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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,818
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 790
Gots: 193 | 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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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
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.

BradtheGreat7, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of FosterJM
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1799th Review on BA
Bottle to 3F Teku
22 oz

Thanks to KevanB for this one.

App- Out of the bottle, this is a blend of dark orange with a little golden yellow towards the base. A bigger 1-1/2 in head that was a wee bit frothy forms and then leaves more of a soap bubble film along the side of the glass. A bit of a ring forms and stays for quite a while.

Smell- Its a battle on the nose. I think this one is starting to slide a little but its got a good sweet fruited nose with a little bit of rind and skin tropical must. A bit more mango and guava and balanced by a candy coated sweetness. The malts are fighting to come through and battle with the hops to take over.

Taste- Its a bit more caramel than I wouldve thought. I like the balance on this one between sticky candy hops and a sweet malt backbone with a bit of grassy herbal flavor and more of a tropical fruit note. Its not overtly one way or another, just a good big beer. A sipper for sure. Im halfway done and its creeping on me. For some reason as it warms I am getting a small raisin flavor.

Mouth- A very big and solid medium body on this one. Even bordering on a bit thick. The carbonation level is a bit frothy and riddled with caramel. The residual feel is more of a candy like caramel. Dissipates quickly and leaves more sweetness and hop oil around.

Drink- Well Kevan has struck again and landed a long time want for me. Its always good to have some friends in the midwest. I enjoyed this beer and was pretty damn good. A bigger DIPA for sure.

FosterJM, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of Jstonerock24
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%

Jstonerock24, Today at 09:11 AM
Photo of Tilly
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Pours a golden amber. Clear. Beige Lacey for me to finger head. Aroma! A mess of hops. Citrus fruits! Complex taste. Lemon. Oranges. Tropical over ripe fruits. High alcohol. Delicious beer.

Tilly, Yesterday at 11:44 PM
Photo of Brian44Les
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%

Brian44Les, Yesterday at 06:24 PM
Photo of Corn-fed
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

I wish I had 365 more of these

Corn-fed, Yesterday at 05:16 AM
Photo of dea2441
5/5  rDev +10.6%

dea2441, Yesterday at 04:36 AM
Photo of mhelfers
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%

mhelfers, Yesterday at 01:17 AM
Photo of ahall313
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

ahall313, Wednesday at 09:45 PM
Photo of Studs1991
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Studs1991, Wednesday at 12:50 AM
Photo of VincentFrey
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

Quick review here.

Pours with a thin head, grows slightly. Normal for this level of alcohol. Some light lacing fading into legs around the glass. Beautiful hazy gold color, copper out of direct light.

Nose is heavy, heavy fruit, primarily mangoes and a hit of citrus. Reminds me of citra and mosaic, but I don't know if mosaic was even commercially available when this recipe was developed. Maybe not even citra! Anyway, delightful nose, does not belay any alcohol notes.

Sips very bitter up front, but quickly assuaged by the aromatic hopping: hints of pine and resin complement the more dominant fruit. The malt base seems entirely to accentuate the hops: nothing overwhelming, but full enough to even the alcohol and hops.

Overall, a very big beer that's incredibly well made. Perhaps a tad thin, but this is easily the best DIPA I've had in a while.

VincentFrey, Tuesday at 10:01 PM
Photo of Bert00
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Bert00, Monday at 05:44 AM
Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%

30MinutesSouth, Sunday at 10:56 PM
Photo of sabitu
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

sabitu, Sunday at 01:48 AM
Photo of kjrod20
4.25/5  rDev -6%

kjrod20, Saturday at 09:17 PM
Photo of BrownAleMale
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

BrownAleMale, Nov 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

Purified, Nov 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%

Flight317, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Kasabear
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Smoking good

Kasabear, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%

ShadyRigglesbee, Nov 22, 2014
Photo of Ksoden1186
5/5  rDev +10.6%

Was able to drink this bottle when it was only 7 days old.

Pours a rich and dark orange. Looks very much like a DIPA.

The nose is wonderful. So much citrus and pine. Pineapple and grapefruit. Very sweet smelling. Exactly what I look for in the aroma of an ipa.

The taste is absolutely amazing. This tastes like fresh, wet hops. The pure hop flavor shines through in this as much as any DIPA I have ever had (reminds me of Pliny in that way). Tropical fruits are on the tongue just like the nose: grapefruit, mango, sweet hone, etc. There is some pine and dankness as well. The perfect balance for me. As much as I love Dreadnaught, Alpha King, Zombie Dust, Arctic Panzer Wolf, etc., this is the best FFF offering imo. An absolutely stunning beer that you should definitely get your hands on.

Ksoden1186, Nov 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.6%

pkolafa, Nov 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

claaark13, Nov 21, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +4.4%

Tridement, Nov 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

freewill35, Nov 20, 2014
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Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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