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Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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

Added by paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009

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Photo of zoso1967
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Arctic Panzer Wolf pours a slightly cloudy golden amber color that has a slight orange hue to it. The head is a rich parchment color and has nice staying power. It also leaves some very sticky and messy lace on the sides of the glass as I savor this tasty beer.

The aroma is fruity, hoppy and sweet with a very nice peach, apricot and mango character that is evident from the first whiff. Other hop aromas include pine, ruby red grapefruit and mandarin orange. Though there is a good hit of malt in the aroma, the malt character is only slightly caramel and is mostly fairly sugar cookie like and neutral. There is also just a slight whiff of alcohol.

The flavor is quite different from most other beers of this style. It is very sweet with a sugar cookie and honey profile. All that malt slams right into a truckload of bitterness that leaves my tongue tingling. Zesty pine and citrus hop flavors zing my tongue ounce the initial peachy goodness has subsided and then comes a wonderful fruity floral sweetness. This is one of the juiciest double IPAs I think I have ever tasted.

The mouthfeel is medium and though low in carbonation, it is quite spiky feeling. The finish is very interesting and one of my favorite aspects of the beer. It is at the same time sweet and bitingly bitter, sort of like a sweet and tart candy. It actually makes my mouth water.

I find this to be a very drinkable beer for the style and absolutely love the finish and fresh fruity character. That being said, it is a bit much at times and while I am definitely enjoying the ride, I was ready to get off near the end of the bottle. While I don't think this is quite as well put together as the world class Dreadnaught, I definitely will try to pick up another bottle of this next time I am in Three Floyds country.

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Photo of JLeege
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Poured into a tulip with a slightly hazy golden/orange color. Creamy two finger white head, with good retention, some nice lacing.

Smell- Lots of citrus fruits, lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, apricot. A little pine resin as well.

Taste- No surprises here, a ton of citrus fruits again. Apricot really stands out. A little sweetness in the middle with some pine on the back end. Lingering taste of bitter citrus. Has a tropical feel to it (despite the arctic name).

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation, a tad bit oily. Smooth.

Overall- A very nice DIPA, with citrus being the main focus. I prefer this over BrooDoo but it is no Dreadnaught; which seems like the obligatory comparison with this one. ABV's are hid well, and the bomber is going down very quickly.

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Photo of Reaper16
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle served into a globe glass

Pours a bright, sunshine yellow color with plenty of orange highlights. A sudsy, off-white head builds up to 1.25 fingers or so, and is content to stick around a while. Lacing was merely iffy, but I think it was the fault of my glass. It looks sort of like a cough drop. Can't really complain about the appearance, it looks nice.

I love this aroma. It's a narrow, specific profile, but man does Three Floyds nail it. Lush bright stonefruit all over the place: peach, primarily, with apricot also making itself known. There's something that reminds me of a clementine, but sort of in a jammy/preserves kind of way. I suppose this could be what the label refers to as a "marmalade" note, because I don't smell marmalade. Beyond the stonefruit and citrus jam scents is a very vinous sort of citrus. My first instinct said Chardonnay, but I think it's more of an Alsace Riesling characteristic. All of this is backed up by some gentle pine. Lovely.

The taste follows the nose. That Riesling meets fresh stonefruit characteristic is going strong. The pine/grassy hop flavors are a little stronger on the palate, but they accentuate the brighter, fruitier hop flavors. The malts don't shy away in this beer; cracker-like, light, but present. It doesn't really taste all that much like honey, but there is a honeyed aspect in there... like a honey graham cracker but without the graham flavor. Honey cracker describes it exactly, whatever a honey cracker is. Don't be scared away just because I mention the malt. This isn't an East Coast IIPA by any means. I don't know how this will taste old; Three Floyds' more famous IIPA, Dreadnaught, is pretty much a malt-bomb when too old. I suspect that Arctic Panzer Wolf will not be as overtly malty in old-age, mostly because of the significantly reduced level of caramel malts here relative to Dreadnaught.

Not much active carbonation here. It's smooth, but traditional thinking says that carbonation accentuates the bright flavors. I was all set to score the mouthfeel a 3.5 for this reason, but I realized that the smoothness works well with the white wine-like flavor profile that this beer is going for. The consistent, focused flavor profile makes for a very, very, very drinkable IIPA. This is for people who love hop flavors but generally dislike hop bitterness.

