Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #11
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
100
Ranked #135
Avg:
4.52 | pDev: 7.74%
Reviews:
385
Ratings:
3,115
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
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Year-round
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SCORE
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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: 385 | Ratings: 3,115 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mickyge from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours relatively clear amber, nice fluffy head, medium lacing

Aroma is sweet and fruity, malt hints, stone fruits.

Fairly sweet tasting a bit of dankness, mostly candied fruit, some resin and a hint of alcohol and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel is chewy, lots of layers, feel runs though through the gauntlet of sweet, to sticky to a bit of burn to a dry mild bitter finish.

Mar 18, 2021
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Sandis from Minnesota

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

Sipped from a snifter on 11/2/2020. I've not been much of a fan of Three Floyd's IPA in the past but this is quite tasty and my favorite by them to date.

Dec 09, 2020
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jjayjaye from New York

5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2020-12-06 Crowler poured yesterday at Sam the Beer Man.
I'm so thankful that 3F has been able to expand their distribution. I've been planning a return trip for a while...and then there was 2020. This too shall pass.
Look...is every bit a "5". Translucent...on the brink of clarity; very important that i don't mistake this from a beverage that i couldn't consider if i was vegan. Pours a shaded peachy golden color with better a two finger lite tan loose collar that resists fading, This guy enjoys optimum effervescence and leaves a fair amount of lacing.
Smell...I like to judge this by a couple of factors; the aggressiveness of the experience and the component characteristics. I almost docked this. It hit me immediately but it was from less than 'arms reach', ha! When i held this up, it was like being back at the brewpub. This, to me, defines the aroma of a CLASSIC 'Imperial IPA'.Perfectly balanced tangy orange and vanilla maltiness with those grassy hop notes.
TASTE/FEEL/OVERALL... this is the THING! You almost can't judge these separately. It's bright and out-of -the-box creamy. Sweet and hoppy. It's 'Imperial' but it doesn't kick you in the face. The flavor finishes with piney grassy notes that linger on-and-on. Very appropriate (old's cool).
It pretty much doesn't get much better than this!!
My hat is off to Three Floyds and Sam the Beer Man. Happy Holidays my friends.

Dec 06, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/29/20
Pours a med-larger frothy creamy 1 finger head with great retention, fair soapy lacing, super hazy burnt-orange color

Nose has sweet candied fruit, candied orange zest, sweet apricot and stone fruit, some pine sap and musty notes, a hint of fruity esters as well, mild sweet malt and honey cake notes, light smooth alcohol

Taste comes on rich as well, big sweet malt and hop character, sweet malts out front, candy like malts, blond malts and a bit of honey cake again, a touch of perfumey alcohol, then big hops kick in, candied fruit again, citrus, stone fruit, apricot orange marmalade, med bitterness at first but slowly ramping, hops getting spicy and a bit piney late, with high bitterness on the mild sticky finish and a touch more alcohol

Mouth is med to fuller bod, higher foamy frothy carb, a bit of warming alcohol but no burn

Overall a nice old school DIPA, lots of candied fruit with big malts and big hops

Dec 04, 2020
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krh from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A true imperial pale ale. Wouldn't want to drink two back to back. A little too chewy/syrupy/boozy for my current tastes, but that's more about the style than this specific example which is very well done.

Nov 29, 2020
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Mdog from Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Gold, some particles in solution, huge head.

Smell: Citrusy.

Taste: Moderately sweet to start, then hits with solid citrus bitterness. A little booze is detected.

Overall: Nice old school DIPA from 3 Floyds. Not super bitter, but definitely more than most hoppy beers these days. Solid citrus flavor and not too boozy.

Nov 22, 2020
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Mr tfontana, thanks for the trade!
Lightly hazy light gold in color with a huge frothy white head that persists. Big bready toasty light caramel maltiness with plenty of pine and resin to counter. Light earthy fruitiness as well as a bit of spicy alcohol flavor.

Nov 22, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor, NYC.

Pours a golden amber color that is mostly clear. A moderate layer of film retains well.

The nose displays a plethora of resinous fruity hops. These include aromas of peach, apricot, nectarine, grapefruit and orange juice. Dank aromas of pine and grass hint at bitterness.

