Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 3,139
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 536
Gots: 417 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
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 its hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an HotD tulip on August 6th 2011.

Pours a clear golden color with slight tints of orange and a frothy white head that dissipates leaving little lacing. It pours like a lager so I wish there was more lacing and some deeper colors.

Smell has a thick sweet bready malt backbone with a solid hit of grapefruit, and other citrus hops. I like the aromas I get and maybe its just an older bottle(no dating) but I feel that it need some more hop character to balance the huge malt bill.

Taste has a lot more of the hops that I am desiring, grapefruit, and other citrus hits. There is some booze but not terrible, a little burning mixes well with a hop bitterness slap. Very nice much better then the smell and appearance would have led me to believe.

Mouthfeel is medium weight and moves very smooth other then some bitterness and a tad of alcohol burn from the 9.00 ABV. Nice carbonation that has some slight bubbling tingle through the pallet.

Overall this is a very solid DIPA. It takes a couple hits because of the mellowed out hop aroma and an appearance that looks more like an adjunct lager then a DIPA. That said its a very nice beer and will definitely be looking for it again.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a honey orange color with a thin white head that dissipated to a thin ring with some decent lacing. Kinda hazy.

Aroma is hoppy and malty. A bit maltier than I like. Nice citrus aroma.

Taste is a bit too malty for me. Kinda sweet. Nice and bitter with a decent citrus hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit too heavy. Nice carb.

Overall an ok IPA. Probably wouldn't try and get it again through a trade but would have again if I had access to it.

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

Poured from a bomber bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: A dark gold color with some hints of orange. Hazy with wonderful one finger white head and huge lacing. Great looking DIPA as it's lighter in color than most.

S: Fruits just pop on this beer. Pineapple, grapefruit, peach, mango etc, etc. Bready biscuit sweet malts are there but not prominent.

T: Nice, fruits on this FFF brew are crazy. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lemon, peach and even some grassy notes. Sweetness is subtle but there with bready and biscuity notes. Not overly bitter but some slight pine leaks in only for the fruity hops to finish. Nice lingering flavor that is real smooth with very little if any alcohol traces.

M: Full, fruity, smooth, not much alcohol for the ABV, slightly bitter but not overly so. Perfect drinking DIPA.

O: This is the opposite of Dreadnaught. It's a much fruitier, lighter, easy drinking DIPA that still packs tons of flavor. I actually think I like it better than Dreadnaught. A very easy drinking DIPA that I will definitely seek out again.

What else can I say. A great beer from a great brewer that I only wish we could get here in PA. Well done FFF.

Photo of mwill7287
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bomber at Binny’s during my trip to Chicago. Can’t get this good stuff in Ohio – yet. Poured from the 22oz. bottle into a large Great Lakes snifter (unsure exactly what to label this glassware).

NB – the label art for this bottle was different from what appears online at BeerAdvocate and RateBeer. Unsure if this means this was a bottle from 2010 or a very new batch with a brand new label.

Arctic Panzer Wolf, an Imperial IPA by Three Floyds Brewing.
Appearance – Pours hazy and basically opaque. Color is a golden orange, kind of like a deep colored hefeweizen due to the haziness. Head is very thin on a slow pour into the snifter, though a later pour to finish off the bottle produces richer head. A small amount of fresh lacing leaves its trail on the glass. Lots of carbonation dancing up the side of the glass. 3.5

Smell – The nose is fruity, with the classic citrusy, grapefruit scented hops taking lead fiddle. A little bit of sweet malt to balance the hops peeks through, but is dominated by the citrus tones. 4

Taste – Taste begins a bit subtly at first but then rushes forth like a tank previously in hiding. FFF would like to call it a full on assault of fruity, bitter hops. Call my tongue seasoned but I didn’t think the bitterness was that intense, though it’s definitely on the higher end. Grapefruit is a very pronounced flavor in this beer. A small kick of maltiness at the end of the taste balances the hop bitterness, and becomes more pronounced once the beer warms, giving it a very nice balance. Give this one a minute to sit before digging in and I think you’ll be happy. 4.5

Mouthfeel – This beer clocks in at 9% so it’s certainly not going to be light and easy, but it also isn’t completely overwhelming, especially for an Imperial IPA. Despite the relatively high bitterness it’s easy to come back to this one for another sip. This is helped by a bit of dryness to the drink. The body overall is medium, not overly syrupy at all. 4

Overall, FFF gives you a very good, I would say classic take on the Imperial IPA style. Lots of bitter hops, strong citrus flavors, especially grapefruit, a little dryness and a medium body for a well balanced and enjoyable beer. Very satisfied with my first bottled Three Floyds experience… hopefully I can have more soon! 4

Photo of inlimbo77
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle poured into Deschutes snifter (thanks eclipse54). There is no bottle date, but I think this is a little older because it has the old blue label not the new red wolf label.

