Arctic Panzer Wolf
3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
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3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Indiana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #288
Ranked #1,771
4.26 | pDev: 9.39%
Feb 03, 2024
Sep 10, 2009
A dry and stupendously-hopped, medium-bodied Imperial India Pale Ale brewed with Canadian 2-Row malt, Dextrose Sugar and lots of American hops. Arctic Panzer Wolf has superior aromas of marmalade, white peach, pine and apricot, all mixed with intense American hop bitterness.

100 IBU
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Reviewed by HOWEverSpence from Michigan

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I’m starting to believe all the hype behind 3 Floyds BC. I’ve been coming at their beers from more of a critical angle, and they still seem to beat my expectations. Honestly, I may appreciate this more than Zombie Dust, and that’s saying something.
Feb 03, 2024
Rated: 4.4 by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

Jan 31, 2024
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a puffy head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, fading slowly over time and leaving lots of spiderweb lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – the aroma is quite heavy of a tropical fruit smell of papaya, passionfruit, and pineapple mixed with lots of tangerine and some aromas of honeydew and grape. Along with these smells comes notes of a light graininess and some hop smells of pine and grapefruit. A touch of earthiness and some hay round it all out, producing a quite inviting smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and slightly more thick malt flavor paired with some of the tropical fruits of papaya and pineapple that were in the nose. There is also a decent showing of tangerine and orange as well as some very light lemon. The hops are present right from the start with flavors of herb and pine being the strongest, but being accompanied by a bit of grapefruit as well. As the taste advances the sweetness gets a touch stronger as a light peach and apricot taste join in. The alcohol is well hidden, but can be tasted at the end, and with some a decent earthiness, one is left with a rather robustly hopped taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is slightly more thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is lower than normal. For the style and the tastes, the feel is awesome, really allow you to sense all the rich flavors and appreciate the higher abv with a sipping brew.
Overall – A quite nice double with lots of flavor and bigness. Would recommend this one.
Jan 30, 2024
Rated: 4.25 by Samnem from Pennsylvania

Jan 21, 2024
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Reviewed by ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly murky copper color with about a finger's worth of head, eggshell colored and pretty rough in texture. The aroma is classic Three Floyds IPA - honeydew melon, grapefruit, mango, lemon, and passionfruit pop assertively. There isn't much malt backbone apart from a hint of caramel. There's just something so comforting about an older school, non-hazy IPA bringing this much tropical fruit aroma. The taste, thankfully, follows the nose pretty well, though the malt presence shows up a bit more boldly on the palate. Still, a huge wave of mango, lemon, grapefruit, and melon hit the palate running. Remember how I talked about the more assertive maltiness? The finish features a decent amount of caramel and toffee, as well as a touches of booze and sugar. The boozy presence is the only thing preventing me from giving the taste a 4, but it's still a good DIPA regardless. The feel is crisp and a little fuzzy, with a long finish. I don't expect creaminess from an assertive DIPA like this, though. The sugar presence is a bit more prevalent than I'd like, slowing drinkability down slightly. Carbonation is medium. Overall, I'd put this a little above Dreadnaught and a little below Permanent Funeral. It's just another rock-solid IPA in the Three Floyds arsenal of rock-solid IPAs.
Jan 11, 2024
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Rated by JDUBWA412

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Dec 23, 2023
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nearly clear golden color with a 1F head and moderate lacing.

Smells of slightly dank grassy, piney hoops with citrus.

Tastes of light malt, slightly tart grapefruit with sweeter orange and lemon with a moderately bitter alcohol warm finish.

Medium light body and carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

This is a lightly juicy, crisp, assertive West Coast IPA.
Apr 30, 2023
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy amber color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has malt and hop hints
The taste has a malt and hop flavor
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good IIPA
Apr 06, 2023
Rated: 4.12 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 31, 2023
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Mar 22, 2023
Rated: 4.41 by zotzot from Vermont

Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by SoundMakesSense from Indiana

Mar 05, 2023
Rated: 4.2 by Gkruszewski from New York

Feb 23, 2023
Rated: 4.1 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 3.94 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

3.47/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
From the bottom of the can: "PKGD ON 11/18/22 Q0711"
This was a 16oz can from a 4-pack.

Appearance: The body is nearly opaque which allows only a very faint haze of a blurry shadow through. It has a deep golden amber body which is on the darker side but not quite bronze. There is a short and fluffy white head which maintains a thin layer of fluffy film over the surface with a creamy and fluffy ring around the glass. There is some spotty lacing.

Aroma: At first some wildflower aroma came through, then some fruity peach and grapefruit came to the nose. There is a touch of cabbage but each time it becomes apparent, it pops out and is replaced by a more fruity aroma.

Taste: The flavor closely mimics the aroma here. There is this somewhat floral opening to the beer giving it a wildflower note up front which is a bit soap-like. Then it develops more citrus character on the tongue; largely this mixture of pithy grapefruit and blood orange. These two citrus notes persist to the end. It has a somewhat grassy finish. After a while some candied orange also comes through a tad.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness on this beer is high. It has a body that is on the lower edge of medium with a touch of slickness. It is a bit of a slow drinker given the high bitterness and the somewhat medium body.

Overall: The citrus notes in this beer and the strong bitterness are the highlights. There is plenty to enjoy when it comes to both of these qualities. The beer also has a floral note which is not bad but when combined with the grassy character it clashes with the more citrus-centric notes of the beer. It's an alright beer but I'm not likely to buy it again over what is readily available on the market. The beer I purchased was consumed within 3 months of being canned so I might try it again if it was on tap or if it was fresher than the one I purchased. I wouldn't advocate for or against it, but I would recommend a single can or a sampler before buying a 4-pack.
Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by 12ozfan from Illinois

Jan 29, 2023
Rated: 4.47 by soarinsteven from Illinois

Jan 18, 2023
Rated: 4.73 by RoyalKaiju from Kentucky

Jan 15, 2023
Rated: 4.03 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Jan 12, 2023
Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 3713 ratings