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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,924
Reviews: 666
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 526
Gots: 361 | 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 jsanford
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Pint Glass. Awesome label!

A - Pours a hazy orange-gold with a thin white head that settles to a thin, splotchy haze, leaving some spotty lacing behind.
S - Big, pungent hop aromas of grapefruit and pine resin. Just a big, sticky hop-bomb!
T - Yeah, lots of hops. Big, resinous, and pungent, with fresh hop flavors of pine resin, grapefruit, and cut grass. Finish is long-lasting, and pleasantly bitter.
M - Sticky, and dripping with hop oils, with a medium-full body and good, sharp carbonation.
O - A big nasty DIPA that is as intense as the awesome label suggests!

jsanford, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of chocosushi
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml->Duvel Tulip
A ~ No best buy date, but it has Last year's artwork, so that tells me something. Pours a brilliant bright orange-blonde with compacted carb & good lacing, but not near as thick as Alpha King was.

S ~ Pineneedles (lots), Spruce, Mint, Light Papaya, Assorted citrus.
Honestly, it's a really simple hop forward aroma that makes you want to keep whiffin' it.

T ~ Flavors straight from a Coniferous Forest..It's leafy, it's grassy & it's piney. Fruits include tangerine, grapefruit, nectarine, kumquat, orange juice, & candied lemon-peel. There's a bit of sugar cookie & snickerdoodle (unexpected) as well. The dextrose added really helped assert the bold hop flavors quite a bit.

M ~ I love the mouthfeel of this beer. Very smooth & extremely crisp in terms of carbonation. FFF has achieved a nice melody of bite, sharpness & spice. ABV is not present in anyway, & the only heat I'm getting is on the throat from the hop oils. This is a good thing.

D ~ Very glad to have another in my fridge from this year (new artwork) to straight-up enjoy again, but in a fresher state.

chocosushi, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of slentz
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New label APW. No best buy date! 3F's get with it. Poured into my duvel tulip at 50 degrees.

A: Moderate pour down the side of the glass yields two finger head. After about two minutes half finger head remains. This one is golden straw colored, pretty clear. 3.5

S: Smell is awesome. Strong hops, grapefruit, citrus, grass. 4.0

T: Very nice IIPA just the right amount of bitterness. Id like a little more pinch on this one but very tasty. No hint of the 9% alcohol in the taste. 4.0

M: Mouthfeel is oily and lightly carbonated. One sip leads to the next and I am left wanting more. 4.0

O: Overall this is a solid IIPA. I wish I knew the date on this one. I think it would be even better if it was freshly bottled. Unfortunately I will never know until 3F's decides to date their bottles. All in all a great offering from 3F's. 4.0

slentz, Aug 15, 2011
Photo of KevinBrewer
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy golden color with a thick off-white head that dissipates to a blanket, leaving good patches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

N- Wow, huge aroma of syrupy sweet tropical fruits, caramel, and fresh pine needles. There's a nice peppery quality from the alcohol on the back end of the nose.

T- Nice big sweet malt backbone with some biscuit and honey character to it. Also some orange that I'm associating with the malt. The label nails it with the description of "marmalade." Just enough pine and grapefruit/orange peel bitterness to cut through the sweet nectar and keep the tongue tingling. Floral accents really liven up the middle and hang around into the aftertaste. The finish is dominated by bitter grapefruit, flowers, and some lingering malty sweetness.

M- Medium- to full-bodied, slightly syrupy and sticky. Moderate to low carbonation with a bittersweet finish.

D- Overall, I would describe this beer as a "nectar of the gods." A perfect after-dinner drink for the serious beer lover. Lots of sweet malty goodness with plenty of hopped up bitterness to back it up. It's incredibly thirst-quenching for how thick and alcoholic it is, haha. Just because it comes in a bomber, don't plan on sharing.

KevinBrewer, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of VMWhelan
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy golden/orange color with about a finger of head.

Nose is very sweet and fruity. Citrusy hops come through: lots of grapefruit and orange zest. Sweet caramel malt backs it up.

