Sunday, November 27, 2011

Beer Review: Zombie Dust

Reviewing the Zombie Dust from Three Floyds Brewing Company.
Score: 97

Appearance: Golden amber color that is between transparent and translucent. Pours one and a half fingers of soapy white head that sticks around quite some time. Average lacing. 4.5/5

Smell: Very piney, floral-citrus hop bitterness. Grapefruits and lemons. Very fresh aroma, like a spring day. A little honey sweetness in the nose as well. Smells like an excellent single IPA. 5/5

Taste: Aggressive citrus hops bitterness. The main flavor that comes to mind is grapefruit. A little lemony as well. Some earthy pine and floral flavors. An underlying honey sweetness. A little tart and malty-sweet on the midpalate, but a very dry, bitter finish. 5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium-high carbonation. The carbonation really makes the bitterness of the beer pop on the tongue. 5/5

Recommendation: Hard as it is to believe that there might be a better pale ale than Alpha King on the market, let alone one from the same brewery, Zombie Dust delivers against all the hype. Casual beer drinkers may find the citrus hops of this beer a little too aggressive for their "first" pale ale, but seasoned beer drinkers will be blown away by the flavor and aroma of this brew.

Pairings: Hamburgers or falafel and hummus.

Cost: $10.99 for a six pack.

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