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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,238
Reviews: 693
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 559
Gots: 459 | FT: 15
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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Ratings: 3,238 | Reviews: 693
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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to rmalinowski4 for sending this my way

Review adapted from notes taken 11/12/11

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy gold, with some orange - starts with a nice head, fades to nice lacing

Smell: Citrus, citrus everywhere - tons of citrus, floral, tropical, and dank - tons of weed, wet and leafy - some pine here, too, oily - this is an aggressive hop bomb, and I cannot say much about the malts

Taste: Pretty ridiculous, borderline absurd - very resiny, oily - tons of harsh yet delicious citrus - orange, grapefruit - some other light fruits, apricot, peach - with herbal, leafy weed - some spiciness - some mildly sweet malts underneath (probably crystal malt) - extremely bitter, abrasive, almost overly harsh

Mouthfeel: Medium body, extremely sticky, adequately carbonated

Overall: The label art is quite accurate...

According to my notes, "This is so aggressive - like a wolf biting you in the balls." As I have never had this experience, I do not know if this is a valid comparison. Regardless, this is absurdly aggressive. And definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- cloudy dark gold, not much head. more gold than i expect from an IPA

S-very very strong hops aroma, very pleasant! IPAs can't smell better than this

T-a very powerful hit of citrusy hops!! there is a long lasting matching after taste with hints of malted caramel. long lasting bitterness along with the after taste

M-medium carbonation, feels wonderful

D-alcohol hits quick! much quicker than i expect from even a 9% ABV, this might be better as a 12 oz. bottle. However, the taste stays pleasant through all 22 ounces!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

This was reviewed blind as part of the Blind Beer BIF

box 2, bottle 2
Poured into my Ithaca Tulip as instructed

A - Pours a cloudy yellow orange with an inch of very white fluffy foam that is leaving good lacing as it fades down my glass

S - nice citrus aroma, grapefruit, lemon and orange fill the nose

T - nice strong citrus hop taste and a nice malty sweet background but not overpowering, ending with a good bitter finish
going with IPA

M/D - medium bodied with crisp carbonation, slightly dry finish, this is something I could drink all day or well as long as my liver would allow.

4/4/4.5/4/4.5

alright, time to pull back the curtain...

Three Floyds Artic Panzer Wolf
Nice! I've been wanting to try this one and had some trades set up that never went through. So glad I got to try this. Big thanks to you Richard.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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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%

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. No bottling info but my buddy picked it up at the brewery in mid October so should be fresh. It was a hazy apricot color with moderate carb streams. It had an average sized head that settled into a collar and partial film. Moderate lacing with a little sticking.

The aroma was pine resin, pith and tropical fruit hops with a little bit of malt. Can smell the bitter coming. Flavor is a kiss of malt at the start then full-on resin and pith with the bitter building up till the end with a long linger. Bitter yes but not overly. Mouthfeel was full with good carbonation and aforementioned bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a really good ADIPA that highlights the bitter without overdoing it. A year ago I had it and didn't like it as much as it was too bitter. But now that my bitter palate is developing, I'm enjoying it much more. Still a little too bitter to love it but still a great beer and eager to try it again in several months. Not avail here in TX - got from Umagum, many thanks as always! Rotation - can't get here so pretty much limited to the occasional bottle which seems to work out great as I'm really growing into this one.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,238 ratings.