Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
BA SCORE
4.26/5
3,564 Ratings
Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#705
Reviews:
726
Ratings:
3,564
pDev:
9.39%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
598
Gots:
596
Trade:
16
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Photo of cd34
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Haymarket

A - It pours a slightly hazed golden hue and is topped with a big pillowy cap of white froth, which leaves lace swaths in rings as the glass drains.

S - The nose is hugely hoppy and offers a large amount of lemon zest, lemongrass and sweet floral notes. There is an underlying cannabis-pine suggestion, and some toasty malt, but they are really overshadowed by the floral and tart citrus.

T - The brew is very very bitter, perhaps unreasonably so. The pale malt is very low in the flavor profile, so we're basically working with astringent hop oil and solventy alcohol. The hop is more grassy than the nose suggested, and still has a heavy citric presence, with lemongrass, grapefruit rind and orange-blossom implied. Strongly flavored stuff.

M - The feel is on the thinner side for a DIPA, which is fine by me.

O - Final verdict: While much of this brew borders on the unpleasant, it never crosses over that line. This is basically the big-boy juice here; if you can't take it, go home and change your panties.

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Photo of IpeeA
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of rye726
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Sent to me quite fresh thanks to a good friend. Perfect pour. Thick lacy head over an orangish straw IPA. Nose has big hops and malts, but not as explosive as I expected. Taste is near perfect. Great blend of fresh bitter hops and big malts. Clean yet full body. Nice hoppy finish. Good, but not on the same level as Dreadnaught.

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Photo of crbnfbr
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of DavidHume
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of RobinLee
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Hop_God
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jegross2
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing the Arctic Panzer Wolf from Three Floyds Brewing Company out of Munster, Indiana.

Score: 96

Tap pour served in a La Fin Du Monde tulip at Kuma's Corner and enjoyed on 06/08/12. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Murky orange in color. Served with a finger or two of white head. Amazing lacing and awesome retention/cling. 5/5

Smell: Grapefruit, pine, orange juice, lemon zest, tropical citrus, pine and herbaceous, fresh grass. 4.5/5

Taste: Juicy tropical citrus hop bomb! Orange, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, and mango. Ample lemonade and bitter pine. Sharp lemon-zest flavor. Faint hint of onion. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel. Bitter, slightly sweet. The mouthfeel here is directly comparable to Ghandi Bot. 4.5/5

Overall: One of the best IPA out there when fresh. I prefer this over Dreadnaught.

Cost: $10.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scott2269
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of DangerDawg
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mpayne5
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of hardy008
3.65/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Gold/amber color with a bright white two finger head of foam with good retention and lacing. A nice aroma wafts up from the glass with pineapple, mango, oranges, and grapefruit. Smells good. Hopefully it will taste as good as it smells.

Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, zest, and oranges are all noticed on the first sip. This beer is more bitter than the aroma suggested, but there is also some sweetness present. I can also taste some light malt, but the hops are the star here. Tastes more bitter than I would like it to be.

Medium to full bodied with above average carbonation, and the alcohol is pretty well hidden for 9.0 % abv. A nice DIPA, but not as good as Dreadnaught.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joe1510
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
$10
Three FLoyds kiosk

Bottled: 2/29/16

Arctic Panzer is the most apricot-y of apricot-y oranges I have ever seen. It absolutely glows when backlit. A touch of haze runs throughout the body and up top sits a handsome crown. The foam is pure white and rises easily to a finger in height. The lacing creeps toward 100% coverage as the foam recedes A damn fine looking beer is Arctic Panzer Wolf.

This beer was stinking up the room the second the top was popped. Apricot is the first thing to mind and peach rings are the second, and blueberries are third. Flintstones vitamins add some sweetness while some unidentified tropicals and (gasp) model airplane glue make an appearance. Pine creeps up on the rear along with a candy like citric quality. That airplane glue and artificial Flintstone Vitamin quality I mentioned sounds bad, right? It's crazy delicious smelling actually.

The flavor profile showcases all the same aspects but in a slightly different order. The tropiclas are more upfront than the nose while the apricot steps up mid palate. Blueberry and pine are apparent from the middle to the finish. The pine grows on the finish with each successive sip.WHile there is a drizzle of caramel the malt profile is on the sugar cookie side of the spectrum. There's only a touch of the vitamin quality in the flavor department. This is a great beer.

The mouthfeel is as it should be. The body weighs in around the middle of the spectrum with no hint of viscous stickiness. The carbonation is perfectly dialed in, soft to the point of velvety while managing to keep the beer moving. The bitterness hits upfront but only grows a touch over moderate throughout the drink. This beer drinks like it's a 6%er. I see bad decisions in my future.

Arctic Panzer Wolf has been a favorite of mine since it was first released years ago. I used to roll by Miller's on Wabash just to get $6 pints when it was around back in the day. It's big, bold, unique, and most importantly, delicious. What should be a sipper drinks like something to be drank. If you haven't had this, go buy it.

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Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind Beer #4, Blind Beer BIF, Round 3. Bomber labeled #4.

A-Hazy copper golden, lots of floaties, huge frothy head, great sticky lacing.

S-Juicy, piney, sweet and a nice bit of citrus. Some malt is detectable but not the feature element here. Thinking we're in DIPA territory.

T-Yes, indeed. More citrus presence in the taste than the nose but a very large amount of malt sweetness as well. Quite tasty, the sweetness holds up nicely to balance the solid bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, finely carbonated, good lingering flavor.

D-I am thinking this beer is in the 9% ABV territory, so one is probably the right number. But a good one.

Guessing DIPA, seems vaguely Three Floyds-y to me, though lacking in the bitterness of fresh Dreadnaught.

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Photo of angrybabboon
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to rmalinowski4 for sending this my way

Review adapted from notes taken 11/12/11

Appearance: Cloudy, hazy gold, with some orange - starts with a nice head, fades to nice lacing

Smell: Citrus, citrus everywhere - tons of citrus, floral, tropical, and dank - tons of weed, wet and leafy - some pine here, too, oily - this is an aggressive hop bomb, and I cannot say much about the malts

Taste: Pretty ridiculous, borderline absurd - very resiny, oily - tons of harsh yet delicious citrus - orange, grapefruit - some other light fruits, apricot, peach - with herbal, leafy weed - some spiciness - some mildly sweet malts underneath (probably crystal malt) - extremely bitter, abrasive, almost overly harsh

Mouthfeel: Medium body, extremely sticky, adequately carbonated

Overall: The label art is quite accurate...

According to my notes, "This is so aggressive - like a wolf biting you in the balls." As I have never had this experience, I do not know if this is a valid comparison. Regardless, this is absurdly aggressive. And definitely worth a try.

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Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a slightly golden yellow with a light fizzy like head. little to no lacing.

lots of bitterness such as pine, citrus, and dirty resin. light malt.

tons of bitterness through out. a complex mix of pine, citrus, and dankness. bits of tropical fruit. very light malty body. slight booze as this warmed up.

nice moderate carbonation and a medium body. for a DIPA, it drinks pretty easy.

a great DIPA, a piece of me likes this more than dreadnaught.

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Photo of xdtfx
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of ralerwen
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of cultclassic89
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,564 ratings
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