Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
3floyds.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

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

Added by paco1029384756 on 09-10-2009

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Ranking:
#1,354
Reviews:
734
Ratings:
3,601
pDev:
9.39%
 
 
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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$ 14.03/22 oz bottle ($ 0.638/oz) from Chuck’s Wine and Spirits, Bowling Green, KY. Reviewed 11/7/18.
“Bottled on 9-8-17” in yellow ink on the shoulder. Stored at room temperature. Refrigerated in hotel room reefer and served at whatever temperature that was in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup.
Appearance – 4.5.
Body – Medium yellow, hazy.
Head – Large (Maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, dense, good retention, diminishing to a two mm ring and thin complete layer with a heaped mound of dense foam. Head retraction leaves a wide band of tight lacing.
Lacing – Excellent! As the level drops, in addition to the head retraction lacing, thick complete rings of curtain lacing.
First pour – Light yellow, very slight haze.
Aroma – 4.25 – Very piney, but it does fade a bit with time.
Flavor – 4.5 – Begins moderately bitter with a solid malt backbone. The aftertaste has a bit of orange marmalade, so the label was right about that. No alcohol (9% ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25 – When I looked at the bottle, I read it as “9-8-18”, probably because I was so excited to find a bottle Arctic Panzer Wolf. Still, I was not disappointed – even at 14 months old and stored at room temperature under fluorescent lights, this is one fine beer! I’m almost afraid to try a fresh one – the ecstasy might kill me!

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Photo of Vidblain
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arctic Panzer Wolf ain't no NE style IPA - it has plenty of complementary bitterness and a fair amount of malt. It's still sweet, but very much balanced with piney bitterness.

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Photo of Ajaxx550
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost clear gold with an eggshell colored head, nice lacing.
Pine, citrus and melon aroma. Taste is similar with a sweet malt backbone. Medium bodied, an almost creamy feel to it. Damn tasty brew from 3F.

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Translucent honey good with a thick egg shell head. No activity visible.

Smell: Chewy sweet malt with bitter citrus and pine cones. Clings to the nostrils.

Taste: Bitter orange pith, over ripe oranges, and cantaloupe on the attack this goes to bitter pine as the body moves forward on the palate. When the body gets there it is a sweet bread crust malt. There is more hops worth notes of white pepper, over ripe nectarine, and more bitter pine needles. The body thins out to a bitter pine finish.

Feel: Drinks really clean for a west coast style IPA. Medium plus bitterness. Medium body. Mild alcohol. Bone dry finish.

Overall: A very impressive imperial IPA. It’s a classic west coast style that dodges the soupy sweetness that can plague the style. It drinks smooth for the style and there is nothing bad to say about it. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of JDoHo
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.57/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy bright orange with a huge white pillow for a head. Decent lacing. Aroma is bright citrus fruits and pine. Flavor is sweet citrus fruits and caramel malt. Pine finish. Medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Overall a nice beer but not really special.

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Photo of BierRunner
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark gold color and good carbonation. The nose is amazing, suit and jammy. Great mouth feel and a nicely balanced taste that mirrors the nose with a bitter backbone. It is a little boozy in the finish but still wonderful.

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Photo of snapp1422
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nathan419
3.36/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

5 ounce pour at 3 Floyds in Munster - perhaps one of my new favourite places in the world! Slightly hazy golden orange with piney hops, tropical fruit on the nose. Taste starts fairly tame with some sweet caramel malt with backing of grapefruit before piney/citrus rind bitterness hits the back of the tounge and bit of boozy warmth in throat. Bitterness lingers pulling you in for another amazing sip. Full bodied - extremely well balanced.

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Photo of robotic_being
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jchanley
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grapeshops
3.82/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lubu42
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Edwardrm
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooGood
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of treich001
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bl00
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FalconOne
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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