Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by mwill7287:
4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Picked up this bomber at Binny’s during my trip to Chicago. Can’t get this good stuff in Ohio – yet. Poured from the 22oz. bottle into a large Great Lakes snifter (unsure exactly what to label this glassware).
NB – the label art for this bottle was different from what appears online at BeerAdvocate and RateBeer. Unsure if this means this was a bottle from 2010 or a very new batch with a brand new label.
Arctic Panzer Wolf, an Imperial IPA by Three Floyds Brewing.
Appearance – Pours hazy and basically opaque. Color is a golden orange, kind of like a deep colored hefeweizen due to the haziness. Head is very thin on a slow pour into the snifter, though a later pour to finish off the bottle produces richer head. A small amount of fresh lacing leaves its trail on the glass. Lots of carbonation dancing up the side of the glass. 3.5
Smell – The nose is fruity, with the classic citrusy, grapefruit scented hops taking lead fiddle. A little bit of sweet malt to balance the hops peeks through, but is dominated by the citrus tones. 4
Taste – Taste begins a bit subtly at first but then rushes forth like a tank previously in hiding. FFF would like to call it a full on assault of fruity, bitter hops. Call my tongue seasoned but I didn’t think the bitterness was that intense, though it’s definitely on the higher end. Grapefruit is a very pronounced flavor in this beer. A small kick of maltiness at the end of the taste balances the hop bitterness, and becomes more pronounced once the beer warms, giving it a very nice balance. Give this one a minute to sit before digging in and I think you’ll be happy. 4.5
Mouthfeel – This beer clocks in at 9% so it’s certainly not going to be light and easy, but it also isn’t completely overwhelming, especially for an Imperial IPA. Despite the relatively high bitterness it’s easy to come back to this one for another sip. This is helped by a bit of dryness to the drink. The body overall is medium, not overly syrupy at all. 4
Overall, FFF gives you a very good, I would say classic take on the Imperial IPA style. Lots of bitter hops, strong citrus flavors, especially grapefruit, a little dryness and a medium body for a well balanced and enjoyable beer. Very satisfied with my first bottled Three Floyds experience… hopefully I can have more soon! 4
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2011 16:21:41 | More by mwill7287
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4.44/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - great yellow/ orange color to this beer. Not sure if transportation ruined the carbonation, but very little head here.
Smell - fresh and very floral. WOW lots of piney hop smell to this one.
Taste - Smooth up front, but with this great bitter taste to show the DIPA.
Mouthfeel - very smooth to drink and finishes quite well. Even though there was not a lot of head this still went down very nicely.
Overall - Very well balanced for a DIPA and a fun beer I am happy to have tried. I would try to get this beer again once I am back in the Midwest.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 00:21:13 | More by beatenbyjacks
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,414 ratings.