Opens sweetly with full flavors of biscuity, honey and caramel malts. Balanced by slick and oily hops that impart a firm bitterness in the finish. The hops flavors highlight citrus and stone fruit, including grapefruit rind, orange, peach and apricot. Spicy and resinous with notes of pine and grass.

Medium to full bodied, mouth coating, smooth and well balanced. The carbonation is moderate and the finish is dry, bitter and with a touch of alcohol spice.

Drinks well for the high ABV. Good balance of bitter and sweet. A classic DIPA flavor profile. I enjoyed it.

Nov 21, 2020
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Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

So far, the best beer I've had from Three Floyds. Pour is just beautiful. Great head retntion and thick lacing. Taste and aroma are bright and tropical, some melon, stone fruits - lots going on. Feel is perfectly carbonated with just the right amount of body.

Nov 15, 2020
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Shiredave from New York

4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Imperial Pale Ale does not mean IPA by default and this is a great example of how. Possibly worst beer name ever btw.
Gorgeous beer - Deep, deep amber-orange with an everlasting clotted cream head that left speckled sheets of white lace trail.
Aroma is not pungent to my nose but very balanced and inviting beer smells waft off as I swirl the chalice - raw, wet grain, pine needles and straw with alcohol notes ever in the background.
More balanced flavors of rich, caramel malt countered by wood n leather hop surrounded by fruit hints of melon and pear.
There is no middle here - sweet and fruity up front and firm, nearly harsh bitter bite on the back end.
Body is full but just barely as this invites big swallows that do not feel heavy or cloying - but encourage another.
Long, smoldering dry hop and alcohol finish.
Despite the ever present alcohol, this is highly drinkable and flavorful, it's booziness just part of it's charm.

Nov 15, 2020
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ChipChaight from New York

4.12/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours an almost clear light amber with two fingers of fluffy white head that sticks around, great lacing, smell is muted musty pine, orange and grapefruit zest, peach rings, caramel malts, taste is big chewy dark crust bready malts up front, transitions to bitter pine and grapefruit pith, feel is full bodied with nice carbonation. An epic big boy bitter pale ale.

Nov 15, 2020
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scream from Wisconsin

4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The only place this falls down for me at all is aroma. The aroma is good, it just could be stronger.
otherwise this is a fine beverage which i would definitely have again - if the memorial does not happen before !

Nov 14, 2020
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MesaDan from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 9/29/20, consumed Nov/'20: Nose of sweet straw; fluffy white head with gold hue; full mouthfeel with soft / smooth carbonation; taste is candi sugar sweet melon with medium bitterness and a salacious bitter sweet finish.

Nov 13, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

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

Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with a white head that dissipates rather quickly. It has a slightly piney smell with notes of mango and pineapple apparent. There are also hints of guava and a floral hoppy finish. The taste is dominated but the pineapple mango taste with a hoppy floral finish to keep it from being too bitter. It goes down incredibly easily for almost 11% alcohol. Overall a stand out beer.

Nov 03, 2020
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CHickman from New York

4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours very hazy orange gold color with a fantastic looking 2-3 finger thick beige colored head that faded extremely slowly and left thick foamy rings after each sip. Very nice!

Smells of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, faint pineapple, papaya, a dash of floral hops, tea leaf and biscuit. Pretty well balanced.

Tastes of sweet, dank citrus fruit with a mix of grapefruit, orange juice, pineapple, tangerine, orange peel, guava, lemonade, piney notes, caramel, brown sugar, honey, wet wheat bread, light peppery spices and floral notes and then a hint of booze. It’s very complex yet very balanced while remaining hop centric. It’s crazy how well the 10% ABV is hidden. Nice mid level of bitterness to add character and make this much easier to drink than it should be. A really damn good beer.

Oct 31, 2020
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Tallboy into a becher with a mildly hazy deep golden body and a luscious one inch cap. The had is thick and sturdy with a texture that is both foamy and creamy. Great head retention with plenty of lacing sticking on the glass as wide sheets.