This isn't in the same realm of complexity as Dreadnaught, but it's specificity and focus and overall deliciousness have significant merit. If you can try this beer, do not hesitate. Especially if you're someone who enjoys both hoppy beer and classic white wine varietals.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.63/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle provided by thomashardy in a recent trade. Thanks again for everything mate.

From a bomber into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium-thinner looking, off-white head with decent retention. Burnt orange in color, but more tangerine when held to the light. Perfectly clear with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a decent wisp and ring. A splotchy wisp and ring remain until the end leaving touches of lacing down the sides.

SMELL: Pale malts, apricot and some citrus notes. Grapefruit and some floral hop. Nice, though on the milder side of things.

TASTE: Pale malts up front with some light biscuit notes. Lots of citrus through the middle with some lemon and orange peel, moving into a bitter hop and grapefruit finish. Bitter and floral hop aftertaste is hold and lingering. A little light on the flavor up front and kind of bitter for the sake of being bitter in the finish. Alright.

PALATE: Medium-light body and higher levels of active carbonation. Goes down a bit rough with a slight scratch at the end. Not smooth or creamy enough really. Finish is slightly astringent.. Disappointing. Gets a little better as it sits, but still disappointing compared to others in the style.

OVERALL: Wasn't really thrilled with this one. The flavor was alright, but the light, bubbly body with the overly astringent finish was a definite detractor. Not a bad beer, just nothing worth writing home about. I'd skip this one and choose Dreadnaught any day. Regardless, I'd wanted to try this one for a long time. Thanks again for the opportunity thomashardy.

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Photo of Onenote81
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Killer extra from yeahnatenelson in a recent trade! Says he picked it up from the brewery recently, so this one's fresh!

22oz bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a cloudy honey-gold with a thin bone-white head atop. Dissipates to just a ring around the collar. Light webbing coats the glass. The nose bursts with pine needles, citrus zest, and just hints of damp wood on the finish. Were this a car-scent, I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

The body is slightly oily with a moderately heavy finish. Carbonation level is alright. Heavy stuff though. This beer errs on the sweet side of the DIPA spectrum. Candy-like hops start it out, then finish with a bitter punch across the mouth. Nothing lingers long though, as the bitterness is fleeting. Leafy hops, grass, lemon. This definitely carries juicy flavors. Alcohol is noticeable, especially as this warms. This was a great beer for sure, but man, I wish I would have split this with a friend. Really rich stuff. Thanks again, Nate!

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Photo of nrbw23
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy lighter golden yellow with a very dense head. Head has great retention and leaves some very nice lacing.

S- Smell is awesome. Tons of tropical fruits pineapple, apricot, and grapefruit a bit of sweetness coming through from the malts.

T- Follows the nose really well. A very nice hop forward beer. Hops are citrus, grassy and earthy. Just a great beer.

M- Medium in body and carbonation.

D- Found this very easy to drink and recommended.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dgfair for this bomber (no date), which was poured in a dimpled mug. Pours hazy yellow along with a thin veil of white foam. Potent mango-pine aroma, classic strong IPA aromas, but a little on the fruity side. The flavors blend very well, you can certainly feel the bitterness, but there is also a lot of strong sweet fruity flavors to compensate, I got practically no alcohol flavors. Palate is good, a bit slick but very enjoyable nonetheless. Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a very slight syrupy texture. Bites more than a Dreadnaught which this one cannot match. Overall a very nice sessionable DIPA!

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Photo of Lothore
3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a hazy peach color with a frothy, 1.5 finger head.

S- Citrus, grapefruit, grainy

T- Tastes very citrusey, lemon, resiney, extremely hoppy all the way through with hints of biscuity maltiness.

M- Medium/Thick with lots of carbonation.

D- A decent dipa and a total hop bomb. Not my favorite but I would revisit it.

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Photo of EricCioe
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a burnt orange with a nice, two finger head that dies down to almost nothing with no lacing. On the nose there is a huge hop presence, more like an orange than like a grapefruit, with the pine further back. On the tongue the piney hop character comes to the front with the citrus notes riding behind. In the mouth the body is medium, a bit lighter than I would have expected, and there is a great prickly pine and alcohol note that lingers for a long while. I split the bomber with the lady and I probably could have had the whole thing, but probably not more than that. Pretty drinkable for a DIPA.

