Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #11
Ranked #131
4.52 | pDev: 7.74%
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
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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
Reviews: 355 | Ratings: 3,024 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.92/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/4/16; drank 10/22/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE eggshell head; a thick curtain of tree-rung lace.

Pineapple, grapefruit & caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Mango & pineapple flavors up front; sweet caramel & mild grapefruit bite on the finish. As this warmed, faint booze heat notes emerged.

Nice fruit notes, but when matched with the sweet caramel notes this was a bit too sweet. Still good.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.82/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 6/10/19

Looks great. Slightly cloudy orange gold with a huge frothy head and lots of lacing.

Smells like marmalade and sugar with a bit of grapefruit and sappy pine.

Tastes a bit better than it smells. Candied orange, heavy sweet malts, and some pithy grapefruit and pine with some lingering bitterness in the finish. Really malty and sweet overall though.

Body is fairly heavy. It’s definitely in the triple ipa category.

I had never tried this till now because every time I came across it, the bottles were 3 months old or worse. Turns out I wasn’t missing much. It’s like an American Barleywine for the most part. Enjoyable enough overall, but wouldn’t buy again.

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Photo of maximum12
4.03/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My relationship with 3 Floyds hops has been…tumultuous over the years, so I’ve never bothered to pick this up. Welp, here we are. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

The pour is straight Munster orange – no haze, no floaties, no flour, no sediment. The nose is citrus, & I can almost pre-taste the bite in my nostrils. Anticipatory goodness.

Permanent Funeral is a throwback to a gentler time of Casio watches & guitar keyboards. The first otter out of the chute isn’t sugar, but a bracing bitterness baked into a batch of piney citrus. Sharp, slightly swampy, just enough caramel, dry, lemon. The rare IPA nowadays that I’d have a second glass of.

More Alpha King than Gumballhead, this harks back to the days when I could look at a brewpub menu & revel in the IPA choices rather than wonder which one is going to give me a canker sore. Excellent beer.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Another huge thanks to Joe for this, just one of the many incredible beers he's sent over the years. Cheers mang!

Permanent Funeral. A gorgeous and classic looking IPA. Bright burnt orange with an off white cap that won't quit. An eerie clarity, as the shadows of my finger tips look suspended through the amber body, like a hand on the backside of a window from a dimly lit room in a horror film. That froth that was once above leaves a smooth patch on the surface with a blanket of lace on the glass.

The pop of the cap was accompanied by an immensely pungent aroma. Digging in, an orange marmalade dusted in pure can sugar is met with oozing evergreen sap. Toasted white bread crusts and zested tangerine peels represent themselves well, as all of these scents hold true from start to finish.

Orange rock candy hits first. Fleshy citrus is defined in the foreground. Clementine comes to mind. There's even an earthy note coming through, like a meaty mushroom along with green onion. Sounds crazy but it's wonderful. I would guess there's some Centennial here. The finish is extreme with herbal and wet pine influence.

Extreme is a good word to carry on with here. This beast starts off sweet, even slightly tart like a true citrus influence would. It's slick and resinous, but despite it's 10.5% tag, it's smooth and even slightly crisp. Warming... absolutely. Bitter as fuck too, just the way I like it. No need to continually drink. Sip, and enjoy the rides between.

This here is a hell of a "Pale Ale". DIPA, TIPA perhaps? Who cares? It's great, and how could it not be. Three Floyd's deserves it's reputation, and beers like this prove it. This is almost American Barleywine meets IPA, and it suits me perfectly on this fridgid and unforgiving night.


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Photo of jkblr
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottled 11/16/18 (17 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp. The beer pours mostly bright orange tinted light amber with sticky off white head. The head recedes to an island and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is major citrus with tangerine, grapefruit, orange and lime all coming through. The taste is more of the same with a semisweet start of candied orange, tangerine, and pine laid over a soft honey malt background. The bitterness really comes out mid-palate on and the finish is mostly dry due to the huge hop oil shellac that coats the tongue. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and adequately carbonated. Overall, excellent. Very well made, beautiful, fragrant, delicious DIPA.

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Photo of dukeandduke
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

8/1/18: $12 22 oz bottle purchased at Three Floyds Munster, two pours into pint glass. Orange pour, thin white head, heavy carbonation. Strong citrus lemon hops aroma. Very strong dry taste and mouth feel, excellent hops blend, balanced with citrus. Drinks smoother and easier than the strong ABV. Solid mouth feel, bitter, carbonation and dryness holds, Overall excellent offering, worth the trip to Munster!

