Permanent Funeral | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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

Added by MasterSki on 03-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#114
Reviews:
350
Ratings:
2,966
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,170
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Ratings: 2,966 |  Reviews: 350
Photo of BhawksLew84
1/5  rDev -77.8%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.66/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

22 oz bottle courtesy of Kyle via some kind relative. Thank you kindly for the opportunity!

Golden shower on the pour.

Smells of booze and sweet and sour sauce....the industrial type that likely litters the back room of your local Great Wall or something similarly universal and bland.

Good lord this is sloppy beer. Sweet and sickly pineapple sinfully penetrates the la Choy pseudo Asian condiment, leaving some love it if its mine loathe it if its not progeny that only a Pig Destroyer or a Floyd's apologist can love.

Overly sickly sweet and far too boozy for its own good.

This just isn't a very good beer.

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Photo of JayFunk
2.69/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Too malty. High abv is hidden by the flavor, but not my thing really. Glad to try it, but one and done on this beer.

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Photo of obiwan_k3n00bi
2.75/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -38.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of glass_house
2.78/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

I'm resigned to the fact that certain flavor profiles must not be compatible with my palate. This was a bottle less than 30 days old, and was reminiscent of stale, cold french onion soup. Looked nice, didn't smell terrible, but the taste of garlic and onion was overwhelming. Bad bottle? I don't know. Maybe I'll find out someday. As much I adore Gumballhead and Zombie Dust, this was an epic 3F's failure for me. I'll chalk it up as an "it wasn't meant to be" experience and move on.

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Photo of palma
2.8/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Why this beer gets 100 on BeerAdvocate is beyond me. this beer tastes stale and oxidized, cloying with the malt, and I drank a fresh bottle! (only 3 weeks old). 3Floyds is just not good with IPAs. Stouts yes, but their IPAs suck. they need to learn how to brew a new age IPA like New England.

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Photo of BB1313
2.82/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy burnt golden with a fluffy eggshell white head that doesn't fall leaving great retention and very sticky lacing. Looks very good. The aromas are disappointing. Very faint. Smells like an old IPA. Tons of orange and lots of malts. Lots of bread. The flavors are full of citrus and caramel malts. Syrupy. Some pine resin. Subtle spiciness. Some black pepper in the finish. Not really bitter. Meh. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied and very creamy with active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed, although it's sweet and warm.

I really like 3Floyds, so I'm not being a "hater". I hope this is an old bottle. The date was smeared, go figure. This is my first time having this after years of hearing the hype. Easily the biggest disappointment I've ever experienced based on expectations. There's no way this is the beer that everyone praised. Bottles have been popping up around around Cleveland for Cleveland Beer Week, so I'm assuming this is relatively fresh. Disappointing, but I would still like to try this again just to see if this bottle was a fluke.

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

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3/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Kyrojack
3/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Lonewolfwmv
3.01/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Daniel101
3.2/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of troupos40
3.23/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 2,966 ratings