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Photo of yourefragile
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle shared with Jeff and Ben.

Tried this side by side with Apocalypse Cow from dateless bottles received recently from WLV Liquors. APW was slightly duller in color (cloudy golden/yellow) and had less head retention. Otherwise this exceeded AC in every other facet. Aroma is a unique blend of herbal, floral and citrus hops. Grassy and grapefruit rind like. Flavor is dank, bitter, dry and hoppy. A strong toasted malt body with minimal sweetness balances out a dry rind and bitter grapefruit hop body. Much more resiny, than the sweet AC; this drank much smoother and was a more enjoyable DIPA.

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Photo of zeff80
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It had okay retention and sticky rings of lace.

S - It smelled of grapefruit, pine and some mango. It had a burnt toast maltiness, too.

T - Great spicy hop bite with grapefruit, tropical fruits and bubblegum flavors. Nice toasty caramel sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a very good Imperial IPA. Love the fruit hop presence.

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Photo of 321jeff
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with some caramel hues. About two fingers of fluffy white head that fades, leaving some nice lacing.

A fair amount of grassy hops with hints of citrus in the background. Also some crisp sweet crystal malt takes the stage. Smells very fresh and crisp, not so much from a fresh hop standpoint, it just smells like a cool Spring morning.

Taste is similar with a good dose of grassy hops and faint citrus. More of that crisp sweetness that makes this brew quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is a little light for a DIPA but there's a solid amount of carbonation and sticky hops. That general crispness makes this one highly drinkable and enjoyable. If this one comes out again, I'll seek it out.

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Photo of wmtxbb
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into pint glass

Appearance: hazy unfiltered gold with thick lacing on top.

Smell: Beautiful floral hop aroma.

Taste: Peanuts, caramel, floral/citrus hops. Nice and light body for a 9% DIPA. Ends in a sort of salty-malt flavor.

Drinkability: Not overly malty or thick. Maintains a nice balance between hops, bitterness, and malt.

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Photo of titosupertramp
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy orange. White head with lacing that slides back into the beer.

S: Big citrus/grapefruit. Malty, spicy.

T: Sweet upfront. Bitter, citrus hop flavor towards the end. Pretty spicy throughout.

M: Kind of creamy for an DIPA. Just a little alcohol bite. Dry finish.

D: Not bad for a 9.00% beer. Pretty easy to finish off the bomber.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.48/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clouded, darkened yellow body with a small-sized, whitish head.

Smell: Immediately, APW unapologetically stings the nostrils with condensed florals, distilled resins, powderized pith, and handmade soap.

Taste: Simplistic cracker-accented malts, lacking sweetness, preclude the all-too fatiguing hop tastes of resinous pine sap, ground aspirin tablets, and bitter white citrus pith. Harshly bitter. Small sip of plumeria-scented soap. The only thing left to oppose the bitterness is some numbing booze. Finishes dry, astringent.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not particularly drinkable, no. Abrasive, grating, and unpleasant.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!

More hops come tumbling in during this deluge! This participant pours a lightly hazy golden amber topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, pine, mint, and some light leek. The taste holds notes of pine, leek, light grapefruit, caramel, spearmint, and lettuce. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a very nice DIPA, though a bit greens-heavy for my liking.

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Photo of FosterJM
4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

204th review on BA
bottle to tulip

App- A very gorgeous orange/yellow. A nice 1 finger head with some shimmering highlights dancing in the glass.

Smell- Huge tangerine citrusy hops and a tad of a spice note

Taste- Delicious full on wet drinking beer. Has a great citrus flavor but just more on the spicy/malty side.

Mouth- Medium bodied with a medium carb level that ends a bit dry.

Drink- Don't get me wrong. I live in CA and we do some good IPA's. But 3F has some damn good beers. I suggest you start trading for them if you live in CA like I do.

