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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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708 Reviews
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Reviews: 708
Hads: 3,461
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 597
Gots: 552 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States | website

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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Reviews: 708 | Hads: 3,461
Photo of schwemjw
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: It pours a hazy unfiltered bright orange with a little floating sediment.

S: Bright orange, caramel and grapefruit open this thing up. Then comes a touch of sweet pineapple, cantaloupe and more sweet tropical fruit. Subtle sweet cherry. Traces of alcohol burn the nostrils.

T: Huge orange! Blood red orange and even freshly squeezed orange juice. Sweet grapefruit; very juicy. This is tropical but in kind of a different way. A bitter dry pine needle finish. Apricot, and a not quite ripe mango finish this unbalanced beast off.

M: Surprisingly light for everything thats going on here. Medium bodied with some nice springy carbonation.

O: This is definitely an unbalanced beast but it is extremely effective. Great tropics with orange as the standout flavor. Subtle sweetness with a great hop bitter bite that sneaks up on you. / 94

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Photo of SerialTicker
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought for $10 right at the Three Floyds Brewpub on Sunday... drinking this on Thursday. I'd be surprised if this beer is more than a week old.

Appearance: Absolutely one of the best beers I've ever seen. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with quite a lot of floaters in the glass. The head is about two fingers of a creamy, cream colored head that stays at one throughout the glass. Lacing isn't that great, but easily forgiven. Awesome looking IIPA.

Smell: Total sweetness. Mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and even cherry. A lot of what you'd expect from quite a few IIPAs out there. This just smells fresh as hell... I can smell the beer from over a foot away.

Taste: A rush of bitterness quickly coats the mouth. On the swallow, a slight alcohol burn and bitterness lingers everywhere. The flavor itself is out-fucking-standing. While it is definitely bitter (DEM HOPS), the sweet, tropical flavors absolutely blow my mind. The nasal-cavity alcohol warmth lets you know that the ABV on this is pretty high, but Arctic Panzer Wolf tastes so goddamn good that you just don't wanna slow down.

Even if you're just looking for a beer to "warm you up", this would be a very good option... but not only do I like this more than Dreadnaught (by quite a margin, in fact), but this is the third best beer I've ever tasted. I'd really like to try Dreadnaught again to see if I really like this one that much more, but WOW. Very few can match this IIPA by Three Floyds.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden orange with an off-white, near 3 finger head. Fair retention, resulting in a chunky, broken layer of bubbles across the surface. Leaves a thick, sticky lacing all-around the glass.

Smell - Equal parts citrus/orange aroma and caramel and bready malt. Very much in line with a lot of West Coast DIPA's.

Taste - Follows the nose. Juicy orange upfront with underlying grapefruit pith bitterness. Bread and caramel malt hit mid-taste and balance things out. Finishes with a nice balance, then a touch of orange peel in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with moderate carbonation. Silky smooth on the finish. Very nice body.

Overall - A very good Imperial IPA, though it doesn't do much to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack. It's a beer I'd buy if it were on California shelves, but not necessarily one I'd trade for again, as comparable DIPAs are readily available.

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Photo of dar482
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a hazy orange yellow color with a fluffy 2 finger head.

The aroma has orange, mango, pine, apricot, grass.

The flavor is huge on this malty mouthfeel, which is immediately noticeable, then there’s some grapefruit, apricot, tropical fruits, and pineapple. The hop fruit profile is actually a bit hard to put a finger one. A huge strong pine bitterness just smacks you though after a few seconds. It really is strong, but also enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is so big that it is almost stout like. It’s a very big feel, but also drinkable because of the bitterness that cleans up the beer.

This is a really strong and fantastic DIPA.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a Tulip glass.

A- This pours a cloudy orange with a one inch white head that reduces down relatively quickly.

S- This has really nice citrus and tropical fruit hop smell. Very sweet malty, orange with hints of pine. It may be from trade transport but I wasn't getting a really potent aroma but it was still very nice.

T- The taste is nice and smooth. A little bitterness upfront but doesn't really come out until the finish and then it lingers nicely. The flavor is a nice balance of malt some caramel, citrus and pine resin. Its not overpowering in any direction, good balance. Alcohol isn't noticeable, it has a nice presence with some warming.

M- Has a nice thick, coating mouth feel. Lightly carbonated, just enough to hold up the thicker body. A little oily feel.

O- This was my first three floyds and I can't wait to trade for some more. This is a outstanding IIPA. Great balance of flavors. It has the bitterness for the hopheads but I think would go over really well with people that dont usually drink big IPAs. Good stuff.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed the last bottle from a shop in Columbus, OH

The beer pours a cloudy, dull golden orange with mild white sediment and an inch of sticky off-white head that provides exceptional lacing. The nose is also exceptionally citrusy with notes of fresh squeezed oranges, candied orange peels, and grapefruit. The taste is spot on with a potent candy sweetness upfront followed by a slightly dry grapefruity bitterness. The mouthfeel is elegant - sweet malt, slight yeast, citrus hops, masked alcohol, and a semi-dry, modestly bitter finish. This beer deserves a world class rating, especially considering drinkability and price.

