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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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1,810 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,810
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 788
Gots: 186 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
The wolf inside this pale ale is trying to walk upright. This bright and aromatic beer was brewed with our friends in the band Pig Destroyer.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-25-2013)
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Ratings: 1,810 | Reviews: 195 | Display Reviews Only:
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

spycow, Apr 28, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -11.5%

djrn2, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -6%

zestar, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -11.5%

acurtis, May 04, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -22.6%

Thorpe429, May 29, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -33.6%

nmann08, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Texasfan549, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

GRG1313, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

kjkinsey, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

...and they do it again. They tinker with Dreadnaught-like base recipes and employ new stuff here, omit stuff there, dry the beer, focus its bitterness, and wallah- another world class IPA!

And like their other outstanding hoppy ales, the beer glows with a medium amber, strong gold, honey-like orange hue. Its modest haze makes the beer look like a night light that has just been plugged in. Firmly capped with a light ivory blanket of foam, the retention outlasts the session and laces with broken rings with every sip.

Its focused aromas are all about citrus- grapefruit pulp and pith, freshly zested oranges, and a hint of lemon. Lightly musty in its citrusy scent, mild fragrant herbs, grass, and fresh bark back the citrus but with very little influence from tropical or other fruit. Soft malt support seems to give the fruit aromas a fresher and plumper aromas in an alomost honey or thin caramel kind of way.

The taste is extremely consistent with the aromas. Just as the thin caramel malt saturates the front of the mouth, the hops pull from the sweetness with ripe and juicy grapefruits and oranges before quickly morphing into lemons, grass, and resinous pine to finish. Deeply bitter to close, the beer snaps shut- leaving the palate refreshed and teased, begging for another quick drink.

Medium-full to start, the beer quickly sheds its sweetness and racy carbonation and favors dry malt textures in support of hop dryness, grassy bite, and a crisp citrusy finish. The bitterness grips the throat and bullies it a bit before it fades.

It's an effortless Imperial IPA that favors citrusy hops over all other. Simple in its plan but extraordinary in its results!

BEERchitect, Apr 09, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Not much of a head on a very clear golden copper body but has excellent lacing. Aroma of wet socks, onion, vinegar, caramel and sour citrus. Flavor of tart citrus, vinegar, candy sugar, pale malts, wood and earthy hops. Medium but oily body and moderate carbonation. I have to say I am disappointed. I don't know everything about beers but how is this so highly reviewed? Is it bad, no. Is it amazing? No. Glad I had it, but I will only remember this as being disappointing.

kylehay2004, Dec 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This poured out as a very nice looking clear orange color with a white head on top. The retention was thin but it leaves a really nice lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer gives off a really nice sweet fruity aroma, plenty of grapefruit on the nose here. The taste of the beer is give off a really nice balance of sweetness with a dominant bitterness in there as well. The fruit flavors of grapefruit and oranges really give this a vibrant citrusy flavor. The mouthfeel is great, really nicely carbonated and has a thinker oily feel to it. Overall this beer is awesome, hoping it can possibly become a regular rotation for FFF some day. Definitely try this beer before its gone.

Knapp85, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

SocalKicks, Oct 25, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

largadeer, Apr 15, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Crystalline clear saturated orange. Bright and colorful, cheery even. Spindly delicate lace, pretty good lasting coverage.

Pungent hop aroma, sweet tropicals and sandalwood, dank and resiny, dripping with hop oils. Pretty nice and complex.

Sweet tropical fruit, mango and dried pineapple, edge of the glass is sticky like a fruit cocktail cup. Also pretty dank and bitter, a hop blast incarnate. Medium bodied, resiny, slightly syrupy. Big and uncompromising, but very tasty and drinkable.

emerge077, May 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.5%

JAHMUR, Oct 20, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yup, its real, a double pale ale as they call it, and maybe the best beer i have had from the acclaimed three floyds. this stuff is magic, rich in grain base without ever being sweet. almost has the base of an esb, a huge one, but its in that range. the point here though is the hops, and its really hoppy. in the smell i am thinking simcoe, its so bitter smelling, green and leafy and crystalline, like the sticky dankest bud, where the fingers get all stuck like super glue. the nose is the hop equivalent of trimming blue dream plants, no joke. the flavor is less of that, more refined aggression if you will. the hops are woody here, more centennial like fundamentally, but so overdosed as to not be recognizable as their normal selves. the malt does in fact provide a cool balance to all the hops, which was unsuspected. it almost seems light for a second in the middle there, where the hops are more fruity than anything and the grain is at its fullest, but the bitterness returns to thrash the palate in the finish, its really intensely flavored stuff, but well put together. i have gone back and forth on whether or not the hype around this brewery is fairly founded, and this may have tipped me into thinking it is. really unique and enormous beer.

StonedTrippin, Oct 04, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appears a glowing orange copper hue with a big khaki tan beige head forming thick with a rocky textured head, fine speckled lacing layers on the sides of my chalice. Aroma is straight up citrus peels, pineapple flesh, and other tropical fruit notes flowing from the glass. So worth the drive to Newark, OH to try the last of their stock of this fine American brewed IPA. I don't know the next time I will see this beer but I will definitely savor this pour of 22 ounces of liquid bread coated hop candy. The flavor is sugar coated raw herbaceous hops, big citric layers, orange marmalade, tropical fruits...mango, star fruit, and hints of passion fruit. Over ripened fruit juice with bready malts bring all the caramelized sugars to the forefront and the big oily hop oils let those sweet candy qualities fade to the background. Mouthfeel is big oily resinous IPA, carbonated well carries each sip effortless down the gullet, to equate to perfect realm of dangerous drinkability. I can't talk enough about how much I enjoy this beer, all of the true hopheads listening go find this, drive 6-8 hrs if you have to, hell make a pilgrimage to the brewery. I might even start listening to metal if Pig Destroyer had a hand in the collaborative creation of this liquid beauty.

WVbeergeek, Oct 21, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev -3.8%

Slatetank, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of MasterSki
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at the brewpub. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - Transparent golden body topped by generous white foam that settles to a thick collar, wisps, and splotches of lace.

S - Loads of juicy orange flesh, peripheral tropical fruits, some grapefruit zest and pine as well. A faint hint of alcohol reveals that this is a double IPA, but there's very little malt presence and this doesn't seem all that much bigger than the Zombie Dust we had beforehand.

T - The taste actually seems like an Imperial Zombie Dust, with it's hefty dose of creamsicle flavors - orange flesh, pale malts, and moderate piney bitterness in the finish. No alcohol presence here, but the increased bitterness and malt does reveal that this is a double IPA.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, super dry texture, with some lip-tingling bitterness in the finish. Mild warming, but nothing offensive for 10.5%.

D - A really nice beer, although it's not as mind-blowing as I was expecting given some of the other reviews. I could definitely drink this in large quantities, but it doesn't have that intense crackle to it that the best beers do.

MasterSki, Apr 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

oline73, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

mendvicdog, Aug 04, 2013
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Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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