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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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2,978 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 530
Gots: 377 | 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 it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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Ratings: 2,978 | Reviews: 671 | Display Reviews Only:
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

jenray, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

xdefeatsy, Dec 11, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

birchholz, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Koufax21
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. This brew pours a lot more yellow than I would have ever guessed. A nice 1" white frothy head settles nicely and laces the glass beautifully. Smells good, lots of piney flavor, and a touch of orange rind citrus smell. I definitely get the marmalade flavor in the taste. This is a medium bodied ale with mild carbonation. Just another terrific beer from 3 Floyds. Every time I have one of their beers, it makes me wish I was back in Munster.

Koufax21, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of beesy
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a sam adams glass

A - pours a dark golden color with an off white finger and a half head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S - lots of hops, floral, citrus and pine

T - like heaven! Hops forward with nice citrus, pine and floral flavors. A slight not of grains on the back provides a little balance.

M - somewhat light, low attenuation makes this a nice beer

D - somewhat low. The huge amount of hopsnpaired with hign ABV keep you from enjoying these as quickly as you might like to.

Overall, a very nice DIPA from a fantastic brewery!

beesy, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of ferrari29
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip-shaped glass

A - Beers pours with a cloudy, copper colored body; pours with a beautiful 1+ finger size white frothy head; holds very, very well; great lacing forms around the glass; well-carbonated

S - Citrus; pine and grass; caramel sweetness; creamy rich roasted malt flavor; white grape; herbal notes - chamomile

T - Creamy caramel flavor; pine and grass hop bomb; citrus orange and pineapple; tart apple

M - Slightly bubbly; very bitter bite on the tongue and leaves a bitter linger; leaves a bit of tart feel on the sides of your cheek; scorching bitter tongue feel

D - Very good beer; to be enjoyed by those who appreciate pure hop explosions; great balance of roasted caramel malt taste and hop meltdown

ferrari29, Dec 10, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

awdturboiv, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

DruD, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

pperez38, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tubbnik, Dec 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

beckard13, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

TheFlern, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of psuKinger
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into one of my Bruery Tulips. Yet another delivery, courtesy of my buddy Matt. Thanks again, bud.

A: Pours a bright golden hazy huge with a thick frothy white head on top, small bubbles all around the edges and larger bubbles towards the middle. Picture-perfect.

S: Pine. Citrus. Grapefruit. Hops hops hops here, eh? To be expected. An earthy grassy smell underneath.

T: Taste follows the nose. I think FFF's was going for "English style IPA", and I think they've really amped up that grassy/pine flavor in order to pay homage to our fine friends across the pond.

That said, there are notes of grapefruit and even mango underneath. I'm not sure if that's what "English IPA" really is supposed to be, based on what limited experience I've had with the style, but it's much appreciated none-the-less.

The pale malts stay out of the way here. They jump in to say hello on the back end of the flavor profile, with just a touch of sweetness to balance things out.

M: Light, lively, with good carbonation, and plenty of sticky hop flavors on the finish.

D/O: Another delicious hoppy offering from 3F's. Not my favorite, but I sure wouldn't say no to another one in the near future.

psuKinger, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really Good DIPA. Pours a hazy orange with a good size white head. Good head retention and thick lacing. Strong aroma of citrus hops.

Taste includes piney hops as well as strong citrus hops. Intense bitterness, balanced a bit by malts in the finish. Mouthfeel is rich and crisp. The bitterness is soewhat offset by malts but there is a good hops/bitterness blast. Alcohol not noticible. Drinks very smooth.

Overall a very good DIPA.

JayQue, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

tclapper, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

fergster75, Dec 07, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Schlais, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of chilly460
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very light, golden yellow color with slight haze. Two fingers of fluffy white head dissipates quickly to a thin cap that did stick around.

S - Huge hop aroma dominated by resinous pine. Some grapefruit and milder orange trail. Some plain pale malts in the background.

T - Follows the aroma, resiny pine hits with quite a bit of bitterness. Some lighter, sweeter citrus comes in intermittently as well. Muted pale malts finish off the sip.

M - Medium body and carbonation, "solid" feel to it.

O - Solid brew, but too one dimensional for me to consider it elite.

chilly460, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.4%

greg4579, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of DoomyMcDoomdoom
3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of grassy hops and low carbonation this beer brought to the table. An orangish body paired with a small head that vanished quickly made for a good sipping beer that masked its alcohol content very, very well.

There is a bitter aftertaste, but beforehand you're treated to a citrus body and a bitter initial flavor. I would recommend this beer to anyone looking to delve into the complexities of 3 Floyds' brewing style.

DoomyMcDoomdoom, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

adamant1912, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of BrewerB
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled back on 5/29, on tap at the Three Floyds brewpub in Munster, IN.

Pours a lightly hazy, medium orange beneath a thin white head.

Massive citrus hop aromas, primarily grapefruit. Pine needles.

Flavor is intensely hoppy with a very bitter ruby red grapefruit and a scant mango. Malt isn't making much of a statement but there's enough to support the screaming hops.

Medium-light in body with a moderate level of carbonation. Well masked strength.

This is a take-no-prisoners approach to hoppy beers. Screaming with citrus/tropical flavors, loaded up with bitterness. For it's size, this one sure goes down easy.

BrewerB, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

PlinytheFarter, Dec 05, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.