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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,669
Reviews: 186
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 721
Gots: 160 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The wolf inside this pale ale is trying to walk upright. This bright and aromatic beer was brewed with our friends in the band Pig Destroyer.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-25-2013)
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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review taken from notes mid May 2014. Bottle was given to me from my friend Matt who attended Dark Lord Day 2014 where he got it from. So it was very fresh.

1 pint, 6 oz brown bomber bottle in typical FFF style and shape. A ridiculously metal looking label with the head of a slain werewolf(swords still lodged into its skull). Then again, maybe this is how this beast looks when it kicks down a persons door to do its nightly business. Either way, its a pretty intense looking wolf. Poured into a nonic style pint glass.

A -Pour was of a golden orange with a ton of funk floating about. I'm talking big particles and that only means a grand stand of flavor and aromas. Big off white head settles fluffy and never goes away leaving phenomenal stick to the walls of my nonic glass.

S - big fruit forward aroma to start. Sweet tangerine and pineapple with hints of soft mango really grab the nose. Biscuity malt balance the aroma nicely giving off a sweet honey character toward the back end. A touch of alcohol spice is noticeable as this warms.

T - much the same as the nose. Big time tangerine, pineapple, sweet grapefruit, and a big splash of mango with apricot working in the backbone. The biscuity bread like malt does well balancing some pretty big sweetness going on. It's just a massive candied fruit bomb with the hops doing most of the work. Not bitter hops but luscious sweet fruity hops with a solid biscuit malt backbone. Some alcohol Booziness does creep up as it warms but only adds to its brilliance.

M - full bodied and thick as you'll find. This is straight up FFF at its best and adds yet another gem to its already stacked ipa/double ipa lineup. Coats the mouth almost shockingly well and leaves you thirsting that next sip of sweet goodies. Just a treat to drink.

O - Permanent Funeral is a grand offering from Three Floyds. It's definitely one worthy of grabbing a place in their year round or seasonal bottlings. Just when you think these guys can't add anymore brilliance in terms of a big ipa they slap everyone In the mouth and create an all out jewel of a brew like this. It's def my 2nd favorite brew from them behind only the infamous dreadnaught, but both offer different qualities and that's great to see. No doubt Permanent Funeral will go down as an all time great for years to come.

BradtheGreat7, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1799th Review on BA
Bottle to 3F Teku
22 oz

Thanks to KevanB for this one.

App- Out of the bottle, this is a blend of dark orange with a little golden yellow towards the base. A bigger 1-1/2 in head that was a wee bit frothy forms and then leaves more of a soap bubble film along the side of the glass. A bit of a ring forms and stays for quite a while.

Smell- Its a battle on the nose. I think this one is starting to slide a little but its got a good sweet fruited nose with a little bit of rind and skin tropical must. A bit more mango and guava and balanced by a candy coated sweetness. The malts are fighting to come through and battle with the hops to take over.

Taste- Its a bit more caramel than I wouldve thought. I like the balance on this one between sticky candy hops and a sweet malt backbone with a bit of grassy herbal flavor and more of a tropical fruit note. Its not overtly one way or another, just a good big beer. A sipper for sure. Im halfway done and its creeping on me. For some reason as it warms I am getting a small raisin flavor.

Mouth- A very big and solid medium body on this one. Even bordering on a bit thick. The carbonation level is a bit frothy and riddled with caramel. The residual feel is more of a candy like caramel. Dissipates quickly and leaves more sweetness and hop oil around.

Drink- Well Kevan has struck again and landed a long time want for me. Its always good to have some friends in the midwest. I enjoyed this beer and was pretty damn good. A bigger DIPA for sure.

FosterJM, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Jhoover33
3.88/5  rDev -14.2%

Jhoover33, Yesterday at 07:20 PM
Photo of brewskifan55
4.51/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass. Thanks, Shannon.

A: Bright orange, opaque. A white one-finger head that dissipates fast. Thick lacing.

S: Grapefruit and piney hops lead the way.

T: Oh, man. Apricots come out of nowhere, followed by mangoes and a tangerine finish. Smooth, sweet, decadent. Can't feel the alcohol. Such a killer brew.

M: Medium with medium to heavy carbonation.

O: One of those divine beers that must be consumed to be believed. Please bury me with a case of Permanent Funeral. This is heaven.

brewskifan55, Yesterday at 03:42 PM
Photo of ipafool
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ipafool, Yesterday at 06:16 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Dunnrs513, Yesterday at 02:13 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Dhamma73, Sunday at 06:33 PM
Photo of phlogiston
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

phlogiston, Sunday at 12:15 AM
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4.44/5  rDev -1.8%

IronTom, Saturday at 11:56 PM
Photo of pkalix
4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pkalix, Saturday at 09:45 PM
Photo of grze
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

grze, Saturday at 05:01 AM
Photo of Droopy487
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

This beer is so smooth for 100 IBU year beer and 10.5 ABV. I didn't research this before I drank it. I simply poured my glass full and started enjoying it. I thought it was rather smooth with a slight bit of heat to it that I knew was a higher ABV. I drank the bomber in a little less than an hour.

It smelled great. Malt presence was strong, but not overpowering like a lot of big IPA's. I really get disappointed when an ipa tastes like a malt bomb. I would drink this again...and again...and again. This beer is in my top 20 ever had.

Droopy487, Saturday at 03:33 AM
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3.28/5  rDev -27.4%

Nichols33, Saturday at 12:35 AM
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

brians52, Friday at 09:49 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Chief99, Thursday at 11:07 PM
Photo of SkinniePost
4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SkinniePost, Thursday at 09:26 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

Moshulu, Thursday at 06:00 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

j_therk, Wednesday at 09:51 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

KevSal, Wednesday at 03:49 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Saviorself, Wednesday at 10:28 AM
Photo of trooperp
5/5  rDev +10.6%

trooperp, Sep 16, 2014
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Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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