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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3,220 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,220
Reviews: 690
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 555
Gots: 461 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co. visit their website
Indiana, United States

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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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a two finger frothy white head.  Good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting ring. Streaks of lacing left behind.

Aroma bursting forth with sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes along with subtle earthy pine and pale malts.  Complex hop profile with dank floral hops countering the sweetness but the nose is dominated by tropical/citrus fruit.  Lots of  mango, pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel along with pale biscuit malt notes.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes countered by faint earthy dryness.  Excellently balances with dank earthy pine notes and some pale biscuit malt.  Never comes across to bitter or too sweet.  Very flavorful and easy to drink.

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Bottle from the brewery, 650ml into a tulip.

Hazy golden yellow with a couple fingers of big bubbles. Good retention and solid lacing. Tons of tropical notes in the nose, some sweet jammy notes. Touch of pine, but this is bright in a very fruity way. Taste has more jammy notes (marmalade as the label suggests, and this is bang on I think). More tropical fruits, resin and a bittersweet finish. Definitely unique in hop profile and malt character. Medium full body, medium low carb and lightly drying. Certainly a unique DIPA in a variety of ways, wish I knew how fresh this was.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,220 ratings.