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Permanent Funeral | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Permanent FuneralPermanent Funeral

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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Reviews: 316 | Ratings: 2,775
Photo of BIll_Currie
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

the line was really long at gabf but they had this and zombie dust on tap so no way i was not waiting. and it was well worth it. smelled so good and tasted even better

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.85/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Permanent Funeral September 22 enjoyed September 26, 2015 in a pint glass.

Look - Lighter orange yellow. Clear. Expected white head medium bubbles. Looks like an average IPA.

Smell - Pine. Resin. Vanilla. Watermelon. Grapefruit. Orange.

Taste - Perfect balance. Pine resin, citrus, and just enough musty danknous to contribute.

Feel - No carbonation bomb. Smooth. Tongue is ripped but while weird to say, only on the edges.

Overall - There is a lot of citrus but is well balanced. It was worth the drive to Chicago. I have been waiting for a year to get a bottle. Drunk me at DLD was right, very good.

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Photo of hoppymcgee
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had from a bomber.

L: Reddish-brown with translucence. Nice, tightly-packed head.

S: Papaya, orange, and hop resin.

T: Maltose, caramelized orange, earthy finish.

F: Body and chewiness meet the style and ABV.

O: A nice switch-up from a lot of beers in this style that are just citrus explosions.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pop the top and let the Dreadnaught colored beer flow. Pours a darker yellow, good amount of clarity to it, soft 1/2" head on it, looks good, looks solid, reliable. Aroma wafts up in yo face, pine is heavy.

Taste flows with the heavy pine hops, super dry, at over 10% this one drinks pretty effortlessly. You get that herbal presence that often occurs when you get these monster west coast iipa level abvs. Grapefruit rears its minimal head in the mouthfeel, but this is really light and dry so it is all good. Dreadnaught tends to come across stickier, sweeter and with more malt color to it.

The main problem with this is its $10 a bomber. That's like twice the price of Grunion. Cool to check out once, but I don't see how it can be a regular purchase.

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

A delicious double IPA. Subtle citrus flavor at first but expands as it warms. Let this one warm up a little in the glass. Some booziness but really smooth. Prolly the best FFF IPA.

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Photo of mothman
4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White head with lace. Food retention. Golden orange color.

Nose is kind of muted.

A big and chewy dipa. This one is dank and weedy. Floral and green. Some citrus shows. A light oniony flavor is there. Some tropical fruits in the background.

Not really that bitter. Full bodied for an ipa. Ends with papaya.

Overall, solid dipa. A little over rated imo, but worth a try.

Edit: as it warms, it becomes way more tropical. Lots of mango and pineapple. I like it a lot more. The nose opens up a lot.

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Photo of GoTread
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This checks all the right boxes. Absolutely big, glorious mango, citrus, and pine to tickle the hop hungry like myself. It carries a wallet but goes down as smooth as a beer half its size.

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Photo of scottfrie
3.47/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a burnt golden color with a fuzzy and greasy head that left wisps of sticky lace down the glass.
S: Caramel and booze on the nose, with undertones of citrus pith, sweet tangerine, and grapefruit zest.
T: Juicy citrus nectar and sweet tangerine mix with tons of slick and greasy hop oils and caramel. Way to sweet for my liking, and too malty. Solid bitterness lingers in the finish, but the aftertaste is more sweet and caramely than anything.
M: Soft and foamy carbonation, super chewy and greasy mouth, full body. I will say that the alcohol is hidden well, except for the thick and heavy mouthfeel.
O: I'd be curious to try this at the source, but I wasn't a huge fan. There's a lot going on and this beer was all over the place.

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Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The last of my IPAs. Now I can get back to drinking REAL beer. I kid, I kid. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A - A beautiful deep, dark orange, and very clear. Exactly the way I like them. A decent off-white head with tight bubbles. This will probably stick around for a few minutes.

N - Whoa, tons of citrus and pine. This one is not fooling around. The hops just get right up into your grill. This beer is a close talker and doesn't care. I get plenty of grapefruit.

