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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,762
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 511
Gots: 317 | FT: 15
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Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A massive IPA that will leave your palate it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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rembrant

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1" white head on a gold, slightly hazy body
Reeks of hops,some pineapple and grapefruit and a bit of floral too. While the scent is a bit mixed, it's pretty aromatic

Taste...Hop bomb in the mouth. Very intensive hop flavors,yet the malts do manage a moment before the hops take over. Fruity,with more pineapple than any of the other hop tastes,but there's a little pine sap, grapefruit and whatever as the folks at FFF seemed to load it up.

Not sure what I paid but I know it ain't cheap. It is a beer worth having now and then, irregardless. I had a bomber of Hop Stoopid recently, wish I'd saved that for a direct compare. In any case, among the better DIPA's. I expect a DIPA to bring big hops, and this does. Super Juice, Dark Horse's " Quad IPA" does "out-hop" this but few other beers do.

Mouth shows enough malt to give good body to the Wolf and temper the hop overkill. The aftertaste party fades fast yet there is a little bitter linger that lasts awhile.

ABV limits the drinkability (as does the $) but it's a beer you may want to drink till you run out or fall over. Solid hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2011 00:43:28 | More by rembrant
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle thanks to funhog into a tulip glass

Old label Version No Date

A- Pours a super cloudy light orange yellow that looks like orange juice and 1 finger worth of bright white head on top. Slow carbonation creaping up from the bottom.

S- Fruity spicy hops that seem very faded, strong caramel sweet malts come through mostly. Definitely some alcohol in there.

T- Definitely an older bottle, tons of sweet malts and breadiness with hints spicy fruity hops and citrus. Still get the overall hop profile and it's really nice.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice bitter finish.

Overall I probably shouldn't be reviewing such an old bottle but I figure it will let people know it doesn't age with the best of them. Hell no Ipa's do.

SkÅL!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 21:55:17 | More by Arenbeer
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mpcrump

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy golden color with a thin white head that cleared very quickly.

S - hops, citrus (apricots and it seems like lemon), and pine. I really liked the smell of this.

T - hops of course. Just a hint of bitternes to begin with. Citrus and a nice dry finish. I think the ABV is rather hidden but not completely.

M - light carbonation. Light to medium body. A slight sweet stickyness due to the citrus.

O - A very nice beer. I'm not a huge fan of IPA's or DIPA's but this does very nice. It came highly recommended and I have to admit it does not disappoint.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 02:37:24 | More by mpcrump
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to davidbowers13 for the bottle.

A: Pours a perfect golden with a thick, light tan head. Tons of carbonation in this beer. The lacing on my tulip glass is monstrous. This beer is a stage-5 clinger.

S: Smells heavily of pine and citrus. Mainly pine, scents of grapefruit and even some subtle flowery notes shine through.

T: This beer starts off sweet and juicy, like biting into some sort of tropical fruit. The bitter citrus flavors play well with the sweetness. It's nicely balanced. The finish is pure citrus bite. It leaves a lasting bitterness on the palate for awhile after sipping.

M: I'd call this a medium bodied beer. Not too much stickyness to it, which I appreciate.

O: I'm really enjoying this beer, in fact I like it much more than FFF Dreadnaught. If this beer was available in my area, I'd keep going back for more.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2011 21:08:27 | More by trxxpaxxs
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (thanks brydeen) poured into a tulip glass:

A: Pours pale yellow (touch of orange) completely hazy, with just over a finger of white head (moderate sized bubbles, not tight) leaves a little lacing. Looks alright, but not as good as a Dreadnaught.

S: Citrus (apricot, peach, orange), not as tropical as dreadnaught, a lot of pine, touch of sweetness.

T: A lot of that apricot and peach with plenty of pine behind it. A big more sweetness than the nose indicated with a good depth of toasted malts striking a good balance to the hops and bitterness. Finish is fairly dry with moderate lingering bitterness and fruit essence. I don't really get the alcohol in this, just a touch of warming on the finish.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Fairly smooth and easy drinking, somewhat crisp finish.

