Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by kevanb:
4.45/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
650ml bottle poured into a Three Floyds Teku
The beer pours a nice, bright copper color, just a slight haze in a an otherwise clear complexion, with just a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A fluffy, white, soapy head rises out of the beer, nearly 2 fingers high that has good retention but leaves behind just the thinnest spots of lace. The aroma is full of juicy, fresh, tropical fruit, lots of pineapple and mango, tangy grapefruit, sweet tangerine with some light pine and sweet biscuity malt and faint alcohol that is hidden nicely. The flavors are massively pungent, lots of fresh pineapple, honeydew melon with crisp grapefruit and sweet tangerine that brings out the sweeter malt elements with some warming alcohol. The body is super juicy, just enough light carbonation to keep the beer lively that coats the mouth very well that finishes with a fairly dry kick and a nice warming sensation from the alcohol.
Verdict: A very intense Imperial IPA from Three Floyds, which doesn't really come as a surprise, but this might be one of the juiciest and pineapple forward beer I've tasted to date. It's massive, it's bold, it's brutal and yet the bitterness is kept in check making this wonderfully drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2013 01:06:20 | More by kevanb
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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 1,079 ratings.