Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.13/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thanks chanokokoro for a bomber of this. Poured into a DFH Signature 2/26.
A - Hazy golden orange. Really typical DIPA look. The head isn't too thick, and there is a bit of lacing down the glass.
S - A blast of piney, resinous, and floral hops. A hint of sweetness from the malt, but this thing is all about the hops. A nice contrast to Dreadnaught, which is a bit sweeter and more balanced.
T - Biggest thing is the bitterness and resinous character. It's not overly bitter, although I can put up with any level of bitterness so don't take my word for it. A bit of alcohol, stronger than Dreadnaught. Not overwhelming by any means. There is just a hint of sweet malt, but this reminds me more of a west coast IPA. Dry finish, very nice overall if you like a more earthy DIPA as opposed to a citrus and tropical fruit DIPA.
M - Carbonation is spot on. It really wakes up your palate along with the instant bitterness. I wish the alcohol was a little less present in this, but at 9% it's hidden fairly well.
O - I really like this beer, but I do prefer Dreadnaught. I've been drinking a lot of east coast and/or citrus IPAs lately, and this really brought me back to the lovely world of pine and floral hops. I do prefer Dreadnaught to this because of the great malt backbone, hop profile, and lower alcohol presence, but it is yet another fantastic FFF brew. I wish more breweries would create 2 contrasting DIPAs that are both excellent in their own respects. Definitely try this if you can, just try Dreadnaught first.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2012 00:33:50 | More by nrs207
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