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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1244
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%

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 WVbeergeek


4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appears a glowing orange copper hue with a big khaki tan beige head forming thick with a rocky textured head, fine speckled lacing layers on the sides of my chalice. Aroma is straight up citrus peels, pineapple flesh, and other tropical fruit notes flowing from the glass. So worth the drive to Newark, OH to try the last of their stock of this fine American brewed IPA. I don't know the next time I will see this beer but I will definitely savor this pour of 22 ounces of liquid bread coated hop candy. The flavor is sugar coated raw herbaceous hops, big citric layers, orange marmalade, tropical fruits...mango, star fruit, and hints of passion fruit. Over ripened fruit juice with bready malts bring all the caramelized sugars to the forefront and the big oily hop oils let those sweet candy qualities fade to the background. Mouthfeel is big oily resinous IPA, carbonated well carries each sip effortless down the gullet, to equate to perfect realm of dangerous drinkability. I can't talk enough about how much I enjoy this beer, all of the true hopheads listening go find this, drive 6-8 hrs if you have to, hell make a pilgrimage to the brewery. I might even start listening to metal if Pig Destroyer had a hand in the collaborative creation of this liquid beauty.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 00:33:46 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of dirtylou


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

on-tap @ the brewery

Consumed a few half-pints (standard serving size) of this really wonderful DIPA - it's big bodied, for sure. Huge assault of grapefruit, pineapple and tropical fruit. Boozy undertones throughout. Moderate bitterness and just an exceptional hop profile throughout. Shame they were out of bombers, but still glad to be able to consume this in > GABF quantities.

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2013 22:31:51 | More by dirtylou
Photo of wvsabbath

West Virginia

4.66/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Serving Type - 22 oz Bottle

Appearance - Light straw colored, pineapple juice yellow. Nice 1 inch foamy, creamy head with tons of lacing.

Smell - Big citric hops, orange, pineapple, grapes, some yeasts, even a little malt in the finish.

Taste - Much like the smell, insane amount of pineapple/orange and grapefruit with a nice sweet yeast backbone. Hops are sweet not so overly bitter. Malts add some caramel goodness, along with a little balance so this aint a 100% total hop bomb.

Mouthfeel - Hops dominate the tongue, along with some sweetness from the added sugars. Palate gets more hops along with some caramel malts. The aftertaste is sweet, and loads of pineapple and orange.

Overall - Drove 4.5 hours total to get this and glad i got it. Huge flavorful beer done up right. Hop heavy beer with the right amount of yeasts and malts to make it a wonderful beer. Alcohol is masked really well, making it easy to drink the bomber. World class for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2013 02:37:03 | More by wvsabbath
Photo of Crawfordesquire


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

Aroma is not overwelming, which to me means this is not dry hopped with Citra like many other DIPAS. Just hints of citrus, some pine.
Poured into a snifter, appearance is dark orange, somewhat cloudy, 2/3 inch foam which retains well.
Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, carbonation is medium.
TASTE IS PURE Orange/citrus. I can hardly detect any alcohol. This could be a substitute for a 10year old's Ecto-cooler juicebox. Again not really that bitter lemon/grapefruit, this is pure tangerine type citrus hops.
I could drink like 6 of these bombers.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 01:25:55 | More by Crawfordesquire
Photo of sahd-1


4.99/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-amber color just slightly less than clear. Initial 1" head from a vigerous pour and continual lacing that clings perfectly down for the remainder of the bottle.
S-pine and tropical fruits. My favorite aspect of this beer.
T-tropical fruits, pine and resinous
M-as chewy as it gets in an IPA
O-this is my favorite beer to date. It's like that first album by your favorite band. It's perfect because it's gritty and there are so many rough edges (imperfections).
FFF, congrats to the medal at 2013 GABFEST.
Also, please do not declare a permanent funeral on Permanent Funeral

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 03:36:37 | More by sahd-1
Photo of SanFranJake


