Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 2,843 | Reviews: 662 | Display Reviews Only:
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
22oz. bomber bottle with the usual kickass Three Floyd's label. The label was done by a tattoo artist and it shows it. This bottle had a bright red label with a large arctic blue wolf ripping right through the label. This isn't an ordinary wolf. This wolf looks like a hell hound. Don't stare directly into the wolf's red eyes. You will regret it. Above and below the wolf in arctic blue lettering is the name of the beer. Flanking the wolf is the Government warning and the beer's ingredients. I wish there was a bottled or brewed date on the bottle. Poured into a Cycle Brewing Snifter.
This arctic wolf was not arctic blue in color, but a beautiful hazy apricot orange. It was so hazy that I could barley see the silhouette of my fingers on the other side of the glass. On top of this orange brew was a small 1/4 of an inch bubbly porcelain white head of foam. Mediocre retention that left behind a small number of rings and spots around the glass. Nice color, but the head of foam was less than desirable.
Pouring the beer into the Snifter unleashed the strong scent of grapefruit and pine. It was more pine than grapefruit. Behind the pine and grapefruit wall was more citrus fruits and lightly bitter citrus hops. The citrus fruits consisted of some tangerine and a little lemon. I could detect some malt trying to come out, but the grapefruit and pine quickly covered it up and said "what malt?"
The taste wasn't hugely hopped up. It was hoppy, but not overly hoppy. The taste kicked off with the citrus hops. The hops then gave way to the grapefruit and pine resin. It loved the pine! The pine resin lasted for a while before some lemon, tangerine, and apricot moved in. After the fruits had their moment in the sun, the beer then finishes with a faint taste of toasted malt. Finally the malt was allowed to come out and play.
The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied and featured a nice lightly hoppy crispy aftertaste. I found more citrus hops, pine, grapefruit, lemon, and apricot in the aftertaste. The hops don't linger on. I guess the hops had some place to be.
I would like to thank lionssoccer for giving me the opportunity to try this Three Floyd's beer. I'm sure I don't have to tell you this but this was another nice Three Floyd's beer. It wasn't hugely hopped, but there was enough hops in this beer to keep you on your toes. This wasn't a beer that relied on a cool label. The beer was just as cool as the kick ass label.
03-02-2013 08:11:49 | More by AltBock
4.31/5 rDev +1.2%
Great IPA that serves as a great example of the style.
A - Golden yellow with lots of carbonation. Pours with a good head that fades quickly.
S - Warm (not sharp) initial smell that fades into a heavy caramel
T - Very smooth, with caramel overtones. Not a huge amount of bitterness, but a very satisfying, thirst quenching finish.
M - Great. Like I said, very smooth but quenching. Doesn't have much of an after taste - or just doesn't change as it fades away. Fades somewhat quick.
O - Really fantastic beer actually. Its simply really pleasing. It satisfies my thirst for an IPA's bitterness but doesn't stick around too long. Each taste is incredibly consistent. The smooth feel works well with the caramel. Fantastic beer.
03-02-2013 05:57:17 | More by csparace
4.06/5 rDev -4.7%
Poured from a bomber into a chalice. Hazy, golden goodness with a finger of white head that dissipates quickly. Very nice lacing. Looks like a fantastic DIPA. Let's have a smell.
Very nice. Nose is juicy-fruit, lemon, fresh-cut grass, pine. A little malty breadiness as it warms. But how does she drink?
Wow. Hop explosion on a Friday night. That's what I'm talking about. Time to wake-up those taste buds on siesta since my last Sucks four days ago. This stuff good. Delicious. And hides the 9% well. After 22 oz. of this it may be hard to move-on to something else.
Medium mouthfeel. Easy to drink.
Overall an excellent beer. As usual, the Floyd's have not let me down. Think I'll have more.
03-02-2013 01:17:40 | More by Danmullens1
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,843 ratings.