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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,518 Ratings
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Ratings: 2518
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 9.88%


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 it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

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

Oregon

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Color is a hazy tangerine orange. Pours with a one-inch white head that drops off to a thick film on top and decent lacing on the sides.

S: Ahh, the smell is excellent. Nice citrus (grapefruit, light lemon) and piney hoppy flavors are evident right up front. A minor bready malt smell provides some balance.

T: The taste does not disappoint either. Strong citrux and piney hops continue from the smell in the early taste. By mid-taste, a more green, grassy hop flavor is evident along with a sweet caramel and bready malt flavor. Finish is bitter, just pushing the outside of pleasant.

M: Medium-big mouthfeel appropriate for style. Carbonation is moderate; beer is lively and counters a slightly sticky mouthfeel.

D: Wow, this is an excellent DIPA. On par with Dreadnaught. I really enjoyed the clean blast of hops without the overly heavy body/mouthfeel. Finish was bitter enough to remind you of the hop presence, but not so much to make a chewy finish or overly sweet. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2010 03:40:57 | More by oregonskibum
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tpd975

Florida

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to kevin for this one.

A: Pours a nice clear golden hue. Nice head with some retention and lace.

S: Wonderful hopped up aromas. Grapefruit mostly but there is some pine. Hints of bready malt lie beneath.

T: Like it a lot. Tons of fresh citrus, hints of sweet pine. The bready malt comes through with some grass and a bit of pineapple.

M: Medium in body, smooth, tasty.

D: Good brew for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 01:36:56 | More by tpd975
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Ineedabeerhere

Rhode Island

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Dave! From notes last month sometime.

Pours with a slight haze, goldenish color. Small white foam fades to ring. Good lace considering it was split 3 ways into pint glasses. Nice aromas of orange and a ton of sticky pine. Welch's white grape juice as well. It's bitter but not terribly so, sticky pine here as well contrasting the mouthfeel. Great expressive hop flavor, substantial body, good malt backbone. Another good DIPA from 3F.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 16:38:46 | More by Ineedabeerhere
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largadeer

California

3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to nickd717 for sharing this one.

Pale gold, unusually pale for a DIPA and slightly hazy, with a small head that sustains well.

Sweet candied grapefruit and Christmas tree aroma. Pretty malty, but the sweetness is supported by a fairly nice hop aroma.

Huge pine flavor, this beer is like drinking Christmas. There's some grapefruit and ample caramel sweetness. Too much sweetness, in fact. The body is substantial, surprisingly so given the appearance. It finishes bittersweet with big pine and caramel flavors. Decent, but it drinks a bit sweet and heavy for my palate.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2010 01:40:22 | More by largadeer
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to sweemzander for snagging this one for me.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is cloudy golden yellow with about two finger of off white head. Small lace rings left behind.

The aroma is piney skunky like hops. I mean that in a good way. Light malt sweetness helps to bring this one back from the edge of hop bomb.

The flavor is dry piney hops. Mild citrus and hints of booze peek out. A touch acrid in the finish.

Medium creamy body. Average carbonation.

Overall a decent DIPA. However by FFF standards this one does not measure up to the rest of their stellar line up of hop bombs.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2010 19:09:15 | More by beerwolf77
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Pabs311

Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 21:36:26 | More by Pabs311
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. No date or info.

Thanks to Sweemzander for picking up one of these for me!

A - Cue my Conan vinyl album to coincide with the label art...ok. APW pours an almost clear, lightly hazy golden yellow beer with a two finger, bone-colored head. Small patches of lace linger above the sliver of foam on top.

S - Floral dominance with pine needle and a bit of dry grass-clippings that's a bit overwhelming of the pale malt backing. My immediate reaction is, this is pretty damn close in aroma to Shewolf. Only just not as good.

T - A big malty backbone balances well with the strong floral, lemony citrus and pine hop flavor. A very slight hint of fruitiness pokes through leaving a nice mild bitterness on the finish.

M - Medium-full-bodied and bitter with a full flavor and a smooth texture. APW is a decent feeling double.

D - This actually has a solid drinkability for a double IPA. It's not overly bitter or alcohol-rich and, while everything else is good, this is probably the best aspect of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2010 12:24:53 | More by BeerFMAndy
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a thick head; nice retention and a few shards of lace

Smell: Tropical and citrus fruits waft forth, featuring mango, apricot and pineapple in addition to pithy citrus; just a hint of grain, as well

Taste: Just a little sweet malt up front and then the bitter assault begins, with plenty of pithy citrus (lemona and grapefruit) joining the tropical fruit, particularly the mango and pineapple; after the swallow, a bit of the sweet malt notches up to another level but the finish is bold and bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: As you would expect from Three Floyds this is a very fine beer; perhaps not as iconoclastic as some of the other ones out there but really quite good

Thanks, GCurlow, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 23:02:31 | More by brentk56
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

lemon color, which is fitting since the taste has alot of lemon going on too, and there is a nice off white head, not huge but there and leaves some nice collar around the edges with some lacing.

