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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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3,129 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,129
Reviews: 676
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 537
Gots: 416 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at the brewery.

Golden with great clarity and fantastic lacing. Outstanding hop aroma with lots of tropical fruit. Citrusy hops, toasted malt and a definite sense of alcohol. Super creamy with a low carbonation.

This is a big, rich beer that’s meant to be sipped and appreciated.

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4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz (thx ChicagoJohn) into a tulip. Pours a hazy, buttery orange w/ a fluffy white head that leaves behind sticky lace. Minimal carbonation visible.

Aroma is classic grapefruit & pine. Reminiscent of Pliny or Ruination. A little boozy.

Taste follows nose. Citrus, pine, dry pale malt. Classic West Coast style IPA.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp, refreshing. Nice clean hoppy bite on the finish. Drinkable.

Overall this is a good dry DIPA, just the way I like it. Great showcase of the hops without overpowering with the malt.

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4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled bottle in a glass.

Appearance - Yellow-orange color, hazy. Great deal of head with moderate lacing.

Smell - Citrus smell, grapefruit. Resin/pine smells. Astringent.

Taste - Heavy hops flavor, virtually no malt. Citrus flavor, like grapefruit peels. Herbal taste as well. Little to no alcohol flavor. Bitterness strong at first but quickly dissipates.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light. Nice carbonation, almost fluffy, soft and big bubbles.

Overall - I like it. Strongly hopped but not overbearing, very flavorul. I was expecting a thick-ass beer that would too much to drink easily, but was pleasantly surprised. I particularly liked the aftertaste, kind of a lingering bitterness in the background. The alcohol kind of sneaks up on you because you can't really taste it.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is truly a total tongue attack; astringent; pungent, resinous, and aggressive. Pours a slightly hazy, deep orange color with a good sized, slowly sinking head and strong lacing. Nose is all hops: tropical citrus notes come out big-time, followed by resinous and floral notes. Malt is nearly undetectable. The same is pretty much true for the flavor: it’s a bitter assault, with not only citrus but a somewhat more dominant resin, pine, and floral aspect. Also some pith and aspirin. Not a ton of subtlety and certainly not much of a malt presence.

Medium to slightly full-bodied for the style, with medium carbonation. Somewhat hefty mouthfeel seems appropriate given the huge and bold hoppiness. As others have said, this isn’t the most drinkable beer; it’s both alcoholically strong and bordering on the extreme (well past for some) in terms of hopping. Puts me in mind of Surly’s Abrasive, which I think is perhaps a slightly better beer.

Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,129 ratings.