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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,558
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 681
Gots: 138 | FT: 6
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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Photo of csparace


4.54/5  rDev +0.2%

Picked this up this weekend with my friend Wyatt. I always have a great time at the brewpub and their food is always delicious. This beer doesn't blow my mind but I am still thoroughly enjoying it. This beer is right on par with the rest of their products and I'd gladly buy again.

Appearance (4.25) – Great two and a half finger head. Huge amounts of carbonation coming up. Crystal golden color. Head fades at a medium pace. Lacing is not outstanding.

Smell (4.75) – Has that characteristic Three Floyds smell but scaled up. Very big citrus notes. Incredibly sweet and fresh smelling as well. Citrus presence is so big. Grapefruit is obvious. This is truly mouthwatering.

Taste (4.50) – Starts with a really bold kick to the senses. Hops are right up front with a huge flavor presence without a bite of bitterness. There is a bit of an alcohol bite, but it is far from offensive. Considering the overall content, it is hidden well. The flavor delivered up front with the hops consists of fruit notes. I get mostly grapefruit and pine which lasts through the finish. Hops linger nicely.

Mouthfeel (4.50) – The bold hop explosion from the beginning leads to a very satisfying hop experience overall if that's what you're looking for (which I am). Lips are slightly sticky and the beer is a little bit thicker than I would have expected (though not thick overall by far). Slow drinker that shouldn't be paired with much.

Overall (4.50) Really solid beer. It delivers a ton and really just has it all. It boasts a huge bounty of flavor from the hops and if you're looking for crunch, it doesn't leave you asking for more. This is a beer which overshadows anything that comes before or after it. It will be the only thing I drink tonight and I will not be saddened!

04-15-2013 03:08:23 | More by csparace
Photo of zonker17


5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-15-2013 01:16:43 | More by zonker17
Photo of LambicKing


4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-14-2013 22:28:19 | More by LambicKing
Photo of sbxx


4/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured into FFF Teku

Appearance - Pale, hazy golden yellow. 1 finger of light foam. Very little lacing.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, tangerine, peach. Slight vegetative note.

Taste - Astringent pine with a solid malt body. Not getting the fruit notes that I got in the smell. Kinda tastes like a piney version of Zombie Dust (without the Citra) on steroids. Bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky semi-dry finish.

Overall - A nice limited release, but I'll be sticking with other FFF brews. They call it a double pale ale, not a double IPA. I can see why. It's hard to believe it's 10.5% ABV though. It's blended extremely well. Even as it warmed up, the taste did not fall off. That's huge for this style. Extra points just for that.

04-14-2013 07:29:33 | More by sbxx
Photo of wyatt13


4.71/5  rDev +4%

Picked this up earlier today from the brewpub. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my 7venth Sun tulip glass.

A - Pours a toasty golden yellow, with two fingers of yellow-ish white head. Abundant carbonation billows it up, but it deflates relatively quickly. Sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass throughout.

S - Immense citrus & tropical fruit character. Boatloads of sweet pineapple, grapefruit & mango. Juicy & dripping like they are all at their perfect stage of ripeness. A Hawaiian fruit basket in a glass. Mouth-watering! Little evidence of malt or alcohol, which I find surprising at 10.5%.

T - Hops on hops on hops! The taste mirrors the smell, but with even more intensity. Mango-pineapple juice is my best description, or like the sweet syrup that fruit cocktail comes in. Grapefruit & orange zest. Unbelievably ripe & juicy. A mild alcohol burn, but it drinks like its more in the 8% range.

M - A fuller than usual mouthfeel for the style, with a light sticky sensation that remains after each sip. Great carbonation level as well.

O - It's no surprise that Three Floyd's knows how to brew great hoppy beers, but this is just absolutely ridiculous -- astonishingly good. Makes Zombie Dust seem like water, this is so intense. Be sure to grab this one while its still around!

