Review: Three Floyds Zombie Dust (Tap)
As some of you may remember I am a student at UW Madison (I know I know I’m young, but all the best alcoholics start that way :)). Anyway UW Madison is the best university in the country for a few reasons, most of them alcohol related. Not only do our unions serve alcohol, they serve craft beer, and they serve really good craft beer: Bells, Goose Island, even Founders on occasion. Having said that, even I was SHOCKED to see a sign posted just outside the union bar. It read: Craft Beer’s on Tap: Some bullshit I don’t remember, some other bullshit I don’t remember, THREE FLOYDS ZOMBIE DUST. Are you kidding me??? I’ve been looking for a bottle of this for an eternity, and my school just has it chilling on tap? Yes, this is definitely the best university in the country.
Alright enough bragging, on to the beer: The color and aroma are phenomenal: bright citrus and floral notes. The flavors that followed are really unlike any beer I’ve had before. Huge citrus, grapefruit, flower, mango notes, a nice malt backbone: all the characteristics of a great IPA, and yet there is almost no bitterness. I don’t know how Three Floyds managed to get that much flavor out of their hops without bitterness but the result is the quintessential pale ale.
Niko (FF) Score = 9.5/10