Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #12
Ranked #214
4.49 | pDev: 7.8%
Yesterday at 01:07 AM
Mar 25, 2013
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Notes: 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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4.15 by Zigzach from Florida on Yesterday at 01:07 AM
3.57 by Jkolls from Ohio on May 15, 2022
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4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

A malt monster. Lots of sediment in my can.

May 06, 2022
4.32 by eluvah from New York on Apr 26, 2022
4.5 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 14, 2022
3.86 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Apr 08, 2022
4.3 by BombayDingleMonkey from Pennsylvania on Mar 29, 2022
4 by avisong from Virginia on Mar 21, 2022
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4.04/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by IKR from California

Can dated 10-04-2021

Appearance: Fairly cloudy amber color with generous-sized, thick, off-white head that slowly faded. Nothing to change here.

Smell: Moderate pine aromas and mild sweet fruity aromas. There is a bit of malty aromas also present.

Taste: Some sweetish malt notes first show up with some faint pine notes followed by a blast of hop bitterness. The beer has that sweet taste i typically get when IPAs/IIIPAs hit 10% or more ABV. The beer has a fairly sweet initial taste which dies off with some lingering bitter hop notes.

Mouth-feel: On the light side of medium-bodied with a fairly generous level of carbonation.

Overall: A good IIPA but too high in ABV for my personal tastes for an IPA/IIPA. I just find the malt sweetness a bit much in hop centric beers over 9.5% or so.

Mar 12, 2022
4.44 by hperea from Colorado on Mar 06, 2022
4.59 by cbuzz24 from Mississippi on Mar 01, 2022
4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
3.75 by ryand14 from Michigan on Feb 11, 2022
4.25 by bacher468 from Pennsylvania on Feb 11, 2022
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3.46/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by teromous from Virginia

From the bottom of the can: "PKGD ON 10/04/21 Q0433"

Appearance: It has a murky orange and gold body with some shadows that are just barely visible through it. The head is large, thick, and white. The head has a consistency of whipped cream with tapioca-like bubbles. It has very good retention and lacing.

Aroma: There is a light floral aroma with what smells like a dusty orange hard candy. As a whole the aroma is pretty muted but ok.

Taste: The flavor kind-of mimics the aroma; up front there is this orange flavor which is slightly floral. Towards the middle it picks up a light pith character and a bit of sweet malt flavor. It finishes slightly floral.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation feels great. The beer has a medium-light pithy hop bitterness. The body is on the lower edge of medium and smooth. Drinkability is high.

Overall: The flavors and aromas seem good but they are a bit muted in the beer. The can states that this is a "ALC 10.5% BY VOL" and it does a phenomenal job of hiding the high alcohol content. The beer mostly tastes like a somewhat sweet orange hard candy which is interesting. It isn't the best example of an Imperial IPA but it is still worth drinking due to the high drinkability. I probably wouldn't drink it often but I wouldn't turn it down.

Jan 30, 2022
4.36 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jan 12, 2022
4.25 by brpendergast85 from District of Columbia on Jan 10, 2022
4.15 by gopens44 from Virginia on Jan 09, 2022
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4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by trevormajor from Ohio

12 oz bottle, born on 10/13/21, poured into a Teku glass at 43 degrees F:
L - golden orange with a powdery head that lingered, white with orange flecks
S - citrus and stone fruit
T - lots of bitterness, citrus and stone fruit
F - medium mouthfeel and carbonation
O - delicious and full bodied!

Jan 07, 2022
4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida on Jan 01, 2022
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4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

Pours a very light golden amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus, tropical and malt hints
Taste follows the nose with a pleasant citrus, tropical and sweet malt flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A great IIPA

Dec 27, 2021
4.44 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Dec 27, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Beejay from Virginia

A: a deep orange amber in color with a white head.

S: fresh hops with tropical fruits and citrus.

T: sweet up front with herbal and grassy hops. A nice bitterness surges up with fruit flavors.

M: medium in body with a moderate carbonation and a slick finish.

