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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 3,085
Reviews: 674
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 533
Gots: 403 | FT: 16
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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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
Photo of greg4579
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
Photo of adamant1912
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
Photo of PlinytheFarter
4/5  rDev -6.1%

PlinytheFarter, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of barnzy78
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -6.1%

nmann08, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to angrybabboon for splitting the bottle!

Appearance: Slight chill haze. Bright hazy gold overall. Head is bright-white and slightly fluffy. Creamy and some lacing. Small thin cap lasts throughout. Solid carbonation. Sure is pretty.

Smell: Dank weed and mangoes. Pine resin and biscuit dough. Raw dough. Grapefruit and citrus zest. Super dank. Nice sweetness in the back. So much citrus. Pith, flesh, and rind. They just obliterated a grapefruit and rolled it in pine needles. Loads of hop depth. It's all there and then some. Malts are copious, but don't really counter the hops.

Taste: Pine, weed, and tropical fruit. Mango and pith. Straight bitterness plays over everything. Bitterness lingers on the back of the sip and builds over time. This might be one of the most aggressively bitter beers I've ever encountered. Malts are on the sweet side and offer a welcome counter to the brutal hops. Oily and slick. Peaches and mint come after a bit of warming.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body with a moderate carbonation. Drinks slick and smooth and doesn't relent.

Overall: It's like getting smacked in the face with a bag full of grapefruits and pine needles. Aggressively bitter and unrelenting. This beer refuses to pull punches and it pays off in the long run. Super tasty, but it's a tongue-wrecker for sure.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of kenm2118
4/5  rDev -6.1%

kenm2118, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of BrendanDouglas
5/5  rDev +17.4%

BrendanDouglas, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of 33nickadams
5/5  rDev +17.4%

33nickadams, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Nitrogenx
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Nitrogenx, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of poibag808
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Nice deep orange with about 1 finger white head. Head dissipated quickly.

S: lots of sweet orange and grapefruit/sweet fruits.

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

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

poibag808, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of tripledbrew
4/5  rDev -6.1%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

gratefulbeerhead, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of RichH55
5/5  rDev +17.4%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of discreplayboss
5/5  rDev +17.4%

discreplayboss, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of Bmoyer0301
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Bmoyer0301, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of Captainren
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Captainren, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of HopsMatt
5/5  rDev +17.4%

HopsMatt, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of ncketchum
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a hazy yellow orange, white head with about a half finger retention

S - smells of hops, grapefruit, malt. not a huge hop bomb by the nose

T - starts out sweet, followed by the bitterness of the hops, citrus, yeasty in the finish

M - fairly thick, medium carbonation, fair amount of carbonation

D - solid imperial IPA, didn't blow me away by any means, but i could definitely drink this one again.

ncketchum, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of kjyost
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Undated bombers poured into a Perfect Pint glass around 5C. Thanks to funkyaudio for this beer from US/Can BIF!

A: Hazy orange sunset with a light head that I had to try hard to coax out of it, but with no lacing and only a light ring around the edge, it does disappoint a little.
S: A beautiful hop bomb of a nose. Mainly fruity and tropical (grapefruit, pineapple...). After a period of time, the nose recedes into a more earthy tone with vegetal notes, that is much less exciting.
T: An aggressively bitter note pounds the palate with some hop flavours, that are just a little too light for my liking. Earthy and vegetal notes come through which somewhat detract from the overall experience. As time passes, some sweet bread malt is apparent.
M: Incredible bitterness that lingers, with a great crisp carbonation and bone dry.
O: I have never understood the concept of a 'balanced' DIPA. This beer goes right for the throat where it should be. Dry and bitter, loads of hop aroma. Only drawbacks really are the light hop flavours and vegetal / earthy note that doesn't pair well.

kjyost, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of JohnWaynes44
5/5  rDev +17.4%

JohnWaynes44, Nov 30, 2011
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,085 ratings.