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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,762
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 511
Gots: 317 | FT: 15
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Comet Cafe Store. Hop aromas.Tasty dipa. Very good hop blend, right there in bitterness, lots of malt. Peachy looking body. A little acidic after a few sips. Very enjoyable citrus orange and tropical fruit, although I would most be pleased by better balance.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2011 12:52:31 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

03-03-2013 00:17:27 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Pours a murky honey orange with a 1 inch puffy off-white head that settles to a thin film on the top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of tropical fruits, lots of pine and citrus zest hops, and some malt. Taste is of tropical fruits, apricot, pine, citrus zest, and some malt on the finish. An assertive hop bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and bubbly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good DIPA with a very nice set of smells and tastes from the hops used.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 02:54:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-12-2012 02:42:46 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a bright orange with a bit of hazy and a nice white head. Smells of grapefruit, citrus, and pine with a little bit of malt sweetness. The taste was of intense bitterness with plenty of citrus hops coming through. A little bit of alcohol heat in the taste, bringing down the mouthfeel a little bit, but still pairing fairly well with the hoppy dryness. Good drinkability for a beer this bitter. Surprise, surprise, another very solid hoppy offering from FFF.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2010 18:20:00 | More by Thorpe429
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a thick head; nice retention and a few shards of lace

Smell: Tropical and citrus fruits waft forth, featuring mango, apricot and pineapple in addition to pithy citrus; just a hint of grain, as well

Taste: Just a little sweet malt up front and then the bitter assault begins, with plenty of pithy citrus (lemona and grapefruit) joining the tropical fruit, particularly the mango and pineapple; after the swallow, a bit of the sweet malt notches up to another level but the finish is bold and bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: As you would expect from Three Floyds this is a very fine beer; perhaps not as iconoclastic as some of the other ones out there but really quite good

Thanks, GCurlow, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 23:02:31 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-04-2011 21:46:11 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

part of the epicness that was the halloween weekend of beer. the last few nights have kicked my ass in every way, but i got to try a bunch of goodies that have long haunted me. served chilled and poured into a 8 ounce taster, this one was consumed on 10/30/2010.

the pour was a nice dark amber color with a light level of haziness that seemed to clear as the night went on. small head of white comes up and over the top, settling down with a nice light lacing throughout.

aroma of deep resin filled hops that really hung in the air. lots of orange, and dark, sweet citrus notes, a classic for sure right out of the gate. warming brought a touch of sweet malts into the mix but overall it definitely stayed the course with a deep an heavenly hop aroma. feel was very full, sticky and dead on. thick flavor of orange hops and sweet malts mingle on the tongue and create a huge resin filled flavor. light touch of alcohol in the finish with a super dry tongue left in its wake.

overall a really well done double ipa. the best one of the night for sure. glad to be able to finally try this one.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2010 16:11:51 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light amber colour ale with a super huge foamy head with great retention and some great lacing. Aroma of floral hops with lightly sweet malt base is enjoyable. Taste is also a mix between some floral hops with light citrus notes and some light sweet malt. Body is about average for style with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Good but not as character full as I was expecting - I am thinking this bottle might not be as fresh as I had expected.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 02:33:52 | More by Phyl21ca
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

01-02-2012 16:12:37 | More by acurtis
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Three Floyds hits another hoppy home run of epic proportions with a juicy-citrus start and crisply bitter end.

A glowing orange-copper-golden elixer is capped with a froathy and stubborn foam stance with great lacing and retainage.

Mouthwatering aromas of tangerine, appricot, ruby red grapefruit, and orange rinds hit the nose with optimal impact. Leaving a soft malt (pilsner) confection and cracker-like note after the zest of bright fruits subside.

Flavors closely mimic the aromas by starting with a burst of juicy citrus and tropical fruit blends, then with an even and consistent fade toward crispness, bitterness, and pleasant dryness. Moderate alcohol flavors of acetone and jam-like sweetness gives a glimpse into a light estery-alcohol mix.

Creamy and froathy early, but the texture is sliced by hop dryness and alcohol warmth for a quick transition from the sweeter/fruitier start to the hoppy/dry finish. A visit of citrus fruit piths return in a long and fleeting aftertaste.

