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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 3,085
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 533
Gots: 403 | FT: 16
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Evan, Mar 31, 2014
Photo of KickInTheChalice
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: The color is a radiant full golden color, translucent with small yeast particles floating around the sides of the glass. A creamy white head forms upon pouring. Decent retention, and some sticky lacing on the glass.

Smell: Holy crap, I could smell this hop explosion the second I popped the bottle. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Wow.

Taste: A hop bomb from start to finish, and this is fantastic. There is a lightly sweet malt presence, but the hops take over right away. Just a plethora of pure hoppiness - mango, pineapple, apricot, and grapefruit. A bit of earthy and pine hops at the end as well. Finishes smooth and a bit bitter, but there is a juicy sweetness that stays with me throughout.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, with a creamy feel. A ton of hop residue left on the tongue, which is the only thing that really detracts from the score. A bit sticky as well. All wrapped up in a fuller than medium body.

Drinkability: This is just a great DIPA. At this point, any DIPA from Three Floyds should be considered gold.

KickInTheChalice, Nov 16, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

wtkphoto, Nov 11, 2014
Photo of BarryMFBurton
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whenever I saw this beer on the shelves, I passed it by – a DIPA that had no bottle date was never appealing to me. This time, though, the cashier assured me that the bottle had been sitting there for “no more than two or three weeks,” so I finally pulled the trigger. Cheers to (hopefully fresh) beer!

A: Pours with quite a bit of chill haze over an orange juice-colored body; this one has been refrigerated for most of its lifetime. Head is all off-white bubbles, sudsy as can be. Small chunks of bubbled lacing.

S: Starts with a blast of resiny hops: grapefruit, pine, mango. Grains are syrup-heavy, with lots of caramel, biscuit, and dark honey; standard for the style. Moderately potent, but not 100 IBU strong.

T: Thick palate with a bold taste of chewy malts: lots of sweet, natural caramel tastes and grainy bread. Big malt backbone, but with an earthy touch to it all; fortunately, it’s more graininess than sweetness. Lightly toasted tastes transition into heavy hop resins, full with pine and grapefruit rind tastes; quite dark in its bitterness, only showing traces of light, flowery tones. It’s really impressive how wonderfully the hops and grains are balanced, shown by how mild the aftertaste is: the finish is really just a touch of herbal dryness. It leaves me wondering how such a brutally hopped beer can end so peacefully.

M: A pop or two of carbonation is felt as it goes down, but not much else. Full-bodied is the word here, and it’s very well-done.

O: One hell of a DIPA; I enjoyed it more than their beloved Dreadnaught. I have a feeling that it wasn’t perfectly fresh, but I definitely liked what I got – and one of the signs of a great beer is that it can stand the test of a few weeks’ time. Would definitely buy again.

BarryMFBurton, Aug 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Nunya, Jul 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

IpeeA, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

thampel09, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

antoines15, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Scotchboy
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

22oz bomber from laymansbeerfan (totally awesome - thanks man) poured into my Jackie O's tulip.

A: Gold color with ample white head and decent lacing, a bit of chill haze.

S: Very floral nose, tropical fruit, sweet orange, pink grapefruit, floral and herbal hops. big-time malt backbone, with some crackery sweetness combining with the hop bitterness.

There is definitely marmalade and apricot, and just a bit of a wine wine character.

T: Starts very bitter and finishes herbal and dry; tangerine, grapefruit, citrus rind, floral sweetness, herbal and oily, and as it warms the white wine dryness comes out.

MF: Bitter moderate body with an oily dry finish.

O: Unique and enjoyable. Glad to have tried it.

Scotchboy, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

elkinbrown, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

vrbulldog22, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

mikepcarney, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

HollyHops, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

MattSweatshirt, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

pirmannt1, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Mark in South Bend on 8/12/12, served in a tulip.

Pour: Mostly clear pale bright orange with two fingers white head. Great lacing.

Smell: Oranges, grapefruit, pine. A nice honey sweetness.

Taste: Huge bitter grapefruit and orange. Really bitter. A nice pine in the background. Orange flavors takes an orange rind spiciness. Honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Super bitter, almost too much so, even for me. Still, goes down easy, and no hint of alcohol.

Overall: A great DIPA from Three Floyds, though not quite as delicious as Dreadnaught.

cfrances33, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Ajlvt, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

PHBoiler, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

gpblackgt, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

spark3148857, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of jjayjaye
4.72/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I sampled this one on two separate visits. This review is considered back to back after a tulip of Dreadnaught. It pours a hazy light peach amber color with a huge foamy off white head that resists fading and leaves spotty patterns of Belgian lacing behind. The smell is aggressive and the fruity pineapple, peach and tangerine aroma is mirrored in the taste. Medium tangy body and creamy mouth feel enhance the drinkability. Full flavored, the fruity pineapple peach tangerine hoppiness was worth the trip!! I could drink these all afternoon. Highly Recommended.

jjayjaye, Nov 10, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ucsbmullet, Nov 29, 2011
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,085 ratings.