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: 330 | Ratings: 2,830
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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Photo of hoody711
4.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I thought I had reviewed this but apparently not. It's going to be biased since I love FFF, and this is my favorite style and has basically reached god status with me.

L - from bomber into a tulip. Dark sunset orange with a generous head. Fades over a couple minutes with good lacing. Almost perfect.

S - hops, obviously. I guess a little malty? Citrus mostly and some resiny goodness at the end. Some toasted marshmellow and fresh grass too. Just kidding - I don't smell any of that shit besides citrus. Smells good but not as good as some other FFF offerings.

T - hello citrus hops. This is basically perfect for me. Maybe a teeny bit too sweet? That's the only fault, and I'm reaching.

F - very nice carbonation, thick and oily but doesn't coat your mouth forever. It's nice.

O - so glad they are putting this out more than once. If I had to drink 3 beers for the rest of my life, this would make the list. It's outstanding.

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Photo of BIN29
3.43/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks: light hazy orange with small floating sediments with nice slow head.
Smell: typical dipa. Nothing impressive nor original here. Citrus aromas, light papaya and mango.
Taste: sweet upfront then bitter aftertaste but it fades when it gets warm. This is not the best dipas. People should drink Ghost in the machine, Pliny, kuhnhenn dripa, hopslam. This beer is tasty but doesn't worth a 100 score here. This is nothing special or unique.
Mouthfeel: slightly carbonated and juicy.
Overall: good beer but not worth chasing down. This is not 3f best beer.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Super thick, off white head. Plenty of hops on the nose, but the citrusy hops explode in taste. Supremely full bodied, silky, and smooth for a DIPA. Plainly said, just delicious.

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Photo of Chris912
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An incredible offering. One of FFF best of this style. Hard to find, but when its released. Go for it. Definitely a hop lovers beer to the extreme. I will look for this again.

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Photo of Nachojon
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juicy, great hops, I expect greatness, as far as hop presence goes, from FFF and this one has that excellent technique in highlighting the hops that you would expect from them. The malt presence, which is more of my personal preference, keeps it from being a true classic in my book.

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

reminded me of Tree House Julius as it was juicy as hell. I enjoyed this more than Julius as it carried the ABV throughout the drink. citrus hop deliciousness from start to finish. Pineapple exploded as the brew warmed. Smell was deceiving, as it originally smelled like Malt Bomb and was very deceiving.

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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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Permanent Funeral from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
4.46 out of 5 based on 2,830 ratings.
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