of joy to your eyes. Behold! Three Floyds Zombie Dust!! This was my first beer purchase from ebay and I was very hesitant to do so. Not only are you worried about the condition of the item but the shipping of beer is unbelievably expensive. When I received them I immediately put them in the fridge. 4 hours later the first bottle was cracked and poured.
I’ll be honest, I had huge expectations for this beer because anything you get from Three Floyds (http://www.3floyds.com/) is insanely good; usually above and beyond any other brewery. Too toot their horn even more, I would say to anyone starting a brewery, find out what Three Floyds did and use that as your blueprint to success.
Anyway…… the beer was everything I hoped for. Resinous hops, citrus, (they used the citra hop), and just enough malt to balance it out.  Unfortunately, Three Floyds is very hard to get in Eastern Iowa. You either have to drive to Chicago or Madison to pick it up and even those markets have a hard time keeping it on the shelves. However, if you can get some, it’s worth the trip to either destination. You owe it to yourself as a prominent beer drinker to do. After writing this, I am desperately yearning for more and I can’t….. Madison is only three hours away though.

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.”

This is the best pale ale I’ve ever had.

REVIEW

STYLE: American Pale Ale

ABV: 6.2%

Purchased at: http://www.ebay.com

Pour: Dark yellow to gold with a medium sized white head.
Aroma: Citrus hops  with a little breadiness.
Taste: Unbelievably good, citrusy hops, maybe some tropical fruit and a little malt.
Overall: A

Recommendation: If you ever come across this beer buy everything they have on the shelves and stocked in back, it’s that damn good.

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