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
Ratings:
2,875
Reviews:
336
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
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1,156
Gots:
512
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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.34/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsidonis7
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Miska
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 7irondave
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trmiller24
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of donovansill
3.5/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
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 JonB25
4.52/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of countrypeddler8
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UCONN_HUSKY
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nachos4two
3.96/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Keffa
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MaxOhle
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Academymike
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of themegamancave
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BNarc
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aoampm
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
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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Photo of Matt_Rouge
4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed a bomber dated "4-11-17" on April 26, 2017. I also had this on draft recently (undoubtedly the same production run--3F doesn't make it all that often).

I have had Permanent Funeral several times, including twice on draft. Although I have found most 3F beers to taste relatively the same on draft and in the bottle, Permanent Funeral is one that has impressed me more on draft. That said, I have never quite fallen in love with it. It is a great beer, but I feel that 3F's Dreadnaught covers most of the same territory but at 9.5% ABV instead of 10.5% and with overall better flavor. Funeral is produced less and often kept "beneath the counter" (like Zombie Dust); Dreadnaught is produced more and not hidden away. It's just an easier beer to grab and enjoy. Also, for the wild and screaming hop treatment, I'd rather drink Arctic Panzer Wolf (which *is* quite differentiated from Dreadnaught).

Permanent Funeral pours a deep gold. Nose is hoppy and inviting. The hops are aggressive, intense, high-pitched, and floral with a bit of bite. Malt is also nicely in balance. As others have noted, this beer does not taste like 10.5% ABV: it's intense but smooth and highly drinkable, so take care in that regard. It's very easy to chug a couple bombers and truly be bombed.

As a general caveat, 3F's hoppy beers (and hoppy beers in general) go bad very quickly. Permanent Funeral is less tasty at a month, shaky at 6 weeks, and close to undrinkable at two months (more like "Permanent Soapy Mouth" at that point). Mind the yellow date stamp on the bottle above the label, and don't buy it after 6 weeks, preferably much less.

In conclusion, this is a pretty darn good beer, but I prefer Dreadaught and Arctic Panzer Wolf. I don't feel Permanent Funeral has many advantages over these two. Happy drinking!

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 2,875 ratings.
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