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Photo of Vdubb86
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a modified tulip glass

This bomber was relatively fresh so I anticipated goodness. The beer pours the standard golden color with white head. The aroma was kinda filled with citrusy hops, but the nose was balanced with a decent variety of malt notes. The overall flavor was a sweet malt base with hops covering overtop. This went down extraordinarily easy I must say this was a damn tasty beer that I had. I'm glad that I pulled the trigger on this particular brew.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle courtesy of Alexander - huge thanks to a great trader! Cracked as soon as I could find the time to after this one landed, so I could enjoy it as fresh as possible. Poured in to a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a tangerine sunrise, crystalline and transparent, marred only by an excessive - nay, obscene - amount of precipitate, shocked out of this one by transportation through excessive cold. Consistent, quick, and fine carbonation zips up mercurially from the nucleation site at the center of the snifter towards the head. A little weak on the retention side of things, the frothy white head - initially about one finger tall - fades to a wide swath of surface lace and a thin fuzzy collar. The retention on the sides of the glass is similarly slightly retarded, with a few dashes of snowy slop all that manages to stick. The hue is fantastic, but the particulates and the lacing leave something to be desired.

Aroma: Spicy wintergreen and herbal notes mingle with pineapple, mango, and tangerines, pleasantly and attractively enough. The spiciness mingles nicely with the simple, biscuity sweetness, about as smoothly as you can expect it to given the intensity of the hops here.

Taste: Dank. About as fat and juicy as you can imagine. It reminds me of a more herbal Sculpin in many ways. That is, the hop profile is moderately to moderately high on the bitterness side of things, and the citrus profile is tropical, high, and full of tangerines, peaches, oranges, and mango. But this one has a decidedly eastern twist - resinous, leafy notes are practically dripping between every other flavor component here, rich, tobacco-like, with hints of wintergreen, thyme, and juniper berry, suggestive of dry hopping with an east coast hop. It's also Dreadnaught-esque, in a way, but with a lighter malt base - the malt base here is graham cracker-like, still roasted, yes, but lighter, crisper, and a little dryer than the big, fat, sweet, cane sugar-like juicyness that you get out of D-naught. It's a great combination - the dryness and lesser roast of the base compliments the minty, spicy, leafy notes well, much better than a sweet, roasty base would have complimented the hop notes here, or much better than the dry, crackery base here would have complimented a citrusy, juicier hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Very bright, especially the beginning, making for a fluffy, largely carbonated feel in a body of moderate thickness. The end result is an expressive mouth, a little aloof, though it works well with the dryness, and thick, resinous hop overtones.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer a lot - I can only imagine how good this would have been straight off the bright tank. At 9.0%, it's not prohibitive, and it's certainly not out of the ordinary for the style. A fat, resin-fueled DIPA from a fantastic brewery, this one is definitely one seeking out, and I hope that 3F makes this again, if only so I can get a bottle as soon as one comes off the bottling line.

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Photo of ne0m00re
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Live review of a 22 oz bottle.
A: Poured a cloudy pale amber with a half-finger white head that died quickly to a thin collar.
S: Pineapple and some pear and apricot, orangey-grapefruit... man this is fruity like a jam. There is some wheat and yeasty element and a slightly buttery toffee. Interesting.
T: Dry white wine is an odd touch to an otherwise marmalade/jelly-esque hops presence. The malts are more pale than expected, like white bread. Sugary sweetness. Some yeasty tones.
M: Medium-bodied, with a carbonation that starts out thick frothy and then ends dry with the lingering hops.
D: Good. A couple glasses would be fine.

This is an interesting one. It is very good for a dry-hopped beer.

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Photo of bashiba
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Map Room. It poured a nice bright and cloudy orange with a nice big thick head.

The smell was all citrus and orange peel and fresh hops. Very nice.

The flavor had a light sweetness to it with a touch of orange and citrus with a big blast of fresh west coast hop flavor, big citrus and pine.

The mouthfeel had a nice resiny thickness to it without a medium body.

Very drinkable and good, yet almost a bit unremarkable compared to some of the their other Pale Ale's.

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Photo of SolomonGrundy
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The label alone is reason enough to get this!! Who DOESN'T love Hot, nordic chicks in almost no clothing wielding battle axes standing on top of a mountain of skulls!!!??

Thanks to wonderful trader Brian44556 for this gem. Cheers mate.