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Photo of rbmjr1
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not really into IPA's. But this one is very good. It has that usual grassy taste that most IPA's seem to shoot for. But this one tastes like it's a couple cuts above the norm. It's very flavorful, floral and sweet. I didn't have the cap off completely, I just let some air out and you could immediately smell its fruity bouquet. If you like IPA's you'll probably love this.

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Photo of MacQ32
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to Boilermakerryan for this one!

A - Pours a hazy golden straw orange with nearly 2 fingers of light, fluffy tan colored head. Nice retention, fantastic lacing!

S - Tons of sweet juicy fruits (much more so than the dreadnaught I had yesterday). Tons of mango, pineapple, grapefruit citrus. Reminiscent of the dreadnaught for sure, but much less resinous and wayyyy more juicy sweet/citrusy.

T - Lots of citrusy grapefruit and pineapple flavors with a nice wet bitter hoppyness. Astringent hops and mild alcohol flavors come in. Slight pepper and lots of mango/pineapple/juicy fruits follow immediately. The aftertaste is bitter, astringent hops with some sweet sharp citrus (lemon-like).

M - Medium bodied, the bitter fruityness makes it quite refreshing and drinkable even at 9% and semi-thick. Appropriate/someone heavy carbonation.

O - Fantastic! Enjoyed this one more than Dreadnaught (although I really loved them both). I'm thinking of this as a 2 hearted ale on steriods (big time).

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Photo of screamking
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into wine glass.

Appearance-pours hazy light apricot. With a 1 inch white head, that goes away rather quickly. Little lacing around but some shows up from time to time. 4

Aroma-very heavy tropical citrus, mainly mango and pineapple. Some hints of orange peel in there too. A little lemon, but the tropical notes are the main feature. 4.25

Taste-smooth apricot is the first to come thru. Then more of the sweeter malty side shows up. I'm getting lots of brown sugar. Later the bitterness returns strong. This has everything you could want in a DIPA. Very happy with the taste. 4.75

Feel-lower than full bodied but only slightly. Lots of carbonation on the tounge. Alcohol comes thru strong. 4.25

Overall-very happy with this purchase, it's a little pricey for a bomber but worth it. Three Floyd's just kill it with these IPA's. this one seems to be around Ohio the most, every time I see it I will most likely purchase from here on out. Great mix of sweet and bitter. 4.5

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh 2013 bottle, much thanks to Nate Shandy.

Appearance: Hazy, straw colored, blonde unfiltered goodness with a small white head that quickly recedes to the perimeter.

Smell: Sweet citrus, (mango and orange), bready malt, sweet citrus, pine.

Taste: Matches the nose nicely. The nice malt backbone with that typical Three Floyds hop profile is what I expected, and what I got.

Piney hops with a subtle mango/citrus sweetness overlay the malt nicely. The mango sweetness from the hops fades as the finish begins; then the pine and malt fade out nicely together.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and sticky as hell with ample carbonation.

Overall: I love FFF IPAs, because they have a pretty distinct hop profile that is very different and distinct at the same time. This beer is no different; another great offering that I'd love to have again.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-slightly hazy amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-bready malt, citrus, floral, pine

T-grapefruit, slight tropical fruit, bread dough, floral, pine, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and slightly astringent

O-enjoyed this beer, good balance, alcohol well-integrated into the beer

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Photo of weonfire
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this on tap at the Tap House Grill in Westmont, IL in a 10 oz snifter.

A - Golden brown, thin white head around rim, semi translucent

S - Deep citrus, grapefruit, carmel

T - Pine, lemon, grassy, pineapple, grapefruit, carmel. Finish was a hoppy bitterness (7/10), slight booze

M - Full body, med froth, pine lingers

O - Very nice IIPA. Nose was very good. Huge citrus. Taste has more pine than citrus which I wish was the other way around. Wish it was more frothy. Lastly, ABV could be hidden a bit better on finish. But, I would have no problem have this again.

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Photo of C20Percent
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy, unfiltered gold color with a white head of foam on top. I like a beer that gets heady with some agitation -- this does just that. Nice bubbles in the body. Nice complexity overall.

S: Tropical notes up front, maybe? Nice sweet malt smell in the background. Nice earthy hops too. Not piney -- a bit more grassy.

T: Grassy. Resinous with tropical flavors -- pineapple and papaya. Fantastic.

M: Smooth and creamy. Velvety feel. Nice carbonation.

