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Permanent Funeral - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 248
Hads: 2,408
rAvg: 4.5
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 1,067
Gots: 384 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-25-2013

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
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Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden. Full finer of frothy white/cream head. Small carbonation rising, somewhat translucent.

S - Super fruit, tropical, citrus, gummy, sweet

T - Sweet carmel, lemon, grapefruit. finish: super bitter (9/10), almost spicy, do taste the booze

M - Real thick, fully body, froth is outstanding, viscosity is high

O - Outstanding. Mouth is full and rich. Nose bursts with flavor. Do wish there was more sweetness and less bitter, i think that would balance out more of the booze. (483 characters)

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.85/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 5.14.13
Thanks bstyle!

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a one inch light tan head that just sits and slowly bubbles down.

S - Grapefruit, oranges, and some melon.

T - Orange, a touch of cheese, bitter hop with some alcohol and more melon.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Smells very nice, but I don't get the taste. Cheesy, melon and a hop bite that brings in down for me. Was it Hype, Age, Traveling across the country? Who knows. (469 characters)

Photo of guityler83
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Straw yellow when back lit, but a soft orange soda color in normal light. The bright white head poured a finger and a half tall in the 3F teku glass. When it receded the lacing coated the edge of the glass with a chaotic patern.

S: Huge tropical melon and sweet tarts candy sweet aroma that hits your sences like a tsunami. More juicy citrus and pine aroma blend in. A small amount of toffee, carmel malt squeeking through the monster hop nose.

T: Piney bitterness and flavor hops wash over the pallet first followed by a bready, doughy malt profile. The finish is slightly sweet with a lingering bitter pine, a nice contrast.

M: A dry finish with moderate carbonation The hop bite is almost sharp (in a good way) as its rests on your pallet

O: I've been a Pig Destroyer fan (Prowler In the Yard era) longer than I've been into craft beer so maybe I'm a little bias, but after having this beast of a beer at Dark Lord Day while watching Pig Destroyer and standing next to Todd Haug (Surly), How could I not pick up a few bottles. This beer is all about the aroma, drink it fresh and cold, you won't be disapointed. (1,122 characters)

Photo of azdback
4.4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Three Floyd's Teku. Sent to me by sleuthdog.
A beautiful bright, light orange color that is pretty clear. Tiny carbonation bubbles lead to a large one finger creamy, bright white head. Lace is fairly minimal now but does stick some as this is consumed.

Smell is overwhelming citrus hoppiness. Naval orange and yellow grapefruit. Very sweet smelling, honey? Quite nice!!

Taste is much like the smell. Tons of sweet and bitter citrus. Maybe some mango and peach? This tastes a lot like Nelson. There is a gentle load of bitterness as well, with some mild booze burn way late which I quite like.

Mouth is quite refreshing. Mild to medium carbonation with a pretty thick body for the style. Finish is long and wet with the mild alcohol burn that I rather enjoy.

Overall I must say FFF knocks it out of the park again. The bottle says "Pale Ale" cough, cough bull shit!! This can compete with any IIPA on the market. I highly recommend this to anyone with access. Yes trading for it = access. Thanks again to sleuthdog for this bottle. (1,061 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.33/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear, light amber in color. Forms a moderate sized off-white head that reduces down to a thick surface coating and an even thicker ring around the edge. Lots of clumpy lacing.

S: Aroma is bright and aromatic. Strong aroma of hops is "balanced" only by the sharp tang of alcohol. Hops are an interesting blend of pine, mango, and orange.

T: Taste is very interesting. Again very hop forward. And somehow this beer seems to hit every major hop flavor out there. Starts with strong grapefruit notes. Grapefruit and orange pith. Then there is a bit of pine before turning tropical with notes of mango and passionfruit. Finish is a bit earthy, with a residual pithy bitterness. On my first few sips the beer seemed on the sweeter side, but about a quarter of the way down the glass, the bitterness took over and just pounded the sweetness into submission.

