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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,745
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 510
Gots: 309 | 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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Kaiser81

California

3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Given to me as an extra by the always generous Hayesz. Thanks, Erik.

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into my snifter glass.

A - Hazy orange with just less than a finger width of head. It dissipates quickly, and doesn't leave much lacing on my glass.

S - Smells of sweet tropical fruit; nectarines, tangerines...maybe a hint of pineapple. There is definitely some sweetness in there too...almost sugar cane like. It's not very potent though, but smells great.

T - I'm not getting much of the sweet tropical fruit from the smell. Instead, I get a lot of grapefruit, and a touch of malt.

M - Heavy body with low carbonation. Right body for an imperial, but I'd like just a bit more carbonation.

D - It's more balanced than the hop bombs I'm used to, but it is drinkable. There are nice tropical flavors and scents, and very balanced. The alcohol is hidden very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 03:28:35 | More by Kaiser81
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

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

A big thanks to lurchingbeast who sent this as an extra in a recent trade. I popped this right into the fridge when the package arrived yesterday, and I am consuming it tonight for maximum freshness.

Poured into my long stemmed tulip, the body is almost straight-up amber, with a bit of haze. I imagine that this is chill haze, as this is right out of the fridge. I am sure the 800 mile trip didn't help the clarity much either. The head is typical of imperial IPAs...fluffy and thick but somehow coarse, with an impressive stickiness that provides notable lacing.

The aroma is fresh as can be. I didn't know what to think when I saw the somewhat faded label, but boy do I like what I smell. Apricot is the dominant aroma initially, though crisp piney hops swoop in with purpose stealing the show. Bitterness is evident as well. As I taste my beer for the first time, a great caramel backbone nicely balances the intense piney character of the hops. Again, the apricot comes through, but this time it is accompanied by orange zest and maybe a hint of grapefruit. This is a very nicely balanced beer...maybe juuust a bit TOO balanced.

Ample carbonation tingles on the tongue and makes me recoil. This is perfect for a double IPA. The texture is sticky and the consistency medium. I would say this is pretty much spot on. The apricot really has me sold. I wish I had better access to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 02:06:30 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle...got a couple of these in trades with lurchingbeast and khumbard. Thanks! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a translucent pale golden orange color with a finger of white foam that slowly disappears leaving a nice fluffy white collar and some sticky lacing on the glass.

S - Sweet grapefruit totally dominates the aroma. Some touches of pine, orange and pineapple join in but pale in comparison. Smells really good, but not especially complex, but citrus lovers won't be disappointed.

T - Pretty much right on track with the aroma. Lots of citrus - especially grapefruit. Orange, pine, and pineapple are definitely in there too. Some sweet sugarlike malt blends nicely with the citrus and smoothes out what is a quite bitter beer - but it really doesn't seem at all over the top. Enough sweet and lightly biscuity malt to round things out and balance this one off. I'm surprised to not really get much of an alcohol component that is noticeable....apparently well hidden.

M - Medium bodied with lighter carbonation that feels smooth and creamy on the tongue. Very sticky and resiny feel fills the mouth with every sip. Good stuff.

D - This really is a very good DIPA. I'm wavering in my opinion here, and I must confess, I find myself comparing directly to Dreadnaught. Dreadnaught is a major favorite of mine, so it is a tough battle, but the APW holds up well. It is a bit different, I find this more citrusy and a bit more syrupy than Dreadnaught...gonna have to search out a fresh Dreadnaught to do a side by side to be sure though. 9.0% makes it tough to drink a lot of, but that is really the only detractor for me. This is a very good DIPA...I could drink one of these every night for a little while and be happy.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2010 01:54:53 | More by portia99
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HosP

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Stumbled upon this beer after hearing about it a few weeks before. Got their last bottle in stock, pretty lucky!

A - Poured hazy golden color. Light head with little wisps of lace left at the beginning of the pour.

S - Lots of pine hops with a hint of citrus. Can already tell this is going to be a little more bitter than FFF Dreadnaught.

T - Good taste. A lot of hops with more bitterness. The higher alcohol content is masked well within this beer. Surprisingly better than I imagined. Very fond of Dreadnaught and this came closer than I thought it would.

M - Medium body, not a lot of carbonation. Wondered if my beer wasn't as fresh.

