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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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2,992 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,992
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 529
Gots: 383 | FT: 17
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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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much thanks to RocPorterFanatic for this in the Chillin and Grillin BIF. 22oz into a NB Globe.

A: Pours a hazy amber color with a thin wispy white head that foams up to about a half inch, then quickly disappears. No lacing to speak of.

S: Not bad, some decent hops in here. Citrus and pine, with a bit of caramel malt. Pretty grainy as well. No booze, even for a 9% beer. Pretty nice, but nothing overly impressive.

T: A lot of the same from the nose, some piney hops and a strong bitterness on the finish. Nice little bit of caramel. Would like a little more of a hoppy flavor though. Lots of hop resins in here that coat and linger on the tongue for a long time. Pretty tasty stuff, but not overly impressive. Just a touch of booze.

M: Lighter body, dry finish, a bit of alcohol warmth in the finish. Medium carbonation. Finishes just right.

O: Not a bad beer at all, pretty nice drop for a Friday evening, it just doesn't stack up with some of my other favorites. I really like the amount of resins in this that will not leave the tongue, very awesome. I just would like a little bit more in the nose, and a bit more hop flavor to really make it pop.

pokesbeerdude, Oct 22, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

calcnerd, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ralerwen, Dec 18, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

kevgod, Dec 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Nunya, Jul 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

HumanParaquat, Jan 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Kyrojack, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ucsbmullet, Nov 29, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Massbmx, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of MrMcGibblets
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: light golden orange, slight chill haze. lots of sediment/floatie chunks at the bottom of the bottle. decent creamy diminishing off-white head.
S: smells like a dreadnaught. citrus, tropical fruit, honeyed doughy malts, floral and resiny pine notes.
T: medium sweet bready malts quickly washed out by big hop bitterness. long sharp, juicy hop, drying finish with aspirin-like astringency.
M: medium-bodied, maybe a bit thin for a dipa.
D: go for the dreadnaught instead.
update: have revisited this...awesome nose. taste and mouthfeel very much like PtE. hops obliterate a pale malt base as intended.

MrMcGibblets, Oct 31, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Nolen12, Apr 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

PHBoiler, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

elkinbrown, May 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Zuidman, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of SFLpunk
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to redsand22 for this one! 22oz brown glass pry-top bottle with no freshness date.

Pours a beautiful orange with thin white head. Big orange blossom, honey, citrus, lime oil and pine resin/pollen.

Palate is big and fat, with some honey-like sweetness right up front and then cooling/minty hops come crashing in and dry things out a bit. Malt is pale and more like honey than caramel. Hops are more like weed/herbs than pine/citrus. Carbonation is fairly low, but keeps the body from being cloying.

"Arctic" is a good name for this one, the hops have a cooling sensation. Paler than Dreadnaught and more herbal. Really really like it!

SFLpunk, Sep 21, 2010
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Rand_ale_Thor, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

fthegiants, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

coz, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of WesM63
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy deep orangish amer. 1-2finger off white head. Tons of lacing and retention.

S: Pine, resin, citrus (apricot) and a hint of malt sweetness.

T: Close to the nose. Hop forward with a bit of a bitterness the flows into a sweet citrus and resin. Finishes with a tiad bit of bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Excellent IIPA. The bitterness balances out well with the citrus for a well rounded brew. Remember to drink fresh!

WesM63, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

IpeeA, May 20, 2013
Photo of magictacosinus
3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Glad I got to try this during DLD at the brewery. It was refreshing to have this for only $5 after waiting over 3 hours in line! Poured into a 10oz plastic tumbler.

Pours a golden, pale amber color with a modest one finger of head that eventually fizzles out. In some ways, looks awfully like Belgian-style golden ales, especially with the extra cascade of bubbles that rises to the top of this. Impressive that the carbonation lasts this long, especially when considering the size of the tumbler and high ABV. This is definitely thickened overall, and I was even able to capture sight of some large alcohol legs on the walls of the cup. Definitely paler and far different in body than other DIPAs I've seen, but very wicked looking.

Contains an aroma that filled with a range of sweetened to bittered phenols, ranging from pineapples to dried citrus rinds. Goes in and out in both flavors, quite literally. At first there's the pineapple aroma combined with white grapes, apricots, and maybe sweetened apples, but eventually it's replaced by oranges, earthy lime notes, slight spices, and maybe some some candi sugar? Definitely hard to keep track on all the flavors going on here, but it's definitely interesting. Almost ranges from being a cross between a DIPA and a tripel in some ways, although that would be a lazy analogy in contrasts of all the nuances. Alcohol is quite present as well, although I'm barely getting any other aspects to the beer other than some cracked, golden graininess, as well as slightly yeasty bready phenols. Not the most balanced aroma per se, but still packs a punch.

The flavor is quite different, however: rather than get too sweet or bitter on the palate, it turns out both sides of the spectrum meld quite well due to the thickened, near juicy body this beer holds. At first, there's an initial grainy sweetness, combined with pineapple and orange notes, which quickly get overtaken by a bittered, spicy, awfully zesty bitterness imparted by the hops. Doesn't really numb the palate completely, although it does get the initial fruity flavors and make them more vibrant. The malts are not too present in the flavor here, but they provide undeniable thickness that makes this easier to drink. The alcohol is actually not very present here, with no burn at all, and I downed this rather quickly in spite of all of the flavors and strong bittered presence. Almost vinous in character, too, although not as dry by comparison.

This is an intense yet solid offering from FFF. Can't say I loved it as much as their other stuff that I got to try, but it's a strong, full bodied hop-filled and fruity experience that should definitely be tried. At the price of $13 a bomber everywhere, it's debatable whether this is worth it, but fans of DIPAs and tripels must try this thing at least once, in my view.

magictacosinus, May 01, 2013
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,992 ratings.