M: Sweet at the beginning, but fades to bitterness. Strong, persistent bitterness, especially on the finish. Moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice IPA. Overhopped, heavy on the alcohol, and excessive in every way possible, this one just screams "Three Floyd's!!!" all day long. (1,139 characters)

Photo of standardcherry
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle

A: Pours a very clear golden color with a big white, frothy head. Looks amazing.
S: Opens with a blast of fruits/pine resin. Peach, mango and pineapple. Earthy hops and pine resin follow. A big floral hop character. A bit of malty sweetness. A tiny bit of onion.
T: BURST of pine and spice. Too much in my opinion. Orange zest, peaches, mango and malty sweetness follow and make it much more tolerable. The malty sweetness got bigger and bigger as the beer got warmer. The hops make it very juicy as it's going down, and it finishes a bit dry with a big dose of hops and grassy bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.
O: Great DIPA, glad I got to try it but I wouldn't go out of my way to find it. (727 characters)

Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Having quickly become a fan of 3 Floyds Zombie Dust, the chilled bomber of Permanent Funeral was calling my name after beating a late night deadline. Props to DuoBob for the sweet trade.

From the moment the top is popped, the Permanent Funeral experience begins, and one quickly realizes there is nothing subtle about this 3 Floyds concoction.

Pours a slightly cloudy off orange with a generous 3 finger creamy white head that stays put, reducing to a generous cap. Lively carbonation but not over the edge.

Aromas are certainly hop forward, lots of sweet juicy tropical fruits like nectarines,tangerines.
There is a sweetness to the aroma that must have a tall malt bill to tame all that extreme hopiness. The phenols are quite pronounced, and for my tastes, they are seductive and inviting.

Flavors follow the nose, however at 10.5% abv, it comes with a touch of heat that you can feel at the back of your throat within the first couple of sips. For those that appreciate their IIPAs that have that tropical mojo, Permanent Funeral delivers the goods. There is an underlying malty sweetness that works hard to balance the aggressive hop qualities, and as a result, it finishes off a touch sweet, but make no mistake that this is a heavy duty hop bomb.

Mouthfeel is on the heavy side,really coating the palate like roofing tar with malty sweetness and pungent hops: this becomes a sipper halfway into the bomber, with a slight oiliness. The long bitter grapefruit rind aftertaste is pleasant to ponder as the beefy alcohol content punches you squarely in the jaw.

Overall, this is a big beer, and offers all the subtlety of a sledgehammer in the delivery of zesty hop flavor and balanced malt sweetness. The alcohol ("heat") does not go unnoticed and actually isn't hidden all that well, yet the end result is a delight for hopheads searching for a self inflicted punch in the face! It's YOUR funeral, so raise your glass high!! (1,936 characters)

Photo of beerhan
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a-lovely golden amber pour with a one finger foamy white head that leaves a nice and thick lacing.

s-sweet caramel and fresh cut grass

t-lots of honey and some herbal notes. mild tropical fruit notes, some mango and pineapple with a bitter finish.

m-nice and bitter, real rough on the tongue but the alcohol is hidden.

o-absolutely delicious, fantastic beer for a great band. seek this out as it is seriously another solid ipa from three Floyds. (452 characters)

Photo of rhartogsq
3.64/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured in tulip glass.
Clear golden orange appearance. Decent lacing. Thick head was,poured, didn't last too long.
Smell is more malty than floral or citrus.
Taste is a bit too sweet for my liking.
Mouthfeel is thicker than I expected.
Good DIPA. If you like sweeter ones, get it. (292 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Whoa confusing... I've been drinking this brew and waited for the last glass to review it. I was thinking that this was a pale ale as stated by the label and somewhere in the 5-7% range. I was shocked when I learned the actual ABV, but that's a testament to the balance of this brew. Nice gold pour with dense white head and plenty of lacing. The nose is aromatic with a few varietals of hops coming to the surface, mainly citrus, lemon rind, melon, and pine come through. The taste is fruity and full of delicious hop flavor up front with light bitterness. Tastes as if this brew is hop bursted as the bitterness is well overshadowed by the aromatic hops. Notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and peach join the party with a sturdy malt presence towards the finish. Mouthfeel is moderate with smooth and somewhat creamy body. Overall, quite a tasty beer with absurd balance and drinkability. (887 characters)

Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Solid DIPA look. Golden orange with a little frothy head.

S - Nice citrus smell, but yet another overhyped FFF offering. There's not a lot of malt presence, and it's overall a solid smelling DIPA, but to be rated as high as it is boggles my mind.

T - Similar. Can tell it's a FFF DIPA. It's pretty similar to Dreadnaught as far as I remember.

M - No alcohol presence. Smooth and good amount of carbonation for the style.

O - Another solid FFF offering that's not really that special. I'd still stick to Zombie Dust only, but because they don't bottle date I had to watch my friend open ZD after ZD and pour them down the drain right after he got them in a trade. Let's go FFF, you make enough of a killing on your prices you can afford to bottle date or you're doing something wrong. (792 characters)

Photo of GuzzLah
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Less than a month old when consumed.

