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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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3,071 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,071
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 534
Gots: 402 | FT: 15
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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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Shoo65, Jan 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Served on tap into a tulip glass at 101 Bottles

A- Poured a super bright and hazy golden orange color with a nice fluffy head that left tons of chunky lace. Really incredible looking beer

S- Amazing aroma full of pineapple juice, citrus, and tropical fruit. Very pungent and powerful aroma.

T- Big pineapple, citrus, and tropical fruit flavors, as well as floral notes. Finishes with assertive bitterness, but not as palate wrecking bitter as I expected

M- This beer finishes ultra dry, definitely the driest beer I have ever had. Pretty high carbonation up front and drinks pretty smooth.

O- This DIPA is in the same class as Ruination but drinks a lot smoother and the aroma and taste of this beer are incredible and unlike anything else I have had.

Hoptometrist, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

FirstBrewsoon, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

doucmehu, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kiki3drt292, Jan 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

jaa1984, Jan 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

ineva, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

TheBeerologist, Jan 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

WestSideAmish, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

received from robwestcott in beer and football fantasy football league.

a - poured a three-fingers thick tan head into a snifter that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a hazy orange-amber color; it looked dense.
s - big piney hops then some fruitiness comes through like apples, peaches, and apricots.
t - huge piney hops again with a grapefruit finish. very complex.
m - thick and coating, lip-smacking stickiness.
o - 3F is as good as it gets with DIPAs in my opinion and this one did not disappoint. i'm not sure how it isn't ranked higher in this category.

GPHarris, Jan 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of Adrianized
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden hazy orange with a few botches of bright white head.

Tropical citrus and some fresh pine.  Mangos and pineapple.

First thing I get is the aforementioned tropical fruit.  But, this is quickly taken over by piney, resiney, hop oil.  There's also bitter lemon zest.  Extremely piney and bitter, sucking on a hop cone here... Not what I expected from the nose.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and well carbonated.

Nice DIPA with huge hop bitterness, worth checking out.

Adrianized, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

TexAggie011, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

GRG1313, Jan 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Pwnzilla, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of soze47
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this bomber right at the brewery. It is about 3 weeks old, poured into a Russian River tulip/wine glass thingy.

Appearance: Seems kind of cloudy. Deep golden orange, slippery lacing that slides quickly.

Aroma: Very nice and big. Deep hop aroma, pineapple comes to mind with the combo of hops and malt back. Clearly a strong flavored beer.

Taste: Hop oil rush. Malt tempers the bitterness in all the right ways to accentuate the hop flavors. First orange, then grapefruit, then pine. Excellent.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Great body on this one. Light enough to allow for flavor progression without being too cloying.

Overall: Another great beer from Three Floyds. Really an excellent Imp. IPA.

soze47, Jan 08, 2012
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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to aguirre for this bottle!

22oz bottle poured into lawson's pint glass

A - golden honey colored opaque body. fluffy white head one finger thick sits atop. superb retention and lacing.

S - floral and grass hops dominate out front. bit of grapefruit in there as well. melon and earth malts float around the side.

T - grass hops dominated with some bitter orange peel a hint of grapefruit and earth malts.

M - medium bodied with lots of carbonation. good astringency but not as much as you'd expect. some alcohol on the back of the mouth and throat.

O - an exceptional double ipa. i just wish i could get this regularly.

celticfutblclub, Jan 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

KarlSpackler, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Marti403, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

C2H5, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

amcmaho1, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

nocontroln, Jan 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Major props to BA Chaney for bringing this back from the brewery for me. Thanks Brandon!

First off, the label on this beer scares the hell out of me. I think I read Cujo at too early an age. Arctic Panzer Wolf pours a bright orange color, with a nice one finger off white head. Excellent lacing on the side of my snifter. Slightly hazy in appearance. The nose is citrus fruit- pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, as well as pine and earthy hops. It's definitely a smoother more balanced nose than the taste. However, this isn't a balanced beer- and that's fine. It's awesome in what it's going for. The taste is bitter hops, with a malt backbone that smooths it out towards the end. Still, my palate is somewhat wrecked from the hops half way through this bottle, they seem to stick around forever. Big time hops/pine aftertaste. Feel is medium, bitter, and a dry hoppy finish- really dry. I don't really get any of the 9% ABV in this beer at all. Overall, a totally solid and great DIPA. Cheers!

jayhawk73, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

MrHirschybar, Jan 06, 2012
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,071 ratings.