S- Definitely getting tons of the bitter and zesty hops up front with pine and citrus fruits first leading into some more subtle dank, tropical, herbal and floral hops. Grapefruit, mango, orange, peach, tangerine and a hint of juicy melon. You sense some light malts but mostly those bold hops up front.

T- You can tell it is higher ABV but it doesn't drink quite like 10% as it carries a hit of booze that compliments semi sweet malts and the bold, bitter hops. Pine resin cuts into the taste buds right away with strong grapefruit and plenty of bitter citrus zest. orange, tangerine and some juicier fruit on the backend. Slightly herbal/dank with mango hints. Hints of two row barley and slight caramelized sweetness.

MF- Not entirely sure why I am surprised but the body on this beer is just wonderful. Medium to heavy overall and about as smooth as can be with a creamy and silky texture. The carbonation is moderate and it ends with a double whammy of zesty bitterness and alcohol warming.

Might be my favorite of the brews that shipped out to MA recently. Aggressive, bitter, piney and fruity brew that comes on strong but has a great mouthfeel to support those bold flavors.

Oct 31, 2020
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KRug from Massachusetts

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

Canned 9/29/20

A big warm welcome to 3 Floyds, who are finally distributing to Massachusetts. Probably the only good thing to come out of this entire year. Currently the 135th highest rated beer on this site, I'm excited to try this on. I also figured it's the perfect occasion to finally check out Pig Destroyer. Side note, this label art is fucking sick

Pours a lightly cloudy amber gold with 3 billowing fingers of soapy off white that slowly fades to a thick cap and leaves tons of lacing in its wake

A surprisingly well balanced aroma here given the abv. Notes of grapefruit pith, orange, soft bread, pine, and caramel malts. Very simple, but very enticing

Starting things off, there is a wonderful hop profile bringing notes of weed and juicy grapefruit backed up by hefty malt. The swallow brings a flash of intense resiny hops before settling down with a more pronounced sweet caramel malt and grain, closing out with moderate hop bitterness

This does not drink like 10.5% at all (although it can certainly be felt). A medium body combines with prickly carbonation, resulting in a shockingly smooth beer. The finish is superbly dry and balanced

Oh yeah, this is the shit. I completely understand the hype behind these guys. Currently, I only have Barbarian Haze from them in the fridge ready to try, but I can't wait to work my way though their lineup. Cheers!

Oct 26, 2020
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.42/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

After giving my palate (and liver) a few weeks to rest while on my diet, im treating myself to can of Three Floyd's. Canned on 9/28/20.

It pours out a paler shade of topaz or amber. A nice foamy finger of head appears. Solid retention and a nice spots of lacing. A really good looking brew.

Nose is this clash of pine and fruit. Mainly peach and grapefruit. Peach comes through almost like syrup or nectar while the grapefruit brings a bitter citrus note. Scents are aggressive and bold, but not obnoxious.

Taste is pine, peach falls back a bit, grapefruit, a touch of lemon, and a hearty malt backbone. Mild caramel notes from the malt pair up with the peach sweetness to engage in mortal combat against the bitterness of pine and grapefruit. Aggressive and unapologetic, but yet somehow still balanced. Lines are drawn, trenches have been dug out, and No Man's Land is the taste buds. A great tasting brew, but definitely not for everybody.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with mild to medium carbonation. Smooth and drinkable, unobtrusive.

Overall a great IPA. Strong bitterness kept in check by the malt. 10.5% hidden very well. Usually bigger IPAs burst through with a lot of booze on the nose, but this one stays restrained. A great offering by 3 Floyds.

Oct 25, 2020
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Billolick from New York

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

Enjoyed on draft this evening at Hops Hill in Brooklyn, NY.

Pours with a medium haze, fine bubble froth and ample lacing left on the glass.

Pungent hopped up and citric sniff.

Big, bold, complex, dank and deeply flavorful brew...10.5% well handled, but still a light burn comes to mind.

