Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.68/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
We crack a bottle, pouring a brew of dusky golden orange into our Great Lakes pints. It holds a two and a half finger head of cakey whitish bubbles, showing great retention as they bubble away slowly like a stew. A thick sheet of lacing is left as it goes. A chill haze cuts clarity, but no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears to be active. The nose is just as bright and juicy as you would expect from any of the other dynamite pales they churn out, with crushed citric and grapefruity hop freshness, and floral, nectary, and lightly earthy hops to add sweetness and to balance. Mixing are notes of toasty pale malts, burning phenolic chemicals, raw booziness, potato starchiness, under ripe strawberries, tangerine and pineapple juiciness, sticky honeys, chalky yeast, coppery and light soured candy tartness. With warmth comes a brush of coppery metallics. Our first impression is that this beer is juicy as hell, as you would expect from the nose, but it remains in keeping with the “pale ale” style, with exemplary forwardness of the malts and freshness up the wazoo. As we sip, the taste opens with crisp pale malty goodness, massively juicy grapefruity and herbal hop bite, phenolic plastics and fusel booze, honey sweetness, white sugar, grassy earthiness, and salty pretzel doughiness. The peak comes with light piney resin, orange flesh, pineapple, and mango fruitiness, with earthy and herbal hop bitterness, black pepper grind, gravel, root and dirt, crisp pale malts, milky creaminess, slick metallics, and light sea salts. The finishing wash comes with revival of that boozy punch, massive dried mango sugars, coppery yeast, black pepper, juicy pineapple and tangerine, musky and earthy essence, and mineral. The aftertaste breathes of greenstick resins, barky earthiness, citric rind, corn husk, pale malt and straw dryness, green grape fruitiness, roasted apple sweetness, mustiness, and those airy citric and herbal hops. The body is medium but a bit syrupy, and the carbonation is medium but frothy. Each sip gives soft smack, lip, cream, foam, slurp, and finishing pop. The mouth is coated with silkiness, dripping wet into the softest pucker and light chalky astringency. The abv is surprising, but well hidden, and the beer drinks insanely well.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its taste. Had you given this to me blindly and told me it was Zombie Dust I would have believed you. Point being, it lives up to that level of expectation. Since we’ve had the pleasure of sampling Zombie Dust there are certain obvious differences, but to no real detriment. This guy is much more fusel, boozy, phenolic, and generally strong, but then again it’s about twice the abv. This remains decently well hidden throughout, but is nicely contributory when it comes up every now and again. The tropical fruitiness in the end was astounding, giving sugary sweetness, syrupy thickness, and glorious balance. The nose is not as juicy as it could be, but that is merely keeping it just “awesome”, rather than "perfect". With too much warmth the booze does take things a touch off base in the flavoring. This is a phenomenal addition to the masterful pale ale lineup, and something I certainly wish I bought more than one bottle of on my visit to the brewpub. Simply awesome.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2013 02:35:40 | More by TheBrewo
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
4.36/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a glowing orange color with just a touch of haze. A really nice one finger cream colored head shows good retention and gives some nice lace.
S: A rich blanket of tropical fruit and caramel malt. A touch of spicy pine, mango, peach and honey. Smells pretty nice.
T: Mango and peach upfront, with a resinous pine note creeping in around the middle. Finish brings a blanket of caramel malt and some lingering pine on the finish. From reading other reviews, it seems like this has faded a bit in the month and a half since it was bottled. Really glad to have tried it, but I'll have to try it again a bit fresher.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 02:47:15 | More by notchucknorris
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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