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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,978
Reviews: 671
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 530
Gots: 377 | FT: 17
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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3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into tulip glass...

Appearance: orange color with 2 finger white head; small amounts of lacing
Smell: kinda weak; miminal hop, citrus, and pine presence
Taste: it's a true DIPA; you're going to feel all 100 IBUs and 9% ABV
Mouthfeel: very bitter and dry on the finish
Overall: not bad for the style, but I do prefer other beers from FFF

Swettenham_Shire, Apr 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into an IPA glass

A - Pours a burnt orange with about a 1.5 finger head. Slightly murky with low carbonation.

S - Muted fruit. Grapefruit, orange, and a hint of lemon. There is a little touch of piney hops in the background. There is some dankness in there as well. No real malt presence that I can detect.

T - Thankfully a little stronger than the nose. Pine is the dominant flavor. I get some citrus on the back of the tongue and a little dankness mixed in.

M - I was expecting a much harsher finish based on the description. Prickly on the tongue, mildly bitter with just a tiny hint of alcohol.

O - Overall, I enjoyed this offering. I felt the nose could have been more pronounced but this bottle is about 8 weeks old so it could have mellowed. It can't shine Dreadnaught's shoes but it's hardly offensive either. I'd gladly drink this one again.

PSU_Mike, Apr 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours an illuminated orange color. A sudsy pancake of off-white head sits leisurely atop the beer's body. Lacing is random.

S-Pine and citrus of course. It also seems to display a pretty noticeable tropical fruitiness from those gorgeous, liquified hops. Resiny, citrusy, exotic and a bit herbal. Lingering maltiness that combines with the citrusy aspects of the nose.

T-Citrusy with some more exotic fruit flavors and a ton of pine and hempy flavors. Apricot hoppiness. As it warms, the maltiness becomes more talkative and it really plays well with the extensive hoppiness.

M-It's bitter but it is also a bit more gentle than I thought it would be. Light booziness. Medium bodied with a Spritzy amount of bubbles. Resiny.

O-Pretty amazing. Maybe not as memorable as some of their other beers I have recently tried but it's still a monster and I have almost no complaints.

VelvetExtract, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Drank on-tap
Served in a stemmed glass

Hazy, golden-amber appearance. The liquid was topped by one-finger tall, bubbly, foamy, off-white crown. No lacing whatsoever.

The nose was hoppy and rather sweet. Quite fruity. Peach and apricot notes dominated. Lots of orange as well. There was a strong caramel malt presence that seemed to get in the way of the hop aromas. All in all, not super complex or intense but pleasant and interesting nevertheless. As the beer warmed, some floral hop notes came through as well.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was also hoppy and sweet. A stiff, caramel malt backbone anchored the beer on the front end. Strong peach and apricot notes. Lots of candied orange peel. The beer turned much more bitter on the back end and in the finish. White grapefruit rind came through strong. The pithy bitterness lingered long after every sip.

The mouthfeel was probably the most impressive aspect of this beer. It was super creamy, supple and smooth on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, zippy effervescence.

Three Floyds makes some amazing hoppy beers, but Arctic Panzer Wolf is definitely not amongst the best of them. With a rich caramel maltiness on the front end and some intense, citrusy bitterness on the finish, this beer reminds me of what used to be considered an East Coast style double IPA.

Damian, Apr 01, 2014
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Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,978 ratings.