Permanent Funeral | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

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
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
2,720
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
23.99%
 
 
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1,159
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474
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Photo of mabermud
4.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Great look. Solid orange body the sun cannot even penetrate. Clingy white head. Combination of bubble sizes. The curtains on this one melt very slow. Layers of fine lace. This has to be one of the best looking Imperial/DIPAs I have ever seen. Abner is up there as well.
Smell: With a deep draw through my nose, I can almost smell some sweet alcohol. This one is juicy. Sweet oranges, tropical fruit, and flowers come to mind.
Taste: Sweet tropical fruit with a little bit of sweet background citrus. This has a special blend of hops and malts. There is noticeable heat + a spark at the finish.
Feel: Thick. Even chewy. Fine dense carbonation literally fills the bottom of mouth. The small sips transform into dense foam. For me, this is the best mouth feel I have had in an American Double/Imperial IPA.

Overall - This is a tremendous beer...I do not feel like I need to say more. Go out there and try it, you should not be disappointed.

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Photo of robgutie
3.86/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice fresh citrusy hop smell. Grapefruit and dank hops hit you first but are followed quickly by a ton of sweetness. Can think of plenty of DIPAs I would take over this.

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with a dense white head. A pure unfiltered look. Monster citra hop aroma: orange peel, mango, tangerine, papaya. Juicy and tropical. Taste is well balanced with robust hops and bitterness, but a chewy, creamy, bready malt base. The initial wave of flavor is refreshing and spot on.

Overall, this is outstanding. Fuller body than others of its style and it is quite balanced for an IIPA, but a terrific take on the style. Right there with Dreadnaught as my favorite FFF has to offer.

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Photo of stortore
4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into both a snifter and teku.

Really nice looking beer, a hazy peach color with a decent sized, bubbly head. Smells of citrusy, dank hops with lots of grapefruit, some malt, hint of a sweet smell. Taste follows the nose with the grapefruit. More malt forward than the nose, but this is a really well balanced beer. Good amount of bitterness up front, the malt backbone mellows that on the back end. Delicious. Very nice body and feel, very satisfying. A little dry, more than usual for the style.

This is an excellent beer, a top notch DIPA. Will be a repeat purchase when available. Well worth your hard earned bucks.

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

A - looks as good as it can get

S - citra domination

T - huuuuge tropical fruits.

M - impossibly drinkable for 10.5%. Such an amazing feat

O - Perfection in a glass. Citra hops dominate the palate with such vibrancy. Favorite FFF beer no doubt

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Photo of palma
2.8/5  rDev -37.2%
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 glass_house
2.78/5  rDev -37.7%
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 kbwalters
4.87/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured cold into a tulip glass. Bottled on 11/12/14, consumed on 12/19/14.
Look = 4.5 Pours a cloudy golden orange color with 2.5 fingers of thick, creamy off white head. Great retention and lace.
Aroma = 5.0 Hops everywhere! Citrus and tropical fruit notes are everywhere! Big orange juice, pineapple, mango - really strong and smells great!
Taste = 5.0 Terrific. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors dominate, really juicy. Hop forward with a little sweet malt balance. A moderate bitterness on the finish.
Feel = 4.5 Light feel for a DIPA, not syrupy but also not watery. Low resin, juicy. Medium bodied with medium carbonation; fits the flavor profile well.
Drinkability = 4.75 Incredibly drinkable DIPA, low bitterness and terrific flavor profile. Could sip on all day long.
Overall = 4.825 New highest rated beer for me. Terrific in all categories.

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Photo of AgentMunky
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3.75/4.25/3.75/4/4.25
Served on tap at Mikkeller Bar Bangkok.
Earthy spicy fruity garlicky hops. Really rich and sweet. I'm not sure I love this. It's a bit...much? It tries to do too much. The aftertaste though is overwhelming. It doesn't end. I can't get it to go away. It clings through water, through pickles. It's a candied papaya sort of flavor with drying bitterness. Candy like and increasingly pleasant the more I drink. What a DIPA. Color me impressed, but one is enough forever.

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Photo of Zekenyce
3.98/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think the label design is actually better than the beer. This is a perfect example of a beer that is overrated because it comes from a trusted brewery. Love 3 Floyds, but there's no way that this brew deserves a Top spot.

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Photo of KVNBGRY
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At Huna '15 this was an incredibly delicious IPA. I had this right after drinking heady. Less orange/peach but more body, better aroma, and all around better IPA for my money.

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

Good into one with a friend last night thanks to a trade. Poured from the bomber into a Teku glass.

A) Cloudy, hazy, orange. moderate foam head.

S) lots of tropical fruits and melons. lots of complexity in smell though. One of the best smelling beers out there. Bready Three Floyds malt bill/ yeast is there though. You know its a 3Floyds Just a wonderful beer to drink. I love Dreadnaught but this tastes better.

f) Full, chewy, resin

o) Outstanding beer. One of the best DIPA out there. Would love a heady vs PF comparison. For me this was better as I tried to remember the Heady . It is a lovely beer, the label although cool does not give the beer justice because it is not harsh in any way. Instead it is a fruity testament to hops. With the famed 3Floyds malt and yeast. Grandslam for me.