Hops dominate at first. Bitter/sour grapefruit and big floral hops hit right away but it fades into a more subtle hop presense as the malt comes through (still pretty damn hoppy though). Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat sticky. Bitterness lingers for a bit, but not overwhelming. Carbonation is average.

Drinkability is high. A lot of flavor, well balanced, and little alcohol presence make for a very enjoyable beer.

VMWhelan, Aug 11, 2011
Photo of BBP
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark yellow veering towards orange. Slight amounts of head and lacing.

S- Citrus and floral aromas pop out, but little else does. Hop bitterness too I suppose.

T- Pine and grapefruit, but a very balanced delivery. It tastes like one flavor, but they're both there. Caramel malt and some hop spiciness comes after. The flavor is extremely smooth, to the point where you could miss a lot. All of the drinks tastes are pretty seamless.

The aftertaste isn't much different, with the exception of it maybe leaning more towards the pine flavors. The bitterness is everpresent, yet not puckering. Formidable yet smooth. The malt is done tastefully as well, providing only balance, and perhaps some foundational sweetness.

M- Medium to heavy body. Carbonation is somewhat harsh. Fairly dry and sticky in the finish. The body is on the heavy side for a DIPA.

O- It's stupidly easy to drink, but at the same time, there's a substantial amount of alcohol heat for a DIPA. I think it's very tastefully done, but it really isn't so much of a showcase of any flavors. In it's entirety, it's easy drinking and great flavor, but when you break it down, it doesn't showcase any one taste or flavor incredibly. It's all about presenting the full product, rather than the parts.

For a 9% DIPA, it packs a lot of punch flavor-wise, yet is still very smooth. I think this drink is all about balance. Despite the bottle art, I found this was not aggressive at all, but still had all the flavor I needed.

BBP, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of belgaridub
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice straw-golden color with a lasting white head.

Smell is dank pine with a citrus / mango background.

Taste is definitely highly bitter with really no malt flavor / presence. The bitter dankness really lingers on the tongue with strong pine flavors.

The beer just leaves a sticky, dry, pine flavor behind.

Huge bitterness. Huge hop flavor--exactly what was advertised.

belgaridub, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of camil1mj
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought at 3 F's and brought back to MI. Poured chilled into an imperial pilsner glass.

A: Slighty cloudy orange/amber with a foamy white head. Some lacing present.

S: Loads of citrusy, floral hops.

T: Hops immediately attack your tongue with hints of citrus flavors.

M: Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O: A great imperial IPA. Well done 3 F's.

camil1mj, Aug 08, 2011
Photo of buschbeer
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It's a sunset in a glass. It has hues of yellow, gold and orange. It has three inches of off white head.

S - It has a nice citrus aroma. I get orange, mango and grapefruit.

T - The taste starts out citrusy with grapefruit and finishes with some bitter pine.

M - Medium with moderate carbonation.

O - The finish is much more like a west coast IPA. I prefer the citrus midwestern IPA's.

buschbeer, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of brewcrew76
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Somewhat clear orange yellow with a few floaties and a thin white head that quickly changes to long strings of lace. Very light colored for a DIPA.

S - Subtle orange and piney hops. Slight hint of mint. Light sweet malt hiding behind the hops.

T - Nice balance of bitter hops and sweet malts. Resiny citrus and grapefruit, pine, slightly grassy. Lingering pine burps.

M - Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Slightly warming with a touch of alcohol. Tingling mouthfeel due to alcohol and hoppy resins.

D - Seemed a little subdued for what I was expecting from 3F but the hops build with each sip. Very Nice.

brewcrew76, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an HotD tulip on August 6th 2011.

Pours a clear golden color with slight tints of orange and a frothy white head that dissipates leaving little lacing. It pours like a lager so I wish there was more lacing and some deeper colors.

Smell has a thick sweet bready malt backbone with a solid hit of grapefruit, and other citrus hops. I like the aromas I get and maybe its just an older bottle(no dating) but I feel that it need some more hop character to balance the huge malt bill.