O: While I don't like this nearly as much as Dreadnaught, it's still a finely crafted DIPA that is citrus forward and I must say the hop profile does seem a little unique. Easy drinking as hell for 9% ABV.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 23:13:03 | More by Satchboogie
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mattboyer182

Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a thin whiter head and good lacing.

S - Smells of grapefruit, lemons, pineapple and pine. Not a lot of other detections other than hops.

T - Tones of bitter and then it comes sweet from the citrus. It has a nice lingering after taste.

M - Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O - Great brew. Three Floyds Has magical IPA's. Ive never had a bad one.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 21:39:11 | More by mattboyer182
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LSUPT

California

3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber to a Bell's tulip, both courtesy of KickintheChalice, thank you sir.

Pours a gorgeous glowing orange color, fairly cloudy, that yields a 1½ inch head. Lacing is ridiculous. Full, thick ring of foam and lace is left behind on, basically, the entire area that the head covered, and it stays throughout the drink. Tiny floaties also present toward the end of the bottle.

Sweet smelling apricots and a bit of malt. Taste filled with big apricot flavors with a hint of pine and the orange marmalade description on the bottle is, actually, dead on, but you really get the alcohol in the taste though. Mouthfeel, unlike Dreadnaught, is pretty close to perfect, and even with the alcohol this beer is very drinkable.

Another solid DIPA from FFF, nothing outstanding, kind of one note on the apricot, as Dreadnaught is with the mango, but still very good. I think a blend of this and Dreadnaught or some some of combination of the recipes could produce a world class DIPA though. So, yeah, get on that Three Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 01:48:35 | More by LSUPT
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy orange body with a small white head; mild lacing and good head retention.

S: Nice tropical fruit aroma with notes of grapefruit and apricot and a bready malt backbone.

T: This isn't one of your complex DIPAs, but it's smooth flavors are very drinkable. Strong grapefruit hops upfront followed by some citrus and tropical notes and ends with pine. This one is definitely all hops, but again, not too complex. Bready malts balance it out making this not an overly bitter DIPA.

M: Medium body; mild carbonation; mouthfeel not as sticky as I would have liked, but smooth and slightly creamy.

O: This one is definitely all about the hops, although it's not too bitter. Because of that fact, it's extremely drinkable and one can have several bottles at one time. Unfortunately, I only had two, so until next time...

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 01:47:48 | More by BrewCrew2010
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morimech

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stupid name, pretty damn good label and beer. Pours a clear golden color with one finger of head that lasted for a little while before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Concentrated hop aroma. It is so pungent and overpowering it is hard to pick out scents. I think I am smelling citrus and tropical fruit. It is also a little dank.

The malt in this one is playing the role of hop delivery vehicle. It may add just a little sweetness that the hop bitterness can toy with. The bitterness is palate blasting. I do detect more citrus and tropical fruit. Alcohol does play a role in the flavor, but even it cannot come out from underneath the tracks of the hops.

The body is not really imperial in stature. How did they achieve the ABV? Anyways the carbonation seems perfectly suited to this type of beer.

A pint of this is probably overwhelming and fatiguing, I have to do the extra work and drink the bomber. Not a style I am too keen on but it does deliver what is advertised.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 22:09:28 | More by morimech
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Bonis

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from notes: 8/23/2011

A - Very hazy golden with a lot of chunks of sediment. Not sure why there was so much sediment, as I waited at least a day to pour this one after it had been sitting in the fridge. A good inch of foam settles to almost nothing except a few bubbles are the ring of my glass, which ends up leaving some lacing.

S - Candied hops, mostly which were citrus like in aroma. Some pine and dank mesh in. No alcohol really. Fruity hops and sweet malt, but not much malt.

T - Hops, hops, and more hops, nothing beyond that. I don't get the abundant hop bitterness to tell me I'm drinking a DIPA, but it's there a little bit. Overall, it's nice clean hops, but nothing overly impressive. Not quite as good as Dreadnaught, but quite nice overall. No malts at all, which to me is a tad disappointing, considering the hop profile isn't nearly as tasty as Dreadnaught. Alcohol is quite muted. I'd put it at 7.5% alcohol in the blind.