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

5 ounce pour at 3 Floyds in Munster. Nice dark golden orange colour with fruity aroma - grapefruit, hoppy resinous, a little floral. The taste starts more with a sweet malt followed by big citrus notes then pushing into piney flavours. Full bodied mouthfeel to a well balanced finish - pleasant but not over the top bitterness for a 100 IBU beer. Fantastic.

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Photo of iamabeersnob
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my most favorite beer. It is very smooth with fruity overtone. A beer with a much higher alcohol content and should not be drunk quickly. If you can find this beer anywhere (it's a rarity) enjoy!

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Photo of phillytothemax
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love a creamy, citrusy IPA and to me this is the premier example. The mouth feel is perfectly creamy and thick with a hoppy, complex nose. It finishes strong all the way through the aftertaste.

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Photo of vidper
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now then! This is the real deal. Pours a nice amber/ golden color
Served very cold from a bomber into a curvy pint glass. This beer is where I thought Zombie Dust should have been, given the hypie high ratings. LOTS going on in this glass. Nice hoppy feel- taste- nose. Nice citrusy after -thought. You may need a fork with this one. We’ll done , Triole Floyd!

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Photo of gpasdf
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

my first BA reivew. This is the beer I've been yearning for months. Was there a bad crop of hops out there or something? This is really balanced. No medicinal aftertaste that seems to have plagued even my perennial favorites this year. Restored my faith. Maybe God is ok with me loving beer after all. Had my doubts for a while
Have to say the name is odd. I get that Pig Destroyer was involved, but there is nothing "funeralesque" about it. Its bright, lots of fruit (tangerine and mango) with just the right amount of malt to balance it out.

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Photo of colts9016
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I received this beer from a BIF Lloyd Dobler, thank you. The beer is FAF from the grapevine. The beer is 48 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The beer has a one finger creamy and airy white head. The color of the beer is SRM 10 a medium amber with copper hues. The clarity of is a touch opaque with a few carbonation bubbles. The head has poor retention and no lacing on the glass.

Tropical, herbal, bready, phenolic, pine, toasted malt, caramel, subtle honey, grapefruit, and floral for the aromas.

The flavors, are tropical, grapefruit, pine, herbal, toasted malt, bread, caramel, subtle honey, floral, and crackers for the flavors.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent, coating, and crisp.

The body of the beer is medium, a medium plus carbonation, and a full finish.

The beer exudes a restrained hop profile that is in your face. The balance in the beer is phenomal. Strong malt backbone and excellent flavors.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to a stalwart BA who gifted this monster to me recently.

22oz undated bomber poured into a pint glass shows a luminescent, yet clouded, copper-orange body and floats an impressive 2in white, soapy head and leaves plentiful lacing.

Aroma is bitter hops with a citrus touch from orange and grapefruit hints. Under that is a threatening dankness. I wonder whether a hop influence can be so bitter that it pulls the malt base from beneath.

Flavors are both bright and dank. Piney bitterness and orange, grapefruit citrus. A complexity that is at the same time fearsome and welcoming. I feel that I may be staying here for a while.

Mouthfeel is medium, leaning fuller, sticky, but with a wet finish.

Overall a complex composition. It's not my favorite style, but clearly well crafted.

Thanks, Joe, for the taste.

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Photo of bound4er
4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark straw appearance with a one finger off white head. Dank, earthy, piny nose that is on the shy side. Maybe as it warms it will get more expressive. Taste mirrors the nose with plenty of earthy, resiny pine along with hints of citrus. Bready malt plays a fairly big role in overall taste. Pleasant bitterness lingers on a long finish. Mouth feel is very creamy. Glad to have finally gotten a hold of this beer - it's darn tasty and deserves its high rating.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pouring from a bomber bottle into a pint glass. This beer pours out slightly hazy, but not New England hazy. It's a golden orange color and forms a half finger of white crown. The smell is dank and juicy with citrus notes. Honey like sweetness coming through as well. The taste comes in with pine at the very beginning but quickly fades into a juicy citrus and then again into the honey like sweetness that it finishes with. Sticky and wet mouthfeel. This is so good, FFF has been doing this good shit for so long.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

wow I can't believe this is at 10.50% really smooth for such a high abv. Very bright, very smooth, good citrus nose on the body. great hop taste. Delicious.

