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:
#115
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
2,953
pDev:
8%
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Ratings: 2,953 |  Reviews: 346
Photo of yamar68
4.27/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to scalzo for this one!

Pours a lighter shade of glad compared to other FFF double IPAs I've had, minimal activity but a healthy finger and a half of bone white head retain rather well only to leave behind thick sets of lace.

Sweet, light fruits like melon and soft citrus are the first thing I notice.

Tasty in a different sorta way. Those classic tropical flavors are present... then some heat from the booze bill is pinned up against some prickly pine. Bittersweet in most every way. The alcohol isn't as well integrated for FFF standards but it doesn't seem to detract from the rest of the beer. Malts aren't entirely lost on this one which is something I can appreciate.

Very glad to have had the chance to try this one out. Superbly superb!

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Photo of jcreegan
4.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my FFF teku glass.

I have a small vocabulary so all I will say is this beer is great.
Looks great with good head. Left strong lacing behind.
Smells of sweet pine and hops
Tastes great- I wish I had 3 more bottles of this.
Feels great. I want more.

Try it when you can.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of timc100
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2 weeks young

A: Crystal clear golden amber, with a fantastic 'big' looking yellow-tinged head - big bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass, looks like the big beer it is.

S: Amazing. Incredibly crisp and fresh. Juicy sweet tropical fruits - slight sticky pineapple and mango astringency and orange peel. Big pink grapefruit and sugared grapefruit rind, and incredibly fresh pine, as well as orange juice. I'm going to guess there is a ton of citra and some simcoe in this one - like a sweeter ZD.

T: Huge, intense, perfection! First hit by crisp fresh pine and grapefruit bitterness. In the middle of the mouth it explodes with hop-oily-tropical-fruits - big astringent, musty overripe pineapple and mango, orange peel and grapefruit juice. Finishes forever - waves of sticky resinous pine and grapefruit and coat the mouth. Incredible - super flavors forever

P: Cleansing. Finishes forever. Big sticky fresh mouthfeel - feels like a 10.5 beer.

O: Floored.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of phishphorce
4.62/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deuce9259
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MasterSki
4.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at the brewpub. Served in a taster pint glass.

A - Transparent golden body topped by generous white foam that settles to a thick collar, wisps, and splotches of lace.

S - Loads of juicy orange flesh, peripheral tropical fruits, some grapefruit zest and pine as well. A faint hint of alcohol reveals that this is a double IPA, but there's very little malt presence and this doesn't seem all that much bigger than the Zombie Dust we had beforehand.

T - The taste actually seems like an Imperial Zombie Dust, with it's hefty dose of creamsicle flavors - orange flesh, pale malts, and moderate piney bitterness in the finish. No alcohol presence here, but the increased bitterness and malt does reveal that this is a double IPA.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, super dry texture, with some lip-tingling bitterness in the finish. Mild warming, but nothing offensive for 10.5%.

D - A really nice beer, although it's not as mind-blowing as I was expecting given some of the other reviews. I could definitely drink this in large quantities, but it doesn't have that intense crackle to it that the best beers do.

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mjc3151
3.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased 22oz. bomber from Three Floyds Brewpub in Munster, Indiana.

This is a very good limited release beer. For 100 IBUs I was expecting much bitterness, but the bitterness was somewhat mild and the beer was very delectable. However, Southern Tier's 2XIPA is as good, if not better, and the 2XIPA is much cheaper at only about $1.50 per glass compared to $5 a glass for the Permanent Funeral, so I will stick to ST's 2XIPA for my IPA needs.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of csparace
4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up this weekend with my friend Wyatt. I always have a great time at the brewpub and their food is always delicious. This beer doesn't blow my mind but I am still thoroughly enjoying it. This beer is right on par with the rest of their products and I'd gladly buy again.

Appearance (4.25) – Great two and a half finger head. Huge amounts of carbonation coming up. Crystal golden color. Head fades at a medium pace. Lacing is not outstanding.

Smell (4.75) – Has that characteristic Three Floyds smell but scaled up. Very big citrus notes. Incredibly sweet and fresh smelling as well. Citrus presence is so big. Grapefruit is obvious. This is truly mouthwatering.

Taste (4.50) – Starts with a really bold kick to the senses. Hops are right up front with a huge flavor presence without a bite of bitterness. There is a bit of an alcohol bite, but it is far from offensive. Considering the overall content, it is hidden well. The flavor delivered up front with the hops consists of fruit notes. I get mostly grapefruit and pine which lasts through the finish. Hops linger nicely.

Mouthfeel (4.50) – The bold hop explosion from the beginning leads to a very satisfying hop experience overall if that's what you're looking for (which I am). Lips are slightly sticky and the beer is a little bit thicker than I would have expected (though not thick overall by far). Slow drinker that shouldn't be paired with much.

Overall (4.50) Really solid beer. It delivers a ton and really just has it all. It boasts a huge bounty of flavor from the hops and if you're looking for crunch, it doesn't leave you asking for more. This is a beer which overshadows anything that comes before or after it. It will be the only thing I drink tonight and I will not be saddened!

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of sbxx
3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into FFF Teku

Appearance - Pale, hazy golden yellow. 1 finger of light foam. Very little lacing.

Smell - Pine, grapefruit, tangerine, peach. Slight vegetative note.

Taste - Astringent pine with a solid malt body. Not getting the fruit notes that I got in the smell. Kinda tastes like a piney version of Zombie Dust (without the Citra) on steroids. Bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, sticky semi-dry finish.

Overall - A nice limited release, but I'll be sticking with other FFF brews. They call it a double pale ale, not a double IPA. I can see why. It's hard to believe it's 10.5% ABV though. It's blended extremely well. Even as it warmed up, the taste did not fall off. That's huge for this style. Extra points just for that.

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Photo of wyatt13
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up earlier today from the brewpub. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my 7venth Sun tulip glass.

A - Pours a toasty golden yellow, with two fingers of yellow-ish white head. Abundant carbonation billows it up, but it deflates relatively quickly. Sticky lacing clings to the side of the glass throughout.

S - Immense citrus & tropical fruit character. Boatloads of sweet pineapple, grapefruit & mango. Juicy & dripping like they are all at their perfect stage of ripeness. A Hawaiian fruit basket in a glass. Mouth-watering! Little evidence of malt or alcohol, which I find surprising at 10.5%.

T - Hops on hops on hops! The taste mirrors the smell, but with even more intensity. Mango-pineapple juice is my best description, or like the sweet syrup that fruit cocktail comes in. Grapefruit & orange zest. Unbelievably ripe & juicy. A mild alcohol burn, but it drinks like its more in the 8% range.

M - A fuller than usual mouthfeel for the style, with a light sticky sensation that remains after each sip. Great carbonation level as well.

O - It's no surprise that Three Floyd's knows how to brew great hoppy beers, but this is just absolutely ridiculous -- astonishingly good. Makes Zombie Dust seem like water, this is so intense. Be sure to grab this one while its still around!

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