D - I'd still prefer Dreadnaught as the 2 cost the same. But still would be a very adequate substitute. A good change up with a lot of hops flavor. After hearing about this beer I'd still buy a bottle to share with some friends!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2010 04:54:05 | More by HosP
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billab914

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip. Poured a hazy pale gold color with a thin white head. Although it didn't have much head to start out with, what was there lasted pretty well. Moderate lacing on the glass as well.

The aroma has a bright, citrusy, juicy, hoppy aroma to it. There are some notes of grapefruit, pineapple, oranges and pine. Very nice hoppiness to it.

The taste has more of the juicy, hoppyness that was found in the nose. It has that nice tropical fruit hoppiness that I really like in my DIPA's. It finishes with more of a dry pine, resiny hop flavor. A little bit of alcohol is present in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is good, it's a very nice hoppy beer. It's a pretty big beer at 9% though, and at times it felt like it too. Overall it was very good though.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 20:15:44 | More by billab914
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

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

Appearance -- Pours a bright amber, slight haze, with one finger of white head that soon dissipates.

Smell -- Grapefruit, pine resin, tropical fruit, and bready malt.

Taste -- Differs slightly from the nose: Pine hop character dominates, with tropical fruits, tangerine, and bready malt. Finish is assertive with bitter pine resin. Lingering taste of resin and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body, moderate carbonation, a bit slick.

Drinkability -- There's certainly some commonality between this and Dreadnaught, but this is less tropical fruit dominant and more pine. All in all, I prefer Dreadnaught, but this was certainly no slouch.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2010 01:54:59 | More by yeahnatenelson
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DaveonBA

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A rather pale golden color. Slightly hazy. Thin white head with little lacing.

Smell: Excellent. Juicy citrus. You can tell this has a big dose of hops. Just the way a DIPA should smell.

Taste: Very much on the citrus side of hoppy. The main fruit that comes to my mind is a clementine orange. Delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, perfectly carbonated.

Drinkability: Excellent. Every sip leaves me excited for the next.

Overall this is a fantastic DIPA. It doesn't have the most unique flavor, but what it does it does very well. Highly recommended for any fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 08:58:13 | More by DaveonBA
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kfsv034

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this via trade from hayesez, thanks for the hook up!

A - Pours a cloudy straw or orangish color

S - Pretty strong, candied pineapple, orange and melon. Straw, hay and pine needles.

T - Candied pineapple, orange, grapefruit, melon other citrusy flavors. A bitter finish of pine needles, earthy straw and hay. A very nice melding of these flavors

M - Medium Bodied but fluffy at the same time

D - This beer is very good and even though its 9% I would like more.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 02:47:18 | More by kfsv034
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle courtesy of goodstrongbeer, who hooked me up with just the thing. served in a standard pint glass.

A - pours with about half an inch of frothy tight off-white colored foam. the beer is bright gold in color with some hop haze. light spotty lacing left behind.

S - very strong. fresh tropical pineapple, mango, candied oranges. joined near the end by some bittering piney hops. light layer of sweet caramel underneath, but this is all about fruity hops. cant express enough how good this smells.

T - quick flash of the fruity tropical hops before turning into a massive bittering hop bomb, focusing on fresh wet pine needles and grassy hops. mellows out with more melon and some honey malts, with a light burning alcohol. yummy.

M - thick syrupy body (almost to a fault) but nice tight active carbonation cuts through and deploys the wonderful flavors to all corners of the mouth. finishes with strong lingering piney hops and lightly sweet tropical fruits.

D - incredible beer here. excellent aroma with an attention grabbing transition from fruity hops to insanely bitter pine-monster. not much I would improve here.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 02:13:17 | More by Stigs
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date.

(A)- Pours a hazy orange goldenrod color that produced a good white head with decent retention. Left some lacing behind.

(S)- A big fresh burst of a lightly pined pineapple, grapefruit, and peach fruits with a light woody honey sweetness at the end. Almost has a floral character to the aroma.

(T)- Again, a fresh burst of grapefruit, pineapple, and peach citrus only with a more pronounced pine/woody/dry/bitterness. Sweet, but only in a fresh fruit sense.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance. Great fruits with a great hop presence fitting the style. Smooth, but has an appropriate bitterness and sweetness too. Almost crisp.

