Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 3,140
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 538
Gots: 419 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A massive IPA that will leave your palate its hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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Reviews by beachbum1975:
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4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

WARNING: I am a whore for hops and Three Floyds beers... As a result, this review may be biased. This is why I love all of Three Floyds beer so much. They brewer blends hops in a magical way. Much like Dogfish Head beers have a similar taste to them I can walk in a room, take a whiff and spot a 3F's beer anywhere just by the nose. The shit is magical to me. It's like walking into a room that's had a fine pot roast simmering in a crock pot all day; distinctive and intoxicating to the olfactory.

This beer was received from a very recent trade with GCurlow. Thanks for the opportunity, Grant! In fact, I just received my package from him yesterday! Because this is a DIPA, I felt I had to try it right away (and like mentioned earlier, I AM a whore for hops). So, onto the review...

This beer poured an unfiltered, pale orange with yellow highlights. The hops showed off their dominance in this ale by aggressively sticking to the side of my traditional pint glass. The head on this beer looked like fresh, bubbly pancake dough and the head retention was great!

Grapefruit, spiciness and oranges danced gleefully around the nose. I guess there was some mild malt presence in the nose, but I don't care about that right now. I just enjoy smelling the fresh hops...

The flavor is captivating. Its everything you were expecting from the nose. Big, hops presence, medium bodied and just the right carbonation. Three Floyds know what they are doing with their India Pale Ales. Fantastic!

More User Reviews:
Photo of Immortale25
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- The pungent hop character is nicely balanced by the sweet malt backbone. The more I sniff, the more I see that the hop aroma is more grassy and earthy rather than citrusy.

T- Earthy hop flavor, sweet malt and an alcohol presence that's not too noticeable but certainly there all the same. This is treading on barleywine territory but the assertive bitterness keeps me from fully realizing that sentiment. There's even some raisin and other dark fruit flavor that would suggest this is closer to an ageable ale rather than an IPA that needs to be drank fresh.

M- Smooth. That's the only word that comes to mind because this 100 IBU beer is not sharp, tingly, bitey or anything, just smooth. I would almost say that's the coolest thing about this beer. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I must admit, I was expecting more of a bitter hop bomb than what actually ended up in the glass. Dare I say, this is almost like an English-style DIPA with its sturdy malt presence and subtle hop usage.

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of TCHopCraver
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

TCGoalie picked this up for me - thanks! Reviewed from notes made on 10/19/10.

A: Pours a murky golden-orange into a snifter. There is not much of a head of which to speak. What is there is egg-white in color. Some small yeast chunks flat in a beer bath. I cannot see the carbonation bubbles through the murk. Lacing forms on the glass in vertical sticky curves and dots.

S: Sweet aromas of peach and apricot are the main smells, supported by a dry, piney hoppiness. Borrowing from what the brewery says on the bottle, I can smell marmalade, along with creamy marshmallow. The dry hop aroma also speaks of grapefruit with deeper inhales. I also smell some nice dry biscuit and caramel malt sweetness.

T: Peach and apricot are also the dominant flavor upfront, combined with a tasty caramel malt sweetness. The creamy marmalade then carries the middle of the sip, followed by a dry pine, grapefruit, and biscuit finish. The dry taste lingers on my palate for a long time after each swallow. As the beer warms, the high a.b.v. becomes more present.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied and maybe a little lacking in carbonation. There is an interesting spicy sizzle on the my tongue. This could be from the yeast chunks floating in the beer.

D: APW is pleasantly sweet and puckering at the same time. It's not my favorite Imperial IPA (although Dreadnaught is from the same brewery), but it was quite enjoyable to imbibe.

Photo of MaxT
3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of poibag808
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Nice deep orange with about 1 finger white head. Head dissipated quickly.

S: lots of sweet orange and grapefruit/sweet fruits.

T: you get sweet citrus, similar to orange juice upfront. Some really sweet maltiness followed with a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue.

good beer way more balanced then I expected it to be. Great beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of newk340
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: a hazy golden orange, some sediment visible little to no head.

S: a broad citrus smell overshadows hints of pine and florals, well rounded, not overly bitter.

T: hops sizzle the palate throughout the sip, leaves a tingling aftertaste of tropical citrus fruits.

MF/D: an initial sizzle of carbonation leaves the tongue numb for a relatively smooth/dry finish, certainly would lose feeling in my face with more than 1 bottle.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

A - Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of craggy white head with good retention and nice lacing.

S - Big aromas of grapefruit, florals and resiny pine hops.

T - Crisp hops, again with a lot of bitter grapefruit and pine, big floral taste. This was sweeter than expected from the aroma but finishes bitter, but not dry.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

O - A really nice DIPA, and a nice contrast to Dreadnaught, which I prefer to this slightly.

Photo of DWolf
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,140 ratings.