Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.5/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
07-20-2014 21:40:17 | More by BradtheGreat7
4.39/5 rDev -3.1%
1799th Review on BA
Bottle to 3F Teku
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.
06-17-2014 03:53:20 | More by FosterJM
5/5 rDev +10.4%
Had this from both bottle and draft, but I just had the bottle last night so I'll base things on that.
A: Poured into a tulip. Beer poured a slightly hazy beautiful orange color. It had a nice fingers worth of slightly off white head that dissipated somewhat quickly. Left nice sticky lacing down the sides of the glass as I drank.
S: Huge aroma from the Citra hops. Lots of tropical fruit like pineapple and mango. Not much in the way of malt in the smell.
T: The taste follows the aroma. TONS of Citra hop flavor. Nice pineapple and mango flavors with some citrus in there too. There was a nice underlying malt sweetness that I enjoyed. NOt much alcohol heat despite the high ABV
M: Medium bodied. Its not too dry which is nice, it lends that nice underlying sweetness to the beer without them adding a bunch of specialty malts that would muddle the hops.
O: This beer and Dreadnaught are two of my absolute favorite DIPA's, though Arctic Panzer Wolf is right up there too. I love the way this beer delivers that huge blast of hop flavor, but has a nice malt body too. Great beer, and one of my absolute favorites.
08-26-2014 14:25:02 | More by Brams17
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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