(D)- A solid to great DIPA with all the right flavors and characters. Crisp and refreshing particularly with the chinese takeout I had with it. A great drinker for this time of the year. Yet another solid beer from 3 Floyds.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 23:15:54 | More by sweemzander
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mikey711

New Jersey

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

A: Slightly hazy golden orange color. Lots of rising carbonation and a nice sized head. Head retention is pretty solid and leaves decent lace. The head itself is quite soapy looking and i would have liked to see the bubbles a bit more compacted together.

S: Very floral smelling with some fresh cut grass notes and pine followed by some sweet honey.

T: Grassy hop flavor with a nice amount of grapefruit bitterness that starts in the middle and finishes the beer off. Also a hint of lemon citrus and a bit of soapiness. The sweetness is of subtle honey

M: A nice crisp dryness with a touch of heat. Lighter body than i was expecting.

D: I was very excited to try this one but must say that i think dreadnaught is the superior FFF DIPA. I am definitely able to put this one back quite easy though and am very happy to have tried it

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 22:09:34 | More by mikey711
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jrallen34

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into my Rochefort glass...Peach colored beer, pretty murky. Light white head, about a one finger, gone quick. Medium lacing...The aroma is very sweet, tons of grapefruit, lemon light herbs, slight hoppy finish. Small amounts of pine as well...This is one tasty ipa. Very nice grapefruit on the front mixed with a nice slightly pine finish. This is really balanced making it super easy to drink. Probably my most favoriate three floyd's ipa... Somehow it gets better as it warms, starts to show off the pine in a nice way.

Overall, this is excellent, super easy to drink fruity and piney.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2010 02:18:09 | More by jrallen34
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heliosphann

Indiana

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle purchased locally (despite our distributor being certifiably retarded). Served in a 3F Nonic Pint Glass.

A: Pours a very pleasing orange yellow. Very small amount of white head on the first pour that goes quickly. 2nd pour leaves a much more substantial, white fluffy head. Lacing is good, but not great.

S: Nice combo of juicy, piney hops and tropical fruit. Some slight sweetness from the malt/lactose sugar.

T: Raw, fresh hops with a nice complementing sweetness. Like the nose, there's some strong topical fruit flavors like pineapple, apricot and oranges. Then the piney bitterness kicks in at the end, but it's not overwhelming and finishes nice and smooth. Fantastic!

M: This is the perfect mouthfeel for a big, hearty DIPA. Medium bodied, with a nice viscosity to it. The carbonation is ample enough to not let it get sticky and overbearing. Overall very smooth and pleasing.

D: 9% DIPA's don't get much more accessible than this. Not a trace of booze, and the bitterness didn't really wear on the palate. 22oz was a nice serving, but I couldn't help but want more when my glass was empty.

A real winner from 3F's. I enjoy this a lot more than I do any of their other big, hoppy brews. Hopefully this will be produced in greater numbers later this year/next year. Track it down if you can!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 04:21:40 | More by heliosphann
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paco1029384756

Illinois

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

Pours a lightly cloudy golden color with a small white head.

Scent of strong grapefruit, pine, sap, pineapple, mango, and apricot. Less malty and alcoholic than when I had it on tap; very hop forward, overflowing with citrus and tropical fruit, amazing.

Taste of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, apricot, orange peel, leafy hops, grass and the lightest touch of malts. An excellent beer, but it still seems a little lacking compared to the incredible scent. This beer has the strongest pineapple characteristic I have come across.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and a slight stickiness on the finish.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 23:37:18 | More by paco1029384756
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littlekidlover

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another fine offering from FFF. Pours a cloudy amber straw color into my beer tasting wine glass. Smells of pine, apricot, and citrus notes with a hint of vanilla. The taste is well balanced with, the aroma coming through. The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Watch out for this one, it is quite drinkable, but that alcohol content could be a killer. I recommend giving it a try, seems like Three Floyds know their IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2010 22:40:06 | More by littlekidlover
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours an orangish gold with a nice two finger fluffy white head that dissipated to some moderate lacing. Nice bit of lacing after dissipation and throughout the drink.