A - pours a clear, light orange with a standard white head. Some lace. Light bubbles.

S - resinous pine, faint onion, sweet tangerine, ripe pineapple, orange peel, faint cantaloupe and a nice melanoidin malt note. The overall aroma is a low-medium intensity for the style.

T - is similar to the aroma. I get tangerine and pineapple upfront with a smooth piney and slightly floral finish. Smooth 10%. Tasty!

M - medium body. Mild sweetness. Pleasant, medium bitterness with a medium-long sustain. Not syrupy like Dreadnaught, thank you.

O - I liked this quite a bit more than Dreadnaught which I think is seriously overrated. Dreadnaught is a syrupy, barely hoppy mess and Permanent Funeral is what Dreadnaught should have been. The West Coast should like this beer. It probably won't make their top 5, but maybe their top 10. (868 characters)

Photo of Bjohnston
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer received from Jrbrukt. Poured into a pint glass.

Beautiful golden color with white head that fades away quickly. Slight alcohol legs. Huge hop aroma that is heavy on Pineapple and tropical fruits. Bitterness seems lower than 100. Goes down very easy for a ten percent beer. I would recommend everyone that likes hoppy beers seek this one out. Very memorable. Fantastic! (376 characters)

Photo of vinny21bal
4.98/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is perfection. It ha got to be a imperial Zombie Dust. I am three floyds crazy and this is one of there best ever. I carry this beer and went through all 24 bombers in one day at the bar. I can not believe the aroma of citrus and the flavor they put in this beer. There is so much citrus to this beer it is amazing. (325 characters)

Photo of hopoilcrazy
3.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Casedog43 for this one.

A - Great orangish rusty haze. Two finger head quickly rises and falls to a splotchy ring that indents the glass with lace.

S - Pineapple and hop oil hit first. Less a bouquet and more of a solo...all I get is Pineapple in terms of fruit. Not even something akin like mango resonates for me, just pineapple. Slight cream soda notes. Solid alcohol

T - Cream hop hit. Surprising vanilla extract note. Very mild bitterness for 100 IBU. Pale malts just barely suggest balance. Slight alcoholic tingle

M - Low carbonation, not very lively. Mild burn. A little too sappy in consistency for me.

Overall, this is a great beer with great label art that I would love to drink again, but I think its just a little hyped. It seems that the loads of hops kind of cover up the lack of sophistication. But, don't get me wrong...I couldn't brew this. (873 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.28/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Acquired in a trade with Duff27. Thanks! 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with interesting label art and standard branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are through the roof given the brewery and its current ratings.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 3.5 finger beige colour head of nice thickness and cream, and damn good (~8 minute) retention for the high ABV. Body colour is a clear understated pale copper; fairly vibrant. Translucent and refreshing-looking. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. I like the clarity. Very impressed by the head. Lacing is uneven but thick. It could be frothier. I'm really looking forward to drinking this.

Sm: Pleasant floral hop character. Thick fresh pale malts. Resinous as hell. Hop oils come through - though not in a Lagunitas hop extract kind of way - more in a natural thickly layered manner. Nectary. Grassy. A twinge of lemon/lemongrass. No alcohol or yeast character is detectable. Clean and inviting. Hops are dominant. I'm excited to try this. A rather mild aroma for such a heavy Imperial IPA. Luckily, no hop bitterness is detectable. I hope the flavour profile is as balanced as the aroma.

T: A bit heavier on the malts than I was anticipating; I get heavily layered thick pale malts and grassy somewhat heavy grains. They give it definite presence but sap drinkability. Heavy powerful floral hops. Overzealous hop oils. Any light nectary or citrusy character gets buried by the other hop notes - which overwhelm. Some alcohol is detectable, but overall it's very well hidden. No yeast character comes through. Vaguely fruity, but I don't get any luscious juicy hop esters. Resinous as hell - a dominant characteristic. It's a bit overbearing, which really takes a toll on the balance. Luckily, little hop bitterness comes through. But I'm not sure that end justifies the means; the heavy malt backbone really thickens it to such extent that it's difficult to drink. It's a monstrous brew, but I wouldn't dare call it complex or subtle. The hop character is muted by the taxing malt component. Do I like it? Sure. But I expected far far better. It's just not that flavorful, all things considered.