O: overall a pretty good brew. Hits hard, but didn't taste like it

Dec 24, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by davisdahlberg6 from Tennessee

Picked this up at Hy-vee in Owatonna Minnesota. No canned on date.
Appearance: Pours a golden yellow orange color and fairly opaque with some visible sediment. Almost 3 fingers of snow-white foam. Great head retention and lacing down the glass once the foam dissipates.
Smell: Initial notes of pine and citrus including grapefruit and orange rind. Lighter melon notes are also present with tangerine and apricot. Caramel and cracker malts with a prevailing bitterness. As the beer warms grassy and flowery notes become more prominent as the beer warms with an accompanying dankness.

Taste: Holy Hops! Bitterness jumps out the glass and assaults the tastebuds. On the back end there is a pronounced overwhelming sweetness that really destroys the complexities of the malt backbone. Its hard to make anything out besides pine and grapefruit in the first few sips. More citrus notes arise after the first few sips including orange, mango, guava, melon, and lemon. Earthy grassy and floral notes also become more pronounced along with a present dankness. Maybe a subtle amount of cracker and caramel malts present, but the malt character is underwhelming.

Feel: Medium carbonation with enhances the bitterness. Mouth feel is thick and usually I wouldn’t associate juiciness and bitterness, but this beer seems to have both. Definite alcohol warmness and a bit of a boozy aftertaste as the beer warms.

Overall: This beer is solid, very complex and a lot of good flavors, but the sweetness is a bit overwhelming and doesn’t allow for other complexities to show. Also pretty expensive at $14 for a 4-pack of tall boys. I don’t think I would buy it again, but if it was offered to me I wouldn't turn it down and I’m glad I tried it.

Dec 23, 2021
4.85 by Icarus568 from Wisconsin on Dec 21, 2021
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4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by DoctorZombies from Florida

Deep gold body with excellent clarity; tight white head; long cap retention ( heavy ring and heavy soapy lace that sheets the glass. Tropical fruit/citrus nose. Bitter lemon rind, pineapple, resinous pine; firm malt base. Smooth medium plus body; sticky resin feel; some warmth from 10.5% abv; moderate minus carbonation; boozy bite on tip of tongue. A monster DIPA; long bitter citrus linger; world class.

Dec 16, 2021
4.03 by TomBanahan from Kentucky on Dec 16, 2021
4.5 by Manthon from Pennsylvania on Dec 12, 2021
3.93 by dwoolley1 from New York on Dec 06, 2021
4 by WoostaBia from Massachusetts on Dec 03, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

Can dated 10/5/21 into pint glass. Pours a hazy deep amber-gold with a persistent off-white head. Initial impression is pineapple, mango, pink grapefruit, and a touch of caramel. Mouthfeel is medium and quite clean; alcohol is incredibly well hidden. Finish fades to a slightly resinous bitterness. Overall, this is a delicious DIPA that (despite what you might expect from the label) is quite restrained and very well-balanced. Excellent DIPA!

Dec 03, 2021
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5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

This beer is absolutely one of the best imperial ipas in the world. A grassy but very floral nose is complicated by a warm boozy start going into a happy bliss with a clean finish. A definite must try

Dec 01, 2021
4.75 by PprBurke from Virginia on Nov 30, 2021
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3.98/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.98/5: A big, bold, and bitter beast of a double IPA; shockingly smooth for 10.5%

Nov 26, 2021
4.47 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Nov 26, 2021
4.33 by hockeypuck from Maine on Nov 25, 2021
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4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Fantastic IIPA! Poured a golden-straw color into one of Sam's glasses. Typical head releases citrus-grapefuit notes. First sip was gloriously hoppy-dank-resinesqe! Slightly drying in the finish, world-class indeed!

Nov 24, 2021
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4.73/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by DIPA_Davi

Lots of wannabe DIPAs out there, this isn’t one of them! Dank aroma, greasy and sticky in the back corners of my mouth, sweet Carmel giving hella bitter hops the business from the west side! The left overs in my glass make me wish I had a wolf tongue! Hoard this from the non-believers!

Nov 22, 2021
4.28 by soarinsteven from Illinois on Nov 22, 2021
4.61 by DavidHume from Virginia on Nov 22, 2021
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