A: Cloudy orange, rolling carbo, barely any head but really carbonated, head is crisp white when poured aggressively

S: Really nice peachy grapefruit hop aroma, you sort of do get the cat pee astringency, some faint breadiness, pine hints as well

T: Front to back hop bitterness, it really attacks the palate, really fruity hop character, a litte booze towards the back of throat, but nothing bad, I didn't get MUCH white wine as mentioned

M: Medium to full bodied, nice mouth coat

O: Never had a BAD 3 Floyds beer, maybe one or two not as fresh, this bottle MIGHT be old (label) but still tastes great

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

On-tap at the brewpub, served in a goblet.

A: Clear, very pale amber body with a thin layer of white foam that quickly recedes into a ring. Light lace. Ok.

S: Pure, resinous hop bitterness. Pine sap, cannabis, and just huge herbal/leafy stickiness. Smells vicious.

T: Follows the nose, with all the viciousness carried out very well indeed. This might be the most tongue-numbingly bitter beer I've ever had, and yet it's actually enjoyable. I do with the hops had more flavor in addition to the straight bitterness, though.

M: Softy, frothy medium body. Nice liveliness helps counteract the explosive IBUs just a bit.

O: This beer is exciting and well worth trying, but I found its one-note bitterness show to get a little boring after just a few sips. I much prefer the complexity of both Dreadnaught and Apocalypse Cow.

Cheers!

Photo of Wadsey
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arctic Panzer Wolf

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A:  Pours brushed gold with medium white head that doesn't stick around long. The beer itself has minimal effervescence and has some sediment floating in it. 

S:  Fresh, pungent hops that smell like crushed white grapes, overripe peaches, resin, and some grapefruit. Additional aromas include alcohol and northern lights. 

T: Subdued sweetness that is immediately run over by above hop onslaught. The fruits play on palate for a moment and then medium-high bitterness shoves them aside. Finish is bitter and drying.

M: Relatively light body and medium carbonation. A little warming and drying. 

O: Arctic Panzer Wolf is brewed to highlight hops and enhance drinkability, and I think it more than meets those objectives. This beer is the best West Coast style DIPA east of the Rockies. With that said, I can think of a dozen DIPAs brewed on the West Coast that are better.

Photo of Azurescens
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 7/27/11.

A: Pours a hazy orange with small white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a bit of lacing around glass.

S: Lacks the in your face hoppy aroma that I expect in a DIPA, slightly soapy with mild citrus hop aroma and sweet pale malts.

T: Some hop bitterness up front with slightly lemony and herbal hop flavors on a clean pale malt backbone. Finishes with a pleasant clean and mild herbal/citrus hop flavor.

M: Smooth and clean medium body with lower carbonation.

O: Good DIPA but nothing to write home about. Could use some more hops in the taste and much more in the aroma as well as a bit more head/retention and carbonation. Drinkability is good none the less and the 9% ABV is well hidden.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of all, I feel the need to mention that I am puzzled that this beer does not show up on the Three Floyd's website, not even in the seasonal beer section. I just can't find it on their website at all. Is it about to be retired, I wonder? Moving on...

Label art is different on my bomber from the picture above on this website, it shows an up-close image of the face of a snarling wolf with blood red eyes.

Pours out flattish, weak carbonation, no lacing or head at all. This sort of thing is why I really wish 3Fs would date stamp their product. Getting brutally aggressive with pouring I can manage to generate a brief fizzy 1 finger white colored head that sputters out almost immediately, but that's the best I can get out of it. The color is a hazy opaque deep golden yellow, with some small pinhead flecks of sediment swirling about.

The scent is lemony fresh accents over a solid wall of grapefruit peel, very slight notes of pine pop up from time to time but they are scarce. The malt scent is unusually lighter than the typical IPA malt, this nose tells you that the brew is going to be a hop bomb in no uncertain terms before you even take a sip. I'm not, however, detecting the pineapple notes that everybody else is talking about. And I am most definitely not receiving the mango and other tropical fruits that are the signature stamp of the amazing Dreadnaught.

