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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,521
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 648
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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Ratings: 1,521 | Reviews: 180 | Display Reviews Only:
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schris

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh bottle (less than a month old) poured into a tulip glass. Track one from Pig Destroyer's album Book Burner playing. The color is a beautiful light orange brown and retained less than a finger of head for a few minutes. Robust lacing. Gorgeous. At refrigerator temperature, I just got a nose full of grapefruit and assorted citrus, but as the beer warmed and the smell developed, I got a distinct sense of pepper to balance out the sweeter citrus. The Diplomat, track five playing. This really does taste like a heavier Zombie Dust, but still feels refreshing in the mouth, which is surprising. It's not heavy at all, unlike track 10, Baltimore Strangler. It's a concise sip: pepper, citrus, crisp finish, all in rapid succession. All in all, an incredible beer. I wish I had picked up more than just one of these when I saw it in the shop.

By the way, in terms of pairing this with food - I drank the first half of the bomber while cooking and enjoying spaghetti and red sauce for dinner, and the second half with ice cream afterward. Honestly, I got the best flavor when I was just drinking the beer; pairing it feels like a conundrum. It doesn't have the same dry acidy bite that calls out for cheese that I sometimes get from other big pale ales, and it's not as sweet as I expected from some of the other reviews. (I am guessing that the people who find it extraordinarily sugary are not drinking it fresh.) I hope I find it again so I can get closer to matching it with the perfect partner. In short: get some of this if you can, and don't hold on to it - drink it!

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 00:29:34 | More by schris
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bigjoe786

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 20:22:10 | More by bigjoe786
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JoeyStats707

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 18:14:23 | More by JoeyStats707
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BarrelAgedG

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-31-2014 04:05:54 | More by BarrelAgedG
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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 00:29:22 | More by gtermi
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AndyEdgar

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

03-31-2014 00:00:26 | More by AndyEdgar
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fishmich

Michigan

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-30-2014 22:47:16 | More by fishmich
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2014 22:10:29 | More by anticipation23
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-30-2014 22:03:45 | More by dbrelsfo
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dsigmon

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-30-2014 17:53:51 | More by dsigmon
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saxclar123

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2014 09:48:29 | More by saxclar123
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EdFed

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-30-2014 03:31:54 | More by EdFed
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Dayman766

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

03-29-2014 22:42:22 | More by Dayman766
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Judgie

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2014 19:16:25 | More by Judgie
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fsumax

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-29-2014 13:33:29 | More by fsumax
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DomD1121

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from bottle into tulip glass.

Appearance: Deep golden honey color with a nice frothy head at first.

Smell: This is quite possibly one of the best-smelling / most aromatic beers I've ever had. The smell is very fresh, hoppy, and fruity. Had my mouth watering as I poured it.

Taste: This is a fantastic tasting beer. Ranks right up there as one of the best DIPAs I've ever tasted.

Mouthfeel: There is a bit of a viscous feel to hit. Almost like theres a slight bit of honey in it.

Overall: This beer was crazy good. Easily making it into my top 3. Can't wait to gave more!

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 06:26:49 | More by DomD1121
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Evan

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-29-2014 01:21:52 | More by Evan
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beinerso

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-28-2014 17:03:45 | More by beinerso
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raynmoon

California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2014 08:18:19 | More by raynmoon
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-28-2014 06:26:48 | More by BarryMFBurton
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itracy63

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2014 05:46:00 | More by itracy63
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

03-27-2014 23:32:37 | More by beersdmf17
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

03-27-2014 21:05:49 | More by pgrenvicz
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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A beautiful looking beer: a slightly burnt bright orange. A nice but not overpowering piney-citrus scent and a big oily mouthfeel. Upfront the taste is intense: pungently hoppy with a grapefruit orange flavor. But I found the finish just a bit bland. Nice no doubt but not as powerful as I expected.

Serving type: on-tap

03-27-2014 20:46:50 | More by Qbdoo
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target88

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -11.7%

03-27-2014 09:24:42 | More by target88
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 1,521 ratings.