Arctic Panzer Wolf | 3 Floyds Brewing Co.

Arctic Panzer WolfArctic Panzer Wolf
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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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of gopens44
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful foamy head over a slightly hazy golden body. Nose has this strong apricot nectar think straight away while a little pear and grass backs in behind. Taste supports the apricot and pear but ups the ante with honey and pine until alcohol and tobacco finishes it off in sweet, bitter and nearly burning fashion.

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Photo of bashiba
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the Map Room. It poured a nice bright and cloudy orange with a nice big thick head.

The smell was all citrus and orange peel and fresh hops. Very nice.

The flavor had a light sweetness to it with a touch of orange and citrus with a big blast of fresh west coast hop flavor, big citrus and pine.

The mouthfeel had a nice resiny thickness to it without a medium body.

Very drinkable and good, yet almost a bit unremarkable compared to some of the their other Pale Ale's.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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5/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at Brixie's in Brookfield, IL. Poured in a stemmed tulip glass.

A= This ale poured a beautiful medium gold color with a 1/2" fluffy show-white head. Clarity was slightly hazed, though seemed to improve as it warmed so it was likely just chill-haze. Tons of sticky lace left down my glass.

S= Huge blast of pine hops in the nose, but there was some citrus fruit and caramel maltiness in there too.

T= This had a lot of layers of flavor going on. The malt was sweet and chewy, with caramel and a little biscuit action. The hop flavors were complex and huge. I noted resiny pine, tropical fruit, orange, grapefruit, and maybe even some floral esters. Bitterness was beyond firm but quite enjoyable. Finish was very dry.

MF= Upper side of medium bodied, with a a solid carbonation bite that lifted the heavier body quite nicely.

D= Really a very drinkable beer despite the huge bitterness and high ABV. Very well crafted to push the limits yet remain drinkable and complex. Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle courtesy of Alexander - huge thanks to a great trader! Cracked as soon as I could find the time to after this one landed, so I could enjoy it as fresh as possible. Poured in to a snifter.

Appearance: Pours a tangerine sunrise, crystalline and transparent, marred only by an excessive - nay, obscene - amount of precipitate, shocked out of this one by transportation through excessive cold. Consistent, quick, and fine carbonation zips up mercurially from the nucleation site at the center of the snifter towards the head. A little weak on the retention side of things, the frothy white head - initially about one finger tall - fades to a wide swath of surface lace and a thin fuzzy collar. The retention on the sides of the glass is similarly slightly retarded, with a few dashes of snowy slop all that manages to stick. The hue is fantastic, but the particulates and the lacing leave something to be desired.

Aroma: Spicy wintergreen and herbal notes mingle with pineapple, mango, and tangerines, pleasantly and attractively enough. The spiciness mingles nicely with the simple, biscuity sweetness, about as smoothly as you can expect it to given the intensity of the hops here.

Taste: Dank. About as fat and juicy as you can imagine. It reminds me of a more herbal Sculpin in many ways. That is, the hop profile is moderately to moderately high on the bitterness side of things, and the citrus profile is tropical, high, and full of tangerines, peaches, oranges, and mango. But this one has a decidedly eastern twist - resinous, leafy notes are practically dripping between every other flavor component here, rich, tobacco-like, with hints of wintergreen, thyme, and juniper berry, suggestive of dry hopping with an east coast hop. It's also Dreadnaught-esque, in a way, but with a lighter malt base - the malt base here is graham cracker-like, still roasted, yes, but lighter, crisper, and a little dryer than the big, fat, sweet, cane sugar-like juicyness that you get out of D-naught. It's a great combination - the dryness and lesser roast of the base compliments the minty, spicy, leafy notes well, much better than a sweet, roasty base would have complimented the hop notes here, or much better than the dry, crackery base here would have complimented a citrusy, juicier hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Very bright, especially the beginning, making for a fluffy, largely carbonated feel in a body of moderate thickness. The end result is an expressive mouth, a little aloof, though it works well with the dryness, and thick, resinous hop overtones.

Drinkability: I enjoyed this beer a lot - I can only imagine how good this would have been straight off the bright tank. At 9.0%, it's not prohibitive, and it's certainly not out of the ordinary for the style. A fat, resin-fueled DIPA from a fantastic brewery, this one is definitely one seeking out, and I hope that 3F makes this again, if only so I can get a bottle as soon as one comes off the bottling line.

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

22oz bomber bottle poured into Deschutes snifter (thanks eclipse54). There is no bottle date, but I think this is a little older because it has the old blue label not the new red wolf label.

A: Cloudy orange, rolling carbo, barely any head but really carbonated, head is crisp white when poured aggressively

S: Really nice peachy grapefruit hop aroma, you sort of do get the cat pee astringency, some faint breadiness, pine hints as well

T: Front to back hop bitterness, it really attacks the palate, really fruity hop character, a litte booze towards the back of throat, but nothing bad, I didn't get MUCH white wine as mentioned

M: Medium to full bodied, nice mouth coat

O: Never had a BAD 3 Floyds beer, maybe one or two not as fresh, this bottle MIGHT be old (label) but still tastes great

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4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

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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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4/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Arctic Panzer Wolf from 3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 3,562 ratings
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