Not super aromatic, probally the biggest downside, there is some citrus aroma most notably lemon and grapefruit but it really should be more prominent.

one sided and bitter up front with the gamut of citrus notes, and the bitterness falls out midway through, dry, and makes you go for more, it is scary how fast i am going through this bottle, this 22oz is almost gone in just a few min and i havent even been trying or paying attention, i just cant stop drinking it,wow.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 04:38:55 | More by ChadQuest
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nickd717

California

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber thanks to NorthsideFred.

Pours a mostly clear golden color with a well-formed white head and decent lacing.

Aroma is really nice - typical FFF orange and grapefruit with herbal notes.

Flavor is sweet pale and caramel malt, honey, earth, orange, grapefruit, and herbal hops.

Nice palate - medium-bodied and smooth with good carbonation level.

Another solid DIPA from FFF, as crazy as that sounds. Not amazing, but very good.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2010 16:59:35 | More by nickd717
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7ways

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Dreadnaught Jr.? I don't really know as I've only had Dreadnaught once. The head was pitiful after a vigorous pour and retreated quickly, hence the below avg. score on that. Nice color though, orange with gold, rather light. The aroma was nice, but not too powerful, nice fruity sweetness, a little too much wintergreen.
It tasted... good. Pine, orange, grapefruit, blah blah blah. So, right, it's a double IPA. Hints of sour fruit and minerals. Not enough malt presence; bitter just for the sake of bitter is a little obnoxious, and I'm tired of trying new hop assaults with no clear character that offer the same damn thing over and over. Not that this is a bad beer, I could (and would) session this if it was lower abv. But it wouldn't be my first choice.

Edit: Not quite there on the mouthfeel, but close. Overall, this reminds me of a dumbed down version of Moylan's Doublander and Maharaja.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 06:15:09 | More by 7ways
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chicagobeerriot

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a beautiful true, clear gold. However, the lack of head and head retention is disappointing. A brief finger of foam rapidly dissipates to a thin film that provides a little lacing, but not as much as I ordinarily like to see in the style.

The smell indicates that this may be more of a pure hop crusade than its Dreadnaught cousin. The smell is grass, lemon peel and a bit of underripe grapefruit with some biscuit and pineapple hanging out in the background.

The mouthfeel is quite nice for the style: full, but not too creamy. There's enough carbonation to keep things lively, accenting the pine flavors to come.

The taste shows a marked difference from its brewery-mate. Whereas Dreadnaught has a heavy accent on fruit flavors and builds its hop presence on a sturdy malt backbone, APW is unapologetic about its hop fundamentalism. Right out of the chute, it hits you with lemongrass, onion, mint and a hefty pine flavor. There's a bit of biscuity malt and grapefruit sweetness that comes in to keep things from getting too insane, but then the intense bitterness reestablishes itself at the end. The finish also shows a bit more of its alcohol than Dreadnaught. Overall this beer has the goods to fulfill your lupulin needs and is well worth your time. I know it's sacriligeous to say, but I prefer more malt depth to my DIPAs (think Dreadnaught, Abrasive and Dorado).

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 18:20:51 | More by chicagobeerriot
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JohnQVegas

Tennessee

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle into Sam Adams lager glass, with another grateful bow to Jeff (AleWatcher) for more delicious beer. Every box is like the opening of another cornucopia of deliciousness.

Pours paler than I expect, and cloudier - a murky dark straw leaning towards orange, with a thin, soapy layer of whitish bubbles on top that doesn't amount to too much. Again, would deserve a slightly lower score if I didn't believe 20% of the total score to be an altogether too-high percentage for appearance to make up.

Nose is ridiculously fruity, very vibrant. Huge tropical aromas just pour out of the glass - mango, even kiwi, some grapefruit coming through with a bit of a rindy edge to it. This is juicy, with just enough malt underneath to give a nice foundation for the big hops. A very nice nose.

Taste follows suit - huge, massive hops, and just enough malt to sit like atlas underneath, holding up the weight of all those lush, dripping, tropical fruit notes and that dry, lingering prickly bite. Big time balance of grapefruit and tropical fruit, with the grapefruit a bit more prominent in the taste than in the nose, and a lingering bitterness that is more dry than sharp, if a bit prickly. Just a bit of caramel malt peeks its head out towards the finish as well, though still in the character of beautifully juicy tropical fruit. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, just enough carbonation to do is job without getting in the way, with a smoothness that's almost lush. Dry, prickly finish that tingles the tongue.