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

Another fantastic beer thanks to totalbangover.
Bomber poured into Stone RIS snifter.
Dark orange hue that spells deliciousness.
Aroma: citrus+hops=amazing. The nose on this is fantastic!
Lacing sticks around as long as the nose dose.
Unfortunately what doesn't stick around is the beer itself.
I didn't slam this bomber in the least bit but after each sip I was wanting the next, so I took it.
See it
Buy it
Enjoy it

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 23:45:23 | More by SanFranJake
Photo of jbaker67


4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured clear dark golden color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy complex citrus and earth hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of Moderate to long duration.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 18:57:30 | More by jbaker67


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

This is the perfect beer. From the second I poured it you can smell the grapefruit. I split a bottle with my wife (who hates IPAs). She was blown away by it. The best I've ever had hands down. There's no way this is 10.5 abv. There's not a single hint of alcohol in it. Just liquid gold.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 13:10:30 | More by REDSOXIPAGUY
Photo of MacQ32

South Carolina

4.9/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - looks perfect to me. Deep, clouded copper color color with a finger of dense light tan head. Retention is fantastic, lacing is entirely covering the glass. 5

S - Smells fantastic. Bitter dry hop aromas with tons of grapefruit and rinds, sweet malts and resinous spice notes.

T - wow. Possibly my favorite FFF IPA/DIPA (this or APW). Initially lots of sweet and citrus deliciousness. Grapefruit, pineapple, orange. Transitions into a kind of spiced resinous rind. Finish is resinous and dry bitter hops. Very dry and bitter. Aftertaste is citrus and bitter hops. Absolutely fantastic.

M - medium bodied, good carbonation, ideal mouth feel. Definitely a joy to drink.

O - probably prefer this over APW, debating whether this is a 5 or not. I think it just may be...

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 01:24:29 | More by MacQ32
Photo of Bigmojo14


4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this at the brewery in a tulip glass. Holy crap is this stuff good. Total ultra smooth hoptastic bomb. This is the only beer I have had lately that I would compare (seriously) to Pliny the Elder. I would not be suprised if this got onto the top 250 in a hurry. I had 2 of these at the brewery and made sure I had a dozen in my trunk before I left. Dark redish brown appearance, floral hopiness and sweet smell, wonderful flavors abound with a perfect balance of sweet and hop with a long lasting piney flavor that sticks around for a while. I though it held up well in the bottles I have had as well. Tasty stuff folks, get one if you can.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 17:21:38 | More by Bigmojo14
Photo of roger617


4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into Spiegelau glass.

A: 4.25 Pours a bright golden color with 2 fingers of white head that reduces slowly and leaves a little lacing.
S: 4.75 Aroma of a strong citrus and malt blend. Very complex, extremely well balanced. Lots of pine throughout as well.
T: 4.5 Very similar to smell, complex and balanced. Surprisingly sweet for the brewery and style combo.
M: 4.25 Smooth and silky. Carbed well. Not much a dry after taste as expected.
O: 4.25 Yet another great brew by FFF. I'm not surprised, haha. This may be the best balanced DIPA by the Floyds. Other comparables have been mainly a hop bomb of some sort, this may be the most enjoyable throughout.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 18:37:01 | More by roger617
Photo of snaotheus


4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle bought at the brewery about a week ago. 30920E0010042 appears to be the bottle code.

Pours clear, coarsely carbonated, with a small white head. Smell is delicious. Honeysuckle and pine and grapefruit, abundantly.

Taste is a surprisingly fair balance -- enormous sweetness to match the enormous hoppy bitterness. For the strength, it has a very surprising smoothness and is quite (dangerously) easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is light, dry, slightly effervescent. Overall, this is a pretty damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 21:16:12 | More by snaotheus
Photo of d5001986


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

22oz Bomber (love the label) poured into Spiegelau Tulip.

Appears pale orange with lots of creamy white head, gorgeous. The smell is very strong of citrus, tropical fruit, and alcohol. This has to be the most intense smell I've ever detected in a beer, the juicy goodness just fills the room.

The taste is mind blowing! More sweet tropical fruits and citrus, so good! The alcohol presence is there, but hardly noticeable. It feels so creamy and smooth. As it warms everything just intensifies.

