Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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3/5 rDev -29.6%
A: Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with a little lacing.
S: Some citrusy notes up front--mostly grapefruit with some pineapple. Pine, grass, and earthy aromas follow.
T: Pine dominates the palate here. There are some grapefruit and grassy notes as well, but mostly it's dry, resiny pine. The finish is bitter with a light alcohol burn. The bitterness lingers well after each sip.
M: Medium body with mid-high carbonation that accents the bitter pine notes well.
O: An alright DIPA. It's not bad, but it's very overpriced ($13 for a bomber where I got it) and not nearly worth it. It's too bitter and piny for my tastes.
10-05-2011 00:35:43 | More by n2185
3.03/5 rDev -28.9%
A 22 ounce bottle from fvernon; thank you very much for this want! Split into tulip glasses...
Pours a gorgeous yellow gold color that is rather unique. It’s not a semi-translucent copper or straw color, but rather appears as a solid mass of maybe plastic with the color of yellow gold. Atop rests a generous two-finger head of pure white color and fluffy, bubbly consistency. Retention and lacing are a bit lacking, but are minor qualms.
The aroma is of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) and caramel malt primarily, with notes of grains and spicy, resinous hops in the rear. An earthy pine note from the hops is prominent.
It tastes of strong grapefruit and orange citrus, lemon zest, caramel malt, various light grains, and a strange chalkiness that is a bit offputting; it's honestly just plain white sidewalk chalk that comes to mind, reminiscent of the large number of paint chips as a kid. Luckily it's faint, but I still wish it weren't there.
Mouthfeel is solid; ample carbonation, slightly dry on the finish, not overly resinous. Well done here.
Overall, the contents of this bottle suggest a decent IPA. I'd give it another go, considering this bottle may be past its prime, but I'd keep expectations low and open myself to the possibility of a pleasant surprise.
12-30-2011 01:33:35 | More by eclipse54
3.1/5 rDev -27.2%
Reviewed from notes; originally 7/29/11.
Pours a slightly hazy blonde color with two fingers of thick, white head.
Fruity and a bit catty with with some caramel malt.
Very fruity and grape-like taste with some mango and an aspirin-bitterness on the end.
Very smooth feel with a medium body and low carbonation.
A little rough at first, but becomes more palatable after it warms to room temperature.
03-23-2012 17:06:50 | More by samie85
3.18/5 rDev -25.4%
One of the beers I hauled back from my first trip to Chicago. I was really excited for this as it was my first ever FFF purchase.
The label art on this one is bad-ass - a Hot chick Viking standing on a pile of skulls? Hell. Yes.
The beer itself is a pale wheat color, hazed, with lots of visible rising carbonation. The head was pretty small despite my efforts to produce something memorable. I was quickly left with a short line of white bubbles ringing my glass, though these persisted throughout the session. There were intermittent droopy legs of lace that didn't stick to the glass after each sip.
The smell was the best part of this beer imo, and it didn't impress me as much as I had hoped judging from the reviews. Lots of sweet pine and spruce in there. The golden malt is sweet and a huge contributor to this beer's alcohol kick. My initial reaction to the aroma was that this was a cross between Hopslam and Double Trouble.
After, well, it turned out to be not quite as good.
The taste is flush with bitter pine. The hop bitterness is strong with this one. Dry, slightly sweet, the combination of alcohol and carbonation make this one prickly on the tongue.
There's a decent amount of maltiness; this definitely falls into the realm of a Midwest DIPA. I also got mild tones of lemon on the finish.
I found the mouthfeel to be unpleasantly dry. The bitterness on the finish bordered on aspirin, and this was a little boozy for my taste. Full-bodied for an DIPA, with medium to high carbonation.
Overall I didn't care for this. The lack of a freshness date makes it tough to determine the age of this bottle, though the guy at Binny's seemed to think it was fairly fresh.
03-09-2011 21:03:10 | More by Spider889
3.18/5 rDev -25.4%
A- Pours a hazy ornage-yellow with a nice pillowy off-white head with good retention, leaves some spotty lacing around the glass.
S- mainly citrus and herbal hops, a little weak for my taste though. some caramel malt comes through as well to balance everything out. there was something that did seem a little off on the nose though, couldn't quite pick up exactly what it was though.
T- similar to the nose. a little more intense on the hops. same caramel sweet maltiness coming through at points. but still that weird flavor that i can't quite pick up on what it is exactly. threw me off of this beer a bit.
M/D- medium-light bodied. good carbonation. cannot pick up on the alcohol in here at all. very good drinking beer, minus that weird characteristic.
07-29-2010 21:36:26 | More by Pabs311
3.21/5 rDev -24.6%
Another IPA, another problem. I mean, Raul knows that it is palatable, but on a daily basis of drinking Pliny, Nelson, AleSmith IPA, Ruination, Racer 5, Sculpin... Blah blah blah blah! I can sip on it, but why should Raul care? Raul agrees, but he ain't stoked.
*Raul don't like this review and he plans to revisit the beer. (Especially after he has grown to understand, and even love East Coast IPA's.)
02-08-2013 04:54:26 | More by RaulMondesi
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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