T - Yikes, this is a mess. There are so many flavors here I can't possibly describe them all. It's one of the sweetest IPAs I've had. There's ruby red grapefruit juice, fresh squeezed orange juice, maybe some dimetapp elixir or triaminic. Very sweet, almost medicinal like a whiskey. Like a said, a lot going on here. Tasty? Yes. My style? Not really...

M - I've definitely had a great run of IPAs with tremendous mouths. The stuff turns to froth right away, and goes down so smooth. Leaves a residue of spiciness, and I still get that medicinal, whiskey like quality tingling around the back of my mouth/throat.

O - The is the most unique IPA I've ever had, that's for sure. A well-made concoction.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.53/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub in Indiana. Dry, spicy, malty. Peppery finish. Feels like licking resin. Aggressive, but also one-dimensional. Drinkable despite the 10% ABV and some nice, fresh aromas of tropical fruit and mango.. but really not that interesting.

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Photo of jmasher85
4.23/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours medium amber color with only a bit of head after an aggressive pour. Smell leads with grapefruit only a bit more bitter, and a sweet malty flavor comes in next, with a bit of burnt toffee. Tastes much the same way, with a surprisingly mild bitterness that makes me question the 100 IBU measurement, but that always seems subjective to me anyway. Nice rich, heavy mouthfeel lets the flavor stick around for a while, which is totally a good thing, and not too much carbonation so it's sorta soothing as it goes down. Overall, pretty juicy, well balanced, startlingly light for a high-octane pale ale (and thank you for not writing IPA on the label!) whose power sneaks up on you.

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Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle is one week old and poured into my Hopslam tulip glass.

A: pours a yellow with some haziness with one finger of foam

S: was a bit dank for my liking. I was expecting more citrus but it didnt come through.

T: outstanding. Very citrusy. It hides the alcohol well. May be the best tasting DIPA I've ever had.

F: mouthful was fine....not too heavy and not too light for DIPA.

O: I love this beer. I like it better than Zombie Dust. It packs a punch at 10.5%. I will continue to seek this beer out.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely incredible. Usually collaborations are kind of gimmicky but Permanent Funeral defies all expectations. In my opinion, Permanent Funeral is better than Zombie Dust by inundating your palate with fruitful hops. Furthermore, the high ABV is well masked by the balance of the sweet and bitterness. Cheers!

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a little confused on this one. It's a 100 IBU beer, so I expected tons of hoppy fruity notes on the nose and lots of hoppy bitterness on the finish. I didn't really get either. The nose was pretty basic and the taste was more like an APA. I felt like I got more booze taste than hops.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.87/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A clear golden color with a nice off-white head and good rentention. Big citrus (Orange and grapefruit) and pine resin aroma. Flavor follows closely with a nice malty sweetness to provide great balance and smoothness. Finished very clean with alcohol completely hidden. A great big IPA from 3 Floyds.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer smells great; the taste is a little bit less impressive. Overly malty, as is typical of Midwest IPA's, and a bit too sweet for my liking but still a solid brew.

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

Big citrus nose followed by an incredible juicy taste on the front end with lingering bitterness in the back. The malt strikes very hard, but is balanced very well by the hop forward taste. Another winner from FFF

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Photo of aleigator
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a sunny yellow color, clear, with a froth, very stable, big head.

The nose packs more lemon than I have ever experienced so far in a beer, perfectly fitting accompanied by flowery notes and crisp, ripe orange. Amazingly clean hop profile, with a balancing, bready malt foundation, completed by a toffeeish hint. The aromas are steamlined on the insane lemon defined hoppiness, very focused and prominent on the nose, balanced by just the right amount of malts.

Has an outstandingly soft mouthfeel, which changes drastically as the hops explode on the palate, resulting in a short burn, which is in no way alcoholic at all, as it gets immediately coated up by sweeter malts, forcing the focus on the hops.

Tastes of dough, bready malts, accompanied by an uncompromising, big punch of citrussy hops. Citrus stays on the palate till the very end, while a grassy dankness joins in, as well as lemon zest, giving the initial flavor even more punch. Finishes with a flavour explosion on the palate, resulting from amped up hops colliding with equally amped up malts, numbing my palate for a short moment, possibly revealing spice but I am just guessing at this point. Till the finish, the beer reestablishes its initial smooth mouthfeel, joined by sweeter toffee malts and dry, bitter, long staying citrus hops.

