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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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3,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 672
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 534
Gots: 403 | FT: 15
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 its hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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2.88/5  rDev -32.4%

LisaPoczik, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
2.95/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

"Imperial India Pale Ale." Less than three weeks old. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with interesting label and art and distinctive colorful branded pressure cap served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Acquired in a trade with the very gracious tcman128 - thanks again, buddy! Expectations are quite high given the brewery and its reputation.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of nice soft complexion, good thickness, nice cream, slightly frothy consistency, and good (~4-5 minute) retention for the high ABV. Sticky consistent even lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a transparent yellow-copper. Vibrant. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Spot-on for the style. I'm looking forward to trying it.

Sm: Floral hops are dominant, with some accompanying light grapefruit and soapy hop character; this may have spent too long in primary. Pale malts. Caramel is a bit too present. Some piney hop character. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Tangerine. Mango, pineapple, other tropical fruit hop esters. Not ideal choices of hops for my particular tastes, but decent for the style. Clean and pleasant. An average strength aroma.

T: Mango, pineapple, tangerine - all tropical fruit hop esters, and not to my tastes for the style. Too sweet, with a caramel malt undertone. Light grapefruit. Hop bitterness does come through, compromising the balance. Clean. Not a fan of the sticky malty aspect blended with the sweet fruity notes. The pineapple in particular really kills the flavour profile for me; I'm not liking the hop choices made here but I can see where others with different tastes would really enjoy this. Pine. Light bready malts. Old orange juice comes to mind. I'm really just not big on this type of hop character.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good thickness. Overcarbonated. Sticky. Chewy. Suits the flavour profile decently. Clean. Decent presence on the palate. Sugary. Good body.

Dr: This one just wasn't for me personally, but I don't doubt that it's brewed well. It's largely redolent of old orange juice mixed with tropical fruit notes that don't at all appeal to me - whether in an imperial IPA or not. I didn't find it well-balanced and I won't be having it again, but it does hide its ABV well and I'll happily finish this bottle by myself. Glad to have tried it, but it's just not suited for my personal tastes. Disappointed in the beer, but not for any issues with the quality of the brewing. Looking forward to trying more Three Floyds' IPAs which are hopefully more what I'm after in an imperial IPA.

C

kojevergas, May 18, 2013
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2.95/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Light and bright. The beer is a clear glowing amber. The head is lackluster which is a bit of a let down.

S- This already smells like another awesome midwest dipa from the brewery that helped define this type of dipa. Big tropical fruit bombs, and that's how I like it. Marmalade, pineapple, mango, and cotton candy. Pine is there but is secondary to exotic fruits.

T- The snell is much better than the taste, which unfortunate. Tropical fruit is still the star but it isn't as well blended as the aroma. Copious pine and a splash of fussel alcohol get in the way. This beer is pretty damn bitter, considering how fruity it is.

M- Medium bodied with a nicely subdued carbonation. Its quite resins with a long lingering bitter finish.

MbpBugeye, Dec 22, 2010
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

fenlop54, Oct 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

innominat, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of nkersten
3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle into Three Floyds nonic. Orange yellow color with tiny white collar, no lacing and nothing to really retain. Smells a bit on the malty side, very basic pale malts. Some resinous pine, alcohol, astringent hops. Any aroma hops have faded. Taste is very bitter but not too flavorful. Slightly grassy, alcohol, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium to high carbonation and a medium body. I have a feeling this beer is old. Three Floyds, DATE YOUR BOTTLES. Or, even worse, if this beer is fresh, its one of the most boring double IPAs I have had in a while. Drinkable, but definitley not memorable.

nkersten, Apr 22, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy orange with two fingers of white head that recedes into a thin ring with a little lacing.

S: Some citrusy notes up front--mostly grapefruit with some pineapple. Pine, grass, and earthy aromas follow.

T: Pine dominates the palate here. There are some grapefruit and grassy notes as well, but mostly it's dry, resiny pine. The finish is bitter with a light alcohol burn. The bitterness lingers well after each sip.

M: Medium body with mid-high carbonation that accents the bitter pine notes well.

O: An alright DIPA. It's not bad, but it's very overpriced ($13 for a bomber where I got it) and not nearly worth it. It's too bitter and piny for my tastes.

n2185, Oct 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.