Today's Feature Beer is unfortunately not the Dark Lord, but it is the Zombie Dust, their take on the American Pale Ale. It clocks in at 6.2% and 50 IBU, so pretty big for a pale ale, certainly not a session beer but not a strong beer either. Let's see what we think...
Reviewers: Eric Ducote (BR Beer Scene), Jeff Herman (Tiger Deaux-nuts), and Dan Fisher.
Serving: 12 oz. bottle.
Appearance: Hazy copper color, just right for the style.
Aroma: Pale Ale my ass! This aroma is bursting with hops, Dan described it as hop pellet candy. It's potent.
Taste: Resin, pine, not much to balance it out, this is straight up hoppy. Dan said "not a pale" and I agree, but that doesn't mean it's not delicious.
Mouthfeel: Bitter, and a little creamy.
Overall: This deserves a spot in any IPA tasting, which reminds me that IPA Day is next Thursday! I think in a blind tasting of pale ales I would pick this one out every time due to it's extra hoppiness, but that said, it's outstanding. Zombie Dust is hoppy, delicious, and worthwhile of a selection if you're ever traveling up in the Midwest.
Overall Rating: 86.67
My Rating: 85