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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 3,135
Reviews: 677
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 536
Gots: 417 | 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 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%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle into Sam Adams lager glass, with another grateful bow to Jeff (AleWatcher) for more delicious beer. Every box is like the opening of another cornucopia of deliciousness.

Pours paler than I expect, and cloudier - a murky dark straw leaning towards orange, with a thin, soapy layer of whitish bubbles on top that doesn't amount to too much. Again, would deserve a slightly lower score if I didn't believe 20% of the total score to be an altogether too-high percentage for appearance to make up.

Nose is ridiculously fruity, very vibrant. Huge tropical aromas just pour out of the glass - mango, even kiwi, some grapefruit coming through with a bit of a rindy edge to it. This is juicy, with just enough malt underneath to give a nice foundation for the big hops. A very nice nose.

Taste follows suit - huge, massive hops, and just enough malt to sit like atlas underneath, holding up the weight of all those lush, dripping, tropical fruit notes and that dry, lingering prickly bite. Big time balance of grapefruit and tropical fruit, with the grapefruit a bit more prominent in the taste than in the nose, and a lingering bitterness that is more dry than sharp, if a bit prickly. Just a bit of caramel malt peeks its head out towards the finish as well, though still in the character of beautifully juicy tropical fruit. Quite delicious.

Mouthfeel is full bodied, just enough carbonation to do is job without getting in the way, with a smoothness that's almost lush. Dry, prickly finish that tingles the tongue.

Drinkability is quite high. The alcohol is well hidden, bordering on invisible, and the flavor and mouthfeel are both vibrant and exceptional.

I wasn't sure what to expect with this, and I'm left very, very impressed. A beautifully assembled beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of paco1029384756
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly cloudy golden color with a small white head.

Scent of strong grapefruit, pine, sap, pineapple, mango, and apricot. Less malty and alcoholic than when I had it on tap; very hop forward, overflowing with citrus and tropical fruit, amazing.

Taste of pineapple, grapefruit, mango, apricot, orange peel, leafy hops, grass and the lightest touch of malts. An excellent beer, but it still seems a little lacking compared to the incredible scent. This beer has the strongest pineapple characteristic I have come across.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with good carbonation and a slight stickiness on the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

A: Clear yellow brown pour with a perfect white head. Lacing is beautiful, retention is solid.

S: Delicious piney hops all over the place. Pineapple, grapefruit, and a bouquet of other fruits. Balanced, delicious, bitter.

T: Bitter and dry from start to finish. Piney hops, citrus, pineapple all blend together to make a wonderful taste.

MF: Light, carbonated well, dry throughout.

O: Extremely drinkable. Dangerously drinkable. Just a wonderful mix of hops. A must try.

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.

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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  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Photo of sprucetip
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, pale golden/orange with minimal head that fades fast and leaves no lacing. Very little activity.

Boozy esters with floral and citrusy hops, and little evidence of the malty bill. Maybe some faint caramel. Though it wasn't very cold when poured, it gets better the longer it sits. The 4 may be a bit generous.

Fairly sharp piny and grapefruity hop flavors and bitterness are most prominent. Malty sweetness is detectable, but no caramel flavors (BuckeyeNation would be pleased to report this in his review). Not especially complex. Not a total palate wrecker, but it's a pretty aggressively bitter hop bomb.

Smooth, almost creamy medium body. Finish is dry, and the bitterness lingers.

Think west coast IPA with a thinner feel and body (purposefully) than what you'd expect. It's a good, aggressively bitter, DIPA. But to my taste buds, it is not exceptional. In fact, it reminds me of some of my homebrew DIPA's, particularly ones that caused me to tweak my recipe to add more body and complexity.

Thank you iowahawk for providing me with the opportunity to experience this fine offering from 3F, a classic maker of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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!

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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