S - Mine was served a bit cold, so I let it sit for a while. At first I thought this was pretty average, but as it warmed up the beauty of this beer comes out. Very very subtle flavors. There is some resiny hops, but nicely subtle malt and then some really interesting apricot and marmalade flavor. I don't know that I have ever smelled anything like this before, it was truly fantastic once I was able to start picking it out.

T - At first I was not particularly impressed with this beer, just seemed kind of plain, and unhoppy for a double IPA. But as it warmed, you get some nice resin hops and slight pine notes on the back end. Great maramlade in there with some subtle apricot. The thing that struck me most about this beer was how it abruptly ended hard. Nothing lingering, not sharp, not blunt, but just stopped, with a juice-like ending that had the tiniest bit of phenol on it, very surprising and pleasant once the beer warmed up.

M - Medium bodied, decent carbonation, felt right for the style.

D - The bomber got me pretty buzzed, although I finished it without a problem. This beer is dangerously drinkable, but the alcohol buzz you get will give you a little warning to stop.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 19:45:27 | More by AgentZero
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Gobzilla

California

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber huge thanks to bauermj for this one

A: poured a tangerine orange with yellow highlights with a half finger head that left pretty good lacing.

S: lovey floral piney hop aromas with fruit accents that consisted of peach and pineapples. I also got hints of ciitrus grapefruit, malts, and faint apples. Very nice nose on this one.

T: very nice grapefruit piney hop punch up front with pineapple and mango fruit flavors that also had a nice malt backbone giving the beer good balance.

M: medium body with a low amount of carbonation and has a sweet bitter finish that lingers on the palate.

D: very impressed with this DIPA from FFF I didn't think they had it in them. I like dreadnaught but really like APW. I hope I can get my hands on more of this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2010 05:45:03 | More by Gobzilla
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salvo

Indiana

4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, yeasty swirls in golden tan under a quarter inch of head that dissipates quickly to a sheen of lace.
S: Rich hoppiness that reminds me of pineapple more than citrus or pine: sweet to tart.
T: Huge, overpowering flavor that complemented the mussels in the brewpub after I had eaten them: I think it would interfere with any meal short of spicy chili or kimchee.
M: Another chewy malty thick FFF offering that makes me wish it was a little lighter so I could think about ordering another.
D: I wouldn't want more than the flute it was served in, but what a way to end a tasting!

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2010 00:00:16 | More by salvo
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hurricanelars

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Light golden-orange color that is slightly hazy. 1/2 inch solid white head that slowly settles into a thin ring around the glass.

Smell is all hops and excellent. Lots of grapefruit, orange, and even some piney notes. Very fruity and sweet aroma that is quite pleasent.

Taste is bitter up front and then punches you with a grapefruit explosion on the tongue. There is a sweetness to the beer that balances the bitterness and grapefruit of the hops and gives a superb flavor to the beer.

Feels very refreshing and crisp in the mouth. Finishes clean and makes me thirsty for more.

You can definitely tell there is more kick in this beer than you average brew. 2 or 3 bombers of this would make for a great night of drinking. It's a shame this is only availbe for a short period of time each year. Better enjoy it while you can find it.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 19:07:04 | More by hurricanelars
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is a light yellow between straw and gold, but closer to straw. Pure white head one finger high with very little lacing.

The nose is all citrus hops. Grapefruit, mango, and apricot. It smells really sweet in a juicy fruity kind of way.

True to style, 3F loaded this one with hops. It's mostly of the tropical fruit variety as in the scent, but the sweetness is nowhere near what I expected after the smell. The sweetness is minimal compared to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp with an extremely dry finish. It leaves the perfect amount of bitterness on the back of my tongue.

The only knock I have on this one is that it's slightly hot, especially for 9%. I would have guessed this to be 10%+ from the burn. Nonetheless, the bitterness masks it good enough.

3F knows their hops and it shows in yet another great DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2010 01:55:35 | More by Vonerichs
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Spica66

Indiana

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

After waiting 15 minutes for people to leave on Saturday night so that we could be let into the brewpub...

On tap from a 7 oz snifter:

A: Yellow-gold, a little hazy, white head with very little lacing.

S: Oh boy!!! I smell citrusy, tangy hops. In fact, I can almost taste them with my nose. There is a pineapple-sweet aroma as well.

