Permanent Funeral | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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

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

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Ratings: 2,887 |  Reviews: 336
Photo of kevanb
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle poured into a Three Floyds Teku

The beer pours a nice, bright copper color, just a slight haze in a an otherwise clear complexion, with just a few bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A fluffy, white, soapy head rises out of the beer, nearly 2 fingers high that has good retention but leaves behind just the thinnest spots of lace. The aroma is full of juicy, fresh, tropical fruit, lots of pineapple and mango, tangy grapefruit, sweet tangerine with some light pine and sweet biscuity malt and faint alcohol that is hidden nicely. The flavors are massively pungent, lots of fresh pineapple, honeydew melon with crisp grapefruit and sweet tangerine that brings out the sweeter malt elements with some warming alcohol. The body is super juicy, just enough light carbonation to keep the beer lively that coats the mouth very well that finishes with a fairly dry kick and a nice warming sensation from the alcohol.

Verdict: A very intense Imperial IPA from Three Floyds, which doesn't really come as a surprise, but this might be one of the juiciest and pineapple forward beer I've tasted to date. It's massive, it's bold, it's brutal and yet the bitterness is kept in check making this wonderfully drinkable.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.8%

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of MCain04
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Lucky to have gotten this as I happened into the brewpub that day. 22 oz bottle split with BostonRyan an poured into a Tulip glass. 1 week fresh.

A: golden body, opaque, with large white head, good lacing and retention.

S: tropical fruits, mangoes, pineapple, and grassy pine notes. Quite aromatic and really nice.

T: Follows the nose well, hop explosion with a ton of flavor and bitterness. the malts are overshadowed but back up the hop onslaught well enough. ABV hidden very well.

M: Like Dreadnaught, a touch too thick and sticky, but still nice with a medium body and very dry finish.

O: Would love to see this permanently in stock. Huge fan.

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Photo of RoyBatty
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a 3 Floyd's Teku glass.

A: Beautiful clear deep orange/amber with nice thick layer of fluffy foam. Side Note: The label art is fantastic.

S: Tons of sweet juicy fruit with just a hint of malt.

T: Nice and citrusy with just enough bitter hops to balance it out. A little bit of maltiness on the finish, but no alcohol comes though.

M: Smooth and slick with a clean and crisp finish.

O: Just an amazingly flavorful brew from 3 Floyd's. This should be the DIPA they brew all the time, even over Dreadnaught and APW. Really felt like a double Zombie Dust. I'd step over my grandmother to get another bomber.

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of cfrances33
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a Three Floyds teku.

Pour: Completely clear deep orange, with two fingers of frothy, cream colored head. Head leaves some really thick lacing. A nice effervescence maintains a small head most of the glass. Great looking beer.

Smell: Resinous and agressive on the nose. Lots of fresh blood orange, grapefruit, pine, and oily hops. A honey caramel sweetness definitely balances, but just the right amount. The least impressive aspect of this beer, but still good.

Taste: Much more citrus forward than the nose. Lots of tangerine and nectarines, grapefruit, and a touch of mango. More bitter hop resin. A nice subdued dark honey sweetness. Finishes juicy and bitter with a tandem of citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly, and welcomingly light. No trace of the abv. Slick, and oily with hops. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and juiciness.

Overall: A really, really impressive DIPA from Three Floyds. Quite possibly their best work yet in that category.

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22-ounce bottle into a Teku glass.

A: Pours a brilliant golden to orange hue with a finger of white head that settles quickly, leaving some decent lace and a thin crown on the surface. Great clarity!

S: Initially, some alcohol is present, but then a swath of citrus, mango, and pineapple overcome, leading to a slightly sweet honey-like aroma.

T: At first I get honey and some caramel sweetness, along with dried fruits. Then comes a rush of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and... agave nectar? Wow! That's really the only way I can describe that flavor. Finishes dry, with some grassy notes and a hint of warming alcohol.

M: Big and full-bodied mouthfeel with loads of flavor that linger on the palate for a long time after each sip. Finish is insane!

O: Permanent Funeral might be my favorite brew of the style that Three Floyds has put out to date! It's top-notch, and each sip leaves me craving more. Well done!

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Photo of brewskis
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright, opaque sunset orange color with decent carbonation and about a finger length head that dissipates to a thin lacing. Smells of pretty bright, juicy tropical fruits like papaya, mango, and pineapple. Also get some citrus fruits like orange and a slight grapefruit. Nice candied sweetness as well. Smells like a big, sweet, fruity double ipa. Taste is amazing. Starts with bright tropical fruits like papaya and mango with some orange juice. Sugary sweet malt is there too. This gives the fruity hop qualities a more juicy-like flavor. Medium is more of the same with some dankness layered onto that. Finish dries out the beer and brings with it a significant citrus peel bitterness. Along with this comes more of the juicy fruits. Papaya, mango, and orange stand out as well as a great candied sweetness. Just the slightest alcohol burn on the end, but no alcohol to smell, which is impressive for 10.5%. A smooth carbonation and oily and somewhat sticky finish. High medium body with a creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel from the hops, but still very clean compared to other dipas at this strength. I have very high expectations when it comes to three floyds dipas and this one meets it and then some. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of kif
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

stopped reviewing but compelled to do this one. clear golden/light amber w/persistent white head and lace. the nose just pops. huge fresh berry aroma-are these some newfangled hops? also some citrus, tropical fruit. none of that overripe fruit/rotten banana thing i hate in some dipas. just enough pale malt sweetness to showcase these beautifully juicy hops. big lingering bitterness but not sharp or astringent. i love me some dreadnaught but went back to pick up bombers of these. please make this available year round. phenomenal!

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of Davihaw
4.96/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Bottle purchased from 3 Floyds on 3/29 and consumed same day.

A- Looks like a DIPA, nothing to really analyze here. No real lacing present.

S- The smell is amazing. Great citrus notes initially. Followed up with that great earthy smell. When you first pour into the glass, the smell explodes and is present throughout the whole room.

T- Very well balanced. Not a ton of malty flavor but the hops compliment each other so well that it is not needed. There is a lot going on in this beer. Great citrus flavor initially followed by earthy taste. Pine is present as well.

This is such a treat. Didn't have huge expectations on this beer. This is easily one of Three Floyds best beers ever. An Imperial Zombie Dust is a fair assessment. If you can get your hands on this beer then DO IT!!!!

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Photo of McCarty74
4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bomber from 3Floyds the day after it was listed for sale.

Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass, orange/amber in appearance with a decent sticky head.

Smells amazing, citrus and pungent hops.

Intense! Tastes almost like a Zombie Dust on steroids, intense citrus and bitter hop combo.

Wonderful experience. I immediately wished I had purchased another bottle of this after the first sip!

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5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97.9% out of 100 with 2,887 ratings
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