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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 3,182
Reviews: 685
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 543
Gots: 442 | FT: 16
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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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.

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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.

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of auroracrisis
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bought last week at the brewpub, poured into a FFF pint glass.

Somewhat hazy, straw colored with a head that sticks around and provides a bit of lacing. Plenty of bubbles can be seen hastily dancing to the top.

Mango and pineapple dominate the nose at first with whiffs of lemon and grapefruit zest. A touch of more fruit sweetness and an ever so subtle hint of pine. This is all about the hops.

Bright fruity notes of pineapple and grapefruit open with their sweetness and then quickly move into the bittering aspects of the grapefruit like flavor. Not much malt to speak of but a subtle caramel and graham cracker sweetness is there.

Crisp and a bit sticky with a medium body, and ample carbonation.

Good use of pineapple and grapefruit flavors, but not too much different than Dreadnaught. A good beer, one that I'm glad I finally got to try fresh without having to take a gamble on a bottle from around the shelves here.

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,182 ratings.