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Permanent Funeral - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,979
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 883
Gots: 252 | FT: 11
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 mlhyatt
3.89/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass

A-dark gold. Not very transparent. Head is decent at about 1 inch and slightly off white.

S- sugar, pine, citrus. In that order.

T- very similar to the smell. The sugary malt really takes over this beer. The hops are there but they are overwhelmed by malt. The fruit is also overwhelmed by the sugar.

O- this beer us delicious but the sugaryness to it keeps it from being outstanding to me. This bottle was dated almost 2 months ago so that could have something to do with it. Will revisit this beer again more fresh.

Photo of peabody
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a hazy burnt orange to yellow with one finger of suds that leave lacing around the pint glass. The small bubbles stay with the pour throughout the sipping process.
Smell is dank wet pine and orange/mango overtones. This is so bright in aroma and is one of the best beers I have ever put a nose to.
Taste is mellow orange/grapefruit peel and sweet mango with a sweet candy sugar finish. This is a very clean but sticky beer that cleanses the palate but leaves that dark dank pine tar.
Mouthfeel is great here. I poured this a little cold but it holds up well and goes down so darn smoothe. Only a slight stickiness can be had here and it is very sweet. Makes you want to drink this brew quickly.
Overall I really like this PALE ALE from Three Floyds. Rivals Zombie Dust in hop flavor and drinkablilty. Well done!

Photo of sherm1016
4/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.6/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter.
10.5% ABV, 100 IBUs, 12/13/13 on bottle.

A - A generous dollop of dense foam rests on the hazed golden beer with little recession, helping maintain the beer's big hop aroma, while thin lace splatters on the glass when the beer is swirled.

S - Sharp, sticky hops brutally attack the nose with relentless resinous quality, stabbing with sugar-coated mango, pepper, and grapefruit rind and mild notes of earthy pine sap. Stiff malt provides an abundance of caramel sweetness, trailed by alcohol for a warming - a full-smelling body.

T - Permanent Funeral is hoppy, ridiculously f-ing hoppy, past the double IPA point of hoppy. The first sip though, strangely brings fourth the beer's massively sweet malt base; sweet to the point of being cloying. The second sip unleashes a wave of super bitter, tooth enamel-stripping pine sap-like hop resin with a secondary focus on tropical fruit notes that clashes on the tongue.

M - There's no beating around the bush with Permanent Funeral; this double IPA is one of the most bitter beer's I've experienced. It's like sucking on a hop cone. The hefty malt base tries to even the playing field but it's the lingering sticky sweetness that fights the onslaught of bitter hop resin for attention all throughout that really strikes a nerve with me. The alcohol warmth finishes out with a stomach-warming heat.

O - I'll be honest, Permanent Funeral isn't for me. Don't get me wrong, I love double IPAs, but this beer just goes a bit over-the-top. It's extreme hop profile and almost cloyingly sweet malt base clash on my tongue, finishing with neither component the victor, just a mash-up of one extreme vs. the other without compromise or collaboration.

Photo of Ferrari805
4.89/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

good lord this is a good beer!

A- beautiful deep golden orange cloudy with two finger white head, super tight bubbles that stick around...oh yea not to mention that pig destroyer is one of my favorite bands!

S- dang! huge grapefruit, pineapple, mango, citrus-piney goodness that has the right amount of malt on the nose to know its gonna be good.. not getting much booze at all

T- Yep, this is anamazing beer..a nice grapefruit and hop bitterness,then a tad sweetness from the malt to balance it out and finishes with a nice citrus aftertaste with a slightly dry finish leaving you to want more.. just the right amount of balance on this beer everything I look for in a IPAs from the smell to the finish. For the ABV this is amazing

M- medium, the right amound of carb, and a slightly dry finish

O- I need more! I caught myself drinking this way too fast because it was so delicious, so smooth and balanced.. good lord this is a good beer!

Photo of SadMachine
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of sphyrn
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of DersOne
4.83/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tap pour into a tulip.

A-Rich golden color, slightly cloudy with a finger of cream colored head that really has staying power, lots of lacing.

S-Galaxy hops? Strong, strong citra hop profile with grapefruit, orange, green pepper. Very similar to Zombie Dust and elements of the other pale ales in FFF's line-up.

T-Hop forward (no surprises there) with Galaxy hops standing out the most, the booze heat sneaks in with more citrus flavor underneath that, with grapefruit tang and hop bitterness on the finish with a very long, resiny aftertaste. Like a sampler platter of all the good elements of FFF's different pales.

M-Very resiny, a bit dry on finish, mild booze heat left my lips tingling a bit.

O-Fantastic example of what FFF is doing with pale ales.

Photo of uglypirate
4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of teddyarrowhead
4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of jjdc
4.74/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Luminous orange color. Fragrant pine and mango on the nose. This is sticky, gooey, luscious hop business from start to finish. It's humid and tropical up in here -- just like you want a DIPA. The hops bite nice, but the malt rounds things off perfectly. This is extremely well balanced. A delightful beer, but falls just short of the hype for me. It may be the freshness factor: My bottle was 1.5 months old. I would definitely reevaluate with a slightly fresher offering.

Photo of JJH1018
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of barnzy78
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the BavarIan Lodge - Lisle, IL
L - served in a snifter; brilliant amber body, creamy ivory head
S - awesome aroma! Sweet, ripe apricots, caramel, pine
T - apricots again here, very sweet, but very bitter also. Pungent grapefruit, caramel, pine, a bit tropical, booze is well contained for 10+% and is hardly noticeable.
F - full bodied, ample carbonation, bitter, dry finish conquers the palate
O - one of the best DIPAs I've had. Too bad it was a one-off. I love its uniqueness, especially with the apricot notes.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clean, dark orange color with a robust, persistent off-white head that laces like crazy.

S - Citrus combines with other mineral and vegetal hop notes.

T - About as bright a first hit as I've had. I immediately was reminded of biting into the bright red pulp of a red grapefruit. Lemon and orange come to the game. Some of the minerality of the nose comes out near the end. Strong bitter bite builds, but that is to be expected.

M - Given the hop assault this lays out, this is surprisingly smooth going down, but with significant drying at the end.

O - No one would mistake this as anything other than a serious beer. Surprising, given its over 10% ABV, is the lack of heavy booziness. This could get you in trouble for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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5/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.2%

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Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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