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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,943
Reviews: 669
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 528
Gots: 364 | FT: 18
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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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a honey gold color, with a three finger frothy white head that reduces with minimal lacing along the sides.

The smell is intense, with a ton of pine, resin, and hop oil aromas. Hints of pineapple, citrus, and grapes are present, but mostly this is just a hop bomb.

Taste, if anything, is more intense than the aroma. Hoppy, bitter and astringent, there's a dump-load of bite in here. Tobacco, pepper, oil, and white pine combine to completely overpower the minimal sweet malt which is whimpering in this brew. Finish is white grapefruit pith, through and through.

Medium bodied, as bitter as this is, it isn't overpoweringly dry to finish -- though it does leave the tongue tingling.

A decent IIPA, this isn't quite a one-note wonder, but it is an exercise in brute force hops. There are decent flavors struggling to escape the gravitational well of the hop bitters, and they do, somewhat. However, this is not a sweet DIPA, this is a bitter, bitter, brew. If you enjoy abusing your senses, then don't hesitate to pick this one up.

TheHoppiest, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of smurfbeer
4/5  rDev -6.1%

smurfbeer, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Lozanoa11
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Lozanoa11, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of dcloeren
4/5  rDev -6.1%

dcloeren, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev -6.1%

JAHMUR, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of ryancorn
4/5  rDev -6.1%

ryancorn, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of nh2032
5/5  rDev +17.4%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into Tulip.

A- Hazy yellow with a big three finger head, goes away somewhat quickly but this beast is 9%

S- WOW, this is a hoppy punch in the face, just what I was hoping for. Centennial dry hops and Simcoe hops. Somewhat grassy with some floral bitterness and citrus. Love at first smell.

T- Tastes like it smells, its a big hop bomb. Im sure theres some malt and alcohol tastes in here but its all masked by a glorious array of hops. Lots of citrus hops and some bitterness but it doesnt seem out of balance, Its not overwhelming. This is a hopheads beer, that's for sure.

M- Has a textured feel that lots of big IPA's tend to have. I think what im feeling is the hop haze. Nice carbonation that makes that big ball of hops come to life in my mouth. I was honestly surprised how easily I was able to suck down a glass. Its a big beer and should be treated as such.

O- I love this beer, I just dont love that I payed 12$ for a bomber. This will be a special occasion drinker for me assuming I am able to come by it again. Hop lovers, go and find one of these. One of the best Imperial IPA's I have had the pleasure of drinking. And like I said, its an easy to drink 9% beer, watch out, it caught me off guard

TwelveOunces, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of sidetracked
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, light gold with a bubbly off-white head that dissipates quickly.

Aroma is heavy on grassy hops with some floral and citrus notes. Slightly bitter.

Upfront flavor is bitter grassy hops. Some malt in the middle cuts down the bitterness. Bitter, hoppy finish of grass, pine, grapefruit peel, and citrus. Lingering bitterness.

Medium body with low to medium carbonation. Dry finish. Alcohol well masked.

Heavy on the grassy hops ... kind of reminds me of the second batch of Double Daisy Cutter. Nice finish--more robust hop profile than the upfront flavor. Body is light enough and alcohol hidden well enough to drink lots of this.


sidetracked, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of bchlr4lfe
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

bchlr4lfe, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of amstelcat
4/5  rDev -6.1%

amstelcat, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of jcnd9803
5/5  rDev +17.4%

jcnd9803, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Mark000
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Mark000, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -6.1%

ortie, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of Jips
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Jips, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ScrimshawFan
5/5  rDev +17.4%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ej285701
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

ej285701, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of beagle75
3.43/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with less than one finger of diminishing white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Green hops are featured, smelling like a pound or few of new hop pellets. Citrus and herbaceous aromas are intense with little else to distract from them, save for some bright but minor tropical fruit. No alcohol detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with early malt that is soft and bready. Hop aromatics are initially understated, turning citrusy amidst fairly restrained acidity. Hop flavors define the rest of the profile, becoming more piney in the middle as malt presence retreats. Flavors become increasingly herbaceous and astringent into the finish, where bitterness is bracing amidst volatile alcohol.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly syrupy and resinous on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: Big and bitter, this DIPA smells very authentic but unfortunately invokes the kitchen sink in the flavor profile. Astringency drags down the latter half, overpowering earlier balance and leaving a frightening impression of high-alpha hop cultivars, all writ large.

beagle75, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of redblacks75
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

redblacks75, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of bob727
5/5  rDev +17.4%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of brydog22
4/5  rDev -6.1%

brydog22, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Blakaeris
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy dark yellow with a dense creamy head; leaving globs of sticky lacing as it dissipates.

Aroma is bready caramel malt up front. Then a strong citrus character takes over - plenty of apricot and peach. Then a musty, yeasty spice appears in the finish.

Taste is similar to the nose. Bready malt overshadowed by citrus hop. More of the musty spice quality in the finish, along with a little alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a little syrupy.

Overall a messy DIPA. The hops don't shine through the malty yeast quality.

Blakaeris, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf Imperial India Pale Ale. "A dry and stupendously hopped medium bodied Imperial-India Pale Ale brewed with Canadian 2-row malt, dextrose sugar and lots of American hops. Arctic Panzer Wolf has superior aromas of marmalade, white wine, pine and apricot all mixed with an intense American hop bitterness. Cheers!"

Little hazed golden/apricot hue, small white head.

aroma: outsized pine and citrus, gargantuan orange, grapefruit, mango and lemon. (Marmalade? Sure, of course. White wine? Eh….)

Taste: Sweet and smooth at first, with hop bitterness rising up on the outset. Pithy, raw and righteous bitter fruit flavor. Minor malt, medium body, alcohol rises high. Melds well with the citrus and spice. Hops galore. Love it, love it, love it. Fits this hophead to a tee.

feloniousmonk, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of shuggy
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

shuggy, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of mconz
5/5  rDev +17.4%

mconz, Nov 21, 2011
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,943 ratings.