Perhaps just a step off from the pace of Dreadnaught, Artic Panzer Wolf fits nicely into the collection of Three Floyds hop shelves; along side of Apocalypse Cow and rivaling Founders Double Trouble.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2010 16:56:18 | More by BEERchitect
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womencantsail

California

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jeff for this one.

A: The pour is initially a hazy orange color that calms down to a clear golden orange color with a thin white head.

S: The tropical fruit notes from the hops are apparent up front. Mangos, pineapple, tangerines, and bitter grapefruit. Some floral and honey aromas, too.

T: The fruity character of the nose is present on the palate as well, but not quite as intensely so. Much more piney bitterness with some grapefruit rind and hints of sweet mango and pineapple. A soft malt character that provides a bit of breadiness.

M: The body is medium with a very lively carbonation and a lingering bitterness.

D: It's been awhile since I've had Dreadnaught, so I can't quite compare it to that "other" DIPA from Three Floyds. It's a nice beer that I enjoyed the bottle of to myself.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2010 05:32:11 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

02-19-2012 06:34:09 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-01-2011 18:17:05 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.48/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clouded, darkened yellow body with a small-sized, whitish head.

Smell: Immediately, APW unapologetically stings the nostrils with condensed florals, distilled resins, powderized pith, and handmade soap.

Taste: Simplistic cracker-accented malts, lacking sweetness, preclude the all-too fatiguing hop tastes of resinous pine sap, ground aspirin tablets, and bitter white citrus pith. Harshly bitter. Small sip of plumeria-scented soap. The only thing left to oppose the bitterness is some numbing booze. Finishes dry, astringent.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not particularly drinkable, no. Abrasive, grating, and unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 17:55:57 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-17-2011 09:07:37 | More by Texasfan549
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-28-2014 03:53:30 | More by jaydoc
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

11-15-2013 00:44:31 | More by kylehay2004
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

12-13-2011 01:30:51 | More by spycow
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-09-2012 01:52:25 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a yellowish gold color with a decent sticky head that laced the glass pretty well. Sweet floral aroma, lots of hops on the nose and very inviting smell. Really big hop bitterness on tongue fades into a dry citrusy aftertaste. The mouthfeel is oil and medium bodied. Overall this is a really good IPA. Highly enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 00:30:28 | More by Knapp85
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!

More hops come tumbling in during this deluge! This participant pours a lightly hazy golden amber topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, pine, mint, and some light leek. The taste holds notes of pine, leek, light grapefruit, caramel, spearmint, and lettuce. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a very nice DIPA, though a bit greens-heavy for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2011 21:09:57 | More by TMoney2591
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zeff80

Missouri

4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden-orange color with a small, off-white head of foam. It had okay retention and sticky rings of lace.

S - It smelled of grapefruit, pine and some mango. It had a burnt toast maltiness, too.

T - Great spicy hop bite with grapefruit, tropical fruits and bubblegum flavors. Nice toasty caramel sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a very good Imperial IPA. Love the fruit hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2011 01:41:52 | More by zeff80
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emerge077

Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big ups to d0b for sharing his growler the other day...now I realize that I desperately need more of this stuff. Review is from notes.

From the growler into a flared SN tasting glass it pours a bright high clarity orange. The lasting foam never breaks on the surface, and leaves a little bit of spotty lacing. Slow trails of carbonation can be seen, bubbles are slow and languid.

Amazing aroma of candied tropical fruits, pineapple, orange and orange peel in super concentrated form. Some leafy, woody vine notes and dank hop cheesiness (columbus?). Similar to the first time I had Dreadnaught, this is equally stunning and awe inspiring. Sips are sticky and resinous, with lush tropicals and dank orangey flavors sticking the lips to the rim of the glass. Lowish carbonation, but it fits the style well. Very tasty and drinkable, maybe a wee bit dangerous.

FFF's secret weapon, arctic panzer wolf is on the prowl...

Serving type: growler

09-19-2009 16:16:43 | More by emerge077
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-14-2011 19:19:21 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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