Taste has a lot more of the hops that I am desiring, grapefruit, and other citrus hits. There is some booze but not terrible, a little burning mixes well with a hop bitterness slap. Very nice much better then the smell and appearance would have led me to believe.

Mouthfeel is medium weight and moves very smooth other then some bitterness and a tad of alcohol burn from the 9.00 ABV. Nice carbonation that has some slight bubbling tingle through the pallet.

Overall this is a very solid DIPA. It takes a couple hits because of the mellowed out hop aroma and an appearance that looks more like an adjunct lager then a DIPA. That said its a very nice beer and will definitely be looking for it again.

UMNbeerhunter, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a honey orange color with a thin white head that dissipated to a thin ring with some decent lacing. Kinda hazy.

Aroma is hoppy and malty. A bit maltier than I like. Nice citrus aroma.

Taste is a bit too malty for me. Kinda sweet. Nice and bitter with a decent citrus hop flavor.

Mouthfeel is a bit too heavy. Nice carb.

Overall an ok IPA. Probably wouldn't try and get it again through a trade but would have again if I had access to it.

PeprSprYoFace, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of Kadonny
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: A dark gold color with some hints of orange. Hazy with wonderful one finger white head and huge lacing. Great looking DIPA as it's lighter in color than most.

S: Fruits just pop on this beer. Pineapple, grapefruit, peach, mango etc, etc. Bready biscuit sweet malts are there but not prominent.

T: Nice, fruits on this FFF brew are crazy. Pineapple, grapefruit, mango, lemon, peach and even some grassy notes. Sweetness is subtle but there with bready and biscuity notes. Not overly bitter but some slight pine leaks in only for the fruity hops to finish. Nice lingering flavor that is real smooth with very little if any alcohol traces.

M: Full, fruity, smooth, not much alcohol for the ABV, slightly bitter but not overly so. Perfect drinking DIPA.

O: This is the opposite of Dreadnaught. It's a much fruitier, lighter, easy drinking DIPA that still packs tons of flavor. I actually think I like it better than Dreadnaught. A very easy drinking DIPA that I will definitely seek out again.

What else can I say. A great beer from a great brewer that I only wish we could get here in PA. Well done FFF.

Kadonny, Aug 01, 2011
Photo of mwill7287
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up this bomber at Binny’s during my trip to Chicago. Can’t get this good stuff in Ohio – yet. Poured from the 22oz. bottle into a large Great Lakes snifter (unsure exactly what to label this glassware).

NB – the label art for this bottle was different from what appears online at BeerAdvocate and RateBeer. Unsure if this means this was a bottle from 2010 or a very new batch with a brand new label.

Arctic Panzer Wolf, an Imperial IPA by Three Floyds Brewing.
Appearance – Pours hazy and basically opaque. Color is a golden orange, kind of like a deep colored hefeweizen due to the haziness. Head is very thin on a slow pour into the snifter, though a later pour to finish off the bottle produces richer head. A small amount of fresh lacing leaves its trail on the glass. Lots of carbonation dancing up the side of the glass. 3.5

Smell – The nose is fruity, with the classic citrusy, grapefruit scented hops taking lead fiddle. A little bit of sweet malt to balance the hops peeks through, but is dominated by the citrus tones. 4

Taste – Taste begins a bit subtly at first but then rushes forth like a tank previously in hiding. FFF would like to call it a full on assault of fruity, bitter hops. Call my tongue seasoned but I didn’t think the bitterness was that intense, though it’s definitely on the higher end. Grapefruit is a very pronounced flavor in this beer. A small kick of maltiness at the end of the taste balances the hop bitterness, and becomes more pronounced once the beer warms, giving it a very nice balance. Give this one a minute to sit before digging in and I think you’ll be happy. 4.5