O: Great Imperial IPA. Very similar to OTWOA -- just not quite at that level. Highly recommended brew, though.

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Photo of Gatch
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy, golden-orange with a big, fluffy, soapy, sticky bright white head that leaves behind tons of lacing and great retention. Gorgeous DIPA. The nose explodes with massive hop aromas. Citrus such as fresh grapefruit, orange, and apricot. This is a serious fresh hop, pine, and citrus bomb. Great body. Seriously. So creamy and smooth. Feels fantastic and the flavors are absurd. This has so much complexity for being such a hop bomb. The IBUs are off the charts but the hop character is so enjoyable. There some booze, some really dry qualities, and a bit of cloying sweetness, but outside of that it's a flawless beer. Wow.

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Photo of brewdude1982
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: 4.25 pours dark orange with a small head that dissipates quickly. It appears that there are tiny particles (my guess hops) suspended I. The beer. Low clarity
S: 4.5 has a malty fragrance that is punctuated by hoppy citrus notes.
T: 4.25 bready upfront and then a smash of bitter hops. 
MF: 4.25 big body with decent carbonation mild retention.
O: 4.25 great beer that I would definitely buy again but it is hard to find. 

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Photo of kojevergas
2.98/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

"Imperial India Pale Ale." Less than three weeks old. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with interesting label and art and distinctive colorful branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Acquired in a trade with the very gracious tcman128 - thanks again, buddy! Expectations are quite high given the brewery and its reputation.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice soft complexion, good thickness, nice cream, slightly frothy consistency, and good (~4-5 minute) retention for the high ABV. Sticky consistent even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a transparent yellow-copper. Vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Spot-on for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Floral hops are dominant, with some accompanying light grapefruit and soapy hop character; this may have spent too long in primary. Pale malts. Caramel is a bit too present. Some piney hop character. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Tangerine. Mango, pineapple, other tropical fruit hop esters. Not ideal choices of hops for my particular tastes, but decent for the style. Clean and pleasant. An average strength aroma.

T: Mango, pineapple, tangerine - all tropical fruit hop esters, and not to my tastes for the style. Too sweet, with a caramel malt undertone. Light grapefruit. Hop bitterness does come through, compromising the balance. Clean. Not a fan of the sticky malty aspect blended with the sweet fruity notes. The pineapple in particular really kills the flavour profile for me; I'm not liking the hop choices made here but I can see where others with different tastes would really enjoy this. Pine. Light bready malts. Old orange juice comes to mind. I'm really just not big on this type of hop character.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good thickness. Overcarbonated. Sticky. Chewy. Suits the flavour profile decently. Clean. Decent presence on the palate. Sugary. Good body.

Dr: This one just wasn't for me personally, but I don't doubt that it's brewed well. It's largely redolent of old orange juice mixed with tropical fruit notes that don't at all appeal to me - whether in an imperial IPA or not. I didn't find it well-balanced and I won't be having it again, but it does hide its ABV well and I'll happily finish this bottle by myself. Glad to have tried it, but it's just not suited for my personal tastes. Disappointed in the beer, but not for any issues with the quality of the brewing. Looking forward to trying more Three Floyds' IPAs which are hopefully more what I'm after in an imperial IPA.

C

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.69/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Apex for Gigantic Beer Week

A: Golden color with a semi-opaque look. Fluffy white head.

N: Pineapple, mango, pine, and caramel. Pretty solid nose for hops but it's not terribly complex either.

T: Fairly sweet once again. Lots of dried pineapple and some pine, but there's no mid-level to this. Biscuit and a slight bitterness. Better balance to this, but it's missing a certain...special..something.

M: Dry and medium-heavy. Sticks to the palate without destroying it.

O: A good beer I'd drink again, but it's not outstanding in its style.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Apricot in color. Very hazy with some "floaters" typical of many high IBU beers. Forms a two-finger white head, moderate carbonation.

S: Biscuit malts, grassy hops with some mild tropical fruit and resin character.

T: Sweet bready malt (minimal to no caramel flavors), tropical fruity and citrus (grapefruit) rind hop bitterness. Bitter in the hang with just enough balancing fruity sweetness.

M: Lighter body for a DIPA. Good carbonation, and the alcohol is quite well-hidden.

O: Not the freshest bottle, but I'm impressed. Definitely will want to revisit a time or two. Recommended.

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Photo of secondtooth
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber, with lots of sediment. Seems to have been on the shelves for too long. No lace, either.

Still, the aroma is wonderfully hoppy. I get big citrus and tropical fruit like mango and floral notes. Exquisite!

Taste is quite hoppy, as expected, with more tropical fruit and tangy wet citrus. Malts are strong, too, and even if this wasn't too fresh, it's still a formidable beer.

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Photo of magictacosinus
3.81/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got a 22 oz growler of this filled and capped at Continential Liquors(Ashland, Ky.) poured into a stemmed like port glass.