04-14-2013 02:03:16 | More by wyatt13
Photo of ClintonRalston


4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2013 22:05:29 | More by ClintonRalston
Photo of bralston345


4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-13-2013 21:59:00 | More by bralston345
Photo of millertime416


4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2013 20:38:58 | More by millertime416
Photo of HopChef44


5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-13-2013 18:55:51 | More by HopChef44
Photo of david131


4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-13-2013 04:03:04 | More by david131
Photo of RoamingGnome


4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Three Floyds Permanent Funeral

First of all, thanks to Dr. K for picking this one up. Poured this from a 22 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) This is a nice looking golden amber brew, with good clarity. There was about a finger of white frothy head on the pour, which quickly settled to a wispy dusting. Nice lacing on this one.

S) A good amount of tropical fruit on the aroma, mainly pineapple. I get a little bit of sweet melon too. There is a bit of pine as well, and a whiff of booze as this warms up.

T) The nose is a good indicator. The tropical fruit becomes even more prevalent in the taste. This finishes with a fair amount of bitterness, that can best be described as white grapefruit with no sugar sprinkled on it. There's definitely some pine as well. Just a hint of that 10.5% ABV. It's well-balanced....

M) Pretty full bodied. It's fairly thick and it coats the mouth. Moderate carbonation. A good aftertaste with a tingly finish.

O) This Mo-Fo gets the job done after a tough work week. If Three Floyds put this in their regular rotation, I doubt there would be anyone complaining.

04-13-2013 02:19:12 | More by RoamingGnome
Photo of cosmicevan

New York

4.78/5  rDev +5.5%

had the extreme pleasure of getting to taste this 2 nights ago...gotta thank sleuthdog for hooking me up with a bottle and mikeymikee for opening his and sending me home with another taste of this after falling in love with it on wednesday. enjoyed from a FFF teku.

a - brew pours a transparent yellow orange with some visible carbonation and a finger of grey white ipa head that leaves a coating of lacing on the side of the glass.

s - my oh my. smells like happiness in a glass. great tropical fruit with just the right amount of dank sticky bittery hops. mouth is officially watering.

t - bouquet of citrus tropical fruit with the perfect amount of sticky dank bitter hops dialed in. really an unbelievable beer.

m - medium to light bodied. refreshing...just phenomenal.

o - with so many of these ipas with the insanely great nose, the taste leaves you disappointed since the nose set the bar so high, but this beer...the taste lives up to the nose. truly a master piece for the style. hope that this becomes year round and available locally (hey, i can dream can't i?).

04-13-2013 01:58:59 | More by cosmicevan
Photo of jeonseh


4.48/5  rDev -1.1%

Bottle into a GI tulip

A - Hazy copper orange with golden hues. Pours with a one finger milky white head that settled down to about a quarter inch

S - Tropical fruit nose filled with sweetness of mango, pineapple, passion fruit and strawberry. On the back end, there is biscuity malt and slight hint of alcohol.

T - Bitter grapefruit up front to give it a kick of hoppy bitterness. However, the profile after the Inital kick is sweet tropical fruit with passion fruit, strawberry, and juicy pineapple coming. I even get a slight hint of cotton candy. There is a slight grassy and hoppy aspect that comes through in the finish to balance against the sweetness.

M - Medium body with low carbonation. Light stickiness within it as you drink it. Light hop resin sits on the tongue in the finish as well. There is a bit of warmth that comes through from the alcohol as well.

O - A very tropical and sweet beer from FFF balanced with the usual FFF hop bitterness. Definitely a unique beer in the FFF profile though with so much juicy and tropical hops. Great collaboration that is definitely worth seeking out.

04-13-2013 00:51:26 | More by jeonseh
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2013 21:05:24 | More by AleWatcher
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom


4.56/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a nice two fingers of white foam.

Smell: Sweetly pungent aroma of overripe tropical fruit: mango, tangerine, orange, and apricot. There are also some subtle floral notes and a bit of sour funk.

Taste: Clean pine bitterness, tangy grapefruit and orange, some caramel malt, and a bit of a floral nectar sweetness with a semi-nutty finish. I definitely felt and tasted the alcohol on this one, which is not surprising as this is about as high an ABV I've seen for a pale ale.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a smooth but alcoholic finish.