T: Very citrusy hoppy flavor, but definitely some malty sweetness as well. I was surprised by how well balanced this brew was. From the smell, I thought hops would be the only player, but whatever hop they have used gives way to the malt easier than say in a Dreadnaught.

M: Nice and creamy. Very nicely done.

D: Very easy to drink. In fact, I was bummed out that the only bombers that were available to take home were the six that I had reserved early in the week. And no growler pours allowed, either!

I hope that I can find some more on the shelves around here so that I can share the joy with our trading community...

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2010 12:28:35 | More by Spica66
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backfat

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big ups to ma' boy natedog for bringing this one to another very random tasting. three floyds messing around with some hops again? wonder if im going to enjoy this...

A -the pour is surprisingly light. a hazed straw yellow with a healthy and lively bone white head. medium and small bubbles randomly dispersed and fairly quickly dissipating. a nice one finger is easily brought back to life with a careful swirl.

S -smells of strong pineapple and tropical fruits. sweet sugars and the ooze of an over ripe mango sit nicely behind lovely fruit character. i get sweet tang with a the tinge of biting alpha acids that are so common and welcomed from three floyds brews.

T - the taste starts vinous with bitter pricks throughout, mellowing to a short, resinous pine flavor. the taste does not last as long as desired, or have an impact as significant as the one and only Dreadnaught. i do get some similarities related to Apocalypse Cow, without the strong lactose sugar feel. you do indeed get a light, sugary feel complimenting it's viscosity, which go very nicely with the tartness of the flavor, and ending with faint citrus bite. it's very bright, fresh, and sharp.

- i haven't written a review in awhile, and this beer inspired me to do so. hopefully this beer will inspire you.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 12:18:31 | More by backfat
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crossovert

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber.

It pours a light clear orangeish gold. The head is foamy and white. It dissipates fairly quickly and leaves a nice ring of lacing.

This one smells pretty good. It is pretty much citrus through and through. There is a thin layer of sweetness but it is merely accentuating the citrus.

There is predominant citrus rind in the flavor. There is a good amount of tropical fruit in here too. The hops are very vegetal and acidic, not exactly super-bitter. The mouthfeel is pretty thick and a bit syrupy. The sweetness mixed with the acidity is a bit much it creates an almost tingly cloying sensation.

It just seems like something is missing from this DIPA, i suspect the use of Summit hops which imo are not one of my favorites due to the high acidity levels, but FFF pulled it off much nicer than Oskar Blues did.

Overall it is solid, but if you want an amazing FFF DIPA go with the Dreadnaught

edit: Had another bottle, this time with a bowl of Chili John's chili and it was freakin awesome, the tropical acid flavor is gone and it is just a bitter hop bomb.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2010 01:49:28 | More by crossovert
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airohead2001

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

11 oz. pour into a tall glass from a bomber courtesy of glazeman during game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final. i've been looking forward to this beer for a while, wondering how it compares to dreadnaught ipa.

A - yellow, very light colored for a DIPA. 1-2 finger head with excellent retention and some lacing.

S - citrus and piney hops, with the piney hops dominating. orange, lemon, and tangerine as well.

T - very similar to the smell, with lemon and bitter, piney hops overpowering. very little malt backbone.

M - a bit more thin than i was hoping it would be. not much here with regards to mouthfeel.

D - drinkable beer, especially on a warm summer day - it would be perfect for an outdoor bbq. plenty of carbonation, but maybe a little too much because this brew is not sticky or malty enough to hide the 9% abv.

overall, this is a very good beer. however, the overpowering lemon citrus flavor and thin mouthfeel are no match for FFF's other DIPA, dreadnaught. i would definitely drink arctic panzer wolf again, but if given a choice, i would prefer a dreadnught.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 15:54:32 | More by airohead2001
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First review from a bomber...bought at the brewery two nights ago...Poured from a bomber into a snifter. Split with airohead2001

A: Golden color with a one finger white head. Mild head retention, excellent lacing

S: Oranges and other citrus. Not as complex as I would have liked.

T: I really enjoyed the taste of this beer. It had a nice balance with mostly hops up front but some sweetness at the finish.

M: Nice level of carbonation, but a little too light on the palate for my liking.

D: Good, but I don't know if I would really want more than half of a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 03:31:59 | More by glazeman
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,745 ratings.