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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4.5/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 21:40:17 | More by BradtheGreat7
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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