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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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2,916 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,916
Reviews: 665
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 526
Gots: 359 | FT: 18
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 it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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Reviews by pigc:
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3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Westlake liquors for sending this.

A - Pours a light straw yellow to orange colored with bright white head that fades pretty quickly.

S - Piney, floral, citrus hops.

T - Bready malts up front followed by a wave of bitter hops that seem to linger for an eternity. Very dry finish. This one really pulls out every tastebud and sucks you dry.

M - Medium and very dry.

O - Wow, this one just lingers and lingers with the hop bite and dryness. I have never had such a dry DIPA. Not a beer I'd want to be stuck on a desert island with but another solid brew from FFF.

pigc, Jul 23, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of tectactoe
3/5  rDev -29.6%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
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.

TCHopCraver, Oct 30, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

MaxT, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

brownbeer, Feb 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Schlais, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tbryan5, Mar 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Dabeel, Jun 04, 2014
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.

poibag808, Dec 02, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

SanFranJake, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

dmheinz57, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ajkiser12, Nov 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Krafty34, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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.

newk340, Sep 15, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

sabitu, Sep 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

supa0525, Jan 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Punchy_Munchie, Jul 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

danthehopslamman, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

DaftPatrick, Mar 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

csmartin6, Aug 24, 2013
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.

warnerry, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

DWolf, Dec 31, 2011
Photo of marvin213
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a murky yellow-orange. The color itself isn't all that appealing--what's left after a post-explosive flush. And despite that imagery that's nothing short of disgusting, it looks delicious. The savior: a thick frothy head that would probably stay there forever were I never to take a sip. It's been several minutes since this one found it's new home in my DFH Signature glass, and only one small side has slightly dissipated. Even where that's happened, creamy froth coats the glass, and I still can see the top of the actual beer. It's among the best-looking froths I've ever seen. It beckons.

I read the bottle label, so I cheated a little. I probably wouldn't have found white wine, but chardonnay? Orange marmalade? Fruits, for sure. And lots of American hops. I've been hopped out lately, and sadly, even stouted out. I don't really like winter brews, so I've been leaning toward Belgian here at the turn of the year. But this beauty welcomes me back to the hop!

A little thin, honestly, is my first reaction. All of a sudden, the smell isn't as cool. No doubt I'm being critical--that's what I do when I write reviews--but it's missing something. It's good, but short of my sky-high expectations. I guess the hops are sufficient (I so don't want to say "more hops"), and it's the FEEL that seems lacking--too thin and dry. Is it fair? Should I share that I keep thinking about Hopslam's arrival as I sit here sipping? I don't know what to blame...I look back at the bottle and pick the Canadian malt (damn Canadians--j/k). It's not bitter enough. It's not sweet enough. Oh, geez, it's not Hopslam enough, okay? It's good but, unfortunately, forgettable. Still, it's good enough to drink all day. Thank you, Will (wilwfu), for this one--from a box so good nobody'd believe me if I listed its contents.

marvin213, Jan 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Shagator, Jan 06, 2013
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Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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