The flavor has a brief moment of Simcoe 'onion-ey-ness' before transforming straight into pine needley hop bomb accompanied by a fleeting light biscuit malt sweetness that fades out into a nice long dryer finish powered by hop oil and a minor dose of alcoholic booziness.

Body is on the thicker side of medium strength, but my carbonation is sorely lacking, which causes the hop oils to just lay there on my tongue like a dead trout on the riverbank. My tongue feels...slimy and gross after each sip.

This bottle gives the indication of not being the freshest it could be. Perhaps if consumed fresher I would have experienced an excellent carbonation, head, body, and the tropical fruits and pineapple that other BAs have mentioned. And if I ever do experience that in a fresher bottle, I shall have to come back and redo this review. But as it stands, my bomber was merely a slightly better-than-average IPA which could have been absolutely amazing but fell short from lack of the factors mentioned above.

Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to trodersark for this generous extra.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a tiny white head that quickly fades to very little lacing.

Smells strongly floral, like pine, sweet fruits and bitter hops.

Tastes are strong resinous pine, sweet island fruits, grapefruit citrus and a pretty lasting crisp bitterness. I feel like I do taste the apricots. A little caramel malt hiding in there.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. It has a long lasting dry bitterness.

Overall is a great beer. This is the first IPA I've tries from Three Floyd's and am really looking forward to trying more.

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

Appears a glowing bright orange tinted glowing golden very pale appearance compared to most IPA/DIPAs. Large billowing slightly off white head that clings to the sides of my Gulden Draak chalice with no problem.

I used to have easy access to Three Floyd's at times it was available in the Burgh over the years, and more recently I had a steady supply in the state of Ohio. Distribution has been rumored to come back to the state, but I did have to trade with fellow Ohio BA sobeleg to get ahold of this one, thanks again Eric! I hope you enjoy the KBS, since he did have to go on a business trip to Indiana to find this one for me. One of my first 3F in almost 2 to 3 years that's kind of sad, today though is a happy day and this snarling Arctic Panzer Wolf with red eyes is proof of that.

Aromatics are awesome, once you crack the bottle hops are unleashed, bringing bright citrus highlights I'm saying grapefruit with a touch of lemon. Tropical fruits (mango/pineapple) with a bit of crushed aspirin very acidic in nature but so hoppy. Underneath all of the hop components there's definitely a nice pale malt bill going on light biscuit/cracker like malt complexity, no caramel thank god. Just a bit of juicy fruit with a back end breadiness, balancing things out nicely.

Flavor, what always sealed the deal for me with Dreadnaught was the balance, this beer seems to up the hops and still keep the balance. Big citric rind grapefruit notes coming up with excellent welcomed hop burps. Well hidden alcohol I can't believe this is around 9 percent abv absolutely no burn or discomfort. A nice riding light biscuit malt character adds just enough breadiness to it, along with those tropical fruit malts I mentioned in the nose definitely making their mark.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with excellent sturdy carbonation, nothing overpowers the palate, nice slick hop oils glide around with each sip. A very nice easy to drain type of DIPA, I'm hoping this beer makes another appearance...their website doesn't have much info on it.

Overall, great drinkable DIPA that you will crave intensely hoppy and satisfying for those of us who enjoy these beers. Well done as always they have a very low fail rate and more often than not their beers are awesome. Even lighter styles like the recent export style lager I had from them was a great version, these guys can brew and they're definitely on the map for more than just Dark Lord Day and mysteriously burning down every month.

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

Want to thank merlin48 for this bottle, dedicate this one to my sweet dog Belle that just pasted.

Pours a lightly hazy peach color with a big frothy off white head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is damn hops fill my nose as soon as cap is popped a great sign. Very wonderful citrus hop aromas fresh oranges, pineapple, red grapefruit all mingled with a sprinkle of fresh pine needles. Some light malt sweetness underneath it all, just enough to hold the hops not much more.

Taste is juicy fruit grapefruits, orange pineapple just like the nose nice and chewy just like juicy fruit. Very tasty hop forward I2PA with enough malt to hold all the hops. Finish is linger citrus fruits along with pine notes.

Mouthfeel is medium body with lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall very tasty brew very nice aroma, that carries over to the taste. I wonderful example of a great style, but then again FFF knows how to make a good I2PA.

