Three Floyds is known for their aggressive beer names and cool artwork. Zombie Dust is rated #6 on BeerAdvocate's Top 250 Beer and #1 on their Pale Ale list and for good reason. This beer has everything going for it, and is reasonably priced at $11 a 6 pack at retail or $35 for a full case straight from the brewery in Munster, IN.
Appearance: The bottle is extremely cool, featuring the zombie graphic as well as the other information about the beer. It includes a bottle date, this one was 2/18/14 so the beer is about 2 weeks old, as I am reviewing it on Sunday 3/2/14. It pours a hazy light gold, and is 75% opaque. There is some great lacing after a vigorous pour and a solid creamy head.
Smell: you take a whiff of this beer, and you smell fruity citrus hops. Much less of the piney smell you sometimes get. Since I have been partaking in a lot of the Alchemist's hoppy offerings lately, this smell does leave something lacking.
Taste: Amazing pale taste. This is the perfect pale ale for IPA lovers and pale ale lovers would consider it an IPA. Tons of floral and citrus hops that coat your mouth, but don't linger as long as Heady Topper or some of the other DIPAs. It is not as astringent and is easy drinking.
Overall: Awesome beer, very drinkable, reasonably priced. A+
Thanks to a generous trader!