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Arctic Panzer Wolf - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 2,767
Reviews: 658
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 512
Gots: 319 | 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 it’s hapless victim. Scorched earth is our brewery policy.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009)
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Zuidman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-20-2013 21:25:19 | More by Zuidman
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -12%

02-26-2013 16:23:43 | More by BuckTuckian
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Gosox8787

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 22 oz. bomber bottle with no freshness date. Served at room temperature and poured into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Big thanks to AgentZero for this longtime want.

Appearance: Golden orange in color with a one finger, fizzy white head. The head subsides pretty quickly into the thinest of lacings around the edge.

Aroma: Mango, apricot, and grapefruit notes are all there. Definitely highlights the more tropical fruity notes from the hops here. Only a touch of pale malt. Nice balance.

Taste: Pineapple, mango, grapefruit and a touch of pine. Definitely more bitterness than the aroma, but the sweet hop notes really dominate (and that's a good thing in my opinion). The balance keeps it out of the realm of cloying sweetness.

Mouthfeel; Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall, a really nice DIPA with great hop flavors and balance. Of all the 3 3Floyd's IPAs I've had (the other two being Apocalypse Cow and Dreadnaught), this was my favorite by a long shot. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 13:34:18 | More by Gosox8787
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

10-14-2012 19:14:23 | More by Kubrickx
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-14-2013 18:53:11 | More by Jordy777
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-20-2013 22:00:29 | More by IpeeA
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2013 17:12:52 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

12-09-2011 06:30:50 | More by pperez38
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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.1%

02-19-2012 05:01:51 | More by tdmccarthy
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samie85

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -27.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 17:06:50 | More by samie85
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WesM63

Ohio

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a hazy deep orangish amer. 1-2finger off white head. Tons of lacing and retention.

S: Pine, resin, citrus (apricot) and a hint of malt sweetness.

T: Close to the nose. Hop forward with a bit of a bitterness the flows into a sweet citrus and resin. Finishes with a tiad bit of bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Excellent IIPA. The bitterness balances out well with the citrus for a well rounded brew. Remember to drink fresh!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 23:00:47 | More by WesM63
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Hessian257

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-24-2012 22:37:18 | More by Hessian257
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yeahnatenelson

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a bright amber, slight haze, with one finger of white head that soon dissipates.

Smell -- Grapefruit, pine resin, tropical fruit, and bready malt.

Taste -- Differs slightly from the nose: Pine hop character dominates, with tropical fruits, tangerine, and bready malt. Finish is assertive with bitter pine resin. Lingering taste of resin and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body, moderate carbonation, a bit slick.

Drinkability -- There's certainly some commonality between this and Dreadnaught, but this is less tropical fruit dominant and more pine. All in all, I prefer Dreadnaught, but this was certainly no slouch.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2010 01:54:59 | More by yeahnatenelson
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-21-2013 23:46:45 | More by jtladner
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dcloeren

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

11-26-2011 02:08:27 | More by dcloeren
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danwho

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

06-04-2012 22:47:34 | More by danwho
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

09-19-2013 01:57:36 | More by BeerImmediately
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Peachy orange. Great lacing and color. Very murky like a witbier. Unusal for an IPA...let alone a double.

Smell: Pine, cookie, honey, and fruit (lime?).

Taste/Mouthfeel: Grapefruit and tons of bourbon. An excellent gateway for IPA drinkers looking for somthing stronger but still familiar. Bourbon makes this a bit too light-bodied for a double.

Overall: Surprised I haven't heard of this more.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 03:14:55 | More by tjsdomer2
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gueuzegossage

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

05-16-2013 04:38:46 | More by gueuzegossage
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Pecan

California

3.75/5  rDev -12%

12-20-2012 08:54:37 | More by Pecan
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Nunya

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-28-2013 22:48:57 | More by Nunya
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elkinbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -6.1%

05-19-2014 13:22:49 | More by elkinbrown
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-04-2014 18:34:05 | More by MattSweatshirt
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johntfox

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

05-21-2013 00:00:03 | More by johntfox
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bottle served into a globe glass

Pours a bright, sunshine yellow color with plenty of orange highlights. A sudsy, off-white head builds up to 1.25 fingers or so, and is content to stick around a while. Lacing was merely iffy, but I think it was the fault of my glass. It looks sort of like a cough drop. Can't really complain about the appearance, it looks nice.

I love this aroma. It's a narrow, specific profile, but man does Three Floyds nail it. Lush bright stonefruit all over the place: peach, primarily, with apricot also making itself known. There's something that reminds me of a clementine, but sort of in a jammy/preserves kind of way. I suppose this could be what the label refers to as a "marmalade" note, because I don't smell marmalade. Beyond the stonefruit and citrus jam scents is a very vinous sort of citrus. My first instinct said Chardonnay, but I think it's more of an Alsace Riesling characteristic. All of this is backed up by some gentle pine. Lovely.

The taste follows the nose. That Riesling meets fresh stonefruit characteristic is going strong. The pine/grassy hop flavors are a little stronger on the palate, but they accentuate the brighter, fruitier hop flavors. The malts don't shy away in this beer; cracker-like, light, but present. It doesn't really taste all that much like honey, but there is a honeyed aspect in there... like a honey graham cracker but without the graham flavor. Honey cracker describes it exactly, whatever a honey cracker is. Don't be scared away just because I mention the malt. This isn't an East Coast IIPA by any means. I don't know how this will taste old; Three Floyds' more famous IIPA, Dreadnaught, is pretty much a malt-bomb when too old. I suspect that Arctic Panzer Wolf will not be as overtly malty in old-age, mostly because of the significantly reduced level of caramel malts here relative to Dreadnaught.

Not much active carbonation here. It's smooth, but traditional thinking says that carbonation accentuates the bright flavors. I was all set to score the mouthfeel a 3.5 for this reason, but I realized that the smoothness works well with the white wine-like flavor profile that this beer is going for. The consistent, focused flavor profile makes for a very, very, very drinkable IIPA. This is for people who love hop flavors but generally dislike hop bitterness.

This isn't in the same realm of complexity as Dreadnaught, but it's specificity and focus and overall deliciousness have significant merit. If you can try this beer, do not hesitate. Especially if you're someone who enjoys both hoppy beer and classic white wine varietals.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 18:50:41 | More by Reaper16
Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
95 out of 100 based on 2,767 ratings.