A - Golden copper hue with the faintest of a dark yellowish orange hue. Head is white and lush at first. Somewhat quickly dissolves into an splotched frothy ring of lace. Some pretty good stick to the walls.

S - Big and twisted American hops. Fresh whole pine cone character with a touch of sweety fruitiness. Very floral hop aroma with some sweet malt in the background.

T - a real hop head flavor. Lots and lots of floral hoppiness of pine and semi grapefruit. Citrusy hop notes are present, but faint. Floral bitterness really bites the mouth. Sugary malt backbone balance the bite of the wolf quite nicely.

M - big and full. Maybe a bit thinner than it's brother, Dreadnaught in terms of liquid thickness, but it still coats the mouth like it should. It possesses a bigger bite or should I say, 'bites' than its fellow companion Dreadnaught as well. This is a massive flavored DIPA for the extreme hop lover. Don't drink APW if you don't like to be bitten.

O - I get the concept here from FFF. It's not replacing Dreadnaught as Dreadnaught is for me significantly better and tastier. It's not brought in to replace Apocalypse Cow as its not a seasonal. It's just a world class bunch of brewers saying hey we can make as Manu of these as we want to, we can make as many as we want and keep all of them world class, we can sell every one of them, and there isn't a damn thing you can do to compete with us. This rounds out a solid family of FFF and I'm a believer of these guys. Ill buy Dreadnaught every single time over panzer wolf and I'll always look for apocalypse cow in summer, but there are times when I drink up all the Dreadnaught before the next months delivery. What will I do? I'll buy this because it's a solid DIPA. I mean it's still good stuff. It's not Dreadnaught, but hey! It wasn't intended to be. It wasnt intended to be better than dready. It was crafted to give you a bite when you really need it. Hence the snarling wolf on the label. We will all drink our Dreadnaught, but we will need a bit more bite a few times of year.

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Photo of Beerandboards
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber

A - golden. Pours a pretty large amount of white foam, 2.5 inches or so, sticks around for a good while. Medium to large amount of lacing.

S - Lots of citrus peel and some tropical fruit, mangoes mostly. Plenty of floral hops in the background.

T - Loads of bitter orange and sweeter tropical notes. As it warms up the malt shows up a little bit, very neutral with a sweetness to it. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and lemons in addition to the orange. There is also a good bit of peach and maybe apricot (which is mentioned on the label, so maybe thats just suggestion) Finishes with more bitter citrus.

M - really good. Medium thickness, light/medium carbonation.

O - a great IPA. For whatever reason, I want to dislike 3floyds, but its undeniable that their beers are great. You can see some of the bloodlines of zombie dust here, but really packs a bitterness whallop that ZD doesnt have. Overall, a great IPA.

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Photo of joeseppy
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a beautiful cascading effervescent golden amber. White head and sticky lacing throughout.

The aroma is fantastic. Big tropical citrus (papaya, grapefruit, guava, mango) front and malt.

How do we go from such a tropical smelling quaff to the flavors of onion and garlic. Got the sweet malt and a piney bitterness going on.

Carbonation is low and bitterness lasts.

I'm not getting the high IBU count here. Took this on the advice that this is close to Zombie Dust...quite not true. Not seeing the hype here, matter of fact I'm disappointed. Now I know why this is always on the shelves throughout Chicagoland. Dreadnaught is better at a lower price. This is not a juicy grapefruit, but rather a pine cone bomb in an onion patch. One good thing though--it is drinkable. This reminds me of Stone's Enjoy By brews. I will not be buying this in the future.

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Photo of Auraan
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a rich orange with a slight half finger of white head that quickly dissipated leaving slight lacing. Scents of citrus hops, malt, slight white grape and hints of molasses. Flavor begins with a hit of dry malt, overwhelmed by bitter hops, moves into grapefruit pith and citrus hops and finishes dry with a bitter grapefruit pith flavor and aftertaste. There is a slight sweetness from the malt but it is overwhelmed by the hops. Definitely a hop bomb. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, quite easy to drink. It hides it's alcohol fairly well. A very good hop bomb IIPA. An even more hop forward Hop Stoopid, beyond Hopslam, Ruination, Hoptimum and 90 Minute and it even comes across as more hop forward than 120 Minute, as it lacks much of the sweetness. A great hophead DIPA, I am glad I finally got to try it. Just a shame about that distribution.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Peachy orange. Great lacing and color. Very murky like a witbier. Unusal for an IPA...let alone a double.

Smell: Pine, cookie, honey, and fruit (lime?).

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grapefruit and tons of bourbon. An excellent gateway for IPA drinkers looking for somthing stronger but still familiar. Bourbon makes this a bit too light-bodied for a double.

Overall: Surprised I haven't heard of this more.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.