Overall, this may be the best double IPA Three Floyds has ever brewed. It feels very much like an amped up, imperial Zombie Dust. Bursting with juicy, dank, fruity flavors and a nice clean hop bite, Permanent Funeral is a big, bold beer. The only thing I didn't love was the relatively strong alcohol heat present in the flavor. I'm a fan of high ABV beers but I feel like knocking this down to 8.5 or 9% would make this a more balanced and easier drinking IPA. Still, this is a fantastic and extremely well-made beer with one helluva hardcore label and name.

04-12-2013 16:39:55 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-12-2013 14:04:48 | More by pmoney
Photo of Steimie


3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

04-12-2013 09:05:04 | More by Steimie
Photo of IrishColonial


4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2013 01:35:53 | More by IrishColonial
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2013 01:33:05 | More by billab914
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

04-12-2013 00:49:17 | More by egrace84
Photo of Duff27


4.43/5  rDev -2.2%

Short white head on an orange body. Small collar.

Zippy citrus hop aroma. Pineapple.

Very small maltiness compared to the hop smack. Leaves a prolonged bitter finish. Booziness is noticeable.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Mouthwatering citrus. Lasting bitterness is off the hizzy. Recommended for DIPA fans. Thanks for grabbing this kawilliams81!

04-12-2013 00:45:06 | More by Duff27
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5/5  rDev +10.4%

04-11-2013 13:09:36 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

04-11-2013 03:01:19 | More by LSMroz
Photo of Stevedore


4.54/5  rDev +0.2%

22oz undated bomber poured into a Bell's tulip and consumed today, 4/10/2013. Thanks to powz87 for providing the bottle in a trade.

Aroma: Shoot, as soon as I put the bottle opener on the bottle, I got a giant blast of grapefruit to the face. I felt that boded well for the rest of the nose, and it does. I get passion fruit, caramel, honey and pine in some form or another. And it's very pungent. Definitely in the top 5 for DIPAs in the nose department.

Colour: A beautiful, slightly hazy copper body that pours with an impressive 3cm white head that takes a good 1-2 minutes to dissipate into a thin white film on top of the beer with a smallish white collar. The lacing is thick and sticky. Definitely a great looking DIPA, but nothing that distinguishes it from other excellent DIPAs.

Flavour: Niiice. If you take Zombie Dust and double the hops and malt, I think this is what you get. A giant blast of grapefruit along with passion fruit, maybe pineapple and pine. And in the middle of it you get a nice dose of honey, caramel and toffee breadiness that reminds me that I'm drinking a DIPA rather than hop fluid. The finish is similar to the start- a blast of citrus, tropical fruit and pine hops leaving a smooth, bitter finish. This is easily up there with Dreadnaught as one of the better DIPAs in the midwest.

Mouthfeel: A thicker medium-bodied beer that is very well-carbonated which contributes to the smoothness and fizziness of each swig. The finish is a little too dry for me, but the aftertaste is full of grapefruit, pinecone and pineapples. It's a wonderful feeling afterwards to just bask in the hops for a solid minute. Nicely done.

Overall: FFF hits another DIPA out of the park, following their others. I don't care if they call it a Pale Ale, its a double Zombie Dust that's heavy on the citrus that is barely balanced by an intense malt presence in the middle of the swig. It's a beer that lives on the precarious edge of balance, which is typical of FFF and definitely worth going out of your way to buy a bottle of. I usually prefer a little more balance to my DIPAs, like from Pliny or NG IIPA, but I am definitely very pleased with how this one came out.

04-11-2013 02:49:51 | More by Stevedore
Photo of ncketchum


4.71/5  rDev +4%

Thanks to MK for this bomber
Served chilled in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a pure, clear golden, a fair amount of carbonation, clean white head, leaves a ring of lacing

S - Aroma hits hard out of the bottle, intense amount of sweet, citrus hops, lots of grapefruit, mango, lemon

T - Sweet and citrusy hops, again loads of mango and grapefruit, then a solid biscuit malt undertone surfaces for a surprisingly nice balance

M - very smooth, no alcohol burn, well carbonated

O - absolutely fantastic, pretty much like Double Zombie Dust. I would gladly make the trip to Munster for this

04-11-2013 02:16:14 | More by ncketchum
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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