In that spirit, this beer pours a gorgeous nordic amber with blonde highlights. The soft, white bosom of foam that adorns the top of this ale is the texture of the bubbles that sit atop the hot Icelandic springs...This quickly compacts into a beautiful, snow white cap and leaves nary a bit of lace...wonderful, crisp and full grapefruit greets you straight away and then is joined by some sweetened and dried mango...There might be a touch of misty mountain pine in the back, too. The flavor is very delicious and unique, as are seemingly all the FFF brews. Starts off crisp and citrusy, and moves quickly into a certain malty sweetness. The malt is complemented by a biting hop bitterness that is equal part WHOA and WOW. It's a cavalcade of bittery goodness clashing metal in your mouth. The middle rounds itself off with a nice, bready note (like a biscuit with hop flowers on it), and then finishes with a few hundred dashes of hoppy tastiness. Finish is super long and bitter in a good way. I like the balance in this, which is hilarious to say because it's mostly a hop bomb. However, I find myself cherishing the malty notes that frequent this ale. Very good beer and fun to drink, because a hot, semni-naked cartoon nordic chick with a battle axe is on the label...

What I like most: Other than the label itself, the wonderful, complementary flavor profile.

What I like least: The rather pedestrian pour.

Verdict: Almost flawless and a wonderful beer, unique and worth whatever it costs to get it.

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Photo of vkv822
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into snifter.
awesome extra sent by auroracrisis!

The beer pours a cloudy golden yellow with a white head.

The aroma is of strong orange citrus and a faint backing of pine. It seems fairly dry.

The taste is a pleasant mix of more citric orange notes and a nice resiny pine backing.

The mouth feel is medium bodied, with a crisp, fairly dry finish.

There is definitely something a little different in this DIPA than the standard, which I am guessing is contributed by the Canadian 2 Row Malt as described on the bottle. Quite enjoyable, though a bit of a slow drinker overall.

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Photo of marvin213
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a murky yellow-orange. The color itself isn't all that appealing--what's left after a post-explosive flush. And despite that imagery that's nothing short of disgusting, it looks delicious. The savior: a thick frothy head that would probably stay there forever were I never to take a sip. It's been several minutes since this one found it's new home in my DFH Signature glass, and only one small side has slightly dissipated. Even where that's happened, creamy froth coats the glass, and I still can see the top of the actual beer. It's among the best-looking froths I've ever seen. It beckons.

I read the bottle label, so I cheated a little. I probably wouldn't have found white wine, but chardonnay? Orange marmalade? Fruits, for sure. And lots of American hops. I've been hopped out lately, and sadly, even stouted out. I don't really like winter brews, so I've been leaning toward Belgian here at the turn of the year. But this beauty welcomes me back to the hop!

A little thin, honestly, is my first reaction. All of a sudden, the smell isn't as cool. No doubt I'm being critical--that's what I do when I write reviews--but it's missing something. It's good, but short of my sky-high expectations. I guess the hops are sufficient (I so don't want to say "more hops"), and it's the FEEL that seems lacking--too thin and dry. Is it fair? Should I share that I keep thinking about Hopslam's arrival as I sit here sipping? I don't know what to blame...I look back at the bottle and pick the Canadian malt (damn Canadians--j/k). It's not bitter enough. It's not sweet enough. Oh, geez, it's not Hopslam enough, okay? It's good but, unfortunately, forgettable. Still, it's good enough to drink all day. Thank you, Will (wilwfu), for this one--from a box so good nobody'd believe me if I listed its contents.

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Photo of burnheartsMKE
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pour the light-bodied, kinda thin liquid into my glass and with my first sniff I was flooded with memories; fresh raspberry kringle! I can smell the raspberry tartness rolled into the flaky buttery phyllo dough, topped with a wildly sweet frosting. I feel as if I am sitting in my parent's kitchen, sipping coffee, waiting for the kringle to be cut and served. So, anxiously, I dive right in.

The raspberry-kringle aroma turns into a sugar-on-grapefruit bittersweetness once it hits my tongue. It's not overly sweet like many other versions of the style, but it keeps the citrus rind tang in check with a pleasing and subtle tropical fruit perfume. The alcohol is masked in it's own drinkability. There is an easy-goingness about this monster that I was not expecting.

Then, it hits me: this hop monster is not of the scaring kind! It's a friendly beast! It's welcoming like those nordic people who settled on our shores of Lake Michigan so many generations ago, the offspring of vikings, who seemed so large and unruly at the time, but instead of slaying us; invited us over for coffee and sweet kringle.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.