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Permanent Funeral - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,811
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 788
Gots: 187 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich, deep amber with white head of very fine bubbles, persistent creamy and frothy. Aroma of citrus and piney hops evident even from a distance. Robust spicy tones from hops and malts. Beautifully sweet on the palate, balanced by just enough bitterness...again, piney, slight citrus, over-ripe papaya. Complex malt profile, some aromatic malt, and I swear a hint of rye. Finishes strong, tingling with a pleasant lingering residue that is not entirely bitter, nor sweet, nor alcoholic. Better when 50-55F than cold, IMO.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 12/13/2013 printed on the side of the bottle. Bravo to Three Floyds for finally bottle dating their beers. Exponentially stoked to finally have this beer, as I have wanted it for a while.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Oh yeah, this thing pours three big fluffy soapy creamy fingers of off-white head on top of a beautiful bright burnt sienna orange colored body with some very fine sediment floating in the glass. Excellent head retention, and fat rings of lacing. Looks fabulous.

S - Smell is of big fruity & floral tropical hops - mango, papaya, grapefruit, pine, tangerine, lemon. Very citrusy. Slightly soapy. Smells fresh, juicy, and mouthwatering.

T - Big fruity tropical hop bitterness - tangerine, grapefruit, pine, lemon, papaya. This thing is seriously delicious. Some dry bready malt character is there, but this thing is mostly a hop showcase. Mild soapiness & mild alcohol warmth on the finish.

M - Goes down smooth and creamy, with lots of fresh sticky tropical hops lingering on the palate. Pretty bitter, but not overly so, especially not for being 100 IBU.

Overall, definitely one of the freshest, juiciest, and most delicious DIPA's I've had in recent memory. This thing rivals some of the bigger and better DIPA offerings from Pipeworks. This is a beer that deserves some serious attention. Big 10.50% abv is extremely well-masked, and rewarding. Possibly my favorite Three Floyds beer yet.

Three Floyds Permanent Funeral ---4.5/5

mfnmbvp, Dec 20, 2013
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bottled on 12/13/2013. Picked up at the brew pub after the 4 Elf release on saturday night.

poured into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Golden orange bodied beer with 2 full fingers of white head. Decent head retention and lots of sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: Resinous pine, citrus, and a touch of dank chalky hops.

Taste: moderate bitterness. I am actually surprised that this beer is 100 IBU's. It does seem that bitter. Oily and resinous piney hops and pine cones. Juicy grapefruit and grapefruit rind. Lemon zest. Chalky and dank hops. Light malt bill this beer is all about the hops.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Hard to believe this is almost 11% there is no hint of alcohol. ABV is very well hidden and the beer drinks like an IPA not a DIPA. Light and creamy feel to this beer.

Overall: 3 Floyds shows a little bit more finesse with this beer than I expected. I am not a huge fan of chalky and dank hops in hoppy beers (I prefer citrusy and tropical fruit notes from my hoppy beer), but this was still pretty good considering. I thought this beer was going to be another over hyped hoppy beer by 3 Floyds. It does remind me alot of Fremont Brewing's DIPA "The Brother".

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Permanent Funeral from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
100 out of 100 based on 1,811 ratings.