M - Low bodied with pretty low carbonation. Fairly smooth drinking overall. Not real bitter, but there is a slight bitter dryness left on the tongue, as well as an off gritty feeling (possibly due to the excess amount of dextrose added to this brew?). Not usually what I expect in a DIPA, but decent nonetheless.

O - Overall, I'm fairly impressed. A nice easy drink for the ABV. Recommend if you see it, but don't pass Dreadnaught up for this one. It's a couple bucks more in price.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 05:37:35 | More by Bonis
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks jisom123 for this one! Poured from bottle into Dogfish Head "pint" glass.

A - thought it was going to be murky as i poured it but it settled to a golden, clear color; thin white head covered top but soon faded to the thinnest cap
S - tropical fruit, pineapple, a little lemon rind, touch of toffee
T - first sip was bitter but my palate quickly adjusted (or got beat down); mango, pineapple and then citrus zest with more bittering hops to follow; drying finish
M - carbonation is prickly but on the light side overall; body is on the lighter side of medium; significant but not completely unpleasant dry, bitter linger
D - initially i thought it was going to be too bitter but my palate adjusted and i enjoyed it very much; nice combo of aromatic and bittering hops; doesn't overwhelm you in any one area but a very decent drinkable ipa for 9%

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 02:46:24 | More by cwguy5
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter

Big thanks to dcguitar for procuring this one on a recent trip to the brewery

Pours a hazy, dull orange through the center of the glass with the edges being more of a golden color. A thin, less than one finger ecru cap worked hard to fill the glass but fell short and retreated quickly.

The nose is bright and assertive. Sticky oranges, apricots, pine resin, ruby red grapefruits all shine while a cracker-like malt profile holds down the back end.

This is an enamel ripper of an iipa. Waves of bitterness crash down on the palate with each sip, while it builds and builds on the tongue and teeth. The flavor profile mimics the nose. A touch of warming on the back end.

Chewy, thick, syrupy at first, then a drying bitterness takes over. Bitterness lingers forever.

This is a nice addition to the FFF portfolio. I may like this better than Dreadnaught, which I remember to be a little sweeter. This is an all out bitter assault which is right in this hophead's wheelhouse.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2011 02:23:58 | More by ColForbinBC
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AmericanGothic

Iowa

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint.

A: Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with one half finger of nearly white head. Good retention and lace.

S: Sweet grapefruit and peach, quite bright.

T: Very mellow, leads with a bit of spicy malt with bitterness gradually growing, then fades to pairing of sweet peach with a little pine tar. Peach persists on the aftertaste. Biscuit and some soft minerals are also present. Alcohol just barely present toward the end of the glass.

M: Medium mouthfeel with a pleasant, nectar-like feeling.

O: This is a great beer and quite a contrast from Dreadnaught. This is much more mellow but still full-flavored and satisfying. Pretty tame for the wolf imagery, but a great beer nonetheless. I will definitely look for this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 02:35:00 | More by AmericanGothic
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cagocubs

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into snifter glass.

A: Pour was a hazed out burnt orange with a finger of bone white head. The head lingered and gently dissipated to a cap. Remnants laced glass well.

S: Hops, citrus, fruit, and some bready character to the pour. Hops definitley prevail but a good amount of tropical and darker fruit are apparent in smell.

T: Best of both worlds. Bitter and sweet, you could say bittersweet (see what I did there?). The citrus and tropical fruits pair with the bitter hops nicely. Bready finish with malts are curbed by hop warming.

M: Medium body with decent carbonation. A dry warm and bitter finish are memorable with this beer.

O: It is getting difficult to judge 3Fs beers. Quality is overwhelming with this brewery. I find myself judging 3F beers against the other 3F beers I've had, all while most of them are a step above many other DIPAs. Overall, a very good DIPA but I do enjoy other 3Fs in comparrison.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2011 02:10:42 | More by cagocubs
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jim for this one.

A: Pours a very hazy orange color with a one finger white head on top. Decent retention, with the head fading to a thin layer of white on top. Thin, but sticky lacing coats the walls.