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Photo of rypkr
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright and citrusy aromas.

Floral and fruity taste.

Creamy feel. Detecable alcohol.

Overall good. I wouldn't put it in the topen 250 personally though.

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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy dark orange with a dense looking white head.
Smells of citrus, more orange than grapefruit, pineapple, maybe a hint of mango. Catching a good bit of sweet maltiness too. 
Taste follows orange, tropical, a bit piney from the hops that ride a sturdy malt backbone, bitter sweet finish.
Feels full bodied for the style which is definitely an IPA, more likely a double. Very slight alcohol presence. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of Rristow
4.6/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from draft. Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is citrus and some dank resin. Taste is well balanced with great clean bitter flavor. Flavors of melon and citrus fruit. Excellent beer but I think I like Zombie Dust better.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L- Brilliant orange with a large, foamy off-white head with little carbonation.
S- Can smell this from accross the room. HUGE citrus and pine hop with the malt noticeable. Funk as well.
T- Perfect blend of citrus and pine resin and malt. A nice dank bite in which malt continues to go hand and hand.
F- Huge taste with plenty of bitterness, yet all goes down smoothly.
_O- Meets up to the hype.

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Photo of Kodiak
4.07/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber bottled 5/10/2017 and poured into a 3 Floyds pint glass and consumed on 5/17/2017.

Appearance: Thick half inch white foam head forming spider webs as the head retreats. The beer itself pours a very nice hazy golden orange color.

Nose: Light intensity citrus and pineapple.

Taste: This is a delicous double IPA. Fresh pineapple and mango notes. Hides the high ABV very well.

Mouthfeel: Medium viscosity. Smooth.

Overall: This is a solid Imperial IPA. Every Dark Lord season I pick up at least one bottle. Highly recommend to anyone who hasn't tried this before.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clouded orange with two and a half fingers of off-white head that retains extremely well. Just a little lacing left behind. Aroma is pine, resin, citrus, and lemongrass. Extremely hoppy, but well developed. Flavor profile is resin, pine, citrus, lemongrass, and herbal. Lots and lots of hop notes, which include a discernible bitterness. Bready biscuit malts provide some support. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a filling, grainy texture. Overall, a huge DIPA with loads and loads of hop notes. Not close to bitter free, but still well executed.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.82/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Finally got my hands on a bomber. 22oz bottle. Cannot read the date but I am assuming it is relatively fresh as my beer store buddy just got it in today.

Dark orange-1 finger of head. Looks good.

Smell is well...good but weak. Mango, tropical fruits, sweet aromas.

Wow-this is quite malt forward and pretty sweet tasting. Not what I expected. Hops are there but the malt overpowers. Alchohol goes completely unoticed.

Mouthfeel is soft and pleasing. Very smooth.

I am not sure what to say. Different strokes for different folks I guess. This has a pleasant hop profile but the malts overwhelm and the sweetness builds. Glad I got to try but I would take a fresh Panzer Wolf over this any day.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.88/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - Pours deep golden color with nice thick white head. Streaky white lacing down the glass.

Aroma - Just tons of tropical aromas mango, pineapple, orange just a slight hint of alcohol and pine with a touch of sweetness.

Taste - Really great flavors again very tropical fruit forward. Mango, pineapple and grapefruit, a little bitterness on the back end and just the slightest sign of the alcohol.

Feel - medium bodied well carbonated no heat just a touch of dryness.

Overall - An amazing beer, not sure how they hide the alcohol but it works. Great tropical flavors as well.

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Photo of aoampm
4.48/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Cannot read the bottle date.

Pours a sexy orange color that has a little bit of murkiness / haze to it. Cannot see threw the beer too well. Nice frothy two finger white colored head with good retention. Not too much lacing.

Smell isn't very large. I'm picking up mostly citrus and pine notes.

Taste is on point! Big citrus and bitter pine resin right out the gate then some tangerine and tropical notes come in. That indescribable 'dank' flavor is there also.

Feel is really well done for an 10.5% beer. Very refreshing, not overly carbonated, easily could pass for a much lighter beer. Dangerously crushable.

Overall this is a stupendous offering from 3 Floyds! It drinks like a Stone Enjoy By but with more bitterness and pine in there. Same type of feel however. Lovely!

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