Mf: Way too thick and heavy on the palate for the style, ruining any chance of it being refreshing or particularly pleasant. A biteen overcarbonated. Overbearing on the palate. Too full-bodied without enough diverse and deep flavours to justify it. Smooth and wet - to style. It suits the flavour profile decently, but it's far from ideal.

Dr: I will say that it's pretty drinkable considering the high ABV. But you wouldn't want more than one; in fact even just this bottle will take some time to finish. The thick filling body makes it a lot to take on, and there just isn't enough flavour to really keep me interested. I expected this to blow my mind, but I think it suffers from a common issue with (I)IPAs: it's not a contest to see who can brew a higher ABV, higher IBU, and/or higher hop content beer. Brewing is a matter of care and balance, and while I see some of that here, it seems more interested in indulging trends than in generating something lasting.

Even if your goal is a high ABV hoppy Imperial IPA, this just isn't that drinkable. I'd argue that something like Dogfish Head 120 Minute is twice as drinkable at twice the ABV - and I'm not even that big a fan of Dogfish Head.

I honestly wouldn't get this again unless it was on-draught. A good but not great offering from Three Floyds.

Low B-


02/04/14: Another bottle from Duff27. Bottled 12/2013. Truncated notes:

A: 1 - 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Nice cream and thickness. Nice even fluffy consistency. Complexion could be smoother. Not much lacing. Retains for 5 minutes.

Body colour is a pale copper of average vibrance. No yeast is visible.

Sm: Warm alcohol-laden fruit: tangerine, mango, tropical fruit. Pale malts. Hoppy bitterness seems well checked by malty sweetness.

A moderately strong aroma. Not stellar for a pale ale or IPA.

T/Mf: Hop bitterness does come through - esp. on the climax, which ruins the balance. There're plenty of hop notes here, but the tropical fruit dominates, which isn't ideal for my personal tastes. I want more resinous and oily hop character. Maltwise, there's too much emphasis on the caramalt and not enough on the pale malts. It's somehow both too sweet and too bitter.

Heavy, thick, filling, full-bodied, overbearing. Shallow depth of flavour. Not gestalt.

Dr: I'll finish with some effort. Not a fantastic beer, and not up to par with 3 Floyds' reputation. I doubt I'd get it again, even if I chanced across it on the shelf. I think it's personal taste in large part; I'm just not a big fan of this kind of tropical fruit profile.

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Photo of emerge077
4.28/5  rDev -4.9%
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. (493 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A double IPA brewed in collaboration between Three Floyds, a brewer, and Pig Destroyer, a metal band. I’ve always wondered how these types of collaborations work. The dudes from Pig Destroyer meet up with the Floyds, nodding intently as the brewers describe yeast and hops and whatfor. Eventually there’s a lull in the music or a ray of clarity cracks through the bleariness and someone from the brewery asks someone in the band for their beermaking input. “We would prefer it to rock,” says the bassist. “Naw,” interjects the singer, “we want it to be brutal.”

Then, god-willing, there would be a 1970’s Certs commercial-style back and forth: Rocking! Brutality! Rocking! Brutality! Before one of the guys from Three Floyds—preferably either the fat bearded one or the bartender who has a goatee tattooed on his face—he jumps in and is like “now settle down fellas, it can be both!”

That wonderful image aside, I’m afraid I’m not equipped to comment on how brutal or metal this beer is. I like metal and all, but I’m not an expert. So I asked my cousin Zach what he thought. Zach’s way metal. He plays in a band named after a skin disease and has given himself tattoos. His response? “Brutal as fuck.”

This confuses me. My expertise is that of an amateur beersman, a prestigious title afforded only to those of us who are willing to drink a lot and then have a cat walk strategically over our internet-connected keyboards while we sob about how much we miss Janice, how she’s the reason our pants don’t fit anymore, how dear god I wish this beer was flammable. A beersman like me is amazed by how goddamn smooth and quaffable this beer is. Gone are the high-alpha cat pee nodes of Dreadnaught. Likewise, the usual pleasant fieriness of the Floyds’ bigger beers is replaced with dark fruit nodes.

(Full review: http://mynie.com/?p=409) (1,883 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle.

Pours sparkling clear copper with an inch of white head. Plenty of tattered lacing and a partial skim coat for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a blast of juicy, tropical fruits. Peach, mango, and apricot with pixie-dusted pine resin.

Medium bodied with a crisp, tacky mouthfeel.

Plump, ripe, tropical citrus fruits on the palate. Very light malt to balance and minimal bitterness.

Finishes with lingering peach, mango, and apricot.

