Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
22oz bottle thanks to BA sobeleg, this one was poured into my Duvel tulip.
Arctic Panzer Wolf pours nearly completely hazy. It vacillates between tangerine and straight orange, and has about two fingers of white head. The foam shows both retention and lacing that are alright, but fail to impress (second pour was across the board better, and earned a small score bump). The nose is very tropical fruity. Smells like lots of Amarillo and/or Citra to me. The white wine promised in the writeup on the bottle is present as well, but a little more elusive. Finally, pine shows up as a barely there aroma. While there were no malty notes present in the nose, there is a little bit of bread and caramel sweetness to lead things off flavor wise. Just a little though, before we get to the business at hand, namely hops. Mid palate bitterness is pronounced, yet smooth. It demands attention without taking a scorched earth approach to my taste buds. White wine is more prominent here than in the nose, it comingles with apricot and more tropical fruits for leading flavors. Pine is still very much a background accent, but has more oomph here. The body is pleasantly light for a 9% beer, especially since it's not as bone dry flavor wise as some west coast interpretations of the style. Carbonation is spot on, a little high and it adds to the beer's brightness of flavor. I love this beer for the same reason I love Nelson from Alpine. It's not only a very well crafted version of the style, but the inspired hop choices result in a unique brew that escapes the rote (if not still enjoyable) citrus/grapefruit notes of most IPAs and imperial versions. This is one that separates itself from the pack and I would gladly seek out again.
08-22-2011 04:57:34 | More by axeman9182
4.58/5 rDev +7.5%
Bomber poured into Tulip.
A- Hazy yellow with a big three finger head, goes away somewhat quickly but this beast is 9%
S- WOW, this is a hoppy punch in the face, just what I was hoping for. Centennial dry hops and Simcoe hops. Somewhat grassy with some floral bitterness and citrus. Love at first smell.
T- Tastes like it smells, its a big hop bomb. Im sure theres some malt and alcohol tastes in here but its all masked by a glorious array of hops. Lots of citrus hops and some bitterness but it doesnt seem out of balance, Its not overwhelming. This is a hopheads beer, that's for sure.
M- Has a textured feel that lots of big IPA's tend to have. I think what im feeling is the hop haze. Nice carbonation that makes that big ball of hops come to life in my mouth. I was honestly surprised how easily I was able to suck down a glass. Its a big beer and should be treated as such.
O- I love this beer, I just dont love that I payed 12$ for a bomber. This will be a special occasion drinker for me assuming I am able to come by it again. Hop lovers, go and find one of these. One of the best Imperial IPA's I have had the pleasure of drinking. And like I said, its an easy to drink 9% beer, watch out, it caught me off guard
11-25-2011 04:44:25 | More by TwelveOunces
4.2/5 rDev -1.4%
I had this on-tap at the Three Floyds brewpub for $5.
Pours a cloudy copper orange color with a minor head but great lacing. Has a mild scent of bitter hops. Rather bold and flavorful, even though it was rather hoppy it wasn't overly bitter. Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Nicely served in proper glassware and temperature I might add.
03-04-2012 21:47:48 | More by Lemke10
4.3/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.
A: Pours a hazy deep orangish amer. 1-2finger off white head. Tons of lacing and retention.
S: Pine, resin, citrus (apricot) and a hint of malt sweetness.
T: Close to the nose. Hop forward with a bit of a bitterness the flows into a sweet citrus and resin. Finishes with a tiad bit of bitterness that lingers.
M: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Excellent IIPA. The bitterness balances out well with the citrus for a well rounded brew. Remember to drink fresh!
11-11-2012 23:00:47 | More by WesM63
4.54/5 rDev +6.6%
Beautiful hazy, golden-orange with a big, fluffy, soapy, sticky bright white head that leaves behind tons of lacing and great retention. Gorgeous DIPA. The nose explodes with massive hop aromas. Citrus such as fresh grapefruit, orange, and apricot. This is a serious fresh hop, pine, and citrus bomb. Great body. Seriously. So creamy and smooth. Feels fantastic and the flavors are absurd. This has so much complexity for being such a hop bomb. The IBUs are off the charts but the hop character is so enjoyable. There some booze, some really dry qualities, and a bit of cloying sweetness, but outside of that it's a flawless beer. Wow.
05-26-2013 18:52:01 | More by Gatch
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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