Delicious, smooth, heady and well crafted concoction...savor every sip...go get some

Oct 25, 2020
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THREE FLOYDS PERMANENT FUNERAL DIPA 10/23/20

Only just recently made available in my New England state.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into an English nonick pint.

a: Clear amber with an inch thick white head which receded slowly to thick surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Fresh pine resin.

t: Moderate pine resin with strength. No shortage of hop bitterness on the dry finish.

m: Smooth almost chewy medium, great body with plenty of obvious carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptional and powerful DIPA with lots of flavor covering most of its high ABV. Probably won't find much availability here in future but at the moment it surpasses my old favorite Lagunitas Brown Shugga as well as most non-NE style DIPAs I have had.

Oct 24, 2020
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ommegangpbr from New York

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

I want to say that this feels like hop mash in my mouth. This is a chewy fellow. Since Zombie Dust has been available in this area I have been picking it up whenever I see it. This will make it into that rotation.

Oct 22, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.14/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from 4 pack, no date that I can see, but I know this flies out the door quick.
Boulevard Smokestack snifter.

Pours a really deep saturated orange gummy bear color with a tall creamy head that stays impressively stable at 1.5 fingers and leaves connected lacing. This looks to be a quality beer.

Aroma is drunk grapefruit and drunk orange in copious amounts. Just sopping wet saturated alcoholic citrus fruits. Hints of ginger and chlorophyll/plant.

Flavor is palate scrubbing, and HUGE with tons of grapefruit, orange peel, bitter bitter mango, onion, and sawdust. The oils and resins come around a few seconds after the swallow, almost like a sneak attack, and turn your mouth inside out. It takes about ten seconds, but the IBU and lupulin content is unmatched. This thing is the ultimate palate wrecker. I've never had a beer literally go away completely, and then come back again like Soundgarden's "Somewhere" or Alice In Chains' "Rain When I Die". It performs a surprise encore after you swallow it.

Feel is oily and resinous, like a bomb, the thing is the definition of a sipper, and has some crispness and acidity with moderate heat and carbonation.

Overall, this beer is too much for me. I can respect it though - I've never had this much alpha acid attack my palate relentlessly. I was expecting something different, and while it's not my thing, I totally understand the hype (unlike a few other beers) and I can respect that. It's a massive beer, and if you like massive IPAs, you'll like this one a lot.

Price paid : $15.99 / 4 pack
Would buy again : not personally, but I can't not recommend it

Oct 21, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is a little hazy amber yellow in color and seems to have a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thick coating of lacing down the sides fo the glass and several patches of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of orange citrus are present in the nose along with notes of grapefruit zest.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of mangos and passion fruit. Hints of sweetness from the underlying caramel malts are also perceptible; the finish has a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slick on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Imperial IPA drinks rather well for a beer that is 10.5% abv and completely hides any traces of alcohol from the taste. It is exceptionally drinkable considering its strength.

Serving type: can

Oct 21, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 20 days ago.

L — Bright golden orange body with quite a bit of noticeable hop particulate in suspension. Huge, 4-finger solid white head produced with moderate pour. Looks like this thing is carbonated up the wazoo, has that Alchemist look to it
S — A rich dank old-school bruiser. Lots of aggressive citrusy, resinous, weedy aromas alongside a decent caramel malt backdrop
T — As expected, this one is a big ol’ hop bruiser. The honey-like sweetness from the malt bill reminds me of Hopslam
F — Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated. Oily, pithy finish that isn’t too aggressively biting
O — Label artwork sums this beer up. Hardcore and unforgiving, but ultimately quite complex

82/100

Oct 21, 2020
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micada from New York

4.76/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

First time having this brew, with a few other FFF offerings under my belt recently.

Poured cold, hard to an IPA glass, Aroma is strong pine-esque (not citrus) hop with a bit of oaky vibe. Color is a solid dark amber, with some light carbonation. Head is a robust 2-3 fingers, that burns down to a tight ring. First sips are excellent...bold hop up front with an immediate balancing malt base. Has a slight floral hint along the mid and back palate. Loads of lacing cling to the glass. Very crisp and clean, but with a sense of heavy earthiness holding it up. Mouthfeel is full and satisfying. Alcohol has no burn, hides well, even after two pints at 10.5% ABV. These are delicious, and might even be better than their flagship Alpha King or the beloved Zombie Dust.

Oct 19, 2020
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Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 3115 ratings