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703. 3 Floyds Brewing Zombie Dust

3 Floyds Zombie DustI was lucky enough to try this beer on tap at Blackback Pub in Waterbury VT back in May. They had some kegs in town for the Hill Farmstead anniversary event and amazingly they last through the weekend. Loved it on tap so when one of my trading partners in New Hampshire mentioned he had an extra bottle I grabbed it. This is only the second beer I have tried from 3 Floyds but Dreadnaught was an eye opener for me and what really turned me on to double IPAs.

Zombie Dust is a pale ale but like so many today it is heavily hopped. Pours a great hazy orange with a decent off white head that left a lot of lacing on the glass. Aroma has a lot of grapefruit, lemon and tropical fruits. The aromas from the bottle seemed a bit more subdued than what I remember on draft. Taste has a nice sweet start that quickly gives way to the citrus and slightly dank hops. A mild bitter finish but overall a very balanced and enjoyable beer.

Would love to try more beer from 3 Floyds so if anyone is traveling to Indiana feel free to grab some extra for me.
Pros: On the hoppy end of the balance scale
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 6.2% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 50
Rating: 
Brewers Website: 3 Floyds
Brewers Description: This intensely hopped and gushing undead Pale Ale will be one’s only respite after the zombie apocalypse. Created with our marvelous friends in the comic industry.

177. 3 Floyds Brewing Dreadnaught

Another of the beers from Wisconsin as I am finally making it to the bombers that were included in my trade and decided to start with Dreadnaught from 3 Floyds. This one is similar to Double Trouble from Founders. Maybe a little less grapefruit but has the same flavor profile with lots of hops but very well balanced and almost the same bold orange coloring. Bottle has great art work and the beer has a solid 2 finger head that leaves incredible lacing on the glass. Aromas of fresh hops and citrus fruits and taste has hops at the beginning, middle and end but are balanced with some sweet malts. Hops are present but not overpowering in this one which is just the way I like my IPAs. Does not drink like a 9.5% beer but has the punch of one. Finished smooth with a bit of sweetness towards to the end that lingers with the hops for a very pleasant experience. Overall a great Imperial IPA from 3 Floyds and something I would certainly enjoy again if I have the chance.
Pros: Color, balanced taste
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 9.5% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 99
Rating: ★★★★☆
Brewers Website: Three Floyds
Brewers Description: A hophead’s dream beer. This Imperial India Pale Ale has an opening salvo of mango, peach and citrus hop aromas that sit atop a pronounced caramel malt backbone. Although Dreadnaught is a strong and intensely hoppy ale, its complex flavor is both smooth and memorable.

170. Three Floyds Robert the Bruce

I am not quite certain what a Scottish ale should be so I cannot really judge this one on style. Color is a deep red almost brown with a very solid 2 finger head. Sweet caramel malts in the aroma and not a lot else. Taste follows suit with lots of toasted malt present and almost no hop taste. This is a full bodied beer, hearty but still drinkable. 7% ABV but no alcohol taste to speak of just a nice warmth inside after you drink it. There are not too many Scottish ales out there and it is not really one of my favorite styles so I didn’t expect too much. Overall I am this is a good beer from Three Floyds just not one that I personally would get too excited about.
Pros: Appearance, lots of malts (if you like that)
Cons: Lots of malts (if you do not like malt bombs)
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 30
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Three Floyds
Brewers Description: A bold Scottish ale with a complex malty body derived from roasted and crystal malts balanced with just the right combination of hops. This ale pours a deep ruby color, has a sweet malty nose with layered caramel and roasted notes and a full body. Robust yet smooth, Robert The Bruce is a malt lover’s delight.