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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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2,831 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,831
Reviews: 660
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 513
Gots: 334 | FT: 14
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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ErikSkidmore


4.98/5  rDev +16.9%

This was my first imperial, since this imperial I have had a few and this one will definitely kill your taste buds with hops!!

A: The beer pours, what I would consider a little light for being an imperial IPA, it almost looks like an APA to me. But color doesn't mean too much as I have noticed with more beers I have had. The head is not too big considering its ABV.

S: Right away, the hops slap you almost melting your nose hairs right out. Extreme citrus, some grapefruit. Very piney and quite bitter even on the nose.

T: Hops, hops, hops and more hops!! Tons of hop bitterness, very piney, extreme citrus and it finishes very resiny. Definite pallet ruiner. Excellent for a hophead.

M: Medium-bodied, definitely a sipper.

O: Overall, this is a very good imperial. I was more than impressed with it. It was a little pricey, about 10.99 for a 24 oz bottle from the local beer store, but it is worth it.

08-27-2012 19:00:29 | More by ErikSkidmore
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-27-2012 03:03:44 | More by xdtfx
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HopsintheSack

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-25-2012 17:47:53 | More by HopsintheSack
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slavall

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-25-2012 04:59:55 | More by slavall
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dpodratsky3

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -1.9%

22 oz bomber poured into nonic pint glass

A: bright but hazy dark gold to orange in color, color is very vibrant, head is like a down blanket and clings to the glass like a soapy car wash

S: smells like hoppy fruit juice, tropical fruits galore, like all high abv beers, as it warms the alcohol comes out

T: 3 Floyds just has their hoppy beers down pat, it's a good balance of juicy fruit and pine hop flavor and tongue tingling bitterness, personally I don't taste any malt flavor, but I know it must be in the background because this beer is perfectly balanced, by that I don't mean 50/50 hops and malt, I mean that I get the hops that I expect in a big IPA but it doesn't overwhelm

M: one thing that pus me off of some DIPA's is that they feel sticky and heavy, this one does not, it doesn't accomplish this by being overly carbonated, which isn't good either, the attenuation was just perfectly designed/monitored

O: I've been really building this beer up and don't get me wrong, it is an amazing beer, however I feel like it fills the void between an IPA and a DIPA, 3 years ago this would be an awesome DIPA, but now with so many newcomers that are bigger, stronger, and just loaded with flavor this comes off as a hoppy somewhat-one dimensional very strong IPA...but that one dimension it has is amazing

08-25-2012 02:43:54 | More by dpodratsky3
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jakea

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-23-2012 02:59:13 | More by jakea
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zac16125

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.1%

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
no born on date but I believe this was picked up from the brewery approximately 3 weeks ago.  

Thanks to Hopsmatt for sending this one over in a trade. 

A: Pours a hazy apricot orange with 1.5 fingers width of sea foam white colored head which dissipates down at a fairly slow rate.  Leaves small patches of spotty lacing.  

S:  Lots of tropical fruit sweetness, with mango, apricot, and overripe banana.  A slight resinous aroma, and some booze, a significant tart characteristic is noted at one point.  Aroma is very unique for the style.  

T: Flavor is different from the aroma.  Resinous notes and big piney bitterness are the main players here, along with a significant sweet component that is quite unique and I cant even place.   The banana characters from the nose come out as well, which I don't think Ive ever picked up in a DIPA before.  Some grassy notes, and a fair amount of booze.  Interesting palate profile here.  

M/D: Carbonation is one the higher side of the spectrum, which I personally dont like, but it settles down as it warms.  On the fuller side of medium bodied with a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel.  ABV is kept in check very well and drinkability is very good.  

O:  Id say the best thing about this beer is how unique it is for the style, especially  the aroma and to a certain degree  the flavor as well.  Overall though, in a style that procudes a lot of home runs, this one is pretty middle of the road in my book, but I give it bonus points for its unique qualities.  I am glad I was able to try this, but in the future if I make an effort to obtain a FFF DIPA its most certainly going to be Dreadnaught.  Definitely worth trying though, if you are a fan of the style.  

08-23-2012 00:48:52 | More by zac16125
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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-23-2012 00:25:16 | More by gutbuster
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lotr15800


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-22-2012 02:48:24 | More by lotr15800
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bmoney

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

08-21-2012 23:37:54 | More by bmoney
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JimmytheSaintPSU

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%

08-21-2012 21:08:26 | More by JimmytheSaintPSU
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-19-2012 18:21:53 | More by jaminjohnson
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freewill35

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-19-2012 14:56:29 | More by freewill35
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SirIPAalot

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-19-2012 14:28:01 | More by SirIPAalot
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bpage


4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-19-2012 02:48:56 | More by bpage
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Bonna

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-18-2012 23:26:26 | More by Bonna
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ATK

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2012 17:59:57 | More by ATK
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Brutesling57

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-18-2012 00:37:59 | More by Brutesling57
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RockChalkAndy


4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-17-2012 18:18:17 | More by RockChalkAndy
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cooler4life

Quebec (Canada)

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%

Picked this up in Chicago on one of my journeys.

A: Poured a fluffy one finger head that settled to a small island of foam in the middle. Some streams of carbonation can be seen rising to the top. Color is a tangerine orange. Some sediment can be seen floating around the glass. Lacing and retention appear to be on the lighter side.

S: Citrus, vanilla, grapefruit, floral. Really balanced for this style. Light and airy.

T: Tangerine, lemon wedge, and HOP POWER. My palate is dominated by hops almost to the point of cringing from the bitterness. Some butterscotch, pine cone, and fresh cut grass round out the flavor. The boozy burn hits at the end to finish me off.

M: About perfect. Just enough carbonation and stickiness to keep the party going.

O: Cracked this one open to celebrate a new chapter in life for a sibling. Cheers!

08-17-2012 05:04:53 | More by cooler4life
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-15-2012 19:19:41 | More by danthehopslamman
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brealbg

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-14-2012 16:54:58 | More by brealbg
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pghawkins

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2012 13:56:23 | More by pghawkins
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Lookjoesays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-14-2012 04:00:23 | More by Lookjoesays
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

08-13-2012 01:06:40 | More by jsurfs82
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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