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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3,277 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,277
Reviews: 699
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 573
Gots: 471 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009

A massive IPA that will leave your palate its hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU
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Ratings: 3,277 | Reviews: 699
Photo of stickydankhop
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Has an orange smell. Bitter orange taste to me. Top shelf 3 floyds.

Photo of GiveEmilyBeer
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First review on Beer Advocate, since I lost my beer journal. Happy to be here! The big hops and pine are impressively balanced. Bitter citrus would be overwhelming if not for the pine and 9% ABV. Personally love to hate on FFF whenever possible (Beer should only get credit for being good, not for being from a certain brewery) but impossible here. A great beer.

Photo of mmahanna41
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasty treat, from 3 Floyd's. One of my favorites from those Geniuses

Photo of ajcuster89
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

First time I had this was in a Podunk bar in NE Indiana. Loved it. Slight bitterness on the mouth but doesn't detract from the classic FFF quality.

Photo of do_ob
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bomber into a snifter. Big aroma on this one, like many other 3F beers. I could smell this one as I was pouring it. Pours a cloudy copper with 1 finger's width of slightly off-white foam. Tons of carbonation all the way to the last sip. Nose is very floral and grassy-pine, grapefruit, and peaches. Medium weight and awesomely creamy mouthfeel. This thing drinks like a 6%'er. Slight bitterness up front on the taste, and a strong grapefruit presence. Lots of malt on the back end. Very well balanced. The aftertaste is a bit grassy/grainy with some lingering bittersweet flavor.

Overall, another impressive beer by the boys from Munster. This one is almost as good as Cimmerian sabertooth Berzerker, which I gave a 5. It all comes down to personal taste, of course, but this one was just a little too muted for me to consider it worthy of a 5. Still an awesome, awesome, awesome beer. I enjoyed every sip.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

4.25/4/4/4.25/4
Served on tap at Mikkeller Bar Bangkok.
Hazy amber with an aggressively hoppy nose. Lots of citrus and pine, with an unfortunate underlying staleness. A big beer with big flavor. I do wonder about the freshness? Syrupy sweet malt with candied lemon and a piney bitter finish that's - on the whole - rather balanced just goes on and on. A great beer, but not a great DIPA.

Photo of patre_tim
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Big, cloudy, orange-gold. Unfiltered, and i can’t see any carbonation. A finger of off white head, and some random lacing.


S: Cereal like Shreddies in milk, orange, pineapple, and pine needles. My nose is detecting alcohol, but well hidden.


T: Cereal. Again Shreddies, orange marmalade, a floral quality like orange blossoms and honey.


M: Thick, syrupy body, a fair amount of foamy carbonation. A pleasant bitter aftertaste that’s not overwhelming.


O: Excellent brew. Found this one in Chicago at Whole Foods, brought it to China where I am now drinking it on March 10th, 2015. It just keeps getting better as you drink it. It has all the right qualities for this style, yet is smooth and amazingly well crafted.

Photo of SF_Posse
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hraeat aro.a and smooth drinking. I can see ordering another....

Photo of SierraFlight
3.46/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into plastic cup. Hazy orange with some foam and lots of lacing. Aroma is citrus hop, pine, and a hint of caramel malt sweetness. Taste is similar with brief biscuit and caramel sweetness replaced quickly by pine resin and citrus rind bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, dry finish.

Photo of iamtimanderson
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great double ipa, worth it!

Photo of patpbr
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Pour was deep orange with nice lacing.
S - Strong and fruity.
T - Lots of fresh hop and lots of different flavors ranging from citrus to earthy.
M - Medium body and good range of bitterness.
O - Very good

Photo of Slschimoler
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A; Great pour. Light, yellow tint
S: fresh and pungent. Some Fruit, some earth, some funk.
T: Really excellent DoubleIPA, Unique hop profile,,, Not sure of the hops used but thinking there is something outside of the ordinary. it was not just tropical/citrus fruit. earthy... in a fresh way.
O: Very well done. One of the more interesting Double IPAs from Three Floyds

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this beer was pretty good.

