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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,508
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 631
Gots: 131 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-02-2013 12:31:41 | More by Jamison85
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Jerry

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-02-2013 00:31:03 | More by Jerry
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MCain04

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Lucky to have gotten this as I happened into the brewpub that day. 22 oz bottle split with BostonRyan an poured into a Tulip glass. 1 week fresh.

A: golden body, opaque, with large white head, good lacing and retention.

S: tropical fruits, mangoes, pineapple, and grassy pine notes. Quite aromatic and really nice.

T: Follows the nose well, hop explosion with a ton of flavor and bitterness. the malts are overshadowed but back up the hop onslaught well enough. ABV hidden very well.

M: Like Dreadnaught, a touch too thick and sticky, but still nice with a medium body and very dry finish.

O: Would love to see this permanently in stock. Huge fan.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 23:29:47 | More by MCain04
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RoyBatty

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a 3 Floyd's Teku glass.

A: Beautiful clear deep orange/amber with nice thick layer of fluffy foam. Side Note: The label art is fantastic.

S: Tons of sweet juicy fruit with just a hint of malt.

T: Nice and citrusy with just enough bitter hops to balance it out. A little bit of maltiness on the finish, but no alcohol comes though.

M: Smooth and slick with a clean and crisp finish.

O: Just an amazingly flavorful brew from 3 Floyd's. This should be the DIPA they brew all the time, even over Dreadnaught and APW. Really felt like a double Zombie Dust. I'd step over my grandmother to get another bomber.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 21:24:31 | More by RoyBatty
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JakeMorgan13

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-01-2013 04:45:14 | More by JakeMorgan13
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cfrances33

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Three Floyds teku.

Pour: Completely clear deep orange, with two fingers of frothy, cream colored head. Head leaves some really thick lacing. A nice effervescence maintains a small head most of the glass. Great looking beer.

Smell: Resinous and agressive on the nose. Lots of fresh blood orange, grapefruit, pine, and oily hops. A honey caramel sweetness definitely balances, but just the right amount. The least impressive aspect of this beer, but still good.

Taste: Much more citrus forward than the nose. Lots of tangerine and nectarines, grapefruit, and a touch of mango. More bitter hop resin. A nice subdued dark honey sweetness. Finishes juicy and bitter with a tandem of citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly, and welcomingly light. No trace of the abv. Slick, and oily with hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and juiciness.

Overall: A really, really impressive DIPA from Three Floyds. Quite possibly their best work yet in that category.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 02:25:53 | More by cfrances33
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sbricker

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-01-2013 02:11:26 | More by sbricker
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NSK79

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-01-2013 01:55:12 | More by NSK79
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bchlr4lfe

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-31-2013 15:36:24 | More by bchlr4lfe
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-31-2013 12:40:37 | More by brother_kenneth
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WYVYRN527

Minnesota

4.59/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Teku glass.

A: Pours a brilliant golden to orange hue with a finger of white head that settles quickly, leaving some decent lace and a thin crown on the surface. Great clarity!

S: Initially, some alcohol is present, but then a swath of citrus, mango, and pineapple overcome, leading to a slightly sweet honey-like aroma.

T: At first I get honey and some caramel sweetness, along with dried fruits. Then comes a rush of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and... agave nectar? Wow! That's really the only way I can describe that flavor. Finishes dry, with some grassy notes and a hint of warming alcohol.

M: Big and full-bodied mouthfeel with loads of flavor that linger on the palate for a long time after each sip. Finish is insane!

O: Permanent Funeral might be my favorite brew of the style that Three Floyds has put out to date! It's top-notch, and each sip leaves me craving more. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 07:04:06 | More by WYVYRN527
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brewskis