Photo of nataku00
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. A golden orange beer, very hazy so as you can barely see shadows through the body, with a finger of off white bubbly head. Head dissipates to a thick collar of bubbles, leaving some light lacing as it goes. A good amount of carbonation is streaming up from the bottom of the glass, small thin streams here and there. This appears to be dry hopped and unfiltered, so I'm excited.

Huge grapefruit and orange aromas, sweet flesh, and bitter citrus oils from the skin. Some tropical fruits as well, pineapple and mango, a bit of ripe peach or nectarine, and some over ripe papaya. Big fruity hop aromas from this, light pine, with only the faint malt aromas in some lightly toasted grains.

Sweet orange and grapefruit, pineapple, mango and nectarine, then a nice long bitterness from the citrus skins and pine needles. Bone dry finish and bitter, lingering bitterness on the tongue and back of the throat, though not overpowering. Not much malt presence in the flavor, which would help balance it out a bit, but still excellent.

Medium bodied with excellent tongue tickling small bubble carbonation to help keep it clean and dried out. For a high abv DIPA, the alcohol is non existent in the flavor and you only notice the effects after having a few sips.

May like this more than Dreadnaught, will have to review my notes on that to compare.

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

Got a stinger(22oz) bottle of Artic Panzer Wolf during a recent visit to 3 Floyds. The beer is a cloudy golden in color with thin white head. The aroma included...hops...not question. There were hints of pine and citrus. The taste was full bodied with great balance between the hop characteristics and elevated IBU. It was quite smooth. The mouthfeel was downgraed slightly due to the higher ABV...which would make it tough to session. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of seabass87
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into glass.

A- Pours a light, translucent, copper. Surprisingly clear for a DIPA. Aggressive pour yields a tame 2-finger head that dies quickly. Leaves a fair amount of lacing.

S- Strong, vibrant, citrus hops dominate. Sweet malt background. A simple, yet wonderful scent. One of the better smelling IPA's I've had to date.

T- Follows the nose for the most part. A well balanced taste that has equal amounts bitter citrus hops and sweet malt. A nice bitter bite in transition, followed by a dry-hop aftertaste.

M- Incredibly light bodied for a DIPA with no carbonation. Goes down smooth. Dry finish.

O- I was quite impressed with this DIPA. Although it's not quite Dreadnaught, it's a very good DIPA with a surprisingly light and smooth character.

Photo of mdvatab
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz. bottle into imperial pint glass.
Per standard FFF, no bottled-on date, but blue label art means it's a couple months old.

Aroma: Light pine sap, apricot nectar, iced tea

Appearance: Two-fingered off-white head condenses slowly to persistent, sudsy cap of foam. Excellent lacing. Body is a very hazy orange-gold with yeast particles in suspension. (Not typical for the style if I'm correct.) Still, an interesting one to look at.

Flavor: Mango and tropical fruit transitions to light grapefruit sweetness, then bitterness, which lingers. Hop flavor and bitterness are the focus of this brew, and, while malt is present, does not serve to create balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium CO2, medium-to-full body, and slightly drying hoppy bitterness.

Overall: Another enjoyable hopped-up IIPA from FFF. Has a prominent whallop of hop aroma and flavor, and the malt profile isn't syrupy and cloying like some IIPAs. 9% ABV is well-concealed, and creeped up on me as I neared 3/4 of the way through the bottle.

Photo of pigc
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Westlake liquors for sending this.

A - Pours a light straw yellow to orange colored with bright white head that fades pretty quickly.

S - Piney, floral, citrus hops.

T - Bready malts up front followed by a wave of bitter hops that seem to linger for an eternity. Very dry finish. This one really pulls out every tastebud and sucks you dry.

M - Medium and very dry.

O - Wow, this one just lingers and lingers with the hop bite and dryness. I have never had such a dry DIPA. Not a beer I'd want to be stuck on a desert island with but another solid brew from FFF.

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

Poured from bottle (Red label) into tulip. Pours a brilliant, translucent gold. Wonderful white head about a finger thick, disappears quickly, leaving a ring about the circumference. In the nose I pick up sweet melon, piney hops, grapefruit. On the tongue it is sweet, but quite bitter. Hops give a great snap, backed by the citrus. A bit of must from the yeast. But it matches. Mouthfeel is good, great carb and easy to drink. Overall, APW is a great brew, and will satisfy and craving for an IIPA

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

good lord this beer knocked my socks off. I will gladly punch your grandmother for more.

appearance: clear straw color with thick head.
nose: punch in the face with fruity, citrusy hops
mouthfeel: very quaffable, goes down a little too smoothly
taste: initial malty backbone gives way to hoppy bouquet as soon as it passes your epiglottis.