S: Some tropical fruits, mostly pineapple, oranges, tangerine, and some citrus zest. There is some graham cracker malt to balance things a bit, even though the hops dominate.

T: Somewhat sweet from the citrus fruits, mostly orange and orange zest on the flavor profile. There is a bit of pine in the midpalate, which transitions to a bit of caramel malt. Finishes slightly bittersweet.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Not a bad DIPA, but I prefer the others from FFF I think. This one doesn't wow me as much as they do.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 00:48:35 | More by mdaschaf
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Comet Cafe Store. Hop aromas.Tasty dipa. Very good hop blend, right there in bitterness, lots of malt. Peachy looking body. A little acidic after a few sips. Very enjoyable citrus orange and tropical fruit, although I would most be pleased by better balance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 12:52:31 | More by Sammy
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MarkVegas

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a golden amber color with wonderful clarity. Not too much head, but lacing drags along the walls of the glass as i take sips.

S: A great hop aroma dances around as I test the aroma of the beer. Get some stone fruit, piney forest and even some tropical fruit. Wonderfully inviting. Some maltiness in the too. Well rounded aroma that is for sure.

T: WOW, the epitome of a BIG beer. Definitely the hop comes through right away. The kind of malt that makes you remember why you drink beer, so good. Malty caramel and almost a molasses to follow. Hate to repeat but well rounded again.

M: Oh man just as smooth as I could imagine and want. Something about this brew yells drink more of me, I oblige.

O: Okay I'll admit it, I may be gushing over this beer a bit as i do from time to time. Maybe it's the fact that I only review beers that knock my socks off. Overall a great well rounded beer that once again I am saddened that I can't get on the shelves here in Vegas.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 03:51:42 | More by MarkVegas
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

2.6/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

There is a certain flavor that Three Floyds beers tend to have which this beer lacks. Served from the bottle, the beer pours a golden orange color. The unique hoppy aroma of 3F was present, though not as much as usual. It is a little hard to believe this is categorized as a double. The initial taste was a creamy bitter hop flavor. The hoppiness was rather one dimensional. I would expect Three Floyds to have a more complex flavor but this one had nothing particularly interesting about it. It seems as though it is designed to "out bitter" other beer in the category but still failed. The aftertaste left a hint of bitter grapefruit, though it was not overwhelming.

Realizing the high standard that Three Floyds has set for itself, it is hard to have a winner every time. This is certainly not up to their standard.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 15:31:55 | More by JohnnyHopps
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle. No bottle date, but I just picked this up from the brewery (so it better be fresh :) ).

Great name and great label artwork! Pours a hazy peachy orange. Big, sticky, light beige head. Good retention and nice lacing too. Huge hop nose. Big notes of pine, resin, clementines, lemon, grapefruit, and pepper. Powdered sugar sweet malt accents as well, but this is predominantly hoppy to this nose.

Hop bitterness right up front. Citrus and pine flavors dominate. Big notes of pine sap, clementine orange, grapefruit, and some peppery spiciness. Orange creamsicle malt, with some boozy pineapple, try to hide under the huge hop flavor/bitterness. Still can make them out and they provide just enough counter-punch to the alpha acids. Finish is dry, with lingering citrus and resin bitterness. Medium-full body, with a slightly syrupy feel, before the finish. Warming, but pretty easy to drink. This seems pretty fresh (but I still wish there was a bottled on date on this thing!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 00:56:15 | More by alexgash
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 3F pint glass. Golden, pale apricot color with a big creamy head and excellent clingies on the sides of the glass. Standard IPA aromas of lemon, grapefruit, and flowers.

Wonderful hoppy flavor. There's a big hop bite, but it is served on a nice creamy, malty backbone. Intense flavors of citrus and spice predominate, but right at mid-palate the bitter hop flavors develop a little further and your tongue takes one last pounding as you swallow.

I have to rate this one just a shade lower than Dreadnaught. There's a creamy fruity character to that one that makes it special. This one is more of a ``oh, you like hops, huh?'' kind of beer. Very hopped up, yet still balanced and drinkable.