Indiana

4.81/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a bright, opaque sunset orange color with decent carbonation and about a finger length head that dissipates to a thin lacing. Smells of pretty bright, juicy tropical fruits like papaya, guava, and pineapple. Also get some resinous citrus fruits like orange and a slight grapefruit. Nice candied sweetness as well. Smells like a big, sweet, citrusy double ipa. Taste is amazing. Starts with bright, clean citrus fruits like orange and grapefruit with some resinous pine that adds quite a bit of abrasive bitterness. Then melds into a nice carmel/candied sweetness, somewhat bready malt backbone. This gives the fruity hop qualities a more juicy-like flavor. Finish brings a slight abrasive bitterness back, but its subdued compared to some of their other dipas. Along with this comes more of the tropical fruit variety. Pineapple, papaya, mango, and orange stand out as well as a great candied sweetness. Also get just a hint of pine. Just the slightest alcohol burn on the end, but no alcohol to smell or taste, which is impressive for 10.5%. A crisp and somewhat clean, refreshing finish that really makes this beer awesome. High medium body with a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel from the hops, but still very clean compared to other dipas at this strength. I have very high expectations when it comes to three floyds dipas and this one meets it and then some. Outstanding beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 02:24:01 | More by brewskis
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-31-2013 01:20:43 | More by bostonryan
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-31-2013 01:06:20 | More by captainbearcat
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kif

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-31-2013 00:13:25 | More by kif
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

stopped reviewing but compelled to do this one. clear golden/light amber w/persistent white head and lace. the nose just pops. huge fresh berry aroma-are these some newfangled hops? also some citrus, tropical fruit. none of that overripe fruit/rotten banana thing i hate in some dipas. just enough pale malt sweetness to showcase these beautifully juicy hops. big lingering bitterness but not sharp or astringent. i love me some dreadnaught but went back to pick up bombers of these. please make this available year round. phenomenal!

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 03:51:04 | More by MrMcGibblets
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huskermike12

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

03-30-2013 02:36:14 | More by huskermike12
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Davihaw

Illinois

4.96/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle purchased from 3 Floyds on 3/29 and consumed same day.

A- Looks like a DIPA, nothing to really analyze here. No real lacing present.

S- The smell is amazing. Great citrus notes initially. Followed up with that great earthy smell. When you first pour into the glass, the smell explodes and is present throughout the whole room.

T- Very well balanced. Not a ton of malty flavor but the hops compliment each other so well that it is not needed. There is a lot going on in this beer. Great citrus flavor initially followed by earthy taste. Pine is present as well.

This is such a treat. Didn't have huge expectations on this beer. This is easily one of Three Floyds best beers ever. An Imperial Zombie Dust is a fair assessment. If you can get your hands on this beer then DO IT!!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 02:12:41 | More by Davihaw
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McCarty74

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber from 3Floyds the day after it was listed for sale.

Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass, orange/amber in appearance with a decent sticky head.

Smells amazing, citrus and pungent hops.

Intense! Tastes almost like a Zombie Dust on steroids, intense citrus and bitter hop combo.

Wonderful experience. I immediately wished I had purchased another bottle of this after the first sip!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 20:17:49 | More by McCarty74
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briiguy

Illinois

5/5  rDev +10.4%

03-29-2013 17:07:06 | More by briiguy
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2013 16:37:13 | More by Jspriest
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mcaulifww

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-29-2013 15:50:23 | More by mcaulifww
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2013 03:29:15 | More by ChugginOil
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured on tap into a 4 oz. taster at Pizza Paradiso Dupont DC. From notes.

A golden bronze amber body, with some nice lemon hues towards the sides of the glass. This looks a tad hazy though, and is presented with a simple thin 2mm off white collar.

Oh boy is this bouquet explosive. Hops and juicy quality just leap off the beer. Sweet tropical melon, juicy fruit, ju jubes and mellow candy with some faint crispness. There is no heat coming off of this either.

Palate is very complex, and extremely hop varied. The palate has that wonderful juicy body and good malt sweetness, but then comes a big blast at first of pine hop resin in the mid palate. The swallow lingers with green melon, and there is an incredible bursting HUGE menthol mint character that permeates the palate. It's almost like shaving cream I kid you not, then the sweetness balances out with multiple sips. Tropical punch juices and more mint candy.

A seriously stupid good DIPA that is aggressive yet tolerable, and a heck of a lot of fun. Really dug this brew a lot, I don't know if I'll ever get to have this again though, that's my only disappointment.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 01:33:44 | More by smakawhat
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Mopps

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-29-2013 01:28:37 | More by Mopps
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 1,508 ratings.