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
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4.53/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Three Floyd's Brewpub
4 Days old. Whew, potent! I can smell this beer from a yard away. Permanent Funeral is the color of heavily tarnished copper and the haze enough that there's no chance of seeing anything through the body. A weathered white head caps the surface and is bolstered by a constant stream of carbonation. Sheet lacing and heavy drink lines cover the glass. This looks like an IIPA I would enjoy consuming.
Holy shit this beer smells amazing! Straight up, potent, tropical fruits fill the air anywhere near the glass. Mango and papaya by the shovel full, peach and apricot as well. Not only are these fruits juicy ripe but the candy sweet dried versions are in there as well. A little Floridian citrus brings up the rear. Candied grapefruit and orange peel. Sugar cookie sweet malt and a dash of caramel make up the malt base and with some warming a peppery alcohol compliment creeps in. This beer smells like the best fruit salad you could imagine.
Those tropicals I mentioned in the nose are in full force in the flavor. Fresh and dried tropical fruits hit right off the bat and follow through to mid palate where peach, nectarine, and apricots take over. The finish tastes so much like dried apricots that I feel like I've just eaten a handful. It's crazy how each individual flavor is so distinct yet segues so seamlessly to the next. A touch of peppery alcohol spices up the finish. The malt brings a drizzle of light caramel. Undercurrents of citrus are again in play. Damn...
A beer this big should never, ever be this easy to drink. The body feels moderate and while there's a touch of powdery sweetness the finish dries up nicely. Not a whisper of viscosity or stickiness. The bitterness eventually numbs the tongue but never destroys the palate. Dangerous...
As I sat reviewing this beer, each number I entered I thought to myself "this can't be that good", and with each successive drink it was actually that good. An IIPA dripping with juicy fruits, an aroma that makes you salivate uncontrollably, assertive bitterness, and drinkability that will get you in trouble. This is the best IIPAs I've had in ages and probably prefer to Dreadnaught. Oh, and Pig Destroyer is fucking HEAVY!
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 05:02:57 | More by joe1510
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.