Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.54/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
22oz undated bomber poured into a Bell's tulip and consumed today, 4/10/2013. Thanks to powz87 for providing the bottle in a trade.
Aroma: Shoot, as soon as I put the bottle opener on the bottle, I got a giant blast of grapefruit to the face. I felt that boded well for the rest of the nose, and it does. I get passion fruit, caramel, honey and pine in some form or another. And it's very pungent. Definitely in the top 5 for DIPAs in the nose department.
Colour: A beautiful, slightly hazy copper body that pours with an impressive 3cm white head that takes a good 1-2 minutes to dissipate into a thin white film on top of the beer with a smallish white collar. The lacing is thick and sticky. Definitely a great looking DIPA, but nothing that distinguishes it from other excellent DIPAs.
Flavour: Niiice. If you take Zombie Dust and double the hops and malt, I think this is what you get. A giant blast of grapefruit along with passion fruit, maybe pineapple and pine. And in the middle of it you get a nice dose of honey, caramel and toffee breadiness that reminds me that I'm drinking a DIPA rather than hop fluid. The finish is similar to the start- a blast of citrus, tropical fruit and pine hops leaving a smooth, bitter finish. This is easily up there with Dreadnaught as one of the better DIPAs in the midwest.
Mouthfeel: A thicker medium-bodied beer that is very well-carbonated which contributes to the smoothness and fizziness of each swig. The finish is a little too dry for me, but the aftertaste is full of grapefruit, pinecone and pineapples. It's a wonderful feeling afterwards to just bask in the hops for a solid minute. Nicely done.
Overall: FFF hits another DIPA out of the park, following their others. I don't care if they call it a Pale Ale, its a double Zombie Dust that's heavy on the citrus that is barely balanced by an intense malt presence in the middle of the swig. It's a beer that lives on the precarious edge of balance, which is typical of FFF and definitely worth going out of your way to buy a bottle of. I usually prefer a little more balance to my DIPAs, like from Pliny or NG IIPA, but I am definitely very pleased with how this one came out.
Serving type: bottle
04-11-2013 02:49:51 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
4.4/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Been anticipating this one for a long time. Appearance is exactly what I want in a dipa, beautiful hazy copper orange. Less nose than I expected, could pick up some grapefruit and pine but not overwhelming. At first was slightly disappointed. Seemed a bit unrefined and bitter. After sitting for five minutes and warming up the citrus starts to come out and evens out. Half way through bottle it was what I had hoped for. Overall a wonderful dipa and worthy of its rating. Definitely not an everyday beer or for faint of heart but one I hope to secure again in the future.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 02:31:21 | More by NW_IPAHEAD
4.29/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bottle acquired in trade. Poured from bottle into chilled pint glass. Appearance is beautiful, cloudy, murky orange/amber haze. One-inch thick white, fluffy head which dissipated gradually to persistent white collar, with ample tiny bubbles and lots of very sticky lacing throughout. The nose is incredibly pungent, yielding a malty citrus/mango/banana/pineapple & piney scent. Sadly, the impression on the palate does not quite match the promising nose, as the malts and heat from the alcohol tend to overwhelm. Mouthfeel is nice, full and supple, with appropriate carbonation.
All said and done, a very good DIPA, but could benefit from a little more floral citrus and balance on the palate. Well done nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 00:26:16 | More by JohnParadee
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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