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Arctic Panzer Wolf - 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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3,186 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,186
Reviews: 687
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 547
Gots: 446 | FT: 19
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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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of MbpBugeye
3/5  rDev -29.6%
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.

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3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of nkersten
3.01/5  rDev -29.3%
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.

Photo of n2185
3.05/5  rDev -28.4%
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.

Photo of eclipse54
3.08/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A 22 ounce bottle from fvernon; thank you very much for this want! Split into tulip glasses...

Pours a gorgeous yellow gold color that is rather unique. It’s not a semi-translucent copper or straw color, but rather appears as a solid mass of maybe plastic with the color of yellow gold. Atop rests a generous two-finger head of pure white color and fluffy, bubbly consistency. Retention and lacing are a bit lacking, but are minor qualms.

The aroma is of citrus (grapefruit, lemon, orange) and caramel malt primarily, with notes of grains and spicy, resinous hops in the rear. An earthy pine note from the hops is prominent.

It tastes of strong grapefruit and orange citrus, lemon zest, caramel malt, various light grains, and a strange chalkiness that is a bit offputting; it's honestly just plain white sidewalk chalk that comes to mind, reminiscent of the large number of paint chips as a kid. Luckily it's faint, but I still wish it weren't there.

Mouthfeel is solid; ample carbonation, slightly dry on the finish, not overly resinous. Well done here.

Overall, the contents of this bottle suggest a decent IPA. I'd give it another go, considering this bottle may be past its prime, but I'd keep expectations low and open myself to the possibility of a pleasant surprise.

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3.09/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes; originally 7/29/11.

Pours a slightly hazy blonde color with two fingers of thick, white head.

Fruity and a bit catty with with some caramel malt.

Very fruity and grape-like taste with some mango and an aspirin-bitterness on the end.

Very smooth feel with a medium body and low carbonation.

A little rough at first, but becomes more palatable after it warms to room temperature.

Photo of Nichols33
3.16/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I think it might have been a bit old (3 months)

Photo of Pabs311
3.17/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a hazy ornage-yellow with a nice pillowy off-white head with good retention, leaves some spotty lacing around the glass.

S- mainly citrus and herbal hops, a little weak for my taste though. some caramel malt comes through as well to balance everything out. there was something that did seem a little off on the nose though, couldn't quite pick up exactly what it was though.

T- similar to the nose. a little more intense on the hops. same caramel sweet maltiness coming through at points. but still that weird flavor that i can't quite pick up on what it is exactly. threw me off of this beer a bit.

M/D- medium-light bodied. good carbonation. cannot pick up on the alcohol in here at all. very good drinking beer, minus that weird characteristic.

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 3,186 ratings.