Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,322
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 577
Gots: 486 | 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: 3,322 | Reviews: 705
Photo of PEDXING
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A little more sweet/malty than I prefer. Great aroma, with heavy tropical fruits. Pineapple? Maybe starfruit? Taste and mouth feel is just a smidge heavy.

Photo of exposd
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lots of floral, spice, and hops from this Imperial IPA from 3 Floyds. The nose of this beer is amazing when pouring it into a pint glass from a 22oz bomber. On the first taste I got slot of fruit throughout as well, getting hints of apricot, peaches, and oranges on top of floral out the ass and the typical hop blast expected from a good craft IIPA.

Photo of Extol
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't think I like IIPA. :/ better than the dogfish head I had though.

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

Beautiful label, definitely would stand out on a shelf.
A: dark amber with a thick, white head.
S: Malty caramel like sweetness, cinnamon spiciness.
T: Similar to nose, malty forward DIPA, hops are fairly balanced. Hop kick mid sip.
M: Medium carbonation, slight bitterness, hops prickly to tongue.
O: Fairly balanced DIPA, I thought the maltiness meshed pretty well with the hops.

Photo of reebtaerG
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour bottle in Lost Abbey Teku glass. Nice head and lacing. Aromas and taste of pine, oranges and tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is well balance with some stickiness.
Great overall DIPA!

Photo of ZachDow7
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

IMHO this is FFFs most West Coast like style DIPA. Very bitter very hopy. Not the normal citrus/tropical notes from most their IPA/DIPAS. Very nice beer though

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.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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