jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@Rudolph Throwdown-thanks to hopscotch-22oz bottle-pours an off white head and yellow color. Aroma is lemon/pine, some light malt. Taste is lemon/pine hops with some bite, secondary light/medium malt.
Chuckaduck (605) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an light orange-amber. Aroma is complex; earthy, floral, pine, pineapple, apricot. Taste is pretty bitter; pine, apiroct, earthy, also some sweentess. There’s also somethign I couldn’t quite place, a sort of mellow warm flavor up front - a flavor that would go well with holiday foods. Overall, pretty good.
Fred82 (2093) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by JulienHuxley.
Appearance : Hazy orange with a small white head.
Aroma : Nice mangos and some malt. Slightly bready. Resinous hops with some white sugars.
Taste : Quite resinous with notes of mangos. Notes of barley sugar candy. Finish is sharply bitter and fruity.
Overall : Very well balanced beer. Nice fruits and nice sugar. Awesome nose. Very tasty without being over the top.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (dregs)… Vero Beach “GET YOUR RUDOLPH ON” Throwdown… Murky yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Decent retention. The nose puts forth biscuit, lemon and musky, spicy, herbal hops overlaying a suggestion of worn leather. Full bodied and milky with kicked-back carbonation. Bitter as Hell. Only when this brew’s temperature approaches 70 degrees does any biscuity sweetness come in to play. Abrasively bitter finish with a lengthy, bittersweet aftertaste. Bottle courtesy of MI2CA!
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Orange and pine resin hops aroma. Orange-yellow color with a small head. Sweet orange malt and moderately bitter pine hops flavor. Nicely balanced. Excellent - no surprises here.
dchmela (2559) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to NBondi for the bottle. Hazy orange gold pour with a thin white head. Huge citrus hop aroma with hints of dry white wine and orange peel. Dry crisp malt body with lots of citrus hop resiny bitterness in the taste. Leaves a lingering hop bitterness in the finish.
MacDouglass (88) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Disclaimer: do not try rating things while drunk, I was doing fine until this beer, and then it came along and knocked me on my ass
Aroma: I can smell the citrus, more orange than grapefruit, I’m evaluating the aroma after tasting it, which is a problem, the juniper is so strong in the taste that I can’t tell if I’m smelling juniper or if it is lingering on my palate; Appearance: hazy yellow, less than honey, unfiltered with sedimentation at the bottom of my glass, man I want to kick this beer’s ass, but I have the feeling it, sadly, is the other way around; Taste: wow, really, really, really hoppy, the first time I had a beer with this much hoppiness was when I had Sierra Nevada’s Torpedo IPA, but I think this one is slightly moreso, however, this one is slightly sweeter, which takes off a little of the edge, if there is added complexity other than the distinct orangy sweetness and the juniper hoppiness, I am too drunk to pick it out, this is an affront to the taste buds and a must try for DIPA daredevils (even though, supposedly its an Imperial IPA); Palate: the bitter lingers, yes, it lingers, Arctic Panzer Wolf, 3F couldn’t have picked a better name to prep you for the devestation that this master crafted IPA is going to have on your taste buds, let alone your brain; Overall: HIGHLY recommended, but very aggressive, not for the light hearted, especially when you don’t have a drinking buddy and are forced to quaff the entire bottle by yourself, if 3F’s Dreadnought were a Giant, Arctic Panzer Wolf would be a Titan
DuffMan (6156) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Colloidal appearance, hazy particulates in lazy light amber suspension. Not particularly attractive actually. Huge pine sap aroma with capsicum vegetal undertones. Hop-oil-drenched palate, crushed nettles, conifer, grapefruit rind, carrot tops. Oily body. Intensely bitter finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange yellow pour with lots of crap floating around. Hoppy aroma with pine, grapefruit, and onion. Very sweet, fruity, and piny. Peach and grapefruit notes with a bitter finish. A bit sweet for my taste.
JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle many thanks to wnoble. Cloudy golden pour, frothy white head. citrusy hops, grapefruit, grass, earthy malt, and a touch of sweetness. A very solid IIPA.