Overall this right up there with the best of them. It's only supposed to be a one time release, but hopefully they decide to bring it back someday.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:15:32 | More by d5001986
Photo of BeerImmediately


4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had on draft at the brewery last week, and picked up a couple bombers on the way out. The draft version was quite good, but this bottle is extraordinary.

Pours much like many other DIPAs... About 2F of off-white head over a hazy golden body. Lots of sticky lacing.

Aromas are powerful, but in a totally inviting way. Fresh as anything, it bursts with sweet tropical fruits... Lots of pineapple and mango.

Mouthfeel is amazingly smooth for the ABV...dare I say "creamy"? Yes, that is confirmed, but does finish with some dryness. Flavor is sharper, and just packed with pine, dried apricot, mango sweetness, and some nice balance of malty sweetness, without being the least bit thick or cloying as many in this style fall into. Finishes with a sharp, drying bitterness.

Could be one of my favorite DIPAs -

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 02:01:19 | More by BeerImmediately
Photo of 312HopBomb


4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep amber color. The bottle was opened then recapped so the head is not there but the serving at the brewery had a nice white cap with good lacing.

This smells awesome with strong pine resin and tropical fruit.

The taste is more intense than the nose with intense bitterness combined with the tropical fruits. Not as malty as Dreadnaught. Alcohol is well hidden. This really tastes like a double Zombie Dust.

The mouthfeel is medium and slick.

Fresh on tap it is one of the top DIPA's I've tried. Amazing that 3 Floyds can ratchet it up another notch but they did. Contrary to many posts this is not retired. It is currently on tap at the brewery and for sale in bombers.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 03:10:34 | More by 312HopBomb
Photo of ehammond1

4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, mcbeerbrew!

Clear apricot in color with very little visible carbonation. This leaves irregular, webbed lines of lace down the glass.

Big notes of citrus, floral elements, and melon combine in the aroma. There's also some alcohol present.

Hugely bitter, with lots of citrus (pineapple), melon, and a bit of cracker. Some alcohol present. Though I love the style, and there's nothing wrong here, I can't drink a lot of this.

Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Above average and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 01:38:00 | More by ehammond1
Photo of wpqx


3.5/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was thrilled to find a bottle of this at Square Bar in Chicago. Beautiful color, amazing bottle art, but man the taste left much to be desired. An overwhelming bitter aftertaste that did not live up to the hype. For those worried they will never get to try this now retired beer, you're really not missing out.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:06:18 | More by wpqx
Photo of stvanderwoude


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

A sensory overload of sweet tropical hops against a sturdy malt structure. This goes up against Pliny, Heady and the other titans and maybe it wins. A band collaboration now discontinued and allegedly never to return. Bring it back as Double Zombie Dust.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 14:35:39 | More by stvanderwoude
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared by Liam a little while back, reviewed from notes

Hazy ornage with one finger of white head, sticky eith a bit of lace. Smell is full of hops, citrusy, orange, grapefruit and mango are dominant but fairly fruity in the nose overall, a touch of sugary malt as well. Taste is fruity lots of citrus and tropical fruit, mid palate malty-sweetness that leaves notes of grapefruit/citrus candy mixed with all those hops, quite bitter and finishes a bit dry with lots of tropical fruits. Light to medium carbonation, medium full bodied and fairly sticky with a bit of an oily feel. Awesome stuff here, second favorite of the whales brought by Liam on this evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 11:51:24 | More by peensteen
Photo of tarheels86


3.79/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Paradiso. Pours a clear bright as hell neon orange. Weaker white foam. Weak swathes of lace. Nose is a bit skunky, some prominent cat pee, very dense dried pineapple and dried papaya. Stickier, tropical. Taste is melon heavy, lots of thick mango and cantaloupe. Palate is dense, lightly nutty and spicy. Mild tannic bitterness. Not very buoyant or quenching. But still yummy with a big focus on aroma hops typical to FFF. Noticeable spicy alcohol after 3 or 4 sips. 8/3/7/4/15=3.7

