Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

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Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
3,578 Ratings
Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf

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

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

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Ratings: 3,578 |  Reviews: 727
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 LJWalker
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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 ralerwen
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of seanchai
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vonerichs
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The color is a light yellow between straw and gold, but closer to straw. Pure white head one finger high with very little lacing.

The nose is all citrus hops. Grapefruit, mango, and apricot. It smells really sweet in a juicy fruity kind of way.

True to style, 3F loaded this one with hops. It's mostly of the tropical fruit variety as in the scent, but the sweetness is nowhere near what I expected after the smell. The sweetness is minimal compared to the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is crisp with an extremely dry finish. It leaves the perfect amount of bitterness on the back of my tongue.

The only knock I have on this one is that it's slightly hot, especially for 9%. I would have guessed this to be 10%+ from the burn. Nonetheless, the bitterness masks it good enough.

3F knows their hops and it shows in yet another great DIPA.

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Photo of mntlover
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Want to thank merlin48 for this bottle, dedicate this one to my sweet dog Belle that just pasted.

Pours a lightly hazy peach color with a big frothy off white head that falls slow and laces well.

Aroma is damn hops fill my nose as soon as cap is popped a great sign. Very wonderful citrus hop aromas fresh oranges, pineapple, red grapefruit all mingled with a sprinkle of fresh pine needles. Some light malt sweetness underneath it all, just enough to hold the hops not much more.

Taste is juicy fruit grapefruits, orange pineapple just like the nose nice and chewy just like juicy fruit. Very tasty hop forward I2PA with enough malt to hold all the hops. Finish is linger citrus fruits along with pine notes.

Mouthfeel is medium body with lightly peppy carbonation.

Overall very tasty brew very nice aroma, that carries over to the taste. I wonderful example of a great style, but then again FFF knows how to make a good I2PA.

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Photo of Tyecko
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of drdiesel9483
4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer several times from a tap but am reviewing from a bottle. Loved this beer every time from the tap.
Look - copper, orange color. Starts off with good amount of head that goes down at a moderate speed but leaves a film on top. Very hazy color.
Smell - hoppy smell with possibly orange citrus smell. Also a good malt smell.
Taste - pretty hoppy beer with a good amount of malts. taste the alcohol. Has a citrus taste but I can't pin point what fruit. Bitter with slight spice.
Feel - good amount of carbonation and slightly thick.
Overall - this beer is a great beer but better from a tap. I'd have to say most beers are that way and this one would probably be closer to 5 if I was reviewing it from a tap.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle courtesy of Vega406, thanks Josh! Poured into Jackie O's snifter.

A- Pours a hazy slightly brownish golden with about a quarter finger of white head that recedes fairly fast. About average carbonation.

S- Grapefruit hops, lemon, malts, mango. Slightly above average aroma strength.

T- Grapefruit hops mixed with a fairly malty backbone and finishes with with a nice citrusy mango, pineapple aftertaste that lingers for awhile.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, smooth, abv very well hidden.

O- This was another good DIPA from FFF. Again definitely one of the better DIPAs that I've had, but not the best I've had. This beer had a very nice citrus fruit taste with a great lingering aftertaste. A little bit maltier, more grapefruit (instead of mango) hops, and a bit more bitter then Dreadnaught. I definitely recommend trying a bottle if you are a true Hop-Head.

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Photo of TheBrewo
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We pour a dusky, pumpkin orange brew. It holds a two finger tannish head, showing great retention. Thick sheets of lacing are left around the glass, with a thick foam across the top of the beer for the remainder of the tasting. There is a thick haze, but no sediment, and carbonation appears robust. The aroma is glorious with huge citrics and soap. Floral, nectary sugars of peach, nectarine, and under ripe banana add fruit, while booze adds pepper and spice. The malts are light, toasty, and metallic. Lemon tannins of a lemony breakfast tea come out with warmth. Our first impression is that this guy is surprisingly bitter. The flavoring opens with toasted malts and citric hops, lemon and orange, and some pine. Sour grain and lactics, along with an added citric sugariness mark the start. The peak shows warm spice, bitter clove, and light medicinals. The bitterness begins, with dirty and muddy pine cones. These carry to the finish, with lactic sours, more clovey phenols, and bittering citric hop cone and rind. The aftertaste breathes of fresh florals, citrus, earthy hop resin, sweet white sugar, and general citric bitterness. Really the aftertaste encompasses most of big aromatics. The body is medium, and the carbonation is medium to high. There is biting metallic astringency down the tongue and hard palate, with a satisfying slurp, cream, and pop to each sip. The final drops are slick and oily, and the beer drinks nicely. The abv is appropriate.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was the aroma. There was such a great bright hop, and a beautiful mix of sugary sweetness. This is why the first few sips were so surprising in their bitterness. With warmth, however, the spice and hops really cool down, and come to a supreme balance with the malts, for a great representation of the style.

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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,578 ratings