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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,238
Reviews: 693
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 560
Gots: 460 | FT: 14
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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Ratings: 3,238 | Reviews: 693
Photo of hopmeister
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of bosco7
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice golden color with fluffy bone white head. The nose is a bit closed and takes some warming up to coax out some aromas. That said there is some nice pine coming through followed by mango tangerine and papaya.

Tastes dank. Love it. Tropical fruits like the nose with lots of citrus. Then a wallop of pine needles and other resinous flavors. Bitterness is aggressive. Alcohol is hidden behind the hops.

Mouthfeel is dry but hop oils counter this. Overall lovely beer, nothing unexpected from 3 Floyds. Highly recommended.

Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle a cloudy apricot-tangerine color with a single finger of off-white head.

Big aroma of juicy pineapple, grapefruit and caramel malts.

Taste matches the aroma. Big pineapple and grapefruit roll across the palate along with the caramel maltiness for balance. The 9% alcohol is present but pretty well hidden.

Medium bodied and rich with a moderate carbonation.

Delicious. This one is one beautiful Imperial IPA!

Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of goblue3509
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden yellow with edging and a few gobs of lace, but sticky alcohol is seen on the glass. The aroma is of peach up front with a citrus kick, then there is huge earthy hop smell. Very inviting aroma nice and bold. The taste follows suit nicely with a peach flavor up front and then a citrus taste. There is a caramel malt backbone and then a massive earthy hop bite. A big ipa taste. The flavor is well blended and at the same time gives the big hop bite hop heads want. The mouthfeel is slightly below moderately carbonated. Overall this is a very good beer. The aroma starts things off on a good note and then the taste follows suit and makes you want more.

Photo of DWolf
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of FalconA
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of DTown
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Brenden
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I just found these notes along with my notes for Broo Doo from just over a month ago. Notes are thorough.

The color is close to Broo Doo, almost orange and just as hazy with a bit more gold glowing through the body. An off-white head is pretty large and sits thick and sturdy on top the whole time, leaving pretty chunky lacing behind.
Lots of tropical fruits, almost like a fruit basket, pour out of the aroma. This beer is heavily hopped but with a fantastic malts balance, a light bready and caramel malts sweetness tempering a big, assertive bitterness. Malts even go a little dry at the end, which is interesting and adds to the complexity.
The taste follows suit, big tropical fruits and a mix of citrus and resinous bitterness balanced by malts sweetness, though a crackery malts dryness comes through more in the middle and into the finish.
The body is medium with a lighter carbonation. This beer starts crisp, has a good, full smoothness, and almost transitions back to crisp from the dryness coming out.
This is fantastic beer, and I liked it just a bit more than Broo Doo, another great one from FFF.

Photo of eclipse54
3.08/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A 22 ounce bottle from fvernon; thank you very much for this want! Split into tulip glasses...

Pours a gorgeous yellow gold color that is rather unique. It’s not a semi-translucent copper or straw color, but rather appears as a solid mass of maybe plastic with the color of yellow gold. Atop rests a generous two-finger head of pure white color and fluffy, bubbly consistency. Retention and lacing are a bit lacking, but are minor qualms.

The aroma is of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) and caramel malt primarily, with notes of grains and spicy, resinous hops in the rear. An earthy pine note from the hops is prominent.

It tastes of strong grapefruit and orange citrus, lemon zest, caramel malt, various light grains, and a strange chalkiness that is a bit offputting; it's honestly just plain white sidewalk chalk that comes to mind, reminiscent of the large number of paint chips as a kid. Luckily it's faint, but I still wish it weren't there.

Mouthfeel is solid; ample carbonation, slightly dry on the finish, not overly resinous. Well done here.

Overall, the contents of this bottle suggest a decent IPA. I'd give it another go, considering this bottle may be past its prime, but I'd keep expectations low and open myself to the possibility of a pleasant surprise.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of LornaLee
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of coz
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of thebouch01
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dwoolley1
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of rxthree
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Giovacchini
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received in trade from phisigben, thanks for the opportunity! Pours a fairly cloudy golden yellow color with a smallish bubbly white head that displays moderate retention and lace. Smells of pine, resin, and citrus, bits of tropical fruit and grass with barely any malt to be found. Taste is much the same as the aroma. Heavy handed dry hopping with dank baggies, pine needles and grapefruit juice. Leaves a long lingering lemon/grapefruit/citrus on the palette after each sip has hit the gullet. Medium to thick body for an IPA, moderate to low level of carbonation with a sticky resinous bitter mouthfeel. I liked this one, but I found the bitterness a little harsh and heavy on the lemon. It's a great DIPA, but I've had better in the style.

Photo of gratefuld
4.62/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy yellow orange pour with a nice inch thick head.

S: strong citrus hops smell. I get a lot of peach. Maybe some mango. This beer smells amazing!

T: Nice. Tastes much like it smells. Strong peach up front with a complimentary malt finish. Great citrus aftertaste. Good beer. I'm surprised at how long the peach aftertaste stays with me!

M: very crisp up front with a very dry finish.

O: Great beer. It's a little pricey but worth it on a Christmas afternoon.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of seanwhite
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of SolarMikey
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
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