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Three Floyds “Arctic Panzer Wolf”

94 A-

Arctic Panzer Wolf is an imperial IPA with year-round release. Aromas are driven by a citric edge of white grapefruit pith. Hops display a blend of floral, herbal, and tropical fruity characteristics over hints of sweet malt.

The palate makes a sweet introduction of caramelized sugar while juicy hops jump in with highlights of white grapefruit. An undercurrent of grassy hops begins to unfold with hints of mint. Fruity elements emerge, suggesting orange, apricot, and pineapple while sweetness continues to build from below. One last bitter kick resembles grapefruit zest and pine sap. Alcohol surfaces lightly with fruity esters, providing light warmth on the aftertaste. The mouthfeel gives weak carbonation and low astringency. It’s smooth at first, then slowly transitions toward a semi-dry, sticky hop finish that clings lightly.

Sweetness practically runs parallel to bitterness, then rises toward a sour conclusion where it all goes down fairly smooth and satisfying. The hops are pushed to the max, and malt plays a strong supportive role. It lists at 100 IBU’s, but never appears quite this high. It isn’t palate wrecking or aggressively mouth-coating, despite the alpha acid content. It doesn’t compare to Dreadnaught or Permanent Funeral, but it’s still great. These guys know what they’re doing. I recommend it.


100 IBU

Munster, Indiana

Even better when experienced in its natural environment-Three Floyd’s Brewpub :-D

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