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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3,223 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,223
Reviews: 691
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 555
Gots: 462 | FT: 20
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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Photo of Finatic
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a slightly chilled Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy yellowish with one finger head that dissipates quickly. Lacing is very minimal.

S: The smell just jumps out at you immediately and grabs your full attention. A great piney, resinous aroma with loads of sub-tropical flavors which I love in my DIPA's.

T: Man this a hop bomb for sure. Even though I can taste very little malt backbone in it, it doesn't have a very bitter aftertaste in for all the hops used.

M:Alcohol is very well hidden, very medium bodied.Carbonation is just right.

O: I was really excited to try this DIPA and once again 3 FFF has not let this HOP Head down. A special thanks goes out to fellow BA Urbancaver who provided me with this fine beer.

Cheers All!!!

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.59/5  rDev +7.7%
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

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.

6/16/2011

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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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%

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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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3.49/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,223 ratings.