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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3,223 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,223
Reviews: 691
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 556
Gots: 461 | FT: 20
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
no born on date but I believe this was picked up from the brewery approximately 3 weeks ago.  

Thanks to Hopsmatt for sending this one over in a trade. 

A: Pours a hazy apricot orange with 1.5 fingers width of sea foam white colored head which dissipates down at a fairly slow rate.  Leaves small patches of spotty lacing.  

S:  Lots of tropical fruit sweetness, with mango, apricot, and overripe banana.  A slight resinous aroma, and some booze, a significant tart characteristic is noted at one point.  Aroma is very unique for the style.  

T: Flavor is different from the aroma.  Resinous notes and big piney bitterness are the main players here, along with a significant sweet component that is quite unique and I cant even place.   The banana characters from the nose come out as well, which I don't think Ive ever picked up in a DIPA before.  Some grassy notes, and a fair amount of booze.  Interesting palate profile here.  

M/D: Carbonation is one the higher side of the spectrum, which I personally dont like, but it settles down as it warms.  On the fuller side of medium bodied with a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.  ABV is kept in check very well and drinkability is very good.  

O:  Id say the best thing about this beer is how unique it is for the style, especially  the aroma and to a certain degree  the flavor as well.  Overall though, in a style that procudes a lot of home runs, this one is pretty middle of the road in my book, but I give it bonus points for its unique qualities.  I am glad I was able to try this, but in the future if I make an effort to obtain a FFF DIPA its most certainly going to be Dreadnaught.  Definitely worth trying though, if you are a fan of the style.  

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a slight reddish hue, fluffy white head, good lacing. Aroma is pale malt, caramel, orange, pine, spices and peaches. Flavor is sweet, caramel, orange, pine, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium, slick texture and has a bitterness that sticks on the tongue for a while. Very good beer, nice balance for such a largely hopped beer.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a golden translucent haze with a sheer white head. Poured Into my nitro milkstout release glass. Smell is that of grassy citrus hops and some breadlike quality. Taste is of citrissy and grassy hops. Mouthful is resinous but drinkable, bitter but not overly so. Overall a great example of a traditional, no frills dipa!

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this beer has a dusty golden colour and grows a lovely light tan head when poured. modest clings of lacing hang around as the glass empties. the carbonation is very light.

the nose has a pleasant caramel sweet presence with some luscious floral hops on top. grapefruit notes and a hint of orange candy.

the flavor is delicious. the malt presence is enjoyable without any cloying aspects. the hop profile cuts through the malty character to dry the palate and achieve a balance that makes this beer a delight to drink.

the mouthfeel is medium. it is sturdy and balanced and is a pleasure to consume.

overall, this is a nice recipe from the three. it has some strength that gives the drinker a nice glow and allows feelings of love and appreciation for the beer to flourish. it is absolutely an imperial recipe, but the balance is striking. i had this on tap at the brewery and made sure i grabbed a bomber to enjoy later. that time is now and i have a smile on my face. time for some pizza from Mr. Scribs. life is so darn good right now...

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,223 ratings.