Photo of BryanCorrell
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Draft at Sonkas in Terre Haute, IN and bomber. Both delicious!

Photo of Bosoxbennie
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little overhyped up a high quality beer for sure

Photo of chefhatt
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great color and aroma
killer hop profile
great double ipa

Photo of rockernino
3.35/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Mine might have been old. No bottle date. I got a lot of pine and lemon/lime cleaning solution in both the flavor and aroma. I'd try it again and search for a fresh bottle.

Photo of Nichols33
3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I think it might have been a bit old (3 months)

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.

A - Poured a golden honey color, but was strangely murky and cloudy. A bit unsightly.
S - Bright vibrant and fruity. Lots of sweet orange, almost to a level of orange sherbet or an orange julius.
T - Initially sweet and lightly malty upfront, lens way to savory orange, hops and grapefruit. This actually almost tastes like a less sweet, more savory sherbet. Really good.
O - A damned fine imperial IPA, one of the best that I've had in a long time.
V - Good value.

Photo of BeckyDV68
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellent imperial ipa. Good flavor. Not too stringy or too bitter.

Photo of JGam115
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear gold, laced white foam. Danky and sticky, overripe loupe and tangelo, wet malt. Oofa. Sticky Imperial with bitter and booze

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites from FFF... Full on tasteticular assault!

Photo of getatmeimevil
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Absolutely lives up to its ridiculously awesome name!

Photo of StoneTSR
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Bright orange, but hazy. The head is only about a quarter-inch thick and dies down right away, leaving a few wisps on the surface. No lacing to speak of.

SMELL: There is tropical fruit and tangerine all over this beer and it is delicious smelling. There’s a touch of pine lingering in the background and the slightest hint of mint. Bottled about three weeks ago, it’s not surprising this smells so fresh.

TASTE: The biggest surprise here is the bitterness, and it’s a pleasant surprise. After the nose, I expected a sweeter, fruitier beer. The fruit is still very much there, tropical, citrus; all with that tangerine still out in front, but grapefruit and grass make a huge splash, mid-sip and ride it out until the end. Again, some hints of mint and maybe a touch of anise at the very end.

MOUTHFEEL: It’s weird to say this about a beer that literally makes your tongue curl from bitterness, but it’s pretty well balanced. That tongue curling only happens on the back end of the sip after a sweet punch early. Maybe balanced is the wrong word, a nice contrast sums it up a little better. The body is medium and the sparkle is light, but lingers for a longer time than the palate expects it to.

OVERALL: This is a real treat to be able to drink this fresh out here in Colorado. That is part of what I miss about living in Chicago; fresh FFF. Overall, this is an excellent Double IPA, I still think I prefer Dreadnaught though.

Photo of leantom
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Been itching to try this. Here goes:

A: Good. Not very clear, though - in fact, this beer pours rather cloudily and there are a lot of hop particles floating in the solution. The head and lacing were great, though. Dark orange in color.

S: Not as impressive as some of their other offerings, but still good. Large apricot and pineapple/tropical hop presences - also a lot of grapefruit. There's also a noticeable amount of sweet caramel malt. One of the smells, however, is a little...off. Kind of like astringent cat piss, but the smell isn't really potent compared to the other ones.

T: Good. Hops followed by a perceptible (but faint) tang of sweet caramel malt. Hops follow the nose. Of note, the pissy smell is a little stronger in the taste than in the smell. Kind of a drawback. However, you can tell that it's still a well-made beer, relatively speaking.

Of special note, this beer is nowhere near as balanced as FFF's other offerings (Dreadnaught, ZD, Alpha King, Gumballhead). Lots of hops but a very poor malt profile.

F: Good. Thick, well-carbonated, glides on the tongue.

O: A good beer with one drawback.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,277 ratings.