Serving type: growler

09-03-2011 21:23:52 | More by deadonhisfeet
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Badbobx

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a bomber into a pint glass. There was a fast disappearing head. There was no lacing. The color was a hazy dark orange with some floaties
The aroma was overwhelming with grapefruit and citrus. I enjoyed the aroma.
The flavor is very hoppy. I am getting lots of grapefruit flavors. I didn't pick up any boozy notes.
The mouthfeel is very good, filling and enjoyable, with a nice sense of carbonation.
Three Floyds is one of my favorites. This one is up to their standards.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 23:31:02 | More by Badbobx
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Retail1LO

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.

My god...FFF makes some incredible beer. Between Arctic Panzer Wolf, Apocalypse Cow, Alpha King, and Dreadnaught, they represent 4 of my favorite beers. I need to taste all of them side by side to get a true feel for the differences.

Wolf pours a hazy gold with a thin head. The nose is very hop forward, and just intoxicating. What a BEAUTIFUL smelling beer. The taste is sublime. The hops meld perfectly with the citrus, without burning out your tastebuds. The hop profile in this is as perfect as I've had in any beer. The mouthfeel is awesome. Just a slight bitterness, that hangs around on your palate long after the swallow. FFF is now definitively my favorite brewer. Hands down.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 02:16:04 | More by Retail1LO
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Beejay

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy tangerine in color, with a nice white head on the top of it. The head dissipates fairly quickly.

S: Nice soft pine smell, very bright! There is a bit of a tropical fruit hint in there as well as perhaps the faintest hint of sweet onion. Some sweetness in the finish, definitely some hops in there.

T: Pine and some light tropical fruits come out in the flavor, as well as a touch of onion. The bitterness is quite strong on this one. There is an earthiness to the finish of this.

M: Medium in body, a dry finish with somewhat aggressive carbonation. There is a lingering oily feel to the finish.

O: Overall very good, but definitely a beer for the hop heads. The focus seems to me to be a little too strong on the harsh bitterness without much consideration to the malt, which isn't my preference. Regardless, it is tasty, interesting, and a good break.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 01:12:51 | More by Beejay
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YumYumGumGum

Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Yellow with one finger of head. Small amount of sediment and strong lacing.

S - Almost as much floral as hops. Sweet smooth hoppy aroma, maybe dry-hopped cascade and simcoe-esque. Fantastic.

T - Great DIPA / Imperial. Kind of a sharp or quick taste of bitter hops on the front of the tongue, but then it goes down like a smooth day-drinking beer. Great flavor and an IPA that doesn't rip out your tongue. Seems like a great one to mix into a tasting because it a great show of a DIPA and easy on the pallet.

M - Medium carbonation. Light and didn't feel any of the sediment I saw.

O - Three Floyds is always expensive, but 16$ a bottle includes shipping. I recommend whatever you can get from this brewery, and this is the best I've had yet. Thanks to 3F!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 15:35:32 | More by YumYumGumGum
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mocktm

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber into a pint glass, thanks to MikeytotheB for the bottle, which sports the usual FFF shenanigans with some bad-ass art work and no bottling date.

Opaque and hazy golden orange with a billowing and persistent egg-white head that provides a full coating of sticky lacing all over the glass. Plenty of loose sediment floating around as well.

Plethora of citrus fruit and pine on the nose with hints of white wine. Pungent aromas of orange, lemon, apricot, pineapple and grapefruit are all abundant, with some serious grass as well. No malt any where to be found and I love it, west coast with a twist.

Flavors on the palate fulfill what was promised on the nose, tantalizing citrus fruit meshed with an incredibly subtle caramel malt backbone and an aggressively strong hop bitterness. Again, the white wine flavors advertised on the bottle come through to add a neat complexity without throwing off the entire flavor profile.

Medium bodied with a mouth puckering dry finish and strong carbonation levels. Alcohol is well hidden and will come up to bite you in the ass if you drink this delicious brew too quickly.

Overall, one of the best imperials I've ever had. I was a little disappointed by my recent encounter with Dreadnaught, but that was more than likely a freshness issue. This more than made up for that, Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2011 03:38:27 | More by mocktm
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,762 ratings.