Interesting, unique taste development, with a flavor profile which grows incredibly huge and intense on the palate, showcasing bitter citrus and clean toffee malts in a fantastic fashion. The flavors blend beautifully together in an almost extreme fashion, revealing the beers immense body in an exhilarating, challenging and explosive way.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light amber / orangy color. Has a huge hop aroma with a sweet fruity presence. Has a great citrusy fruity hop flavor. Leaves a nice pine after taste and a nice finish. Definitely a great beers.

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Photo of paco1029384756
3.51/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Scent of sugar, pine, tropical fruit, citrus and a hint of lemon rind. Flavors of sugar, tropical fruit, resin, lemon rind, light caramel and star fruit. Not bad, too sweet.

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Photo of Warren2621
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a case of this at 3 Floyds. Bottled 8-12-15 and enjoyed on the same day in my All Day IPA can glass

Look: Light bodied, almost as clear as a Gumballhead but with a little more body. Pour a nice 2 inch white head

Smell: Fruit. Citrus, Some Pine. Smells like a Zombie Dust with a nice chilled aroma of citrus hitting your nose. Wet fruit.. mango and grapefruit.

Taste: As with the smell, citrus, mango, grapefruit, slight booze. So amazingly well done.

Feel: Phenomenal. Drinks like a 6% pale ale. Light bodied for this big of a beer.

Overall: Easily my favorite big IPA. The booze will sneak up on you as this thing drinks so smooth. You keep coming back to your glass for more because its so refreshing and light. The absolute perfectly balanced IPA

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Photo of HeadyHopHead
4.88/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The look and smell of this are out of this world. Pineapple all over the place. Get a huge juicy taste on the front with some burn on the back (to be expected of a beer named Permanent Funeral). Definitely worth seeking out and trying.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

No bottle date, but purchased 6wks ago.
This bad boy was on point!
Poured a murky orange with a nice white, resinous head. The smell had me catching a tropical scent: papaya, guava, citrus fruits. The taste was more of that tropical feel, just gushing. Sweet on the front end with a warm alcohol finish that lingered for a bit. Perfectly carbonated, on the verge of being creamy. This was absolutely phenomenal, and withstood a few weeks of mellowing out.

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Photo of mmahanna41
4.76/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I must have gotten a stale bomber. Because the majority of reviews I read made this sound like I was going to love this beer.. Citrus, pine, hoppy all of that usually equals a beer I love. This lacked all of that. Instead it was overly malty and stale tasting. I'll have to try this one again hopefully fresher and/or on tap.

So I amended my initial rating of 4.01. I tried this on tap at Bigbys Pour House in Rolling Meadows.... What a difference a fresh beer makes. The previous bomber I tried was 9 months old and usually I would have passed that old of a beer up. However I was trying forever to find PF, so I bought her anyways and my above review proves I was wrong in doing so, since the tap fresh PF was GLORIOUS, I officially understand that hype!

Have since found PF again in a bomber, this time fresh. AMAZING!!! Again, anyone that says differently is just wrong.... Beer, especially craft WILL GO BAD sooner rather than later.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.09/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up at 1000 Liquors during the 2015 AAA National Instructor's Seminar. 22oz. bottle served in a Three Floyds Teku at 47 degrees. Pours a dull burnt orange hue with a hazy clarity and a frothy, 1.5 inch, cream-colored head. Head eventually settles into a rocky, half inch cap with textured swaths and bands of lacing present during the tasting. Great nose on this beer - citrus and tropical fruit as well as a hint of grapefruit pith and a slight candied quality. Taste consistent with nose; however, heavy on the malt profile and candied quality with a slight kiss of ethanol towards the backend and a light, residual medicinal character at the finish. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to medium) with a slightly oily texture and a mild carbonation. Overall, very good; however, I'd prefer a little less malt to the body and slightly more carbonation. That said, a very nice brew if you have the opportunity to try it.

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Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 2,775 ratings.
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