Mouthfeel – This beer clocks in at 9% so it’s certainly not going to be light and easy, but it also isn’t completely overwhelming, especially for an Imperial IPA. Despite the relatively high bitterness it’s easy to come back to this one for another sip. This is helped by a bit of dryness to the drink. The body overall is medium, not overly syrupy at all. 4

Overall, FFF gives you a very good, I would say classic take on the Imperial IPA style. Lots of bitter hops, strong citrus flavors, especially grapefruit, a little dryness and a medium body for a well balanced and enjoyable beer. Very satisfied with my first bottled Three Floyds experience… hopefully I can have more soon! 4

mwill7287, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of inlimbo77
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber bottle poured into Deschutes snifter (thanks eclipse54). There is no bottle date, but I think this is a little older because it has the old blue label not the new red wolf label.

A: Cloudy orange, rolling carbo, barely any head but really carbonated, head is crisp white when poured aggressively

S: Really nice peachy grapefruit hop aroma, you sort of do get the cat pee astringency, some faint breadiness, pine hints as well

T: Front to back hop bitterness, it really attacks the palate, really fruity hop character, a litte booze towards the back of throat, but nothing bad, I didn't get MUCH white wine as mentioned

M: Medium to full bodied, nice mouth coat

O: Never had a BAD 3 Floyds beer, maybe one or two not as fresh, this bottle MIGHT be old (label) but still tastes great

inlimbo77, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of woosterbill
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub, served in a goblet.

A: Clear, very pale amber body with a thin layer of white foam that quickly recedes into a ring. Light lace. Ok.

S: Pure, resinous hop bitterness. Pine sap, cannabis, and just huge herbal/leafy stickiness. Smells vicious.

T: Follows the nose, with all the viciousness carried out very well indeed. This might be the most tongue-numbingly bitter beer I've ever had, and yet it's actually enjoyable. I do with the hops had more flavor in addition to the straight bitterness, though.

M: Softy, frothy medium body. Nice liveliness helps counteract the explosive IBUs just a bit.

O: This beer is exciting and well worth trying, but I found its one-note bitterness show to get a little boring after just a few sips. I much prefer the complexity of both Dreadnaught and Apocalypse Cow.


woosterbill, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of Wadsey
4.05/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Arctic Panzer Wolf

Served in New Belgium globe glass

A:  Pours brushed gold with medium white head that doesn't stick around long. The beer itself has minimal effervescence and has some sediment floating in it. 

S:  Fresh, pungent hops that smell like crushed white grapes, overripe peaches, resin, and some grapefruit. Additional aromas include alcohol and northern lights. 

T: Subdued sweetness that is immediately run over by above hop onslaught. The fruits play on palate for a moment and then medium-high bitterness shoves them aside. Finish is bitter and drying.

M: Relatively light body and medium carbonation. A little warming and drying. 

O: Arctic Panzer Wolf is brewed to highlight hops and enhance drinkability, and I think it more than meets those objectives. This beer is the best West Coast style DIPA east of the Rockies. With that said, I can think of a dozen DIPAs brewed on the West Coast that are better.

Wadsey, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of Azurescens
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle with no bottled on or freshness date, poured into Hair of the Dog tulip, reviewed on 7/27/11.

A: Pours a hazy orange with small white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves a bit of lacing around glass.

S: Lacks the in your face hoppy aroma that I expect in a DIPA, slightly soapy with mild citrus hop aroma and sweet pale malts.

T: Some hop bitterness up front with slightly lemony and herbal hop flavors on a clean pale malt backbone. Finishes with a pleasant clean and mild herbal/citrus hop flavor.

M: Smooth and clean medium body with lower carbonation.

O: Good DIPA but nothing to write home about. Could use some more hops in the taste and much more in the aroma as well as a bit more head/retention and carbonation. Drinkability is good none the less and the 9% ABV is well hidden.

Azurescens, Jul 28, 2011
Photo of WastingFreetime
3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First of all, I feel the need to mention that I am puzzled that this beer does not show up on the Three Floyd's website, not even in the seasonal beer section. I just can't find it on their website at all. Is it about to be retired, I wonder? Moving on...

