anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Three Floyds, Munster, IN. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a massive hoppy piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty bitter finish with a long bitter aftertaste.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy orange, respectable white head, lacy. nose of mild grapefruit with sweet malty notes. flavor begins with grapefruit hops, mellowed by some mild malt and creamy caramel. after a while, i picked up a different non-citric fruitiness, and the 9% alcohol began to sneam into the taste. medium bodied, bitter finish. a good brew, but not as much fun as alpha king, i think. on tap @ three floyds brewpub.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The Map Room. Poured a hazy medium orange color with a white head. Attractive aroma that included the likes of apricot and orange marmalade. Medium bodied and moderately bitter with warming alcohol and fairly high carbonation. Complex cornucopia of flavors including citrus liqueur, apricot, orange marmalade, white wine, and wet stone. Yum.
JaBier (4956) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Three Floyds. Cloudy orange color with a medium white head. Lovely aroma of orange, grapefruit, pine and sweet malt. Somewhat creamy malt flavor with lots of bitter orange and pine with a grapefruit finish. Very good, but the finish got to be a bit astringent after a few sips. Dreadnaught is still better.
Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 On tap at Three Floyds Brewpub.
Pours a deep yellow/orange color with a thin white head and lacing that sticks around. Aroma is strong hops with powerful resin, pine, and some fruit. Flavor is clean, crisp resin hops. A hop explosion all-around. This beer is like Dreadnuaght’s cousin. More resin and less fruit though.
Drinking both Arctic Panzer and Dreadnaught yesterday, I actually enjoyed the Arctic Panzer more. However, it still doesn’t beat out some other previous Dreadnaught experiences. Great damn beer though.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another solid Double IPA from FFF (shocking). Pours orange with a thin head. Had it at the FFF brewpub. Strong aroma of pine, citrus, a ton of grapefruit. Good body, the 9% ABV was well hidden. Tasted a little slick, very well done.
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Bavarian Lodge, 11 oz. goblet, $5.50. Deep orange IIPA color, with a ring of white foam stubbornly hanging on while I dealt with a taste of St. Bernardus Xmas first. DAMN hoppy smell: a little pine cone and pineapple, and a lot of fresh cut grass and pluck hop cones. Taste is as big a hop bomb as I’ve had probably since GTMW. Cascade, I just guess, green and plentiful. Malts are light in color, this may be closer to an imperial blond ale. Still a bit thick and sticky. It actually manages some type of harmony as I work toward the middle of the glass, and continues to knock me out still.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow. Thought I rated this from mobile while sitting @ the pub. I always like to be part of the 1st 10 ratings of a fresh brew. *Sigh*
A - Smells juicy, high-grade dank, pine, and tropical fruit.
A - Dark bust mostly clear orange-amber pour. Off-white head
F - Nice malt background. Citrus, pine, and fruity sticky sweetness, which subdues, but doesn’t quite balance. Not always a bad thing.
P - Impressive bitter. 100 IBUs still doesn’t seem quite sufficient to a hophead at times. If I hadn’t driven that day, I may have ordered another one. Drinkable. I didn’t consider it boozy. Good body, carbonation. Slick, if anything.
O - Its been SOO long since I’ve had a dreadnaught, I couldn’t compare the 2. Would have made a great side-by-side. Hope this one is back on sometime for a revisit. Good DIPA. IIPA. Whatever. Hipsters.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ FFF. Pours a hazy copper body with a creamy tight bubbled white head. Huge citrus nose with a hefty caramel malt base. A touch of alcohol noticeable. The flavor is hugely bitter, but not harsh at all, really well hidden alcohol as well. Thick sweet caramel backbone. Chewy full body with nice fizzy carbonation that cuts through the thickness well. Pretty warming on the finish. Big and good. I like it better than Dreadnaught for sure.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 22, 2009
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at the brewpub. This is really nice. Nose is a bit uninspiring (tart hops, fruit skin, maybe a little grain) but flavor is very smooth and great! Orange, grapefruit, honey-flavored hops, nice creamy texture. Very good - gives Dread a run for its money.