100 IBUs? how can this go down so smoothly?

Photo of Janderson91
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to SpdKilz for sending me this one. No bottling date but it has the new label. Enjoyed on 07/16/11.

A - Slightly hazy bright orange/gold color with a one finger white head. Leaves very little lacing.

S - Huge fruity and citrus hops dominate the aroma. Only a hint of sticky sweet malt in the background. Grapefruit, orange, mango, and other tropical fruits are the stars here.

T - This is truly a hop bomb. Bitter from start to finish but I love it. Begins with a very citrusy hop flavor balanced by some sweet malts. Then come the fruity, tropical hops. Leaves a lasting grapefruit bitterness on the tongue long after the swallow. Good stuff.

M - Mouthfeel is good, very creamy with relatively low carbonation.

O - Overall, this is an excellent DIPA. Three Floyds rarely disappoints. Seek this one out.

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

Another thank you to TMoney for this one!

I'm used to most DIPA's being somewhere between amber and orange so I was surprised that this poured a lighter amber color. I developed some nice lacing off of the off-white head that was composed of tiny bubbles.

I gave off an unsolicited "oh yeah' upon the first whiff as I was hit with a massive hop load emitting equal parts pine and citrus with a biscuity malt presence underneath it all.

I have to give some big time props here. Most DIPAs that exhibit pine in the nose will have that turn into pine tar or pitch on the tongue. Not so here. However, the balance does disappear as that pine overwhelms the citrus. The citrus isn't completely supplanted and the overall sense of the hop blending with the malts is of tropical fruit, namely pineapple.

Three Floyds continues to impress me with their quality and masterful use of hops. This is a top notch DIPA and one worth seeking out.

Photo of jmpizzo
3.4/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a bomber into slightly chilled tulip pint glass.

A - A nice bright orange coloring with a moderate white head. Sticky lacing coats the glass as it goes down. Lots of carbonation going on there.

S - I was expecting a wonderful grapefruit and pine stink to come wafting off of this, but very subdued... disappointing. A very faint smell.

T - Hoppy but a sweet sort of hoppiness. There's a bit of a malty taste here which I enjoy. A small twinge of grapefruit followed by a very spicy and unique aftertaste of orange zest.

M - Thick... like there is some good alcohol backing here. Enjoyable.

O - If I hadn't already tried Dreadnaught and Apocalypse Cow I think I would have enjoyed this more. It's good, but so far it's last on my list of FFF DIPAs I'd choose.

Photo of tmoneyba
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured hazy copper color with a large creamy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy complex citrus hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Heavy smooth bitter citrus flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of long duration with a small alcohol burn as it warms. This is a standout beer.

Photo of readbaron
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip @ Local Option

Pours out a hazy golden straw blond with a hint of orange, and a bit of white foam. Not a lot of head or lacing.

Hops, hops and more hops. Grapefruit and citrus with a bit of resinous pine.

Bitter hops up front. Grapefruit dominates with a bit of pine underneath. Next come some balancing malts, though it never quite gets sweet, before finishing with more citrus and resinous hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and dry. Possibly a bit overcarbonated, as the hops & carbonation tend to assault the tongue.

Overall, not as good as dreadnaught, but then, what is? Another solid DIPA from FFF.

Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a quite hazy light orange/lemon yellow with a one-finger white head. Average lacing and lots of bubbles building up on the sides of the glass.

S - A little tame for a DIPA but what aromas are there are super fresh in smell. The hops are very much full of citrus aromas and a fresh fruit smell. There's a light lemon flavor after each whiff and not much of a malt backbone. Very refreshing but could be more pungent.

T - Varies a little more than the aroma would suggest. The hops are a little more earthy and sticky alpha acid flavored. Not as fresh as the aroma hints at either but they are very pungent. The aftertaste is bitter and has hints of grapefruit and orange.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. The palate is sticky after each sip from the resins and oils from the hops. Alcohol weight is felt but not tasted. Finishes semi-dry but "sweeter" than your above average DIPA's.

O - Not a bad offering from Three Floyds but from a brewery with such a reputation as theirs I think people probably expect more from the beers given what they have and can produce. This offering is definitely a solid DIPA but for $12/22oz bottle it might be a little steep.

Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,139 ratings.