Very drinkable, seriously fresh and tropical. (504 characters)

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4.67/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle into a goblet glass.

Appearance- Pours a hazy orange with a light head that makes a halo on the glass. Lots of bubbly lacing left on the glass.

Smell- Sweet tropical fruits mask the hop character at first. Sweet papaya, tangy apricot, and honeyed mango burst into your nose. Froot Loops(!?). Earthy hop subtlety follows. Finishes with a big champagne-y sweetness that is slightly acidic. No booziness forward. Smells amazing.

Taste- Crisp apple cider bite followed by a hint of booze. Big juicy fruit salad notes, resiny hoppiness then back to the booze. Finishes with a touch of malt leading the bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel- a bit dense but expected for an imperial. Some fizz at first, but goes down soft and smooth.

Overall- This one does not hold back for an imperial- the alcohol is in there. The amazing thing is that for as boozy as it is, it does not dominate. Everything holds up to it and matches it well. Perhaps the most perfect balance of any imperial IPA I have had. Very well done Three Floyds. The collaboration with Pig Destroyer is an awesome added bonus. Amazing. (1,110 characters)

Photo of cnbrown313
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber bottle (some of the coolest bottle art I've seen in a while) into an IPA style tulip glass

A - Golden orange, perfectly clear, with 1.5 fingers of off-white head

S - Citrus, orange, grapfruit - fresh juicy hops

T - Wow - tons of juicy, citusy hops upfront. Like biting into a juicy orange. Very easy to drink with only a minimal amount of bitterness, considering both the ABV and the IBUs.

M - Medium bodied and pretty typical body for a big FFF IPA. Similar to Dreadnaught

O - It's hard to imagine a DIPA that I would like more. I don't know how FFF is able to get that much fresh, citrusy hop flavor into a beer that is almost refreshing to drink - even at 10.5 % ABV. For the hophead, this is a must try in my opinion. (748 characters)

Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dont normally write full reviews but i had to drive to the brewery and wait in line to get this one so i figured why not.

Do not drink this too cold. The taste at first sip was very good but turned to excellent as it warmed. Somewhat similar to Z.D. in aroma but not at all a grapefruit bomb. This one is citrusy but I think more piney in taste. All in all another great ipa from the floyds. (392 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on 2013-05-05 in Munster, IN

A - Mildly hazy golden-yellow with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly and leaves moderate, sheeted lacing.

S - Big aroma; like a Zombie Dust with more pineapple. Tangerine, pine, hop floral and crushed hop cone goodness, light malt.

T - Hop forward giving way to pineapple flesh and light malt sweetness. There's a spicy, herbal-mint tea lingering in the background that I like. The bitterness reasserts itself into the finish but doesn't dominate as the other flavors provide good balance. The sweetness tastes more fruity than grain based and there's not a roasted malt presence at all. This is definitely not a barleywine. The alcohol is evident but subdued into the balance. As it warmed, it kept tasting better and better.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Prickly, abrasive. Not watery, not thick. Just right. Dries nicely. How can a 10+% beer be refreshing?

O - It's a laugh to see "Pale Ale" on the bottle but I guess I get it in the sense that it's light on the malt, which is a very good thing in this beer. I'd not heard of this beer until today and of the samples I had at the brewery, this is the shining star. Better than Dreadnaught for sure. Maybe equal or close to Zombie Dust (my personal 3F favorite). Dang. (1,289 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Weebay for this bottle! Poured in to FFF teku glass.

A - Translucent golden yellow colour with one finger of cream coloured head.

S - Tropical fruit aromas dominate the nose. Peach, mango, tangerine, pineapple. Some pine and a hint of caramel sweetness.

T - Bitter up front with pineapple, mango, tangerine and peach flavours. A fairly big sweet caramel malt backbone that is just slightly too much for my liking, which is the only thing keeping this from being a flawless DIPA.

M - Medium body. Stick and full of resinous hop oils. Light carbonation. (566 characters)

Photo of Beerandboards
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - slightly cloudy, golden, big tall loose foamy head.

S - lots of floral hops, light citrus peel, some tropical notes as well

T - the floral and aromatic follow over to the taste. Big punch of tropical notes. Very little bitterness. Too much ABV though, there is definitely some heat and alcohol sweetness. I think this would be a stone cold 5 if it were about 8% instead of 10.5%, but relatively small complaint.

M - medium, smooth finish, some alcohol heat.

O - really liked this one. Like zombie dust with more punch. (526 characters)

Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
99 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.