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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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2,909 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,909
Reviews: 664
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 525
Gots: 358 | 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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Norseman, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

thereal_adam, Jan 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

deadliest, May 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

coz, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

sbricker, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

jtladner, Jun 21, 2013
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4.58/5  rDev +7.5%

Bomber poured into Tulip.

A- Hazy yellow with a big three finger head, goes away somewhat quickly but this beast is 9%

S- WOW, this is a hoppy punch in the face, just what I was hoping for. Centennial dry hops and Simcoe hops. Somewhat grassy with some floral bitterness and citrus. Love at first smell.

T- Tastes like it smells, its a big hop bomb. Im sure theres some malt and alcohol tastes in here but its all masked by a glorious array of hops. Lots of citrus hops and some bitterness but it doesnt seem out of balance, Its not overwhelming. This is a hopheads beer, that's for sure.

M- Has a textured feel that lots of big IPA's tend to have. I think what im feeling is the hop haze. Nice carbonation that makes that big ball of hops come to life in my mouth. I was honestly surprised how easily I was able to suck down a glass. Its a big beer and should be treated as such.

O- I love this beer, I just dont love that I payed 12$ for a bomber. This will be a special occasion drinker for me assuming I am able to come by it again. Hop lovers, go and find one of these. One of the best Imperial IPA's I have had the pleasure of drinking. And like I said, its an easy to drink 9% beer, watch out, it caught me off guard

TwelveOunces, Nov 25, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

TheBishopco, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

scotv, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Magery, Nov 16, 2011
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brycevolk, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

ortie, Nov 23, 2011
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4.05/5  rDev -4.9%

Arctic Panzer Wolf pours a slightly cloudy golden amber color that has a slight orange hue to it. The head is a rich parchment color and has nice staying power. It also leaves some very sticky and messy lace on the sides of the glass as I savor this tasty beer.

The aroma is fruity, hoppy and sweet with a very nice peach, apricot and mango character that is evident from the first whiff. Other hop aromas include pine, ruby red grapefruit and mandarin orange. Though there is a good hit of malt in the aroma, the malt character is only slightly caramel and is mostly fairly sugar cookie like and neutral. There is also just a slight whiff of alcohol.

The flavor is quite different from most other beers of this style. It is very sweet with a sugar cookie and honey profile. All that malt slams right into a truckload of bitterness that leaves my tongue tingling. Zesty pine and citrus hop flavors zing my tongue ounce the initial peachy goodness has subsided and then comes a wonderful fruity floral sweetness. This is one of the juiciest double IPAs I think I have ever tasted.

The mouthfeel is medium and though low in carbonation, it is quite spiky feeling. The finish is very interesting and one of my favorite aspects of the beer. It is at the same time sweet and bitingly bitter, sort of like a sweet and tart candy. It actually makes my mouth water.

I find this to be a very drinkable beer for the style and absolutely love the finish and fresh fruity character. That being said, it is a bit much at times and while I am definitely enjoying the ride, I was ready to get off near the end of the bottle. While I don't think this is quite as well put together as the world class Dreadnaught, I definitely will try to pick up another bottle of this next time I am in Three Floyds country.

zoso1967, Feb 24, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

BlissJunkie, Jan 14, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Sampled on 5-4-11

Pours a hazy golden orange color, with a huge white head that fades to leave immense, craggy lacing.

Smell is pungent hops, tons of pineapple and honey. Pine needles are there at the end, along with a hefty kick from the alcohol. Very good.

Taste is lighter than I expected, lots of the pineapple that was in the smell, with a nice malt to back it up. The bitterness at the end is well balanced by the fruity flavors, leaving a light and nicely earthy aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good, lighter than you'd expect, goes well with the hoppy flavors.

Drinkability is very good, the great balance of sweetness and bitterness masks the alcohol well.

Overall, an awesome beer that, once again, I can't get here in MI.

BMoney575, May 05, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

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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4.33/5  rDev +1.6%

A- Pours a nice hazy orange color with a 1 finger white head.

S- has a wonderful aroma of citrus hops. also alittle lemon and maybe pine coming through

T-Has a nice citrus hop flavor up front followed by a almost creamy sweetflavor in the middle and then finishs with a nice matly hop flavor

M-Medium bodied with good carbonation

D-Overall this is a Super solid DIPA. Love the hop and citrus balance as well as a misterious creamy or imperial taste. Will get this again. And would reccomend it to anyone forsure.

zrab11, Jul 02, 2011
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freewill35, Aug 19, 2012
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Zuidman, Jan 20, 2013
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thampel09, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Kubrickx, Oct 14, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%

22oz bottle thanks to BA sobeleg, this one was poured into my Duvel tulip.

Arctic Panzer Wolf pours nearly completely hazy. It vacillates between tangerine and straight orange, and has about two fingers of white head. The foam shows both retention and lacing that are alright, but fail to impress (second pour was across the board better, and earned a small score bump). The nose is very tropical fruity. Smells like lots of Amarillo and/or Citra to me. The white wine promised in the writeup on the bottle is present as well, but a little more elusive. Finally, pine shows up as a barely there aroma. While there were no malty notes present in the nose, there is a little bit of bread and caramel sweetness to lead things off flavor wise. Just a little though, before we get to the business at hand, namely hops. Mid palate bitterness is pronounced, yet smooth. It demands attention without taking a scorched earth approach to my taste buds. White wine is more prominent here than in the nose, it comingles with apricot and more tropical fruits for leading flavors. Pine is still very much a background accent, but has more oomph here. The body is pleasantly light for a 9% beer, especially since it's not as bone dry flavor wise as some west coast interpretations of the style. Carbonation is spot on, a little high and it adds to the beer's brightness of flavor. I love this beer for the same reason I love Nelson from Alpine. It's not only a very well crafted version of the style, but the inspired hop choices result in a unique brew that escapes the rote (if not still enjoyable) citrus/grapefruit notes of most IPAs and imperial versions. This is one that separates itself from the pack and I would gladly seek out again.

axeman9182, Aug 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

NateMac13, May 04, 2013
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,909 ratings.