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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,180
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 542
Gots: 442 | FT: 16
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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Photo of lokieman
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to coppcw08 for this bottle in trade...

poured from bomber into tulip:

A: A great looking IIPA...dark orange, dankness envelops this beer. A nasty looking brew...in a most excellent way.

S: The aroma coming off this brew is bright citrus hops, a lot of pineapple and a slight sweet fruit smell. Great aroma that invites you for a taste...

T: Bright hops right off the bat followed by a fruity, malty sweetness. This beer punches you in the mouth then gives you a happy malt finish. I love how balanced this beer is at 100 IBU's...a little alcohol astringency but the finish mellows out and lingers beautifully...

M: So creamy and silky...I love a great IIPA with a honey, enveloping mouthfeel and this one is spot on. As it warms it only gets better...Honestly I was swishing this beer around in my mouth as it warmed and enjoying it's great creamy texture.

O: A great IIPA that I'm very glad to have had the chance to sample. Well I put down a whole bomber so not really a sample but I would gladly trade for this one again. A very worthy beer and I'm looking forward to trying more FFF offerings in the future...

Photo of Willywong1962
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Cheers to rmalinowski4 for sending this my way

Review adapted from notes taken 11/12/11

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy gold, with some orange - starts with a nice head, fades to nice lacing

Smell: Citrus, citrus everywhere - tons of citrus, floral, tropical, and dank - tons of weed, wet and leafy - some pine here, too, oily - this is an aggressive hop bomb, and I cannot say much about the malts

Taste: Pretty ridiculous, borderline absurd - very resiny, oily - tons of harsh yet delicious citrus - orange, grapefruit - some other light fruits, apricot, peach - with herbal, leafy weed - some spiciness - some mildly sweet malts underneath (probably crystal malt) - extremely bitter, abrasive, almost overly harsh

Mouthfeel: Medium body, extremely sticky, adequately carbonated

Overall: The label art is quite accurate...

According to my notes, "This is so aggressive - like a wolf biting you in the balls." As I have never had this experience, I do not know if this is a valid comparison. Regardless, this is absurdly aggressive. And definitely worth a try.

Photo of siknessinwi
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of stoutlover1978
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of warnerry
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of craggy white head with good retention and nice lacing.

S - Big aromas of grapefruit, florals and resiny pine hops.

T - Crisp hops, again with a lot of bitter grapefruit and pine, big floral taste. This was sweeter than expected from the aroma but finishes bitter, but not dry.

M - Medium, slightly sticky mouthfeel.

O - A really nice DIPA, and a nice contrast to Dreadnaught, which I prefer to this slightly.

Photo of nrs207
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks chanokokoro for a bomber of this. Poured into a DFH Signature 2/26.

A - Hazy golden orange. Really typical DIPA look. The head isn't too thick, and there is a bit of lacing down the glass.

S - A blast of piney, resinous, and floral hops. A hint of sweetness from the malt, but this thing is all about the hops. A nice contrast to Dreadnaught, which is a bit sweeter and more balanced.

T - Biggest thing is the bitterness and resinous character. It's not overly bitter, although I can put up with any level of bitterness so don't take my word for it. A bit of alcohol, stronger than Dreadnaught. Not overwhelming by any means. There is just a hint of sweet malt, but this reminds me more of a west coast IPA. Dry finish, very nice overall if you like a more earthy DIPA as opposed to a citrus and tropical fruit DIPA.

M - Carbonation is spot on. It really wakes up your palate along with the instant bitterness. I wish the alcohol was a little less present in this, but at 9% it's hidden fairly well.

O - I really like this beer, but I do prefer Dreadnaught. I've been drinking a lot of east coast and/or citrus IPAs lately, and this really brought me back to the lovely world of pine and floral hops. I do prefer Dreadnaught to this because of the great malt backbone, hop profile, and lower alcohol presence, but it is yet another fantastic FFF brew. I wish more breweries would create 2 contrasting DIPAs that are both excellent in their own respects. Definitely try this if you can, just try Dreadnaught first.

Photo of vic21234
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottled on date is unknown, but I purchased it within the last week.

A- Pours a nice dark amber-orange color. About a half fingers worth of head forms but fades quickly. This beer is very cloudy.

S- Lots of hop aroma here obviously. I seem to get more pine and floral hops than anything.

T- Tastes much like the smell, lots of piney resin hop presence. Their is also a bit of an alcohol bite on the back end.

M- Medium bodied, nice and bitter.

This is a great beer, much like its Dreadnaught brother. The main differences I feel between this and Dreadnaught is the hop character (citrus vs pine) and the drinkability factor (No noticeable alcohol bite on Dreadnaught.) I love them both and Arctic Panzer is a fine example of the style. Another great beer from FFF.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - copious amounts of fluffy white head caused masive sticky lacing, deep hazy yellow pour

S - bittering/floral/citrus hops are all present, smell of sweet malts

T - strong alcohol on initial sip, earthy, bitter, piney, very floral taste from hops

M - perfectly carbonated makes it easy to go down pretty smooth, a bit creamy for an IPA (which I like) - burping releases even more hops!

O - definitely wouldn't drink 2 bombers in one shot - feeling pretty buzzed already. very nice robust IIPA though - still to be let down by 3F!

Photo of nukem5
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Nice deep orange with about 1 finger white head. Head dissipated quickly.Some lacing down glass.

S: Lots of sweet orange and grapefruit/sweet fruits.As it warms takes on more earthy notes.

T: At first you get sweet citrus, similar to orange juice upfront. Some really sweet maltiness followed with a lingering bitterness on the back of the tongue, more toward a grapefruity side.

M: Mouthfeel on this was a great smooth even keel hops/malt ratio.

O: Great beer way more balanced then I expected it to be. Great beer.

Thanks to J. for bringing it home for me, I want more.

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,180 ratings.