Thursday, February 23, 2012

Three Floyds Zombie Dust Pale Ale

So I'm minding my own mind at this bike shop in Chicago and my buddy Whitehead says to me "You want a beer?"

Well, I mean, what's a man to say? I don't not want a beer so with minor reservation I accept the offer and he hands me this bastard. This is the type of bike shop where it's abnormally hard to find a beer opener so I fumble in the pocket and open up the beer with my keys. Now, this is beer if good for one main reason; it's free.

Three Floyds is a brewery that opened back in '96 back around the time Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas was crackin' homers all over the American League. These two brothers decided to open a brewery, as most brothers do, and started this guy up serving beers to NW Indiana and Chicagoland area. They grew and got their own brew pub in 2005 and now serve a hell of a lot of beer to a hell of a lot of places. So, yeah, this place has grown since their inception and, man, it's like, not too shabby. My personal favorite thing about this brewery is that it has a website that look like something the founders Nick and Simon Floyd make in computer class in 1993. I honestly can't believe America hasn't outlawed neon. That's so Reagan!

So you see the picture you turkey; I don't have to describe the dang appearance! The label is pretty cool I guess; I always has problems with pictures with foil labels. Tim Seeley designed the label and it clearly is influenced by the comic industry; I wanna say Ghost Rider. This is their pale ale and it's quite hoppy. I wouldn't have been surprised to hear it was an IPA. It's 6.2% ABV so it'll knock you to oblivion like you're name was Jeff Reed. It's got it's citrusy undertone and a strong hop flavor. Whitehead also wanted me to mention that at over 6 inches away he could still smell it on the breath. I suggest if you are drinking this in you car like Jeff Reed you might want to invest in some breath mints in case the fuzz rolls through.

I guess you can get a sixer of this for $8 at the brewery but allegedly it's around $13 a sixer at your local party store. Would I get it again? Probably. I'd like to check out some of their other stuff. I'm sure if you roll to a party with some of this no one will call you a Jamoke. Try it. For realz.

Drinkability: 6/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 3/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 6.0/10