Label art is different on my bomber from the picture above on this website, it shows an up-close image of the face of a snarling wolf with blood red eyes.

Pours out flattish, weak carbonation, no lacing or head at all. This sort of thing is why I really wish 3Fs would date stamp their product. Getting brutally aggressive with pouring I can manage to generate a brief fizzy 1 finger white colored head that sputters out almost immediately, but that's the best I can get out of it. The color is a hazy opaque deep golden yellow, with some small pinhead flecks of sediment swirling about.

The scent is lemony fresh accents over a solid wall of grapefruit peel, very slight notes of pine pop up from time to time but they are scarce. The malt scent is unusually lighter than the typical IPA malt, this nose tells you that the brew is going to be a hop bomb in no uncertain terms before you even take a sip. I'm not, however, detecting the pineapple notes that everybody else is talking about. And I am most definitely not receiving the mango and other tropical fruits that are the signature stamp of the amazing Dreadnaught.

The flavor has a brief moment of Simcoe 'onion-ey-ness' before transforming straight into pine needley hop bomb accompanied by a fleeting light biscuit malt sweetness that fades out into a nice long dryer finish powered by hop oil and a minor dose of alcoholic booziness.

Body is on the thicker side of medium strength, but my carbonation is sorely lacking, which causes the hop oils to just lay there on my tongue like a dead trout on the riverbank. My tongue feels...slimy and gross after each sip.

This bottle gives the indication of not being the freshest it could be. Perhaps if consumed fresher I would have experienced an excellent carbonation, head, body, and the tropical fruits and pineapple that other BAs have mentioned. And if I ever do experience that in a fresher bottle, I shall have to come back and redo this review. But as it stands, my bomber was merely a slightly better-than-average IPA which could have been absolutely amazing but fell short from lack of the factors mentioned above.

WastingFreetime, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of daveytheformer
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to trodersark for this generous extra.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a tiny white head that quickly fades to very little lacing.

Smells strongly floral, like pine, sweet fruits and bitter hops.

Tastes are strong resinous pine, sweet island fruits, grapefruit citrus and a pretty lasting crisp bitterness. I feel like I do taste the apricots. A little caramel malt hiding in there.

Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. It has a long lasting dry bitterness.

Overall is a great beer. This is the first IPA I've tries from Three Floyd's and am really looking forward to trying more.

daveytheformer, Jul 26, 2011
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears a glowing bright orange tinted glowing golden very pale appearance compared to most IPA/DIPAs. Large billowing slightly off white head that clings to the sides of my Gulden Draak chalice with no problem.

I used to have easy access to Three Floyd's at times it was available in the Burgh over the years, and more recently I had a steady supply in the state of Ohio. Distribution has been rumored to come back to the state, but I did have to trade with fellow Ohio BA sobeleg to get ahold of this one, thanks again Eric! I hope you enjoy the KBS, since he did have to go on a business trip to Indiana to find this one for me. One of my first 3F in almost 2 to 3 years that's kind of sad, today though is a happy day and this snarling Arctic Panzer Wolf with red eyes is proof of that.

Aromatics are awesome, once you crack the bottle hops are unleashed, bringing bright citrus highlights I'm saying grapefruit with a touch of lemon. Tropical fruits (mango/pineapple) with a bit of crushed aspirin very acidic in nature but so hoppy. Underneath all of the hop components there's definitely a nice pale malt bill going on light biscuit/cracker like malt complexity, no caramel thank god. Just a bit of juicy fruit with a back end breadiness, balancing things out nicely.

Flavor, what always sealed the deal for me with Dreadnaught was the balance, this beer seems to up the hops and still keep the balance. Big citric rind grapefruit notes coming up with excellent welcomed hop burps. Well hidden alcohol I can't believe this is around 9 percent abv absolutely no burn or discomfort. A nice riding light biscuit malt character adds just enough breadiness to it, along with those tropical fruit malts I mentioned in the nose definitely making their mark.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with excellent sturdy carbonation, nothing overpowers the palate, nice slick hop oils glide around with each sip. A very nice easy to drain type of DIPA, I'm hoping this beer makes another appearance...their website doesn't have much info on it.