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 22:40:32 | More by tarheels86
Photo of ONUMello


4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a FFF pint glass
A: Slightly hazy light orange with a 1.5 finger head that slowly settles
S: Full of fresh citrus rind, pine, caramel and malt
T: Matches the smell- pine up front, grapefruit/orange rind, caramel & malt, long finish
M: Slightly viscous, medium-bodied, crisp
O: Delicious, I can't call it 'perfect' but FFF does IPAs so well & this is another fine bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 18:01:01 | More by ONUMello
Photo of cvm4


4.09/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very cloudy orange with hints of golden color and a one finger eggshell colored head.

S - Citrus & sweet, like candied grapefruit. Not getting the pine or earth as others have mentioned.

T - Overall, it seems a bit of biscuity and caramel malts. Starts off grapefruit hops with pine and mixes back and forth. A good bit of hops as well, though no palette wrecker hop bomb.

M - Medium body/carbonation, sticky and wet.

O - Currently it's rated a 100 and I'm not seeing that out of this beer. May'be it was the bomb fresh?? I'd much prefer other hoppy 3F beers over this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 22:50:00 | More by cvm4
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


4.31/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another beer that looks eerily similar and tastes eerily similar to Dreadnaught. Pours a yellow color with ample clarity, soft white 3/5" head. Very good aroma, definitely hits the pine scents well, plenty aromatic, they really waft high up out the bottle and pint glass.

Taste, very dry, lots of piney hops, hides the alcohol and bitterness immensely well. Has a mildly herbal presence that can often occur in the high hop low dry malt types of beers like these, isn't a detraction at all. Grapefruit creeps unto the pine hop note territory in the mouthfeel, remains so light and dry, and then some minor tropical fruit notes. A great example of a light beer that hides alcohol oh so well.

Actually, compared with the meh Dreadnaught they served at the FW fest, this is actually better. When both are fresh, they are probably tough to distinguish in a blind test.

$10 a bottle is a little steep for any ipa. If you're a fan of Zombie Dust, Dreadnaught, Arctic Panzer, Alpha King, Aeotara, Apocalypse Cow etc. . . you're very likely to dig on this, even if you've had beers very similar to it from FFF already. It is a great summer beer with a punch.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 21:30:10 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of barleywinefiend


4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a hazy burnt orangish-yellow with good carbonation leaving behind a nice billowing white cap and some spotty lacing

S: The nose is pine, citrus, some caramel and a little bit of dank Earthy greenness.

T: Sordove dank upfront. Some herbal goodness meets pine and fruits(tropical mainly) The malt bill seems to be a blend of caramel and biscuit. There is a pronounced sticky, lingering aftertaste on this beer, sordove syrupy even that I did not enjoy. This was about the only thing I disliked about the beer.

M: Medium-full body with good carbonation. Sticky and sordove cloying.

O: A very good beer but not amongst my favorites from Three Floyds. Anyone who gives this beer a 5 needs to educate and expand their palate

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 20:48:39 | More by barleywinefiend
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a clean golden/copper pour with a perfect 2 fingers of fluffy white head releasing a great amount of sticky thick lacing. tons of visible carbonation. the smell is straight up citrusy and sweet. tons of grapefruit aroma, west coast piney hops, caramel, honey.. WOW this is amazing.

my oh my.. the taste is all grapefruit up front, pine, more grapefruit, floral, more grapefruit, sweet malt, bready malt, more grapefruit, caramel, honey, and finishes with.. WAIT FOR IT... grapefruit. this is a fucking hell of a hop bomb, but not overly bitter by any means, more citrusy and sweet.

the abv is very well masked by the sweet malt and hopy profile. a medium body ipa with a creamy mouthfeel and a nice amount of carbonation keeping your thirst quenched, but with a sweet finish which screams FEED ME MORE!

this is a fantastic dipa by FFF.. on par with apocalypse cow, which is my favorite by them. awesome artwork and an awesome band to collab with. pick this up before it's gone.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 00:24:16 | More by facundoCNB
Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 1,244 ratings.