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 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:
#767
Reviews:
727
Ratings:
3,588
pDev:
9.39%
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Ratings: 3,588 |  Reviews: 727
Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 NateMac13
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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 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 Warren2621
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev -6.1%

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

Photo of rkarimi
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tyecko
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.66/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kevanb
3.61/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From Notes, bomber poured into a pint glass.

This pours a hazy dank orange peel color, with a thin foamy head that exposes a nice amount of webbed lacing. Smells unlike most IPAs but expecting Three Floyds to stick to the norm isn’t why I love their stuff. The nose has strong peach aromas with tangy orange marmalade and hints of resinous pine. It’s pine that greets your tongue that also includes an arsenal of bitter hops, citrus and floral elements that round off a very interesting flavor. It has a really nice full body, but goes down sharply, very astringent that leaves a tingling of alcohol buzz.

Overall: Harsh. Harsh, and harsher again. It's brutal, it takes no prisoners and is an absolutely palate wrecker. An interesting experiment, but hardly a good DIPA.

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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

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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Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 3,588 ratings