Overall, great drinkable DIPA that you will crave intensely hoppy and satisfying for those of us who enjoy these beers. Well done as always they have a very low fail rate and more often than not their beers are awesome. Even lighter styles like the recent export style lager I had from them was a great version, these guys can brew and they're definitely on the map for more than just Dark Lord Day and mysteriously burning down every month.

WVbeergeek, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of mntlover
4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Want to thank merlin48 for this bottle, dedicate this one to my sweet dog Belle that just pasted.

Pours a lightly hazy peach color with a big frothy off white head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is damn hops fill my nose as soon as cap is popped a great sign. Very wonderful citrus hop aromas fresh oranges, pineapple, red grapefruit all mingled with a sprinkle of fresh pine needles. Some light malt sweetness underneath it all, just enough to hold the hops not much more.

Taste is juicy fruit grapefruits, orange pineapple just like the nose nice and chewy just like juicy fruit. Very tasty hop forward I2PA with enough malt to hold all the hops. Finish is linger citrus fruits along with pine notes.

Mouthfeel is medium body with lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall very tasty brew very nice aroma, that carries over to the taste. I wonderful example of a great style, but then again FFF knows how to make a good I2PA.

mntlover, Jul 25, 2011
Photo of nataku00
4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. A golden orange beer, very hazy so as you can barely see shadows through the body, with a finger of off white bubbly head. Head dissipates to a thick collar of bubbles, leaving some light lacing as it goes. A good amount of carbonation is streaming up from the bottom of the glass, small thin streams here and there. This appears to be dry hopped and unfiltered, so I'm excited.

Huge grapefruit and orange aromas, sweet flesh, and bitter citrus oils from the skin. Some tropical fruits as well, pineapple and mango, a bit of ripe peach or nectarine, and some over ripe papaya. Big fruity hop aromas from this, light pine, with only the faint malt aromas in some lightly toasted grains.

Sweet orange and grapefruit, pineapple, mango and nectarine, then a nice long bitterness from the citrus skins and pine needles. Bone dry finish and bitter, lingering bitterness on the tongue and back of the throat, though not overpowering. Not much malt presence in the flavor, which would help balance it out a bit, but still excellent.

Medium bodied with excellent tongue tickling small bubble carbonation to help keep it clean and dried out. For a high abv DIPA, the alcohol is non existent in the flavor and you only notice the effects after having a few sips.

May like this more than Dreadnaught, will have to review my notes on that to compare.

nataku00, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got a stinger(22oz) bottle of Artic Panzer Wolf during a recent visit to 3 Floyds. The beer is a cloudy golden in color with thin white head. The aroma included...hops...not question. There were hints of pine and citrus. The taste was full bodied with great balance between the hop characteristics and elevated IBU. It was quite smooth. The mouthfeel was downgraed slightly due to the higher ABV...which would make it tough to session. Definitely worth a try.

WoodBrew, Jul 23, 2011
Photo of seabass87
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into glass.

A- Pours a light, translucent, copper. Surprisingly clear for a DIPA. Aggressive pour yields a tame 2-finger head that dies quickly. Leaves a fair amount of lacing.

S- Strong, vibrant, citrus hops dominate. Sweet malt background. A simple, yet wonderful scent. One of the better smelling IPA's I've had to date.

T- Follows the nose for the most part. A well balanced taste that has equal amounts bitter citrus hops and sweet malt. A nice bitter bite in transition, followed by a dry-hop aftertaste.

M- Incredibly light bodied for a DIPA with no carbonation. Goes down smooth. Dry finish.

O- I was quite impressed with this DIPA. Although it's not quite Dreadnaught, it's a very good DIPA with a surprisingly light and smooth character.

seabass87, Jul 23, 2011
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,924 ratings.