Drinkability is quite high. The alcohol is well hidden, bordering on invisible, and the flavor and mouthfeel are both vibrant and exceptional.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this, and I'm left very, very impressed. A beautifully assembled beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 02:21:00 | More by JohnQVegas
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thetomG

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden color with a solid amount of quickly dissipating white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is excellent - hops shine through with just a little fruitiness coming through. Flavor is more of the same but much more intense and delicious - very strong hop presence, good bitterness, but just enough of sweeter fruit elements to make it incredibly drinkable.

For comparisons sake I think its a slightly thinner & less sticky, but more well balanced variant of Dreadnaught, which I love, but I prefer this one - hopefully they make it more often! YUM YUM YUM!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 02:04:54 | More by thetomG
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this beer.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is piney and orange hops. The flavor is more of the same with the orange citrus notes standing out more than the pine. I also get some caramel malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2010 01:04:44 | More by Mora2000
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bonkers

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got this in trade with jdefont. I split it with friend on 7/4. It pours a rich orange with a full white sticky head. Lots of sweet citrus on the nose. The flavor starts with orange marmalade, hints of citrus and pine. Definitely a sweeter brew. The finish mellows out with just enough bitterness for balance, and the slightes hint of alcohol. A full bodied brew with a sticky mouthfeel. A very good DIPA, definitely worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2010 01:26:58 | More by bonkers
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks go to lurchingbeast for hooking me up with this in a recent trade.

Pours a hazy coppery apricot color in the glass, with finger of bright-white foamy head. This retains with a VERY rich and frothy ½ finger of froth, which throws a MASSIVE creamy cascade of soft sticky lacing all down the sides of the glass. Wow, the hop flavor here in the aroma just floods up in the nose, being floral and spicy while sharp pangs of pine needles and bitter grapefruit barge their way in. Sweeter notes of tropical fruit and bready caramel sit in the back of the nostrils and mix with some alcohol warmth to provide a touch of hefty balance to this bouquet. Man, this is just so full, fresh, and robust in the nose. Awesome!

The taste is assertively bitter up front with pine, pithy citrus rind, and a LOT of juicy grapefruit character. The hops are perfectly cut by a sticky backbone of fruity mango, apricot and orange notes, as well as a flush of bready grains across the back of the palate. Brash hops pummel the finish of this, with pine and spice lingering along with a deep earthy dryness. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a sharp creaminess to the carbonation that then gets much more smooth and smooth and slick as you swallow. This is definitely packing some alcohol beef (I could definitely feel it at least while working through the bomber) but any burn is kept to the bare minimum here. Just a slightly boozy haze lingers on the breath after each sip.

Wow, Three Floyds hit another hoppy home run out of the park with this DIPA, which was just dripping with well balanced lush flavors and an overall good drinkibility on it for the size. I just can't get enough of the hopped-up beers from these guys. Great stuff!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2010 19:28:32 | More by Kegatron
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cnally

Indiana

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a kick-ass name! This place has some creative titles.

The appearance is a neon apricot color, opaque and cloudy. A fine white head rises with a challenge and falls down quick.

Fantastic aroma, very very floral and fruity--orange peel, lavender...very citrusy. Heavenly.

The flavor really comes correct with a nice hop character, but not overdone. The floral hops are the dominant flavor, but there is a hefty citrus bite, with an almost lemony aftertaste.

A fine aftertaste, with enough body to get you through, but a little loose and watery.

This is your standard "very good" IIPA/IPA. A good dose of hops, but not too much. A little malt...but second tier to the hops. It plays straight down the middle...and it is "very good". Is it great? Nah.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 01:27:49 | More by cnally
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CosmoHopHead

Kansas

4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a dark, hazy yellow almost orange color with a full finger off white head. nice lacing

S: lots of tropical fruity hops are in this one. pineapple, grapefruits, mango, oranges blend well with the caramel malts and some bready yeast

T: bitter fruity hops dance on the tongue and pucker the cheeks. the fruity hops dominate the flavor but it's not at all a hop bomb. good balance with the malts and bitter dryness

M: medium body with decent carbonation. perhaps just a tad syrupy with knocked down my score a bit

D: very easy to drink. split a couple bombers with the gf and we loved it from start to finish. alcohol was very well hidden, almost too well hidden for a dipa.

Overall, If I was forced to choose between this and Dreadnaught, I'd have to pick Dreadnaught but this was a damn good runner up.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2010 19:15:01 | More by CosmoHopHead
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Kaiser81

California

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
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%
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 +1.9%
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 +2.4%
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 -2.4%
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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DaveonBA

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
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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