T) Damn its good. All those tropical flavors hit home. Mango, melon, a little grapefruit. bitterness is low despite the quoted 100IBU. Alcohol is non-existent. You could sip it or crush it almost.

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Photo of lemmy187
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FFF. Beautiful looking beer. Hazy orange, off-white head, moderate lacing. Nose is full of tropical goodness. Taste has strong notes of tangerine and mango, minimal bitterness, and has great overall balance. Love this beer.....possibly the best DIPA I've had.

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Photo of Fades
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I could drink this every day. Absolutely one of the best beers I have ever had. The heavy fruity, citrusy taste, mixed with a light bitterness is what I look for in a IPA/DIPA. You can't go wrong with this one!

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Photo of larryarms847
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy honey golden orange with quite a bit of solids in suspension with a thin layer of off-white foam.

Juicy tropical hops, notes of mango, papaya, pineapple, peach, and some pine.

Very tropical, flavor matches aroma quite well with notes of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, resin, and earthy pine.

Medium-bodied, light carbonation, chewy, juicy and tropical resin, and some piney bitterness.

Overall, not the best DIPA, but certainly a top 10 for me.

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Photo of SierraFlight
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at FFF brewpub poured into half pint. Appearance is that typical Floyd’s slightly hazy orange-copper color with an internal radiance that may have been fueled by my excitement that they re-tapped this beer after running out of one of their guest handles. A thin off-white cap remains in place for the duration and leaves rings. Aroma is tropical fruit, pineapple, orange, grapefruit peel, resin, pine, and caramel. Taste is medium citrus hop bitterness trailed by light malt sweetness. Medium bodied, oily and syrup thick texture, average to soft carbonation, finishes dry and bitter.

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Photo of SMH_NWI
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had this 100 times, whether via draft at Three Floyd's Pub or bomber, and I love it. BUT.... this is the only beer that made me and my dad look each other in the eye and say "wow, this is the best beer ever", upon having our first sip together.

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Photo of Omnium
4.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is outstanding in this beer, lots of juicy peach with some nice citrus, and some really dank pine to it. Flavor doesnt follow through though, very sweet and unbalanced.

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

On tap at the brewery w/ a cheese plate, girlfriend beside me, and nowhere else to go on a rainy August night. I don't know if I've ever enjoyed a beer more; perhaps the only instance close to this may have been trying Sip of Sunshine on tap at Prohibition Pig in Vermont - though the awesomeness of that is so much less in your face compared to what you get at 3 Floyds.

The beer itself... so juicy. So hoppy. So well balanced for a beer this big. Still blown away.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into can glass

A: pure amber with perfect clarity a little head

S: very herbal and piney with slight citrus

T: very sweet a little citrusy but more floral and herbal

M: slightly creamy medium body

O: This beer is pretty good it's surprisingly sweet but it's not world class I'd drink it again on tap but at their 22 oz prices meh

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Photo of jhartley
4.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal tasting beer worthy of a world class rating!
I got tons of onion and garlic on the aroma.
Tongue abrasive, palate killing taste!
Just a great beer, if you can get yer hands on a bottle DO IT!

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Photo of Immortale25
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks so much to ErikO60102 for hooking me up with this big want of mine! Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottleneck says 01/14/2015.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Juicy, tropical fruit aroma brings to mind passionfruit, guava and pineapple.

T- Fruity in the onset with a bitterness that is certainly present yet perfectly restrained. Alcohol is incredibly well-concealed and there's just enough malt backbone to provide complementary sweetness leading to an overall balance that's damn near perfect. After multiple sips, the bitterness starts to slowly creep in but still stays at bay for the most part. Great hop burps.

M- Tangy and bright with medium carbonation and a lightish body. There's also a bit of creaminess upon further inspection.

O- How is this 10.5%? I can't wrap my head around how deliciously smooth this is while also being so high gravity. Astonishing. Just when I thought I've encountered all the wonderful and complex layers of flavor a DIPA has to offer, something like this comes along to show me that there are still a lot of innovations left to be seen in the style.

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Photo of Irishmafia
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The strong alcohol content gets lost in the awesome hops that blend piney/earthy flavor and citrus. FFF gets it right with a lot of hop forward beers and Permanent Funeral is my favorite of them all

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.27/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: slightly dark amber with some cloudyness. Poured a nice white head and very good lacing
S: Very strong hops with a lot of pine behind it. Slight smell of citrus and malt back. Very good smelling
T: Not my favorite. This is a much more piney and bitter ipa. You get smacked in the face with hops and has a strong biterness. Still tastey and has a delicious after taste. Slight booze
M: 3F beers always have that perfect carbonation but this one has a bit of a stickyness to it.

O: A very bitter and piney Ipa def not my favorite but still a great beer.

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

Tasted on January 23, 2015 in a 12 oz snifter from draft at Firkin. Tasted on March 6, 2016 in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bomber bottled on 2-15-16. Labeled as a pale ale not an IIPA. Look is cloudy honey amber with a thick off-white head that dissipates into thin foam and leaves thick lingering lacing. Smell is apricot, grapefruit, mango, papaya, peach, pineapple, tangerine, bitter hops with bread and caramel malt aromas. Taste is a reflection of the nose with subtle bitter hop and sweet caramel and biscuit malt flavors. Feel is medium to full in body that is smooth, creamy and somewhat dry in the finish.

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Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.
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