I’m working my way through a 6 pack of a beer that I’ve grown very fond of in 3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust. According to 3 Floyd’s website, “This intensely hopped and gushing undead Pale Ale will be one’s only respite after the zombie apocalypse.” The first thing I’m doing when the zombie apocalypse arrives is getting ridiculously drunk. In fact, if you’ve ever seen Shaun of the dead, that’s definitely how I see my end of days unfolding.
Up against the Zombie Dust, I’ve got Indeed Brewing’s Day Tripper. This is a new one for me, but the can artwork is phenomenal and I’m a sucker for a cool design, so I have high hopes. Let’s see how it goes.
|Better label||Indeed Day Tripper|
|Better aroma||3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust|
|Better taste||3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust|
|Better finish||3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust|
|Winner||3 Floyd’s Zombie Dust|
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This one was a bit closer than the score would lead you to believe. The Zombie Dust surprisingly presented a brighter citrus aroma than the hoppy aroma of the Day Tripper. I was expecting the exact opposite. The citrus aroma of the Zombie Dust sticks from flavor through to the finish, and it cuts the bitterness of the beer right off. It’s hard to describe, but the Zombie Dust has a smooth bitterness to its finish. This is a fantastic Pale Ale. I thought each beer foamed up well and the lacing held nicely throughout. Full disclosure, my girlfriend tried both and preferred the Day Tripper, so there’s plenty of evidence this was a close one.